Infrastructure for Innovation - Hippie Hacker

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The World Runs on Open

  • Open Technology
  • Open Hardware
  • Open Finance
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Source

Open Tech Ecosystems Transform Industries

of supercomputers use Linux
of public clouds use Kubernetes
of global mobile networks use ONAP
of new vehicles use Automotive Grade Linux

Make a mark on an entire industry

“It’s one thing to create a great piece of software. It’s quite another to have it make a mark on the entire industry.“

“These are the companies and organizations whose work has had a significant impact on what others build, how they build it, and ultimately, who uses it: Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, GitHub, Netflix, Red Hat, Slack, and the Linux Foundation.”

Free Software :: $5

Geeks from back in the day

The OG Hippie Hacker

I learned to code lisp from Richard Stallman.

(on a boat)

Founders of Open Source

Firm Foundations

Many years later, a Global Advisor:

Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Catalyst provides Certified Kubernetes
LF Public Health
Free Software Foundation
Public Money? Public Code!

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

NZ CNCF Certified Cloud

Catalyst Cloud announces CNCF certified Kubernetes platform

Public Health - GAEN+Bluetooth

NZ COVID Contract Tracing


Public Money? Public Code!

No artificial limits
Meet our own needs
Invest in local talent
Particularly our youth

The FSFE EU Video

Street Repairs in Tauranga

Investing in our Future

Our youth are the future!

Tauranga Teens
speaking overseas on cloud infrastructure
Cloud Native
from an early age
Beyond Us Impact
servant leaders of tomorrow
Invest $$$ in our Youth
They are our future

CNCF Support for Tauranga

The CNCF has offered to help onramp NZ students:

Curriculm and Training
for cloud native careers
to demonstrate capabilities
Conference Passes
Online and local events!
Internship Programs
(Google Summer of code and others)

ii is Investing in you

We’d like to give you $100

  • To Study locally and online with friends
  • Connect with a mentor
  • Pass the Cloud Native Associate Exam
  • Join the Kubernetes Community
  • Local Boot-Camp : October 4th-8th
  • Attend KubeCon Virtual October 12th-16th (NZ)