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Friday, April 21 • 14:00 - 14:35
Our Journey Through Cloud-Native as Mentee and Mentor - Brad McCoy, Basiq & Meha Bhalodiya, Student

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Meha and Brad have been working together in the community for a long time. From working in communities together to doing a GitOps GSoC project together, becoming members of the Keptn project, on the Kubernetes release team all the way to landing Meha's first Internship. This talk will share the experiences learned from both a mentee and mentor perspective, and how you can get start your own journey, whether you are starting off as a complete beginner, or if you want to step up as a mentor to help new folks coming into the community. They will give tips on how to get into the community and feel welcome, and steping up the contributor ladder, discuss mentoring program opportunities, and also tips on how to get an internship. They will also present challenges on the way and how you can overcome these, bringing up topics like Communication, Culture, Neurodiversity, timezone differences, and time.

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Brad McCoy

Head of Platform Engineering, Basiq
Brad is a CNCF Ambassador and Maintainer of the Keptn project. He is also a board member and TOC contributor to the Continuous Delivery Foundation. Brad enjoys mentoring folks starting off their journey whether it is through helping out with people doing good first issues or a full... Read More →
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Meha Bhalodiya

Associate Software Quality Engineer, Red Hat
I am a senior student pursuing Bachelor's in Computer Engineering, and I have also played my role in the open source community by contributing to Kubernetes Release Team for 2 years and for a while being a mentee in one or another program like GSoC, LFX Mentorships, etc. Also, I have... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2023 14:00 - 14:35 CEST
D201-202 | Second Floor | Congress Centre (Elicium Building)