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Thursday, October 14 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
Panel Discussion: Cloud Native Computing Foundation Mentees - Kunal Kushwaha, Civo; Ihor Dvoretskyi, Cloud Native Computing Foundation; Divya Mohan, HSBC; Uchechukwu Obasi, Grafana Labs

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The CNCF community has proven that open source is for everyone and every contribution counts. To support this statement, there have been numerous opportunities provided by the CNCF community to get more young people and new contributors get involved in the project. Namely, GSoC, GSoD, LFX Mentorship programs, CROSS, Outreachy. Although, the problem of lack of awareness about these opportunities still exists. As well all saw, over 69% of the attendees were first-timers, and many students joined as well. This panel consists of ex-CNCF mentees & CNCF program managers. They are going to share their experiences & tips, regarding how they got started with CNCF, their journey with the internship opportunities & mentorship programs. In addition to that, viewers would also learn how to get started with CNC projects, right from picking an organisation, to making their first contributions. In the end, the panel will share some community best practices and resources.

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Ihor Dvoretskyi

Developer Advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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Kunal Kushwaha

Developer Relations Manager, Civo
Kunal is empowering communities via open-source and education. He finds passion in teaching and has taught thousands of folks online and in person. He is a developer relations manager at Civo, CNCF Ambassador, TEDx speaker and a GitHub Star. He is the founder of WeMakeDevs and al... Read More →
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Uchechukwu Obasi

SWE, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Uchechukwu is a software engineer and full-time open source contributor. He is a past CNCF Mentee at Thanos and currently serves the CNCF community as an Ambassador. He’s the co-organizer of the CNCF Mentees Meetup and Kubernetes community days (KCD) Africa. He is really passionate... Read More →
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Divya Mohan

Technical Writer, SUSE
A systems nerd and a CNCF ambassador, Divya currently is a technical writer at SUSE. She is extremely passionate about contributing to Open Source & co-chairs the documentation efforts for the Kubernetes and LitmusChaos projects. She has served on a few Release cycles for Kubernetes... Read More →

Thursday October 14, 2021 11:55am - 12:30pm PDT
Concourse Hall 152 + Online