Container Plumbing Days

Program Committee

A very special thank you to the 2024 Program Committee!

  • Preethi Thomas headshot

    Preethi Thomas is self-driven and highly motivated engineering leader with a proven track record in building teams and delivering outstanding results.She thrive on overcoming challenges and finding innovative solutions. Her strategic thinking and decision-making prowess have been key drivers in her successful leadership journey.

    Passionate about open source software, software quality, and open management practices, Preethi has cultivated rich experience working with upstream communities and projects.
    Preethi is a dedicated advocate for Diversity and Inclusion, actively participating in outreach activities to create a more inclusive tech community. Her leadership style encompasses being a strategic thinker, a decision-maker, and a skilled communicator, ensuring that her teams are not only technically proficient but also cohesive and dynamic.

    Currently leading the Container Operating System and tools teams through agile development, Her ability to analyze complex situations, connect with diverse stakeholders, and make strategic decisions positions her as a driving force in the tech industry.

  • Phil Estes headshot

    Phil is a Principal Engineer for Amazon Web Services (AWS), focused on core container technologies that power AWS container offerings like Fargate, EKS, and ECS. Phil is currently an active contributor and maintainer for the CNCF containerd runtime project, and participates in the Open Container Initiative (OCI) as the member of the Technical Oversight Board (TOB). Phil has also been a long-time core contributor and maintainer on the Docker/Moby engine
    project where he contributed key features like user namespace support and multi-platform image capabilities.

    Phil enjoys helping others understand and apply container and cloud native concepts and speaks worldwide at industry conferences and meetups, and is a member of the CNCF Ambassadors program. He maintains a blog on container topics at and you can find him on Twitter tweeting away as @estesp.

  • Akihiro Suda headshot

    Akihiro Suda is a software engineer at NTT Corporation, a Japan-based telecommunication company. He has been a maintainer of several opensource container software such as Moby, BuildKit, containerd, runc, and Lima. He has previously talked at several FLOSS conferences such as KubeCon, DockerCon, FOSDEM, ApacheCon, and Open Source Summit.

  • Urvashi Mohnani headshot

    Urvashi Mohnani is a Principal Software Engineer on the OpenShift Container Tools team at Red Hat. She has spent the last few years contributing to and maintainer open source container tools projects including podman, buidlah, cri-o, and skopeo. She is a co-organizer of DevConf.US and has given talks in conferences such as KubeCon and SCaLE.

  • Josh Berkus headshot

    Josh Berkus, one of the founders of the Container Plumbing Days event, has been messing about with containers since the first public release of Docker (and did Solaris Zones and FreeBSD jails before that). He works on Kubernetes for Red Hat, chairs a TAG for the CNCF, and is an OSI Board member. Josh lives in Portland, OR.

  • Peter Hunt headshot

    Peter Hunt is a Senior Software Engineer working at Red Hat. Passionate about free software, Peter focuses on maintaining CRI-O, attending SIG node, and ~writing~ squashing bugs. Outside of the virtual world, Peter likes collecting floral-printed pants, baking, and dancing.

  • Chris Aniszczyk headshot
    Chris Aniszczyk VP, Developer Relations, The Linux Foundation and CTO, CNCF