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25 Kubernetes experts you should follow on Twitter

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While running apps on bare metal is more traditional, deploying programs using containers provides loads of benefits. And for keeping track of all those containers, Kubernetes (known as K8s in shorthand) is an extremely popular open-source management platform. It’s scalable, extensible, and portable.

Because containerization allows for agile app deployment, continuous development, and continuous integration, as well as more efficient resource allocation, containers have seen wider adoption—even for app modernization projects. Accordingly, Kubernetes provides many benefits for container management, including load balancing, automated rollbacks, and storage orchestration.

Whether you’re just learning Kubernetes or are a seasoned container buff, you’ll want to have the right resources available, such as tutorials and monitoring tools. This also includes following the right people on Twitter. Here are the top Kubernetes experts to follow for leveling up your container management knowledge.

Saad Ali

Software engineer, Google

@the_saad_ali

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As a software engineer with Google, Ali works on Kubernetes. He serves as a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s technical oversight committee and is the co-creator of the Container Storage Interface (CSI). Ali is a seasoned conference speaker who delivers intriguing talks on topics such as Kubernetes design principles at conferences including KubeCon. 

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO, Cloud Native Computing Foundation 

@cra

As the CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the vice president of developer relations at the Linux Foundation, Aniszczyk is an open-source champion. He shares his passion for various open-source projects including Kubernetes with his over 15,000 Twitter followers. If you’re looking for Kubernetes news, KubeCon updates, and more, Aniszczyk is a go-to source.

Stephen Augustus

Head of open source, Cisco

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@stephenaugustus

Augustus is a KubeCon chair as well as co-founder of the Inclusive Naming Initiative, which seeks to remove racist and harmful language from open-source and closed-source projects alike. Augustus contributes to the Kubernetes community as the co-founder of the Kubernetes Enhancements Proposal, in his roles as chair for Kubernetes special interest group releases and as a chair of KubeCon. 

Ahmet Balkan

Engineer, Google Cloud

@ahmetb

Balkan created Kubectx, an open-source set of power tools for Kubernetes that allow for quickly switching between namespaces and clusters in kubectl, a command-line tool for running commands against Kubernetes clusters. Additionally, Balkan developed Krew, a kubectl plugin manager. Balkan frequently weighs in on topics such as the Google Kubernetes Engine’s new Autopilot cluster, and on serverless technologies including Google’s Cloud Run.

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Joe Beda

Principal engineer, VMware

@jbeda

Beda helped start the Kubernetes project, founded Google Container Engine, and was the CTO and founder of Hepito. He remains at the forefront of containerization in his role at VMware. Beda interacts with his 40,000-plus Twitter followers about Kubernetes, and hosts the TGIK Kubernetes-focused live stream on Fridays at 1 pm PDT.

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Frederic Brancyzk

Founder and CEO, Polar Insights

@fredbrancz

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Brancyzk has an impressive resume that includes roles with Red Hat and CoreOS, a container-focused Linux operating system. He provides loads of Kubernetes thoughts on his regularly updated Twitter feed, including personal anecdotes and real-world use cases.

Brendan Burns

Co-founder, Kubernetes

@brendandburns

Who better to follow in your Kubernetes journey than a Kubernetes co-founder? Burns frequently shares Kubernetes and Microsoft Azure resources with his 44,000+ Twitter followers. From webinars to recommended books and job postings, Burns is a veritable treasure trove of Kubernetes material.

Jorge Castro

Community manager, arrkito.com; director of community, unusual.vc

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@castrojo

Castro’s spectacular resume includes Ubuntu, Canonical, VMware, and Kubernetes; he is a fount of Kubernetes knowledge. Castro is particularly passionate about Kubeflow, a project that allows machine-learning (ML) workflows in Kubernetes. He regularly hosts Kubernetes office hours. Drop him a follow for cool container and Linux content.

Lili Cosic

Principal software engineer, Red Hat

@LiliCosic

In addition to her day job, Cosic is a kube-state-metrics project maintainer. She shares her vast expertise on Twitter with tutorials on subjects including K8s news, serverless, cloud, and using open-source service monitoring systems such as Prometheus in pipelines on Kubernetes.

