Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Kris Nova

Kris Nova
Senior Developer Advocate, VMware


Kris Nova is a senior developer advocate at Heptio focusing on containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes. She is also an ambassador for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Previously, Kris was a developer advocate and an engineer on Kubernetes in Azure at Microsoft. She has a deep technical background in the Go programming language and has authored many successful tools in Go. Kris is a Kubernetes maintainer and the creator of kubicorn, a successful Kubernetes infrastructure management tool. She organizes a special interest group in Kubernetes and is a leader in the community. Kris understands the grievances with running cloud-native infrastructure via a distributed cloud-native application and recently authored an O’Reilly book on the topic: Cloud Native Infrastructure. Kris lives in Seattle, WA, and spends her free time mountaineering.


4:00pm–4:55pm Monday, October 1, 2018
Cloud Computing Day with Kubernetes
Location: Sutton Center
Sarah Wells (Financial Times), Brendan Burns (Microsoft), Kris Nova (VMware), Alice Goldfuss (GitHub)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Join this panel on the future of Kubernetes, as Sarah Wells, Brendan Burns, Kris Nova, and Alice Goldfuss explore upcoming challenges and opportunities. Read more.
11:35am–12:15pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Location: Beekman/Sutton North Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Distributed State
Kris Nova (VMware)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Kris Nova tells the true and painful story of what it's like to move a monolithic enterprise app to running in a container in Kubernetes. Kris then prototypes a production environment that is designed to be as hard as possible to containerize and liberates the application into a scalable and modern cloud-native environment. Read more.