Speaker Interview: Kirill Kolyshkin

Kirill Kolyshkin took a few minutes to talk to the SCALE Team about "Seven Problems of Linux Containers."

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: My name is Kirill Kolyshkin, I work with Linux since when I was a student (1994 or so, it was a Slackware on a CD with Linux 1.0.9 kernel). For the last
7 years I am driving OpenVZ project forward.

Q: You're giving a talk on "Seven Problems of Linux Containers." Without tipping your hand on the actual talk, can you give us an idea of what we might expect?

A: I am striving to give a talk which is both technical/informational and interesting/inspiring at the same time. Tough, I know. Usually it's either one way or the other. The card I have in my sleeve is to present various technical problems that challenged our development team, and the solutions they end up with. I hope this will give my talk a flavor of a detective story of sorts. Come and see if I succeeded!

Q: Is this your first visit to SCALE? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?

A: My first SCALE was 4x back in 2006, half a year after I started working on OpenVZ. It was also my first visit to U.S. so I was quite impressed. I really like the spirit of all, all the "hallway tracks", some random hacker playing piano at the hotel lobby, people with multiple stickers on their laptops, you know what I mean. It's a bit different now, eight years later, perhaps more professional, but I believe that spirit is still there. This is why I really like SCALE and visit it almost every year.

[SCALE Team interview by Larry Cafiero]