# Team

KUDO is an open source community project actively seeking and encouraging contributions. There's also a dedicated team, some of which work on KUDO or the KUDO documentation full-time.

Meet those good people virtually:

# Core Contributors

Alena Alena is a passionate engineer and well versed in distributed systems and concurrency. She holds high standards to clean code, community involvement and team communication. She is based out of Prague in the Czech Republic. Find Alena on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window)
Alex Alex is a Staff Engineer at D2iQ and he solves problems. Sometimes this involves writing code. Find Alex on GitHub (opens new window)
Andreas Andreas is a Senior Software Engineer at D2iQ located in Hamburg. He has a lot of experience in game development and distributed systems, rants about Go and Kubernetes and sings in a choir to get back to normal. Find Andreas on GitHub (opens new window)
Fabian Fabian is a Software Engineer working at D2iQ with a diverse background in Cloud Infrastructure, ML Platforms, Distributed Systems, and Entrepreneurship. He is one of the original developers of KUDO who not only wrote major parts of it, but also set up the governance structure and on-boarded the current KUDO engineering team. In his free time Fabian enjoys being creative by producing music. Find Fabian on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window)
Gerred Gerred is basically simply awesome. He's also a certified BBQ master and takes good care of his chickens, especially when some nasty weather hits Maine. He's also quite deep into Kubernetes and one of the initial KUDO contributors. Find Gerred on GitHub (opens new window)
Jan Jan is a distributed systems expert, skilled in designing and building complex software systems for the cloud. He's an open source contributor, Kubernetes and Apache Mesos specialist. Find Jan on GitHub (opens new window)
Justin Justin is simply awesome, but someone has yet to put his awesomeness into a brief and meaningful summary. Find Justin on GitHub (opens new window)
Ken Ken Sipe is a Distributed Application Engineer at D2iQ working on the Orchestration team. In addition to being a committer on the KUDO project, Ken is an author and award winning international speaker on the practices of software architecture and engineering and has been honored with the JavaOne Rockstar Award. Ken is also a contributor to Apache Mesos and a committer on a number of OSS projects including Marathon and Metronome. When not coding or talking about code, Ken is an IFR private pilot, a SCUBA dive master and has recently taken up the art of glass blowing. He is based in St. Charles, MO, USA. Find Ken on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window)
Marcin Marcin is the resident SRE on the team. With sysadmin, SRE and software engineer background, he is doing his best to make sure things are running smoothly. He works from his home in the village of Bolechowice, Poland. Find Marcin on GitHub (opens new window)
Tom Tom is a Kubernetes consultant providing expertise to application operation teams deploying and running applications in production and expertise to infrastructure teams configuring Kubernetes and building custom extensions to Kubernetes to meet business requirements. Find Tom on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window)

# Otherwise Involved

Chris Chris Gaun is a CNCF ambassador and product manager for various Kubernetes products at D2iQ. He has presented at Kubecon several times and has hosted over 40 Kubernetes workshops across US and EU. He lives in NYC with his beautiful wife Jasmin, babies, nanny and dog Panda. Find Chris on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window)
Jörg Jörg Schad is Head Of Engineering and Machine Learning at ArangoDB. In a previous life, he has worked on or built machine learning pipelines in healthcare, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and in-memory databases. He received his Ph.D. for research around distributed databases and data analytics. He’s a frequent speaker at meetups, international conferences, and lecture halls. Find Jörg on GitHub (opens new window)
Matt Matt runs the Open Source Program Office at D2iQ. He's a regular speaker at conferences and meetups all over the world, and has been building stuff with open source software for longer than he cares to remember. Find Matt on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window) LinkedIn (opens new window)
Matthias Matthias is fueled by bitter-sweet coffee, mostly harmless, and manages the Orchestration team at D2iQ whenever he's not fiddling with the KUDO site or trying to make his Andalusian Hounds behave like proper dogs. Find Matthias on GitHub (opens new window)
Nick Nick is based in Edinburgh in the UK and currently works for Rancher as a consulting engineer. He's particularly interested in Open Source, virtualisation, orchestration, automation, and all forms of cloud computing. Find Nick on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window) LinkedIn (opens new window)
Tobi Tobi Knaup is Co-Founder & CTO of D2iQ. He is one of the creators of KUDO and assembled the original team. These days he spends his time evangelizing the project. Find Tobi on GitHub (opens new window) Twitter (opens new window)