Kubernetes for Humans

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Real Kubernetes adoption stories from seasoned industry veterans who have the scars to prove it. Join us every Wednesday as we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of technological and cultural transformations in the Cloud-Native era. read less
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Episodes

#022 - Kubernetes for Humans with Adrian Cockcroft (Nubank)
Mar 27 2024
#022 - Kubernetes for Humans with Adrian Cockcroft (Nubank)
Adrian Cockcroft has played an instrumental role in shaping the modern cloud computing landscape, particularly through his contributions at Netflix and later at Amazon Web Services (AWS). With a background in computer science, Cockcroft’s career has spanned various roles, including developer, architect, and executive positions, where his insights into scalable, resilient systems design have had a profound impact. At Netflix, Cockcroft was the Cloud Architect responsible for leading the company’s migration to a fully cloud-based architecture. This pioneering work not only helped Netflix scale its services to millions of users worldwide but also served as a case study for many other organizations transitioning to the cloud. His approach emphasized the importance of microservices architecture, continuous deployment, and automation to achieve reliability, scalability, and agility. After Netflix, Cockcroft joined AWS as Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy. In this role, he has been instrumental in guiding AWS customers and the industry at large on best practices for cloud adoption and optimization. His expertise in cloud computing, DevOps practices, and microservices architecture has made him a highly respected figure in the tech community. Cockcroft is also known for his contributions to open source and for being an advocate for the adoption of cloud-native technologies. He frequently shares his knowledge and insights through speaking engagements at technology conferences, blog posts, and social media, making complex concepts accessible to a broader audience. Throughout his career, Cockcroft has been recognized as a forward-thinker and a key influencer in the cloud computing domain, helping shape the strategies of some of the most significant players in the tech industry. His work continues to inspire many in the field of software engineering, DevOps, and cloud architecture.   Check out his latest blog on Platform Engineering: https://adrianco.medium.com/platform-engineering-teams-done-right-b3b3d4a8ad23
#010 - Kubernetes for Humans Podcast with Joshua Burgin (VMWare)
Nov 29 2023
#010 - Kubernetes for Humans Podcast with Joshua Burgin (VMWare)
Joshua Burgin is a seasoned product and technology executive with a track record of building profitable businesses and high-performance teams in both startups and established companies. He specializes in growing diverse, mission-driven organizations who ship technology products that delight customers & deliver business results. Currently, as the VP of Product & Strategy for VMware’s multi-billion-dollar Product & Cloud Services business, he leads initiatives in customer experience, software engineering consistency, onboarding, lifecycle management, devops, and security. Joshua also collaborates with the CEO, COO, CTO, and the senior leadership team to address operational, strategic, and corporate integration challenges. Prior to joining VMWare in 2022, he spent nearly 8 years at AWS in a variety of executive roles, most recently as the General Manager for the AWS Outposts business, responsible for engineering, product management, design, marketing and business development. Before Outposts, Joshua worked as Chief of Staff & Technical Advisor to AWS’s most senior executives – Charlie Bell and Andy Jassy – tracking key industry trends, formulating strategy, and developing in-depth solutions to business & technical challenges. From 2014-2019, Joshua was a Director/General Manager in Compute Services, where he was responsible for multiple lines of business, including EC2 Spot, Reserved Instances/Savings Plans, Auto Scaling and Private Pricing. During this time, he sponsored and led the successful acquisitions of ClusterK, Thinkbox & Nimble Collective – playing a pivotal role in driving the post-acquisition integration, launch and growth of new AWS services based on the acquired companies’ technology. From 2000-2014, he held product and technology executive roles at several startups, including Zynga, where he drove the development of their in-game advertising platform, increasing Ad revenue from under $5M to $150M/year, a 600% increase in under 3 years. Joshua began his career in 1997 as one of Amazon’s first 100 employees, one of Amazon’s first 100 employees, working as a software engineer when the company only sold books online, and the entire staff fit on a single floor of an office building. He is a named inventor on over 20 patents and is in high demand by the media, often invited as a keynote speaker at global conferences focused on innovation, DevOps, and cloud computing. In his spare time, he advises several early-stage startups and occasionally shares thoughts and insights via his Substack. Outside of the office, Joshua enjoys exploring new cuisines and traveling around the world with his wife and two children. At home, their household is a lively one, bustling with the antics of their beloved dog and cat. Follow Joshua on social: Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | YouTube