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W. Watson

Vulk Cooperative
Principal Developer
Austin, Texas Area
W. Watson has been professionally developing software for 25 years. He has spent the numerous years studying game theory and other business expertise in pursuit of the perfect organizational structure for software co-operatives. He also founded the Austin Software Cooperatives meetup group and Vulk Coop as an alternative way to work on software as a group. He has a diverse background that includes service in the Marine Corps as a computer programmer, and software development in numerous industries including defense, medical, education, and insurance. He has spent the last couple of years developing complementary cloud native systems such as the cncf.ci dashboard. He currently works on the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Conformance test suite (https://github.com/cncf/cnf-conformance) the CNF Testbed (https://github.com/cncf/cnf-testbed), and the cloud native networking principles (https://networking.cloud-native-principles.org/) initiatives. Recent speaking experiences include ONS NA, KubeCon NA 2019, and Open Source Summit 2020..