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Cloud Native Rejekts Podcast

Cloud Native Rejekts Podcast

By Kinvolk
Welcome to The Cloud Native Rejekts Podcast! This podcast series will focus on the iconoclastic inventors behind the Cloud Native Revolution. These are the people who “think different” - who Rejekt the status quo, and in so doing dare to risk Rejektion. In the words of Steve Jobs: “while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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Reaching Net Positive with Matt Klein

Cloud Native Rejekts Podcast

Hyper-f#*%ing-focusing with Charity Majors
In this Rejekts Podcast episode Vincent Batts and Mark Coleman are joined by Charity Majors, CTO and co-founder of Honeycomb. Charity talks about her first systems engineering experience at Linden lab’s Second Life, goes back to her childhood and how that got her to who she is today. She ponders on her motivation to do things, and shares how managing her ADHD affects her professional as well as personal life. And of course, much more!
July 02, 2021
Removing friction with Alex Ellis
In this Rejekts podcast episode, hosts Mark Coleman and Vincent Batts welcome Alex Ellis, founder of OpenFaaS. Alex shares his journey, from breaking the family computer to founding OpenFaaS. He talks about how and why he focuses on person-experience in his work and elaborates on the importance of understanding and removing friction for a smooth user experience. He touches on his process of dealing and going past rejection in his professional as well as his personal life, and much more.
June 21, 2021
Reaching Net Positive with Matt Klein
Hosts Vincent Batts and Mark Coleman talk to Matt Klein, Software Engineer at Lyft and creator of Envoy.  Matt talks about his experience of creating and leading an open source project, touches on how to achieve a net positive outcome in the Open Source industry and gives some valuable career advice.
May 07, 2021
Liz Rice - Queen of the Geeks
Mark Coleman and Vincent Batts talk to Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent.  Liz goes back to her beginnings of working with computers to becoming the queen of the geeks. She takes us behind the scenes of her career as a Chair of the Technical Oversight Committee at the CNCF and dives into her process of making career decisions. Ending with the podcast trademark - unpopular predictions for 2021.
April 27, 2021
[TEASER] - Liz Rice
If you enjoyed this teaser, make sure to tune in next week and listen to the entire episode of Rejekts Podcast episode with Liz Rice. 
April 23, 2021
Rebranding Rejektion with Kris Nova - Part 2
This episode is a continuation of our conversation with Kris Nova.  In this portion, Nova touches on the importance of space for experimentation, forgiveness and ability to find humor in your struggles. She shares her love of systemd and ends with our signature unpopular predictions for 2021.
April 12, 2021
Rebranding Rejektion with Kris Nova - Part 1
Mark’s and Vincent’s latest guest is Kris Nova.  In the first of a two part series, Nova elaborates on her (in)famous Rejection Sucks blog, lessons from the mountains, her take on developer advocacy and her mission to rebrand rejektion. Kirs Nova's blog on Rejection can be found here:
March 30, 2021
From fail whale to staying buoyant: William Morgan on rejekting the service mesh consensus
In this episode Vincent Batts and Mark Coleman talk to William Morgan, the CEO of Buoyant. William takes us back to what started him in the field of machine learning, his career at Twitter in its early days, to founding and shifting his role to the CEO of Buoyant. Hear his journey of coming up with the concept of service mesh, creating Linkerd, where it currently stands in the ecosystem and how it continues to rejekts the narrative most service mesh vendors want to tell!
February 26, 2021
Calico origins and rejekting the status quo of virtual networking with Christopher Liljenstope
In the second episode of Cloud Native Rejekts podcast Mark and Vincent are joined by Christopher Liljenstope, Chief Architect at Cisco, Co-Founder of Tigera and the Father of Calico Project. Christopher tracks back to the moments of rejection in his career that led him to fathering Calico and becoming the agent of change in virtual networking. He talks about what triggers him to go the opposite way, his process of finding simpler solutions and his unpopular predictions for the upcoming year.
February 19, 2021
The journey to building clouds with Darren Shepherd
Our first guest joining Vincent Batts and Mark Coleman on the Cloud Native Rejekts Podcast is Suse’s Chief Architect, Darren Shepherd.  Darren talks about his journey from toying around on Linux as a fourteen-year-old, building clouds with Java to co-founding Rancher and beyond. He takes us behind the scenes of Rancher’s big idea to make computing everywhere possible, driving kubernetes on the edge and k3s. The episode concludes with some unpopular predictions for 2021… you don’t want to miss this!
February 12, 2021
Cloud Native Rejekts Podcast - Intro Episode
In this podcast series, we talk with the iconoclastic inventors behind the Cloud Native Revolution. These are the people who “think different” - who Rejekt the status quo, and in so doing dare to risk Rejektion. We bring you a freshly baked #RejektsPodcast with the hosts Kinvolk's CTO Vincent Batts and Mark Coleman, Director of Developer Relations at Equinix Metal. AND there's more where that came from. Stay tuned!
January 28, 2021