Kendall is an Upstream Developer Advocate at the Open Infrastructure Foundation based in the United States. She first started working on OpenStack during the Liberty release (2015) on Cinder and since then been involved in Release Management, StoryBoard, the Women of OpenStack (WoO), the First Contact SIG, the Contributor Guide, and OpenStack Upstream Institute. She’s recently gotten more involved in the Kubernetes community helping to bridge it with the OpenStack community via SIG Cloud Provider and provider OpenStack. When she is not evangelizing about the awesomeness of OpenStack, bringing people into the community, binding open source communities together, or working to make upstream development in open source a friendlier place, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Doctor Who, or out on a photo taking adventure.

Accepted Talks:

Fishfingers and Custard: An OpenStack and K8s Story

OpenStack and k8s are often pitted against one another as if they are incompatible and you have to choose between them which simply isn’t true. Not only that, there are numerous use cases where operators run Kubernetes on top of OpenStack, they run Kubernetes supplemented with OpenStack services, or they run a containerized OpenStack. In this talk, attendees will learn about how companies can and ARE using Kubernetes WITH OpenStack. Viewers will walk away with a better understanding of the configurations possible and that Kubernetes and OpenStack go together like fishfingers and custard- if you like Doctor Who references- or cookies and milk if you prefer :)

Open Source projects like Kubernetes and OpenStack are successful and popular because they are open and compatible with other technologies. Open Source projects like OpenStack help supplement and provide underlying infrastructure to Kubernetes much to everyone’s surprise. Kubernetes isn’t a complete replacement for OpenStack like everyone seemed to think it was. Not only that, there are many companies that use the two technologies together in production and at scale. This talk will present several ways in which Kubernetes and OpenStack work together.