Bob is a Program Manager at the Google Open Source Programs Office with a focus on Cloud Native computing. He serves the Kubernetes project as a Steering Committee member and chair of the Contributor Experience Special Interest Group and has been involved in many other cross-cutting areas of the project. Bob comes from an academic background, spending 15 years at the University of Michigan with a later focus on computational research. As a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador, Bob has worked towards improving High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, and other research initiatives by integrating them with Cloud Native practices and tooling. He is passionate about Academic Outreach, and is an outspoken advocate of Open Source, Open Science and pets of the furry 4 legged variety.
Bob Killen has been a guest on 1 episode.
Episode 174: Maintainer Month with Bob Killen & Navendu Pottekkat
May 9th, 2023 | 33 mins 48 secs
Bob talks about the mentoring cohort approach the Kubernetes community has and the value of a defined contributor ladder to recognize and motivate contributors. Navendu tells us about his experience in contributing to building, scaling, and maintaining open-source projects and the importance of people focusing on balancing the code with the community aspect.