Meet Mentor Sagar Utekar

Sagar Utekar has been a key contributor to Palisadoes Foundation projects. He learned about because of his interest in the Google Summer of Code and quickly realized that most of our mentors were based in Jamaica while most of the students wanting to work on our projects were based in India.

Sagar lives in Maharashtra, India where he is currently working for the VMware Software India Pvt offices in Banglore.

He has a Diploma in Information Technology from the Institute of Petrochemical Engineering, Lonere, Raigad and a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology.

He has over 3 years experience managing client-facing projects, troubleshooting technical issues, and working with engineering. This includes experience with:

  • Maintaining internet facing production-grade applications in Virtualized environments.
  • Writing software in Java, Python, Go, Node.js
  • Cluster deployments and orchestration technologies using Chef, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, OpenStack, Jenkins, KOPS.
  • Managing Kubernetes in large production environments.
  • Monitoring and alerting infrastructure using ELK, Prometheus, Grafana, Pagerduty, Slack, Datadog
  • Scalable networking technologies (e.g., Load Balancers, Firewalls) and web standards (e.g., REST APIs, web security mechanisms).
  • System administration tasks in Linux, Unix, or Windows and familiarity with standard IT security practices (e.g., encryption, certificates, key management).
  • Managing Kubernetes in large production environments.
  • Open source server software such as NGINX and Elasticsearch