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Q&A: Maria Shaldibina and Dr. Max

As the clock ticks down to the opening keynote of Cloud Foundry Summit 2015, we wanted highlight some of the talks attendees will hear in Santa Clara on May 11-12 (you registered already, right?). And what better way to do that, than hearing directly from the speakers themselves.


In this Q&A, Maria Shaldibina and Dr. Max (Michael Maxmillien) give us a quick peek at what to expect in their session on bootstrapping BOSH.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career history

Dr. Max: I am an engineer with IBM’s Cloud Lab with a singular purpose and job: make Cloud Foundry the best PaaS. Before that I was a Research Scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, where I did pioneering research work in Cloud Computing, Web services, and agile software engineering. Details:

Maria: I am a software engineer at VMware. Working on Cloud Foundry for the past 3 years. For the past year I was working on BOSH.

How did you get involved in Cloud Foundry?

Maria: I joined Cloud Foundry 3 years ago at VMware. I was working on support for staging and running of Node.js and Ruby applications. Then I worked on core Cloud Foundry (cloud controller, dea) before joining BOSH team.

Dr. Max: I moved from IBM Research to IBM Cloud Labs in order to work on CF and work closely with VMware at the start 2014.

What you are speaking about at CF Summit?

Maria & Dr. Max: BOSH bootstraping (aka BOSH init) or the future of BOSH.

Why do you think what your talk is about is important?

Maria & Dr. Max: It helps explain the direction where BOSH is heading and addresses various complaints users have had with using BOSH.

What do you hope people learn?

Maria & Dr. Max: If they are current BOSH users, we hope they learn that we are working tirelessly to make BOSH better and easier to use. If they are not BOSH users, we hope that they give it a try again since BOSH init reduces the barrier to entry.

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