Open at Intel

Open at Intel

The Open at Intel podcast is about all things open source, from software to security to artificial intelligence to Linux and beyond. Each episode brings you fresh perspectives with sophisticated, leading-edge, free-ranging conversations from some of the best minds in the open source community.

Episodes

May 15, 2024 23 mins

Niki Manoledaki and Stephanie Hingtgen from Grafana discuss their open source community roles and contributions toward environmental sustainability. Niki serves as a co-chair of the Green Reviews Working Group within the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group, focusing on promoting energy and carbon efficiency. Stephanie works on both the open source Grafana project and Grafana Cloud, emphasizing the value of co...

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We spoke with Jimmy Zelinskie, Co-founder of AuthZed, about his significant history in the cloud native ecosystem and open source community. We learn about his start writing BitTorrent software in college and his eventual startups including AuthZed, which develops SpiceDB. SpiceDB, inspired by Google's internal Zanzibar system, aims to democratize complex authorization solutions for various applications. The discussion also covers ...

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We explore the importance of good user experience (UX) in open source software with Máirín "Mo" Duffy from Red Hat. Sharing her journey from an OG Linux contributor to her studies in Human-Computer Interaction, Moe highlights how her academic and professional path has been shaped by the intent to make open source software more accessible and user-friendly. She shares the unique challenges of integrating U...

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April 24, 2024 28 mins

Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source at Cisco, and Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer at Isovalent, discuss Cisco's acquisition of Isovalent, which has closed since recording, bringing together two teams with long-standing expertise in open source cloud native technologies, observability, and security. The two share their excitement about working together, emphasizing the alignment of Isovalent with Cisco's security division and ...

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We talked to Roman Yegorov, Director of Solution Engineering at Granulate, now a part of Intel. Roman discusses Granulate's role in Intel's strategy to monetize software through acquisitions aimed at enhancing its software portfolio with a focus on AI/ML and performance optimization. He highlights Granulate's expertise in improving application performance across platforms and their open source profiler, gProfiler, which aids develo...

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Dawn Foster, Director of Data Science for the CHAOSS Project, joins us to discuss the pressing issue of open source project health and sustainability.  Dawn offers a look into the CHAOSS Project, aimed at improving open source project health through analytics and metrics. She emphasizes the importance of community participation, the challenges of maintaining project health, especially in the face of single organization dominance, a...

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In our conversation at KubeCon in Paris, Jonah Kowall of Aiven discusses his extensive background in observability, his role at Aiven overseeing product management, and his active involvement in open source projects such as Jaeger, OpenSearch, and OpenTelemetry. We also touch on software licensing and Redis's shift to proprietary software. We explore the challenges of maintaining project sustainability, attracting new...

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March 27, 2024 22 mins

Loris Degioanni, CTO and founder of Sysdig, shares his open source story, from his work on Wireshark to pioneering cloud native security platforms with Sysdig and Falco. Sysdig is a universal system visibility tool with native support for containers, while Falco, now under the CNCF, provides real-time anomaly detection in containers and Kubernetes. We discuss the evolution of network security with the advent of containers and Kuber...

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March 20, 2024 17 mins

Cassandra Chin, a college student and instructor at CNCF Kids Day, shares her experience teaching children about programming and hardware using Raspberry Pis. The workshop, themed around 'Phippy', a giraffe mascot, aims to introduce over a hundred kids to basic programming concepts and practical hardware applications. Cassandra explains the structure of her workshop, which involved a game designed to teach children coding and hardw...

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Marlow Weston discusses her role at Intel, focusing on Kubernetes resource management and optimization, and her role as the environmental sustainability technical advisory group chair within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Marlow highlights the importance of considering power usage in data centers and the shift toward green energy sources. We cover her journey into open source, the power of collaboration within the CN...

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Amber Graner shares her experiences in the open source community, beginning with her early days in open source, her experiences with Linux New Media, and her eventual role at Canonical. She emphasizes the importance of community, documentation, and the non-code contributions that are essential for project success. 

00:00 Introductions 00:44 The Evolution of Women in Open Source 05:14 Beyond Coding in Open Source 12:49 The Ongoing J...

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We spoke with Vigith Maurice, a principal engineer at Intuit and the co-creator of Numaproj, during the booth crawl at KubeCon. Vigith introduces Numaproj, a streaming platform designed for real-time analytics, machine learning inference, and ease of use across various developer disciplines. Recently released as version 1.0, Numaproj aims to make streaming accessible to all, requiring no new learning for those familiar with Kuberne...

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We chatted with Ilan Rabinovich, a co-founder of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), about the significance of Kubernetes as an open source success story and the rise of containers and adoption of Kubernetes. Rabinovich provides insights into the Scale Conference, explaining its unique energy, blend of commercial and non-commercial content, and its welcoming atmosphere for newcomers and experts in open source. The decision ...

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February 28, 2024 25 mins

Ryan Wallner and Brad Maltz of Dell joined us to share their work furthering best practices in DevOps and Platform Engineering and advocating for open source development within Dell. We discuss the importance of adapting to technical and cultural changes within organizations, the evolving notion of what it means to be "full-stack," and the rise of Kubernetes and the evolving cloud-native landscape.

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Kedasha Kerr, a GitHub Developer Advocate, shares her non-traditional path into the world of coding, inspired by a FreeCodeCamp post on Instagram. Kadesha shares her insights on the importance of empathy in the tech sector as well as tips for beginners starting with GitHub. She emphasizes the potential of tools such as GitHub Actions in maximizing efficiency and encourages more women to get into coding. The conversation touches on ...

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February 15, 2024 31 mins

We spoke with Lisa-Marie Namphy, a CNCF ambassador, who runs a large San Francisco Bay Area user group focusing on open source technologies like Kubernetes. Lisa shares her experience running meetups, her focus on delivering valuable content, and her perspective on inclusivity in the tech community. The conversation also explores how she balances corporate interests with community values and talks about the importance of consistenc...

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February 14, 2024 21 mins

Rosemary Wang of HashiCorp, author of Infrastructure as Code, Patterns and Practices, talks about her experience in the open source world, and her passion for infrastructure as code. She discusses automation and common pitfalls, as well as the need to explore 'break glass scenarios' in case automation goes wrong. 

00:00 Introduction and Welcome 00:00 Open Source Conferences 00:52 Automation and Infrastructure as Code 01:19 Explorin...

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February 8, 2024 20 mins

Kapil Thangavelu, CTO and co-founder of Stacklet.io and the leading force behind an open source project called Cloud Custodian, talks about his journey in open source, beginning with his transition from Windows to dabbling in Linux, marking his shift toward open source development. He talks about the creation and development of Cloud Custodian while at Capital One, highlighting how the cloud management tool has grown to adopt multi...

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February 7, 2024 23 mins

Barton George of Dell joins us to discuss his involvement with 'Project Sputnik', an initiative created about 11 years ago aimed at making Dell hardware more appealing to developers. The project involved making pre-installed Linux laptops available to consumers.

Our conversation touched on the community's loyalty, support, and critiques, which have significantly influenced Dell's approach. Notably, Barton highlighted the crucial tu...

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Whitney Lee and Victor Farcic discuss their unique approach to educating others about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's (CNCF) landscape through their interactive presentations and YouTube project 'You Choose.' The pair explain how they incorporate live audience voting to determine the 'chosen' technologies implemented in their ongoing demos. Their fun approach helps newcomers in the field make informed decision...

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