Nikhita Raghunath

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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

Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 07-15-2021

Speaker at Grace Hopper Open Source Day

I co-presented a Learning Track (workshop series) at the Grace Hopper Open Source Day event organized by Anita Borg Institute. We covered how attendees can get started with using GitHub and contributing to Kubernetes. We had one contributor end up contributing major fixes to the Kubernetes project. Example - https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/pull/103723 (PR is closed, but her work was used as inspiration in https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/pull/106448)
Open source project / 10-01-2020

Technical Lead, SIG Contributor Experience

I am a Technical Lead for a Special Interest Group (SIG) in Kubernetes called SIG Contributor Experience. I am responsible for signing off on GitHub workflow and automation changes in the Kubernetes project. I am also involved in community management for the project and also a lot of "chop wood carry water" activities for the project -- activities that are generally "thankless" but are important to keep the community and project running sustainability. I also received the Chop Wood Carry Water award from CNCF in the past - https://github.com/cncf/awards#chop-wood-carry-water-3 In just 2021 alone, I have been involved in more than 1000 issues and PRs - https://github.com/search?q=involves%3Anikhita+created%3A%3E2021-01-01&type=issues