My name is Benjamin Elder, though I am frequently known as Ben / BenTheElder. I enjoy hiking, reading, gaming, and building things. I love my wife and my dog. I want machines to help people do more and focus on what really matters.
I am currently a Senior Software Engineer at Google working on Kubernetes.
Below is a timeline highlighting some notable moments in my career.
I am currently a Tech Lead in SIG K8s Infra and SIG Testing having promoted new Tech Leads and Chairs to SIG Testing and stepped down from the SIG Testing Chair role (which split into Chair & Tech Lead). I am continuing to work on succession and sustainability in the project.
The Kubernetes Steering Committee is the governing body of the Kubernetes project, providing decision-making and oversight pertaining to the Kubernetes project bylaws, sub-organizations, and financial planning. The Steering Committee also defines the project values and structure.The Steering Committee are also the official representatives from the project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
This award recognizes excellence in technical contributions to CNCF and its hosted projects. The CNCF Top Committer has made key commits to projects and, more importantly, contributes in a way that benefits the project as a whole. CNCF Maintainers (committers) voted for the Top Committer [...]Previous Winners: Fabian Reinartz (2016), Tim Hockin (2016), Clayton Coleman (2017), Jordan Liggitt (2018), Frederic Branczyk (2019)
I’ve moved my talks to their own page.
In short: I’ve given a number of public talks and some internal (company) talks on things related to my work. You can find a complete listing on my speaking page.