Google TOC Nomination: Brian Grant

Craig Mcluckie <craigmcl@...>

Brian Grant

Senior Staff Engineer, Google Corporation


Google nominates Brian Grant as a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Technical Oversight Committee.

During the past two years Brian has acted as primary architect for the Kubernetes project, responsible for defining the core domain model and API design.  He has overseen work in nearly every facet of the project, and has been responsible for the majority of standardization and consistency efforts across Kubernetes.  In this role, he worked closely with the broader open source contributor group to ensure that Kubernetes was a truly open effort, and clear guidance and feedback to the community effectively supporting a very broad base of committers (over 600).

Brian’s contributions to the Kubernetes were based on more than six years experience in building the internet scale orchestration systems that run Google’s businesses.  He acted as the technical lead on the Borg team responsible for the system’s control plane and founded and acted as the primary architect for Google’s Omega project,  the successor to Google’s Borg orchestration system.

Prior to joining Google Brian was the chief architect at Peakstream and built an HPC platform that was optimized for GPU and multi-core CPU support.  Brian has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington, and completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Purdue University.

I strongly support Brian’s nomination to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation technical oversight committee as someone who has had tremendous impact in the burgeoning technology area through his work on Kubernetes.  Brian has also demonstrated the ability to engage and provide clear technical guidance at scale to a large and vibrant open source ecosystem, and has intimate experience in building and running mission critical cloud native systems in one of the most demanding technical environments in the world.

-- Craig McLuckie

Google Corporation

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