The momentum behind Kubernetes continues to grow steadily. Originally designed by engineers at Google, Kubernetes (sometimes written as K8s) is an open source platform that automates container orchestration—deployment, management, and scaling. (Red Hat has published a clear and thorough overview of Kubernetes that’s worth checking out: What Is Kubernetes?)

To help you stay current with the latest news and developments in the rapidly growing world of Kubernetes, we gathered this lineup of 15 Kubernetes experts, listed in alphabetical order. Follow these folks online to grow your knowledge and skills, become part of the conversation, and stay close to the K8s community:

Paul Bakker

Senior software engineer at Netflix, led the team that developed the CloudRTI, a Kubernetes/Docker-based service for DevOps.
Twitter: @pbakker
GitHub: github.com/paulbakker
Website: http://paulbakker.io/
JavaZone presentation: Kubernetes Automation in Production

 

Joe Beda

Founder and CTO of Kubernetes consultancy Heptio; co-founder of Google Kubernetes Compute Engine and Google Container Engine.
Twitter: @jbeda
GitHub: github.com/jbeda
Website: www.eightypercent.net/
Medium: blog.heptio.com/@jbeda
KubeCon presentation: The Road to a More Useable Kubernetes

 

Brendan Burns

Distinguished engineer at Microsoft and co-founder of the Kubernetes project, coauthor of Kubernetes: Up and Running.
Twitter: @brendanburns
GitHub: github.com/brendandburns
Blog: azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/author/bburns/

 

Camille Fournier

Engineering executive, speaker, and author; former CTO of Rent the Runway.
Twitter: @skamille
GitHub: github.com/skamille
Blog: www.elidedbranches.com
Website: www.camilletalk.com
Medium: medium.com/@skamille

 

Sebastien Goasguen

Kubernetes lead at application packaging provider Bitnami; author of Docker Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for Building Distributed Applications.
Twitter: @sebgoa
GitHub: github.com/sebgoa
Medium: medium.com/@sebgoa

 

Ben Hall

Creator of interactive learning and training platform Katacoda, offering several courses on Kubernetes and Docker.
Twitter: @ben_hall
GitHub: github.com/BenHall
Blog: blog.benhall.me.uk

 

Michael Hausenblas

Developer advocate at Red Hat on the OpenShift team; blogs about machine learning on Kubernetes.
Twitter: @mhausenblas
GitHub: github.com/mhausenblas
Blog: kube-machine-learning.rocks

 

Kelsey Hightower

Google developer advocate; keynote speaker at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event in Austin.
Twitter: @kelseyhightower
GitHub: github.com/kelseyhightower
Google +: plus.google.com/106678312289948845134

 

Tim Hockin

Principal software engineer at Google working on Kubernetes, GKE, and Google Cloud.
Twitter: @thockin
GitHub: github.com/thockin

 

Joseph Jacks

Founder of KubeCon and of Kismatic open source toolkit for deploying Kubernetes clusters.
Twitter: @asynchio
GitHub: github.com/josephjacks
Blog: jjacks.svbtle.com

 

Craig McLuckie

CEO of Kubernetes consultancy Heptio; co-founder of the Kubernetes OSS project.
Twitter: @cmcluck
GitHub: github.com/craigmcl

 

Antonio Murdaca

Senior software engineer at Red Hat and lead developer on lightweight container runtime for Kubernetes CRI-O; Moby Project core maintainer.
Twitter: @runc0m
GitHub: github.com/runcom

 

Brandon Philips

CTO of CoreOS (now part of Red Hat), provider of enterprise-oriented Kubernetes platform Tectonic. Expertise in building and designing distributed systems on top of Kubernetes.
Twitter: @brandonphilips
GitHub: github.com/philips

Alex Polvi

CEO of CoreOS, co-founder of Cloudkick.
Twitter: @polvi
GitHub: github.com/polvi
Website: alex.polvi.net

 

LIz RiceLiz Rice

Frequent speaker on container security, author of Learning Path: Building Containers from Scratch with Go, KubeCon co-chair.
Twitter: @lizrice
GitHub: github.com/lizrice
Website: www.lizrice.com
Medium: medium.com/@lizrice

Resources

Kubernetes

Website: kubernetes.io
Twitter: @kubernetesio
GitHub: github.com/kubernetes

 

 

Start monitoring Kubernetes in New Relic

To get started, check out our blog post Contain Complexity With New Relic’s Kubernetes Integration.

Also, don’t miss 20 Docker and Container Experts to Follow Online

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