Rootconf 2019

Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, DevOps and distributed systems.

Neependra Khare


Birds of Feather (BOF) session: On taking your home brew projects to graduate into CNCF projects

Submitted Jun 20, 2019

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects on GitHub, including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy, fostering collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors. Lots of companies and individuals are building very useful open-source cloud native projects for themselves or for their customers. But sometimes it becomes difficult to find more users/adopters for those projects due to limited network or to manage and fund them.

CNCF can provide home to such projects by making them avaialble to larger audiencne, help them grow and sustain. There have many success stories in the recent past. In this session we would like to cover the process to taking a home brew project to CNCF by taking example of OpenEBS project.


  • Introduction to CNCF
  • CNCF presence in India
  • Current projects under CNCF
  • Proposing a project to become part of CNCF
  • How a project graduates from CNCF ?
  • Journey of OpenEBS into CNCF

Speaker bio

Suraj Narwade:

Suraj is Software Engineer at Red Hat. He works as golang developer on developer experience on Kubernetes & OpenShift. He is active OpenSource contributor. He is also CNCF ambassador and co-organizer of Bangalore Kubernetes meetup group. He is based out of Bengluru, India.

Neependra Khare:

Neependra is the Founder and Principal Consultant at CloudYuga Technologies, which offers training and consulting services around cloud native technologies such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, Service Mesh, etc. He is an CNCF Ambassador and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He is based out of Bengaluru, India.

Neependra authored Introduction to Kubernetes course on Edx for the CNCF, which has been taken by more than 63K participants. He also authored a book on Docker, Docker Cookbook in 2015 and co-authored a course on Cloud Infrastructure Technologies on edX for The Linux Foundation. He ran a Docker meetup group in Bangalore, India for more than 5 years and is very active in other meetups like Kubernetes, AWS, DevOps, etc.

Satyam Zode:

Satyam is an open source enthusiast and works a Senior Software Engineer at MayaData which is a company behind the leading open source cloud native storage project OpenEBS.

Satyam spends his time on writing Go and work with Open source projects like OpenEBS, Kubernetes and Weave Scope.
He is a maintainer of Weave Scope project. He is an occasional speaker at Kubernetes Bangalore, Kubernetes Chennai meetup and OpenEBS meetup.


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