Nikhita Raghunath

India India

Nikhita is a Staff Engineer at VMware, an Emeritus member of the Kubernetes Steering Committee and a CNCF Ambassador. She is also the technical lead for a Special Interest Group (SIG) - SIG Contributor Experience - in the upstream Kubernetes project. She also helps run the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy internship programs for CNCF/Kubernetes.

Community Contributions

Co-chair of KubeCon+CloudNativeCon conference

Chair for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 (Chicago), Europe 2024 (Paris) and North America 2024 (Salt Lake City). Chairs are Open Source and Cloud Native Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). They decide the overall theme of the conference, select the Program Committee, review and determine the final list of talks and coach keynote speakers to help craft their talk. Additionally, they also emcee the keynote stage along with presenting their own keynote covering Kubernetes and/or other CNCF Projects.
Event organization / 06-01-2023