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Jessica Deen

Senior cloud advocate, Microsoft

@jldeen

Deen is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation ambassador, with a natural fervor for serverless architecture, open-source software, and, quite appropriately, Kubernetes. He can be found giving presentations on K8s, explaining container technology, and synthesizing other complicated technical topics.

Alex Ellis

Founder, OpenFaaS and Inlets

@alexellisuk

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Ellis is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation ambassador and Kubernetes guru. He founded OpenFaaS, which is designed to simplify working with Kubernetes. His Twitter feed is chock-full of how-to’s on topics including running K3s, a Kubernetes distribution, on the Raspberry Pi.

Bret Fisher

CEO, Core Enable

@BretFisher

If you want to learn about virtualization, containers, and Kubernetes, Fisher is a fantastic resource. A DevOps sysadmin, Fisher is the creator of several Docker and Kubernetes courses. The renowned educator and consultant shares plenty of tips, tricks, and hot takes about containers, serverless architecture, and especially Kubernetes with his over 9,000 Twitter followers.

Jay Gordon

Cloud advocate, Microsoft Azure

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@jaydestro

Gordon is extremely knowledgeable about Kubernetes. His Twitter feed is populated with everything from updates on current projects such as trying to add MongoDB to Kubernetes clusters to hosting chats about containers and Kubernetes with industry heavyweights such as K8s co-founder Brendan Burns.

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Brian Grant

Distinguished software engineer, Google

@bgrant0607

Grant is a co-technical lead of Google Kubernetes Engine, a Kubernetes steering committee member, co-chair of Kubernetes SIG architecture, and a Cloud Native Computing Foundation technical oversight committee member. Accordingly, Grant remains at the forefront of all things Kubernetes. He often shares insightful tweets on Kubernetes about technical capabilities, new features, and more.

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Kelsey Hightower

Staff developer advocate, Google Cloud

@kelseyhightower

The multi-talented Hightower is an absolute must-follow. An open-source advocate, Hightower shares his expertise about Kubernetes through talks on subjects such as the evolution of Kubernetes or exploring Google Kubernetes Engine, as well as in O’Reilly publications. He’s an exceptional speaker, container guru, and overall tech wizard. Join Hightower’s over 123,000 Twitter followers to enjoy his Kubernetes and container content.

Tim Hockin

Principal software engineer, Google Cloud

@thockin

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Hockin is a Kubernetes expert. He shares loads of container and Kubernetes resources, from blog posts and technical tips to product release announcements, with his more than 21,600 Twitter followers. In particular, Hockin is a go-to for Google Kubernetes Engine information.

Bilgin Ibryam

Product manager, Red Hat

@bibryam

Open-source enthusiast Ibryam is the author of the outstanding book Kubernetes Patterns, which explores reusable elements for designing cloud-native apps. Ibryam often blogs about open-source software, Kubernetes, and container topics. 

Vic Iglesias

Senior product manager, Google Cloud

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@vicnastea

Iglesias concentrates on developer experience. Iglesias shares his thoughts and expertise by tweeting blog posts about the evolution of Kubernetes, discussing the Google development tool Skaffold, and more. Additionally, he puts his considerable experience to use for tutorials and talks to better the community.

Vallery Lancey

Software/reliability engineer, Apple

@vllry

Lancey is a self-professed mad scientist building stuff. Notably, Lancey is a Kubernetes contributor and KubeCon contributor who shares her neat experiments, such as tinkering with CPU clock speeds on Kubernetes. Tune in to her Twitter feed for a slew of thought-provoking tweets on Kubernetes. 

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Michelle Noorali

Software engineer, Microsoft

@michellenoorali

Noorali is a distributed systems specialist who works on cloud computing and more, specifically with Kubernetes on the Azure Cloud Native Compute team. Noorali provides helpful insight into containerization and cloud computing including Kubernetes resources. Become one of her 15,000-plus Twitter followers for thought-provoking tech talk.

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Kris Nova

Senior principal software engineer, Twilio

@krisnova

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Kubernetes maintainer Nova is the creator of kubicorn, an excellent Kubernetes infrastructure management tool. In addition to being a Kubernetes fanatic, Nova is a Linux lover. She’s the author of Cloud Native Infrastructure, which provides tons of resources for developing apps. Join her Twitter followers for Kubernetes tips, tricks, and hot takes.

