We created the ambassador program to empower community members with resources and tools, and to reward our most loyal and enthusiastic users.
The role of a Big Cat
- Be a resource for Project Calico community members
- Help local Calico users learn more about Project Calico
- Represent the Project Calico community publicly
Big Cat rewards
Big Cats will have access to exclusive perks, such as:
- Annual swag pack
- Calico Big Cats exclusive jersey
- Calico Big Cat Badge to share on your social media
Please note that Ambassador Rewards are granted at the discretion of Tigera, may change at any time, and have no cash value.
How can I become an ambassador?
To participate in the Calico Big Cats program, you must be a Project Calico user and be interested in contributing to the community in one (or more) of the following ways:
- Speaking at community events
- Participating in meetups
- Contributing to Calico content (e.g. answering questions on Project Calico related forums, writing blog posts and open-source code)
Meet the Calico Big Cats
Geoff BurkeSenior Cloud Solutions Architect, Tsunati
"Kubernetes Network Security is a GO, when you leverage Tigera’s Calico!" Geoff Burke has 20 years of IT experience, 12 years in Data Protection. He is a Calico Big Cat Ambassador, Veeam Vanguard and a Veeam Legend. Geoff is always looking for new educational resources for continuous learning and has CKA, CKS, CKAD, KCNA, Calico Operator Level 1 and Calico Operator Azure expert certifications.
Ompragash ViswanathanSenior Software Engineer, Harness
"Project Calico is my go to CNI plugin for Kubernetes Infra and the community is literally awesome with great learning resources, documentation and active collaboration!" Ompragash has a panache for automation and works for Harness as a Senior Software Engineer. At home you will find him busy tinkering with Ansible or writing pipelines automating complex routines. He can be found on GitHub @ompragash.
Jurgen AllewijnCloud Architect, Luminis
"Calico helps me create secure Kubernetes environments." Working in IT since 1992. Always had a focus on the infrastructure side of IT. Passionate about virtualization, cloud (native), and Kubernetes. Currently working as the lead cloud architect of the Azure-based cloud platform of the City of Amsterdam.