Cheryl Hung (@oicheryl) is the Director of Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, part of Linux Foundation. Her mission is to increase the adoption of Kubernetes and cloud native by growing the community and advocating for end users.
Previously, Cheryl spent five years at Google as a C++ engineer on Google Maps, before moving to a storage startup to lead Product, DevOps and DevRel. She founded and runs the Cloud Native London meetup. Cheryl holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. Her blog is at oicheryl.com.
Navigating the cloud native ecosystem for end users
As Director of Ecosystem at the CNCF, my mission is to foster the End User community, ensure end users’ voices are well represented and ultimately, that organizations can adopt cloud native successfully.
Through 45 interviews conducted in December 2018, I found that end users face three broad challenges:
♦ Solving an immediate technical need
♦ Growing an engineering team
♦ Building business strategy around cloud native
I will describe how to overcome these challenges with the help of the CNCF, and the CNCF’s strategy for end users in 2019.