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

Speaker at KubeCon North America 2022

I spoke about strategies on how employers can practice “Business Aligned Open Source”. I covered topics like how they can: - Add value to internal products, improve speed to market and innovation - Build expertise and better support customers - Have employees dedicate a certain percentage to upstream - Incentivize career growth - Surface areas of risk that require investment - Establish company’s influence and credibility in the community
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 10-26-2022