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Thursday, November 10 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Kubernetes Release: Song and Dance of People and Processes. What Can Large OSS Projects Learn from It? - Nabarun Pal, VMware

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Kubernetes releases are an elaborate song and dance running for 4 months 3 times a year. The releases are done by a team of around 40 people distributed across the globe. A large number of technical components and the distributed nature of the team pose various challenges to the process. In this talk, I will cover a detailed view of the parts of a Kubernetes release: the ingredients, the recipe and the product, and finally, the learnings from leading a release. Releases are often trivialized in form of automation run by a single person. This works well for smaller projects. But, for large software projects like Kubernetes, it doesn't scale well when 50 features are set to be released in every release timeframe. It requires meticulous planning and adherence to timelines. Discpline in terms of time is required as thousands of vendors and customers depend on the project to be released on time. The are four chapters to the talk: 1. People 2. Process 3. Challenges 4. Learnings

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Nabarun Pal

Senior Member of Technical Staff, VMware
Nabarun is a Senior Software Engineer at VMware, a maintainer of the Kubernetes project, an elected Kubernetes Steering Committee member and a chair of Kubernetes SIG Contributor Experience. He is a Release Manager for Kubernetes and has been the Kubernetes 1.21 Release Team Lead... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am PST
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