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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!

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Tasha Drew

Senior Director, xLabs, VMware
Tasha has been an innovative product leader in Silicon Valley for over a decade. She is Senior Director of xLabs in the Office of the CTO’s Advanced Technology Group at VMware. She is co-chair of the Kubernetes Working Group for Multi-Tenancy and co-chair of the Kubernetes SIG Usability... 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 →

Josephene Pynadath

Product Designer, VMware

Carl J Pearson

Senior UX Researcher, UserZoom

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