Hi, I'm Matt. I write about engineering, product, and startups.
Richard Feynman once said that you don't truly understand a topic until you can deliver a freshman lecture on it. As someone who has written a lot of code, and gone in depth on technical topics, this blog is my attempt to prepare those "freshman lectures".
A little more about me:
Operator: SaaS, and Startups. At Stanford GSB, I focused on early stage companies, venture capital, finance, operations and sales. At Blackstone, I learned about the inner workings of private equity and valuation.
Engineer: Developer Tools, and Open Source. At Google, I was a software engineer working on Kubernetes. I built and maintained open source projects like minikube (20k+ stars), skaffold (10k+ stars), and kubeflow (9k+ stars). I'm also a longtime user of Arch Linux and contributor to the Arch User Repository (AUR).
- Google Cloud at KubeCon: Interview with Matt Rickard
- The Kubernetes Podcast by Google: Episode #6
- Live Demos from KubeCon: Matt Rickard
- Open Source Summit: Alternative Frontends with Buildkit, DockerCon 2019
- Kubeflow Fairing, Kubeflow Contributor Summit 2019
- Building Docker Images Without Docker, KubeCon EU, Copenhagen 2018
- Developer Tools, Kubernetes Developer Summit, Copenhagen 2018
- Kubernetes Development Workflows, CloudCamp SF 2018
- Easy Kubernetes Development with Skaffold and Redis, RedisConf 2018
- Skaffold, Kubernetes Bay Area Meetup 2018
- Kubernetes Developer Tooling, DevOps Night SF 2018
- Container Tools Overview, Google Developer Expert Conference, 2018
- Minikube Developer Workflow and Advanced Tips, KubeCon Austin 2017
- Kubernetes 1.4 Release Meetup - Minikube, CoreOS 2016