Announcing the first class of Solo Ambassadors
We’re excited to announce Solo.io Ambassadors, a new program for professionals looking to expand their experience in the cloud native space. We are very proud to welcome our first class of Solo Ambassadors and look forward to the skill, expertise, and improvements they will bring to Solo and our ecosystem.
The Solo Ambassador program is designed to help professionals develop their project management and collaboration skills, build a robust network, and gain exposure to open source projects.
How the program works
The program is focused on five key verticals:
- Product/developer experience
Over the course of the 3-month program, ambassadors will gain exposure to open source cloud native projects, gain project management skills, organize cloud native projects and events, work on documentation, troubleshoot code issues, network with industry experts, seek out opportunities to innovate – and more.
Meet our first ambassadors
We selected our very first ambassadors based on their community contributions toward the cloud native and application networking space. Some are also actively contributing to Gloo and Istio projects. They are consistently working toward making better content in this space, and we’re excited to deepen our work with them.
Vinuja is a DevOps Engineer at Nimblebox.ai. Before that she worked as a System Engineer at TCS and on MLOps and Cloud Native projects at LinuxWorld Informatics. She also actively contributes to DevOps Community and Women in Data Science Community as a member. Vinuja enjoys creating content around Cloud Native and DevOps. Her interests extend beyond the technical field, as she is passionate about her interests in arts and sports.
Aayush is a computer science undergraduate student from India. He is a Junior Developer Evangelist at Merico. He is enthusiastic about DevOps and cloud native. He is a member of several communities such as Kubesimplify Ambassador, Beta Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, and Co-Founder of SuperContributor. He is a Developer at WeMakeDevs formerly known as Community Classroom. He has also worked at Sema Software as a Program Manager and contributed to open source projects such as Kubernetes and Datree. He is fond of making DevOps-related content by both writing blogs and making videos. He believes in the power of collaboration and enjoys contributing to open source projects. He loves playing both outdoor and indoor games and is fond of listening to music.
Bhavya is an undergraduate Computer Science student from India. She is Junior Developer Evangelist at Merico. She is DevOps and cloud enthusiast. She is a GHC Scholar ’22, Kubesimplify Ambassador, Developer in WeMakeDevs formerly known as Community Classroom, and Co-Founder of SuperContributors. She also contributed to CNCF projects like Meshery, Service Mesh Patterns, Datree, and others. She also worked as a Project Manager at OSWC and Frontend Developer at DroneBase. She is interested in making videos and writing blogs. She believes in the power of community and empowering others.
Jakub is a Senior Cloud Native Engineer and Trainer at Elastisys, the company behind Compliant Kubernetes, which is an open source, Certified Kubernetes distribution designed according to the ISO 27001 controls: providing you with security tooling and observability from day one.
Jakub supports organizations in adopting cloud native technologies. He has over 10 years of broad, in-depth hands-on experience in various DevSecOps tools and approaches. Jakub is also a Kubernetes trainer recognized by the Linux Foundation. Before joining Elastisys, Jakub obtained a PhD in computing science from Umeå University, Sweden.
His research focused on power-performance tradeoffs in cloud computing data centers with a particular interest in application performance degradation due to a limited power budget. In his free time, Jakub enjoys practicing sports and being involved in sports competitions as a swimming technical official and volleyball referee.
To hear more about the program and learn how to get involved, join our Community Slack channel.