Nigel Poulton

Owner, NigelPoulton.com; tech video creator, Pluralsight

@nigelpoulton

For newcomers, Kubernetes can be a bit tricky, but educator extraordinaire Poulton seeks to change that. Author of the superb books Quick Start Kubernetes and the aptly titled The Kubernetes Book, Poulton delivers so-called weapons-grade Kubernetes training through a variety of media, including blog posts, live-streams, and conference talks. Follow Poulton to enjoy a bevy of thought-provoking Kubernetes conversations.

Liz Rice

Chief open-source officer, Isovalent

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@lizrice

KubeCon emeritus chair Rice is a fantastic source for container chats. Author of the informative and educational book Container Security, Rice spreads her Kubernetes knowledge through a variety of sources, including talks on topics such as using the Hubble observability tool to gain visibility into Kubernetes. Join Rice’s 18,000-plus Twitter followers for creative Kubernetes discussions.

Elton Stoneman

Consultant and trainer

@EltonStoneman

Stoneman is a terrific teacher about Kubernetes and Docker. The Docker captain and Microsoft Azure MVP is the author of several books as well as training courses on various topics including Kubernetes. His book Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches is a fantastic, easy-to-follow explanation of complex topics. Stoneman shares Kubernetes resource roundups regularly on his lively Twitter feed.

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Priyanka Vergadia

Developer advocate, Google Cloud

@pvergadia

Vergadia tweets about serverless infrastructure and the advantages of Kubernetes. From sharing blog posts about the benefits of Google Kubernetes Engine to evangelizing Google Cloud’s set of tools, Vergadia breaks down complex technical topics into easily digestible content on her Twitter feed.

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Elon Musk Says He’ll Pay $11 Billion in Taxes in 2021 But Twitter Wants ‘Proof’

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Elon Musk took to Twitter to clarify once and for all that he will be paying a whopping $11 billion as taxes this year.

If the number of times Elon Musk could count when someone has asked him to pay the full taxes, he would be a very rich..wait, never mind. The Tesla boss is rich beyond any private individual has been in history, reports said.

Musk has increasingly been facing criticism from many politicians and many others who insist he has not been paying taxes as compared to the profits his companies have been making. On Sunday, the SpaceX CEO took to Twitter to share that he will be paying a whopping $11 billion as taxes.

For those wondering, I will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2021

But some of the questions did not stop. One person tweeted how they needed to see Musk’s tax returns while yet another asked how much percentage was that of his total income.

A few were, however scathing of the government who thought they will add that amount to their pockets rather than using it for some proper development.

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Wow that’s enough to give each person in the world almost $2 million but instead the government will just stick it in their pockets— greg (@greg16676935420) December 20, 2021

Why not $200 billion? Asking for a Senator— litquidity (@litcapital) December 20, 2021

Earlier this week, Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren has tweeted to say that Musk should pay taxes and stop “freeloading off everyone else” after Time magazine named him its “person of the year”.

In response, Musk shot four tweets in which he said that the senator reminded him of a friend’s angry mom who yelled at everybody. He tweeted, ““And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year.” “Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already.”

He added further, “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.”

Musk responded by saying that he “will pay more taxes than any American in history this year”. This Twitter exchange left netizens divided as even though many supported Warren and agreed that Musk should pay more taxes, others felt that he was already doing enough.

Musk’s Tesla is worth about $1 trillion. Over the last few weeks, he has sold nearly $14 billion worth of Tesla shares.

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The Tesla boss has been pushing for his colonize Mars agenda for years now, and has made it very clear in some occasions that he would rather spend the money on putting humanity on the red planet, than pay his taxes. “My plan,” the SpaceX founder tweeted about his fortune, “is to use the money to get humanity to Mars and preserve the light of consciousness.”

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Twitter Admits Policy ‘Errors’ After Far-Right Abuse Its New Rules of Posting Pictures

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Twitter’s new picture permission policy was aimed at combating online abuse, but US activists and researchers said Friday that far-right backers have employed it to protect themselves from scrutiny and to harass opponents.

Even the social network admitted the rollout of the rules, which say anyone can ask Twitter to take down images of themselves posted without their consent, was marred by malicious reports and its teams’ own errors.

It was just the kind of trouble anti-racism advocates worried was coming after the policy was announced this week.

