Liz Rice, VP Open Source Engineering at Aqua Security
Enfield, United Kingdom
Hero since 2019
Liz Rice is VP Open Source Engineering with cloud native security specialists Aqua Security, where she and her team look after several container-related open source projects. She is chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee, and was Co-Chair of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle.
She is a regular speaker at conferences including re:Invent, Velocity, DockerCon and many more. Her talks usually feature live coding or demos, and she is known for making complex technical concepts accessible, as in this talk explaining what containers are by writing one in a few lines of Go.
Her articles on containers, cloud native and security appear in publications including TheNewStack, TechBeacon and the Aqua Security blog, as well as her own site. She is co-author with AWS’s Michael Hausenblas on the O’Reilly report on Kubernetes Security.
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