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February 1, 2024 25 mins

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 decisions on the tools to use, and to understand how these various tools can integrate with each other. They talk about their previous talks and excitement for possible future events where they'll continue their interactive sessions.


00:00 Introduction and Meeting the Guests 00:33 Discussing the Concept of Rejekts Conference 01:45 The Popularity and Impact of Rejekts< 02:46 The Experience of Attending KubeCon 03:59 Getting to Know the Guests Outside of KubeCon 06:38 The Idea Behind a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' 09:36 The Origin and Format of the 'You Choose' Streaming Show 13:59 The Excitement of Live Voting 15:50 The Thrill of Live Demos 17:32 The Future: Security Talk 20:13 The Overwhelming Cloud Native Landscape 21:29 The Upcoming YouTube Series 23:12 The Aftermath of KubeCon



Cloud Native Rejekts

You Choose series


Whitney Lee is a lovable goofball who enjoys understanding and using tools in the cloud native landscape. Creative and driven, Whitney recently pivoted from an art-related career to one in tech. She is active in the open source community, especially around CNCF projects focused on developer productivity. You can catch her lightboard streaming show ⚡️ Enlightning on Tanzu.TV. And not only does she rock at tech - she literally has toured playing in the band Mutual Benefit on keyboards and vocals.

Viktor Farcic is lead rapscallion at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, and GitHub Stars groups, and a published author.

He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox.

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