About

Leonard Vincent Simon Pahlke

Sustainable Software Engineering | Open Source | Kubernetes


  • Kubernetes 1.26 Release Lead
  • CNCF TAG Environmental Sustainability co-chair
  • Software Engineer & Computer Scientist

I am currently thinking a lot about sustainability and how this change can be reflected in the software area and where the opportunities lie to positively influence this process. In the face of climate change, prospects do not look good, but that should not frighten us to deal with it, but on the contrary drive us to action! 🙂

I ❤️ Art, Philosophy and Nature 🌱 doing outdoor sports like diving or hiking whenever I find time.

Experiences

Apr 2022 - Present
Consultant, Cloud Native Engineering
Part time (next to studying) @Liquid Reply in Hamburg
Nov 2021 - Apr 2022
Consultant, Cloud Native Engineering
Full time @Liquid Reply in Hamburg
Jan 2020 - Oct 2021
Consultant, AWS Cloud Solutions Architect
Part time (next to studying) @Storm Reply in Hamburg

Studies

Mar 2022 - Present
Student M.Sc. Computer Science
HAW, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg in Hamburg

  • Green Software Engineering 🌱
  • Open Source Community Management

Feb 2018 - Oct 2021
Student B.Sc. Computer Science
HAW, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg in Hamburg Thesis: Hybrid Cloud Automation Strategies
Aug 2020 - Jan 2021
Student B.Sc. Software Development
KEA, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in Copenhagen ERASMUS+

Volunteering

October 2022 - Present
Co-Chair of the CNCF TAG (Technical Advisory Group) Environmental Sustainability 🌱
@CNCF

August 2022 - December 2022
Kubernetes Release Lead 1.26
@Kubernetes for sig-release, role handbook

September 2022 - October 2022
Member of the CNCF TAG (Technical Advisory Group) Environmental Sustainability 🌱
@CNCF

May 2022 - August 2022
Kubernetes Release Team Lead Shadow 1.25
@Kubernetes for sig-release, role handbook

May 2022 - Present
CircleCI Champion (volunteering, community role)
@circleci
Dec 2021 - May 2022
Kubernetes Release Team CI Signal Lead 1.24
@Kubernetes for sig-release

  • Reporting Kubernetes test failures and flakes
  • Team organization & responsibility
  • CI Signal report CLI development
  • CI Signal dashboard development
  • CI Signal dashboard donation
  • Sig-Release shadow applicant analysis tool development
  • Sig-Release shadow applicant analysis tool donation

Aug 2021 - Dec 2021
Kubernetes Release Team CI Signal Shadow 1.23
@Kubernetes for sig-release

  • Reporting Kubernetes test failures and flakes
  • CI Signal report CLI development
  • CI Signal report CLI donation

Podcasts

15 December 2022
Kubernetes v1.26 Electrifying, with Leonard Pahlke
Podcast URL

Certifications

November 2022
Ethics for Open Source Development (LFC104)
Credential URL
November 2022
Green Software for Practitioners (LFC131)
Credential URL
May 2022
The Inclusive Speaker Orientation (LFC101)
Credential URL
Apr 2022
LFS158x: Introduction to Kubernetes
Credential URL