Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR

Hands-on Kubernetes new contributor workshop (sponsored by Google Cloud)

Paris Pittman (Google), Solly Ross (Google), Aaron Crickenberger (Google)
1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Location: D135/136

Who is this presentation for?

  • Anyone interested in contributing to Kubernetes


Paris Pittman takes you through the ins and outs of the Kubernetes contributor community so you can land your first PR. You’ll learn about SIGs, the GitHub workflow, its automation and CI, setting up your dev environment, and much more. Stick around until the end, and you’ll have time to work on your first PR with the help of current contributors.

This tutorial is sponsored by Google Cloud.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of Kubernetes

Materials or downloads needed in advance

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to get started contributing to Kubernetes

Paris Pittman


Paris works in the Open Source Programs Office at Google. She is a co-chair of the Kubernetes Special Interest Group for Contributor Experience, maintains several contributor programs, and is on the organizing team for Bay Area Kubernetes. (PS – She found this job at OSCON two years ago; community is powerful!)

She has 14 years of professional experience in technical community management, operations, and strategy, and attracting and retaining engineering talent in open source environments.

Solly Ross


Solly is one of the leads of the Kubebuilder project, and works on Kubernetes at Google with a focus on custom controller tooling. Solly previously worked on metrics and autoscaling, and has been hacking on various parts of Kubernetes since Kubernetes 1.2. When not writing PRs or answering Slack messages, Solly enjoys a wide range programming topics, and can be found most places online as @directxman12, or simply by declaring that you wish to discuss type theory, programming language design, or open source software.

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Aaron Crickenberger


Aaron has participated in open source since 2007, cloud since 2009, and Kubernetes since 2015. He co-founded the Kubernetes Testing SIG, and has served on the Kubernetes Steering Committee since its inception in 2017. He has participated in every Kubernetes release since v1.4 and is currently the v1.14 Release Lead.

His beard makes regular appearances in the Kubernetes community.

In previous lives he’s implemented a public cloud database as a service, managed a fleet of cloud foundry deployments on cruise ships, and worked on a blackhawk flight simulator built inside of a shipping container.