Next up in our “Meet the team” blog series, is Lili Cosic who recently joined us as a Software Engineer based in Berlin. Lili is currently working on improving the user experience of our SaaS product, Weave Cloud, but she’s also a lover of comedy and foodie explorer.
Lili will be at KubeCon next week and she’d love to meet you. So please stop by the Weaveworks booth or check her lightning talk on May 1st.
Five Questions for Lili Cosic
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
I only started working at Weaveworks at the start of April, so I am still getting familiar with all the different projects. Have been mainly focusing on improving and smoothing out the user launcher experience for https://cloud.weave.works.
My typical day also changed a bit, since I am currently visiting the London for a few weeks to meet and work with everyone here in the London office. My current typical day is first getting lost around London and discovering new coffee places, before starting work at the Weaveworks office working on cool things, and ending the day by having dinner in the Shoreditch area.
Any words of advice for others trying to learn about containers and Kubernetes?
My first advice would be to of just start playing around with Kubernetes locally by using minikube for example. The documentation is really good, and it is versioned by Kubernetes releases. But if there are any problems that need solving that the answers could not be found in the docs, don't be afraid to ask questions on the Kubernetes slack channel, there is a SIG (Special Interest Group) for anything you can imagine filled with experts on the subject, and as a bonus everyone is really friendly!
The next thing I would say is don't be afraid to extend the Kubernetes API by using Kubernetes own clients/libraries, like client-go. There is so much to learn and explore in that way, and by doing that you can really see how powerful yet simple Kubernetes is, and how easy it is to really customize your Kubernetes experience!
What’s your top 3 Talks/Books?
I would say my favourite book is the "Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems" and it's one of those everyone mentions, but for a very good reason! As for talks, there are so many cool talks I can't really select best ones, basically binge watching all of last years Kubecon talks on random and you can discover so many interesting talks.
As a super fun bonus talk, another one worth watching is a lighting talk from PromCon 2016 by Björn Rabenstein on what is correct plural of Prometheus.
What do you wish other people knew about Weaveworks?
I think everyone should try out https://cloud.weave.works to see how useful and cool it is! It uses all the known open source projects Weaveworks is known for, but all integrated with a really nice UI/UX, which makes it super fun and easy to explore all the things happening in your cluster.
Any favourite cool new technologies you’ve been looking at lately?
Really interested in the way machine learning and Kubernetes fit together, and really liking that there is a whole track dedicated to this at this year's Kubecon! Definitely will be attending a few of those talks to see the status and the future of machine learning and how Kubernetes helps that.
If you are planning on attending Kubecon EU this year please visit the Weaveworks booth. You can also check out Lili’s lightning talk on “Schedule the Scaling of your Kubernetes Resources using K8s-Start-Stop” on May 1st.