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Emmanuel Gomez

Nordstrom
Principal Engineer
Seattle
Emmanuel initiated and served as tech lead on the Kubernetes platform efforts at Nordstrom for the last three years. He was working with and advocating for containers before the Kubernetes 1.0 release and has continuously (and tirelessly) developed, operated, educated, and led containerization efforts there.

This work has forced him to grapple with many of the challenges that come along with the opportunities of containers and container scheduling. Challenges both technical (ex: complex distributed systems, microservices observability), and organizational (ex: inertia, fragmentation, training). Despite these experiences, he wouldn't trade the new problems back for the old.