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Wednesday, October 13 • 4:30pm - 5:05pm
Why is Anyone Using Kubernetes Anyway? - Tasha Drew & Josephene Pynadath, VMware; Gaby Moreno Cesar, IBM; Carl J Pearson, UserZoom

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Have you ever taken a step back and wondered, what is up with this whole Kubernetes thing? Why are people using it all over the place? Is it becase of Phippy and Captain Kube? The Docker whale being so cute and retro? Or is there something else going on? The team at SIG Usability had these questions too, and we have embarked on a two year user research study to find out what exactly is going on. Our goal is to make sure the upstream Kubernetes' community deeply understands the needs and goals of the users of Kubernetes, and how they are met and not met today. Join this talk for a deep dive into our study and data, and what we're learning about our users. Spoiler: getting started with Kubernetes is real hard, and we should fix our on-ramp. Learn more at our talk!

Speakers
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Tasha Drew

Director of Product Incubation, Advanced Technologies Group, VMware
Tasha Drew leads product strategy for product incubation and innovation at VMware as part of the Office of the CTO. She also launched Tanzu Kubernetes Grid for vSphere and was part of the team that launched Project Pacific on vSphere. She is the co-chair for the Kubernetes Multi-tenancy... Read More →
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Gaby Moreno Cesar

Product Designer, IBM
Gaby Moreno Cesar is a Product Designer at IBM and a co-chair for SIG Usability. Having come from a developer + artist background, she enjoys working at the intersection of design, tech and community building. She currently designs for IBM Cloud Satellite and has worked on managed... Read More →
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Josephene Pynadath

Product Designer, VMware
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Carl J Pearson

Senior UX Researcher, UserZoom


Wednesday October 13, 2021 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Room 501 ABC + Online