Introducing SIG Release's subproject leads — Kat, Grace & Marko

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Stephen Augustus

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Apr 23, 2024, 2:21:17 PMApr 23
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SIG Release members and wider Kubernetes Community—

Over the past several release cycles, SIG Release leadership has had the pleasure of watching countless new contributors and leaders emerge across our subprojects.
With the creation of the Subproject Lead as a named role in the project's governance, it's time for us to formally recognize a few of our shining stars!

Starting today, we welcome the following contributors to SIG Release leadership as subproject leads:
  • Release Team
    • Kat Cosgrove
    • Grace Nguyen
  • Release Engineering
    • Marko Mudrinić

Kat Cosgrove is the Lead Open Source Advocate at Dell Technologies. Her professional career has spanned tools and tech stacks, with a particular focus on DevOps and cloud native technologies. She has been a member of the release team since v1.23, leading both the Comms and Docs subteams, and was the Release Lead for v1.30. She is responsible for a multitude of improvements to both the Docs and Comms subteams, including the Docs Freeze process. She wrote the formal shadow and subteam lead removal guidelines alongside Grace Nguyen.

Grace Nguyen is a graduating student at the University of Waterloo. She has worked in DevOps and security engineering teams for the government, research, startups and big tech. Grace has served on the release team since v1.22 as Enhancements lead, Release Manager Associate, and Release Lead for v1.28. Her contributions to the Release Team include spearheading the switch to the Github project board, merging a new Release Signal team, and co-writing the release team member removal guidelines.

Marko Mudrinić is a Senior Software Engineer at Kubermatic, a Teaching Associate at the School of Computing in Belgrade, Serbia, and a CNCF Ambassador. He's working on different Kubernetes cluster management solutions as part of his job, and he's also active in other areas such as release management and supply chain security. Marko joined SIG Release in late 2018 and has been a part of the 1.14 and 1.15 Release Teams as a Bug Triage Shadow, and the 1.16 Release Team as a Bug Triage Lead. Since then, Marko serves as a Release Manager within the Release Engineering subproject, where he's helping to make Kubernetes releases even more reliable, secure, and stable. As part of his Release Manager role, he leads efforts to introduce and migrate to the new package repositories: pkgs.k8s.io.


Kat, Grace, Marko—
You've already done tremendous work for SIG Release and we can't wait to see what you do next!


—Stephen, on behalf of SIG Release leadership

Natali Vlatko

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Apr 23, 2024, 2:23:37 PMApr 23
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A huge congratulations to Kat, Grace, and Marko! Such deserving folks; SIG Release continues to be in great hands 👏

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Kat Cosgrove

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Apr 23, 2024, 2:26:55 PMApr 23
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❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Tabitha Sable

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Huge grats to all three of you! I’m so glad I’ve gotten to work in a project with each of you, and excited for the future.

Tabitha

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Verónica López

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Congrats everyone! Good job!

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Christoph Blecker

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Congratulations to all!

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Grace Nguyen

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Apr 23, 2024, 2:52:38 PMApr 23
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it's been a pleasure growing alongside y'all. grateful for the nominations 🤠❤️

Jaice Singer DuMars

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Apr 23, 2024, 2:53:31 PMApr 23
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This is another reminder of how fortunate we are to have this community and the amazing leaders that continue to serve it. Thank you all for the hard work and dedication that has led to this change. I appreciate you all so much, and wake up in the morning knowing this SIG and our project is in the best possible hands.

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Ming Hou

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Congrats!!

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Davanum Srinivas

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Apr 23, 2024, 3:06:11 PMApr 23
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w00t! congrats Kat, Grace and Marko!

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Marko Mudrinić

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Apr 23, 2024, 3:09:56 PMApr 23
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It's one of those moments when it's hard to put all the feelings in a single email, but thank y'all for all the patience, all the support, and for being the most awesome bunch of folks ever! Over these 5.5 years since I joined SIG Release, I had an amazing opportunity to work with y'all, to learn so much, and grow further. I'm really thankful for this nomination and for trusting me to lead such an important part of the project!

And also, huge congrats to Kat and Grace; I'm sure we'll do some awesome things together!

Marko

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It's been such a pleasure growing alongside y'all. Excited to continue contributing 🤠❤️
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Antonio Ojea

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Congratulations Kat, Grace, Marko 

Heba Elayoty

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Congratulations to all these fantastic people. Well deserved and a big win for the community.

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Grace Nguyen

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It's been such a pleasure growing alongside y'all. Excited to continue contributing 🤠❤️

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Amit DSouza

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Congrats Kat, Grace & Marko.

Cheers,
Amit Dsouza

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Tim Hockin

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Congratulations on signing up for some of the hardest jobs in the project!
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Benjamin Elder

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Rey Lejano

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Huge congrats to Grace, Kat, and Marko!
I've had the honor to work with all 3 of you on different things and it's always been a pleasure working with you wonderful people.

Kind regards,
Rey



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Divya Mohan

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Massive congratulations Grace, Kat, and Marko! 

Cheers,
Divya Mohan

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Sreeram Venkitesh

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Apr 24, 2024, 2:25:52 AMApr 24
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Congratulations, Grace, Kat and Marko! 

On Wed, Apr 24, 2024 at 9:19 AM Saim Safdar <saimsa...@gmail.com> wrote:
Great news, Huge congrats to Grace, Kat, and Marko! looking forward to learning from y'all, 

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Saim Safdar

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Great news, Huge congrats to Grace, Kat, and Marko! looking forward to learning from y'all, 

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Maciej Szulik

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Congrats to Kat, Grace and Marko!!!

Robert Kielty

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Congratulations Kat, Grace and Marko. This announcement brought me joy.

And look at the young @Hippie Hacker here he's delighted for y'all as well. Nice one @Jeffrey Sica !

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Congratulations Kat, Marko, and Grace. 

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Drew Hagen

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Congrats indeed! Well deserved. I’m really excited for the future of SIG Release. It is in amazing hands. 👏

Carlos Tadeu Panato Jr

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