Leonard Pahlke

Cloud Native Software Engineer

Company: Liquid Reply

Stream: С

Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Country: Germany

Language: English

Talk: Open Source Spirit: Elevating Team Collaboration and Innovation

About the Speaker

Leonard is a dedicated open source contributor and leader, currently chairing the CNCF Technical Advisory Group on Environmental Sustainability (TAG ENV). Previously, Leonard led the Kubernetes release team for version 1.26 and served as the emeritus advisor for the Kubernetes release team in version 1.28. With a strong focus on emerging technologies in the cloud native space, he advocates for open, transparent, and innovative approaches in his projects. As podcast guest, speaker, meetup organiser and CNCF Ambassador, he takes part in developing the cloud native community to new heights.

Talk: Open Source Spirit: Elevating Team Collaboration and Innovation

Over the past four years, I have journeyed through cloud native open source communities, driven by a curiosity to understand how industry-defining projects like Kubernetes thrive, given the intuitively unfavorable circumstances of being primarily volunteer-driven. What is the secret sauce that makes these software engineering projects succeed? While open source development differs in ways from traditional software engineering, the end goal remains the same: creating effective software.
In this talk, we'll explore the practices I observed, learned, and developed by contributing to and leading open source communities. We'll discuss how these practices can be integrated into regular software engineering to enhance collaboration and innovation in your projects.