Kelsey Hightower

Distinguished Engineer
& Developer Advocate

As a curious and motivated self-learner, Kelsey Hightower gained an interest in computing at a young age and started his IT career by opening a small consulting shop 20 years ago. He is especially known for his work with Kubernetes, open-source software, and cloud computing.

From those beginnings his career progressed quickly, eventually passing through the halls of Google, Puppet Labs, New Relic, and CoreOS. Hightower is a system administrator by trade, a programmer by necessity, but a problem-solver at heart. He hopes to solve the many problems facing IT culture by equipping people with the mental and computational software they need to succeed in the competitive world of technology.

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