March 12-14, 2019 - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Thursday, March 14 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Panel Discussion: Care and Feeding: Burnout and Self Care in our Community - Stephen Augustus, VMware; Myles Borins, Google; Noah Kantrowitz, Ridecell; Swarna Podila, Cloud Foundry Foundation; and Paris Pittman, Google

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Burnout has recently been discussed a lot in both the open source community and broader tech industry, but too often these discussions simply acknowledge that burnout exists. We can do better. The care and feeding of ourselves is a start. How about the care and feeding of our community?

Together we will talk about the symptoms, sources, and (sometimes) solutions that we have used within the Kubernetes community to address burnout.

Whether you are personally struggling, know someone that is, or just want to know more about the difficulties our community faces, please join five of our community leaders in a discussion about burnout.

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Myles Borins

Developer Advocate, Google
Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker They work for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities
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Swarna Podila

Sr. Director, Community, Cloud Foundry Foundation
Swarna leads community efforts at the Cloud Foundry Foundation, fostering collaboration and promoting kindness. Prioritizing people over technology, she focuses on finding and amplifying the untold stories and lesser-known innovations of the people who comprise the Cloud Foundry community... Read More →
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Noah Kantrowitz

Infra Lead, Ridecell
Noah Kantrowitz is a web developer turned infrastructure automation enthusiast, and all around engineering rabble-rouser. By day he runs an infrastructure team at Ridecell and by night he makes candy and stickers. He is an active member of the DevOps community, and enjoys merge commits... Read More →
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Stephen Augustus

Lead, Cloud Native Tools & Advocacy, VMware
Stephen Augustus is an active leader in the Kubernetes community. He currently serves as a Special Interest Group Chair (Release, PM), a Release Manager, and a subproject owner for Azure.Stephen leads the Cloud Native Developer Strategy team at VMware, driving meaningful interactions... Read More →
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Paris Pittman

Kubernetes OSS Strategy, Google
Paris is a Developer Relations Program Manager on Google Cloud's Open Source Strategy team focusing on the Kubernetes Community. She is a co-chair of the special interest group for Contributor Experience and an organizer of Bay Area Kubernetes Meetup with 4,000 members. She has 14... Read More →

Thursday March 14, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Salon 2