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Continuous Spotlight | Meet Natale Vinto

By December 14, 2023Blog, Community

New Series: Getting to know the wonderful folks that are part of our Continuous Delivery Community

Natale Vinto

Natale Vinto

Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Milan, Italy

Who are you?

I’m a Software Engineer with more than 10 years of expertise in IT and ICT technologies, and a consolidated background in Telecommunications, DevOps, and Linux operating systems. As a Solution Architect with a Java development background, I spent some years as an EMEA Specialist Solution Architect for OpenShift at Red Hat.

Today, I’m a Developer Advocate Lead at Red Hat and author of “Modernizing Enterprise Java” and “GitOps Cookbook” for O’Reilly helping people within communities and customers have success with their Kubernetes and cloud native strategy.

Natale Vinto

What are your hobbies?

I like reading books about history, philosophy, and science. History of computer science is one of my favorite subjects. I like playing and watching football, and traveling with my family.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

Classic: Astronaut or football player 🙂

What led you to a career in tech?

Definitely my passion for Linux and FOSS. 

Do you remember your first open source contribution?

I created several open source projects for Java Micro Edition (J2ME), one of these was goText—a GPLv2 client-server system to send free SMS through a web gateway using third-party websites scraped with Perl.

How did you get involved in the Continuous Delivery Foundation?

I knew about the CDF from the Tekton project and I wanted to expand my knowledge about this and other projects in the CD landscape by joining the Ambassador program.

What is your favorite thing/project/tech to work on?

My favorite thing is always GNU/Linux. I’m passionate about OS and how Linux evolves over the years. My technical focus is on Kubernetes and the ecosystem to automate workloads with CI/CD and GitOps.

Tell us about the thing you’re most proud of and why?

I’m proud about how my team of Developer Advocates and I have built an inspiring environment that lets us work and advocate for open source projects that we like with events, labs, code, content, or books.

And my latest keynotes!

Natale Vinto IBM Keynote

What is the best connection you’ve made through open source?

All my professional network is built from open source communities, I have found jobs and friends!

What is your #1 top tip for getting involved in the community?

Get started! Communities are the best places to learn and share ideas. Active listening is a great way to start, joining communication channels such as Slack/Discord, mailing lists or google groups helps a lot to get a cadence of meetings and a feel of community from Day 1!

Where can we find you?

Watch Natale’s talk from the CD Mini Summit: Tekton Chains in Action