Hello Kubernetes community!
We hope you all enjoyed the two exciting Kubernetes releases this year. Now, we're gearing up for the third and final release of 2023 —
Kubernetes 1.29. 
The release cycle will begin next week on "Monday, 4th September, 2023" and we’re targeting "Tuesday, December 5th, 2023" for the final release cut.
The tentative major milestones for the 1.29 release are following:
- Release Cycle begins: Monday, 4th September, 2023
- Enhancements Freeze: 01:00 UTC, Friday, 6th October, 2023
- Code Freeze: 01:00 UTC, Wednesday, 1st November, 2023
- Release Day: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
My name is Priyanka Saggu and I’m the Release Lead for 1.29.
Angelos Kolaitis, Meha Bhalodiya, Mickey Boxell and Rodolfo Martínez Vega join me as Release Lead Shadows.
With us, we have our amazing role leads: