Dan leads the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
He consults for companies and advises startups focused on cloud, security, open source and enterprise software development.
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Some recent interviews:
Vice, on the 25th anniversary of the first secure commercial transaction on the web, Aug 2019
A short piece in Wired (at the bottom) about my hearing disability, May 2019
Kubernetes Podcast, Jan 2019
Software Engineering Daily, Jan 2019
IBM Industries Blog on my history and present, Sep 2018
Some of my recent projects:
Cloud Native Interactive Landscape
The Cloud Native Trail Map
Presentation: Stitching Things Together
Presentation: Telecom User Group (TUG) Kickoff
Presentation: How Good Is Our Code?
Presentation: Migrating Legacy Monoliths to Cloud Native Microservices Architectures on Kubernetes
Presentation: A Brief History of the Cloud
The 30 highest velocity open source projects
Why I recommend the Apache Software License
DevStats, analysis of CNCF contributions
The CII Best Practices Badge
I'm a Recurse Center alumnus:
“Today, as the head of CNCF, Kohn is changing the way companies do business on the Internet yet again. And he’s doing it by advocating for the same spirit of technological collaboration that powered his history-making achievement in 1994.”
— IBM Industries, September 2018
Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed.
He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure.
Dan helped manage a number of telecoms firms controlled by Craig McCaw and started his career as founder and CEO of NetMarket, one of the first Internet companies. In 1994, he led the development of the first music store on the web, conducting the first secure commercial transaction after building the first web shopping cart. When not traveling, Dan lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.
He can be reached at email@example.com.
Open Source Summit NA, San Diego, 8/21-23/2019
Helm Summit, Amsterdam, 9/11-12/2019
GitLab Commit, Brooklyn, 9/17/2019
Open Core Summit, San Francisco, 9/19-20/2019
Open Networking Summit EU, Antwerp, 9/23-25/2019
Alibaba Cloud Conference, Hangzhou, 9/25-27/2019
Automotive Grade Linux, Monte Carlo, 10/22-23/2019
Open Source Summit EU, Lyon, 10/28-30/2019
LF Energy Summit, Paris, 11/4-5/2019
PromCon, Munich, 11/7-8/2019
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, San Diego, 11/18-21/2019
AWS re:Invent, Las Vegas, 12/2-6/2019
Open Source Leadership Summit, Squaw Valley, 3/10-12/2020
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Amsterdam, 3/30 - 4/2/2020
Open Source Summit NA, Austin, 6/22-24/2020
Open Networking & Edge Summit, Antwerp, 9/30 - 10/1/2020
Open Source Summit EU, Dublin, 10/26-28/2020
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Boston, 11/17-20/2020
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China, Shanghai, 06/25/2019
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Barcelona, 5/21/2019
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China, Shanghai, 11/14/2018
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Copenhagen, 5/2/2018
Cloud Unfiltered, Video Podcast, 3/15/2018
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Austin, 12/6-8/2017
Google Cloud Webinar, 11/15/2017
Alibaba Cloud Conference, Hangzhou, 10/11-15/2017
Open Source Summit Japan, Tokyo, 6/1-2/2017
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Berlin, 3/29-30/2017
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, Seattle, 11/8-9/2016
LinuxCon + ContainerCon EU, Berlin, 10/4-6/2016
“China today has this classic example of a second-mover advantage where they just didn’t have the couple decades of previous investment into proprietary technologies. So they’re building up from scratch today, and looking at best practices from around the world.”
— Architecht podcast, June 2017