Benjamin Elder
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Speaking

I’m a novice speaker with a few KubeCon talks / workshops and a couple of smaller internal (company) talks under my belt. A complete list of my talks is maintained below, with recordings when available.

Open Source Productivity Day on Google Open Source Live

In October 2021 I gave a short talk about testing Kubernetes with KIND and Kubetest2 with my colleauge Amit Watve for Google Open Source Live’s Open Source Productivity Day.

In my opinion this was unfortunately not some of my best speaking as I was distracted by a family emergency the day of recording. The KubeCon talks below are better.

KubeCon NA 2019

I gave one talk and ran a workshop at KubeCon NA 2019. I also anchored a table at a mentoring session and represented Kubernetes SIG Testing and WG K8s Infra at the Kubernetes Contributor Summit Meet & Greet.

Deep Dive: KIND - Benjamin Elder & Antonio Ojea

We spoke about KIND internals and the challenges ahead on the road to 1.0.

A Kind Workflow for Contributing to Kubernetes - Benjamin Elder & Duffie Cooley & James Munnelly & Patrick Lang

We ran a hands on tutorial for contributing and testing your Kubernetes code with KIND.

This is one of my favorites. 462 people registered as attending this workshop! I really enjoyed going around helping people get through the workshop instead of speaking for most of the session. Hopefully many of them learned something about contributing to Kubernetes and using KIND.

KIND on The Kubernetes Podcast

I spoke with Craig Box and Adam Glick on the Kubernetes Podcast about KIND.

Episode #69 – kind, with Ben Elder

KubeCon EU 2019

I gave two talks at KubeCon EU 2019 and participated as a mentor in one of the mentoring sessions, I also held a Kubernetes Contributor Summit Session on KIND (voted for / requested at the summit).

Testing your K8s apps with KIND - Benjamin Elder & James Munnelly

We spoke about KIND and testing your Kubernetes Applications.

I was pretty jet-lagged for this talk but I was blown away by the response. I really enjoyed this talk and the Q&A, and I love working with my good friend James Munnelly.

This was easily one of my most popular talks, 1229 people registered as attending and there was only standing room! 🤯

This was easily one of my most popular talks, 1229 people registered as attending and there was only standing room! 🤯

Deep Dive: Testing SIG - Benjamin Elder & James Munnelly

We spoke about KIND and how we use it to test Kubernetes for the SIG Testing Deep Dive.

KubeCon NA 2018

I gave one talk at KubeCon NA 2018 and ran a Kubernetes Contributor Summit session on KIND (voted for / requested at the summit).

Behind Your PR: How Kubernetes Uses Kubernetes to Run Kubernetes CI - Sen Lu & Benjamin Elder

I spoke with Sen Lu about The Kubernetes Project’s testing tools and infrastructure, including a brief discussion of KIND and running it on Kubernetes’s Kubernetes-based CI infrastructure.