In this podcast, Matt and I are joined by Chad Crowell of KubeSkills and we walk through how you can contribute to Kubernetes' open source. He's the author of the book Acing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam.
Chad started the kubeskills.com community and podcast to focus on learning Kubernetes by doing. Although Kubernetes and other CNCF projects may seem big and complex with tons of activity, Chad helps us understand how the maturity of the projects and the community make it a much more pleasant onboarding experience for first-time contributors. We go through a wide range of resources and steps to help your first issue or pull request go smoothly.
The live recording of this show was March 9, 2023 on YouTube (Ep. #206).
If you ask me one of the best ways to start contributing to open source, I wouldn't have initially put Kubernetes and other CNCF projects at the top of that list. At first glance, they seem like big, complex projects with tons of activity and smart people who already know what they're doing. To me, that feels a little intimidating, but in this conversation, Chad helps us understand how the maturity of the projects and the community make it a much more pleasant onboarding experience for first time contributors.
Chad shows off a wide range of resources and steps to help your first issue or pull request go smoothly. He's convinced me that the maturity of the community and the diversity of the projects makes it a great place to get started with contributing to open source.