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Layer5 Culture

  • All team members are expected to...
...take initiative, execute briskly, debate in the discussion, then execute post-haste on the decision, irrespective of the specific decision. All team members should expect to... ...be challenged, to work hard, to play hard, to be recognized, to grow and help others grow. You should... ...pay attention to detail and take pride in your work. Know when to pri- oritize and have the discipline to adhere to those priorities. Focus on the customer. Pay it forward and enable others. Bring solutions with the problems. Take out the trash (do grunt work) as needed.

Open Source is in our DNA

Layer5 projects are open source software. Anyone can download, use, work on, and share it with others. It's built on principles like collaboration, globalism, and innovation. Layer5 projects are distributed under the terms of Apache v2.

We believe that all contributors should expect and be part of a safe and friendly environment for constructive contribution. We can more effectively and successfully compare and challenge different ideas to find the best solutions for advancement, while building the size, diversity, and strength of our community.

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At Layer5, we take our internships seriously. Interns are expected to work hard, learn much, and be recognized for doing so. Past interns have presented their projects at KubeCon, DockerCon, and similar technical conferences.

Our community of contributors is the key ingredient to the success of every one of our projects. Interns engage as part of the community. Whether interning directly with Layer5 or through one of Layer5's partner programs, your contributions will affect people you've never met as the Layer5 projects are being broadly referenced and used in organizations large and small.

The quickly growing Layer5 community represents the largest collection of service mesh projects and their maintainers in the world. Our projects establish industry standards and enable service developers, owners, and operators with repeatable patterns and best practices for managing all aspects of distributed services. Our shared commitment to the open source spirit push the Layer5 community and its projects forward. New members are always welcome.

HashiCorp is driven by its people who are the stewards of our culture and principles which have been the foundational characteristics of. Join us on the journey to enabling the world's most innovative companies make the transition to cloud, and multi-cloud through simple workflows and automation.

Layer5 goes out of its way to welcome and encourage new contributors. We often assign newcomers an onboarding buddy, a MeshMate, to ensure that newcomers get both introduced to the projects within the community and introduced around to other individuals. We strive to help them get a foothold on a crevice of one of our initiatives, instilling and nurturing a sense of ownership, so that they feel at-home as they become a regular contributor.

We also spend a great deal of time trying to recognize and uplift contributors on the Layer5 and Meshery Twitter accounts whether “contribution” means code or any of the other various forms of being involved int the projects and community. Likewise, we try to lift up contributors’ works on the Layer5 and Meshery LinkedIn pages, too. And, while it’s not a world stage, we openly and publicly share our community meetings on YouTube.

Open source contributors come in all shapes, sizes, colors and so on. All are welcome in the Layer5 projects and community!!

The Layer5 community includes software engineers, researchers, students, artists, system administrators, operators and web designers -- all of whom will be happy to help you get started. We believe that all contributors should be afforded a safe and friendly environment for constructive learning. Our projects are improved through diversity and empathic community.

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Layer5, the service mesh company

Representing the largest collection of service meshes and their maintainers in the world, Layer5 is the service mesh company. Creator and maintainer of service mesh standards. Maker of Meshery, the service mesh management plane.