The Official Website of Kris Nóva


I am a transgender hacker.

I climb mountains.

I am fairly awesome.

    I deeply believe in an open source philosophy in both my software and my approach to my life. Sharing your thoughts and approach to problem solving despite making you vulnerable, can empower you beyond your wildest imagination.

    Life is short, and I intend on making the world as beautiful of a place as possible during my short tenure on this forsaken planet.

I have worked on many open source projects such as Linux, FreeBSD, Kubernetes, The Go Programming Language, and Falco

I believe in decision making in the open. I prefer to structure projects in modular ways such that engineers and end-users can compose broader applications with the building blocks.

I believe in a creative problem solving process that involves studying, observing, and manipulating technology

Most people just call this hacking.

I push tools to their limits, observe how they respond. I think of new ways to use and abuse this newly discovered behavior.

Beyond the amazing content you will read on this website, you can read more about a book I co-authored called Cloud Native Infrastructure.

My writing style is direct, and I typically prefer reading/writing for technical conversation. I typically am not fond of brainstorming without record.

Once upon a time I used to speak in front of people.

I am currently on a professional hiatus from public speaking. 

There are a few events I might entertain speaking at, however chances are I am currently going to politely decline the majority of requests.