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Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys building software using cloud and container technologies.
Karthik has worked in both large enterprises and startups, with his career spanning work at National Instruments, Signal Sciences (where he was the first hired engineer), StackEngine, and Oracle, where, as a principal engineer, he built out the Oracle Cloud managed Kubernetes engine. He currently serves as the head of cloud native engineering at Verica, where he works to build better continuous verification practices for the cloud native ecosystem. He also organizes several conferences, including DevOpsDays and Container Days. In his free time, Karthik enjoys spending time with his family, teaching others new things he's learned, dabbling in new product ideas, and blogging on theagileadmin.com.