I am very happy to announce that I have joined Google a month ago. I am working on the Kubernetes open source project in the Google Cloud Platform Developer Relations team.
My focus will be on the Kubernetes developer experience and ways to make it easier to learn and use Kubernetes. As a strong believer in democratizing infrastructure software through open source tools, I think I am at the right place to make the impact I always wanted to do.
This past month of being a Noogler and seeing just a glimpse of Google’s engineering tools and infrastructure has been truly eye-opening. If you are interested in Google way of doing things, you can read this new paper or the free SRE book to learn more. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from companies like Google for the DevOps community.
The size of the Kubernetes project and the community is far greater than I used to imagine. Nowadays, I am constantly overwhelmed by the volume of the Kubernetes project. There is a lot to digest. Every day, new proposals (averaging 15 pages each) are brought up and discussed by community members in great detail. A lot of valuable discussions take place in mailing lists and SIG meetings. Even trying to keep up with what is going on every day consumes a lot of time. (Hit me up if you have tips.)
Most of the Kubernetes development is now driven by non-Google contributors and maintainers nowadays. The Kubernetes developer and user community is more vibrant than ever. Not to mention, there are a lot of things going on at Google Cloud, too. Projects like Container Engine and Container Builder (a new service just released yesterday).
I am guessing it will take some time to get used to it and find my place. I am hoping to be an active member of the Kubernetes community and help bringing open source container management to everybody and make infrastructure boring!