Mentoring Programs and Resources

An index of Kubernetes Mentoring programs, initiatives, and resources.

Kubernetes Upstream Mentoring Programs

This page indexes all of the mentoring initiatives for contributing to the Kubernetes project. For end user mentoring initiatives, check out KubeCon and other CNCF events and programs.

We understand that everyone has different learning styles and we want to support as many of those as possible. Mentoring is vital to the growth of an individual and organization of every kind. For Kubernetes, the larger the project becomes , it’s necessary to keep a continuous pipeline of quality contributors and we want you to hang around!

Current mentoring activities:

Please reach out to #sig-contribex on slack or come to a mentoring meeting to get involved in planning //TODO add contribex README when this is updated

SIG’s office hours / mentoring

Long Term Contributor Ladder Growth

Specific topics and activities

Role based shadow programs


1:1 full-time mentoring

Tech Writers

Groups Traditionally Underrepresented in Tech

In person

Inspiration and Thanks

This is not an out of the box program but was largely inspired by the following:

Thanks to:

  • the many contributors who reviewed and participated in brainstorming,
  • founding mentees for their willingness to try this out,
  • founding mentors (@chrislovecnm, @luxas, @kow3ns, @nikhita)

We welcome PRs, suggestions, and help!