Their concerns were quickly validated, with anti-extremism researcher Kristofer Goldsmith tweeting a screenshot of a far-right call-to-action circulating on Telegram: “Due to the new privacy policy at Twitter, things now unexpectedly work more in our favor.”

“Anyone with a Twitter account should be reporting doxxing posts from the following accounts,” the message said, with a list of dozens of Twitter handles.

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Gwen Snyder, an organizer and researcher in Philadelphia, said her account was blocked this week after a report to Twitter about a series of 2019 photos she said showed a local political candidate at a march organized by extreme-right group Proud Boys.

Rather than go through an appeal with Twitter she opted to delete the images and alert others to what was happening.

“Twitter moving to eliminate (my) work from their platform is incredibly dangerous and is going to enable and embolden fascists,” she told AFP.

In announcing the privacy policy on Tuesday, Twitter noted that “sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person’s privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm.”

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But the rules don’t apply to “public figures or individuals when media and accompanying Tweets are shared in the public interest or add value to public discourse.”

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By Friday, Twitter noted the roll out had been rough: “We became aware of a significant amount of coordinated and malicious reports, and unfortunately, our enforcement teams made several errors.”

“We’ve corrected those errors and are undergoing an internal review to make certain that this policy is used as intended,” the firm added.

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Jack Dorsey Post Twitter Is Chasing His Crypto, Fintech Dream

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At a packed Miami conference in June, Jack Dorsey, mused in front of thousands of attendees about where his real passion lay: “If I weren’t at Square or Twitter, I’d be working on Bitcoin.”

On Monday, Dorsey made good on one part of that, announcing he would leave Twitter for the second time, handing the CEO position to a 10-year veteran at the firm. The 45-year-old entrepreneur, who is often described as an enigma with varied interests from meditation to yoga to fashion design, plans to pursue his passion which include focusing on running Square and doing more philanthropic work, according to a source familiar with his plan.

Well before the surprise news, Dorsey had laid the groundwork for his next chapter, seeding both companies with cryptocurrency-related projects.

Underlying Dorsey’s broader vision is the principle of “decentralisation,” or the idea that technology and finance should not be concentrated among a handful of gatekeepers, as it is now, but should, instead, be steered by the hands of the many, either people or entities.

The concept has played out at Square, which has built a division devoted to working on projects and awarding grants with the aim of growing Bitcoin’s popularity globally. Bitcoin price in India stood at Rs. 44.52 lakh as of 12:50pm IST on December 1.

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Dorsey has been a longtime proponent of Bitcoin, and the appeal is that the cryptocurrency will allow for private and secure transactions with the value of Bitcoin unrelated to any government.

The idea has also underpinned new projects at Twitter, where Dorsey tapped a top lieutenant – and now the company’s new CEO Parag Agrawal – to oversee a team that is attempting to construct a decentralised social media protocol, which will allow different social platforms to connect with one another, similar to the way email providers operate.

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The project called Bluesky will aim to allow users control over the types of content they see online, removing the “burden” on companies like Twitter to enforce a global policy to fight abuse or misleading information, Dorsey said in 2019 when he announced Bluesky.

Bitcoin has also figured prominently at both of his companies. Square became one of the first public companies to own Bitcoin assets on its balance sheet, having invested $220 million (roughly Rs. 1,650 crore) in the cryptocurrency.

In August, Square created a new business unit called TBD to focus on Bitcoin. The company is also planning to build a hardware wallet for Bitcoin, a Bitcoin mining system, as well as a decentralised Bitcoin exchange.

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Twitter allows users to tip their favourite content creators with Bitcoin and has been testing integrations with non-fungible tokens (NFTs), a type of digital asset that allows people to collect unique digital art.

Analysts see the transition as a positive signal for Square, the fintech platform he co-founded in 2009. Square’s core Cash App, after a bull run in its share in 2020, has experienced slower growth in the most recent quarter. It is also trying to digest the $29 billion (roughly Rs. 2,17,240 crore) acquisition of Buy Now Pay Later provider Afterpay, its largest acquisition ever.

But these ambitions will not pay off until years from now, analysts cautioned.

“The blockchain platform they’re trying to develop is great but also fraught with technical challenges and difficult to scale for consumers. I think he’ll focus more on Square and crypto will be part of that,” said Christopher Brendler, an analyst at DA Davidson.

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