Weekly Community Meeting

The Cilium contributors gather every Wednesday at 8am PDT, 17:00 CEST, for a Zoom call open to everyone. During that time, we discuss:

  • Status of the next releases for each supported Cilium release

  • Current state of our CI: flakes being investigated and upcoming changes

  • Development items for the next release

  • Any other community-relevant topics during the open session

If you want to discuss something during the next meeting’s open session, you can add it to the meeting’s Google doc. The Zoom link to the meeting is available in the #development Slack channel and in the meeting notes.

Slack

Our Cilium & eBPF Slack is the main discussion space for the Cilium community. Click here to request an invite.

Slack channels

Name

Purpose

#general

General user discussions & questions

#hubble

Questions on Hubble

#kubernetes

Kubernetes-specific questions

#networkpolicy

Questions on network policies

#release

Release announcements only

You can join the following channels if you are looking to contribute to Cilium code, documentation, or website:

Name

Purpose

#development

Development discussions around Cilium

#ebpf-go-dev

Development discussion for the eBPF Go library

#git

GitHub notifications

#sig-*

SIG-specific discussions (see below)

#testing

Testing and CI discussions

#cilium-website

Development discussions around cilium.io

If you are interested in eBPF, then the following channels are for you:

Name

Purpose

#ebpf

General eBPF questions

#ebpf-go

Questions on the eBPF Go library

#ebpf-lsm

Questions on BPF Linux Security Modules (LSM)

#echo-news

Contributions to eCHO News

#ebpf-for-windows

Discussions around eBPF for Windows

Special Interest Groups

All SIGs

The following is a list of special interest groups (SIG) that are meeting on a regular interval. See the respective slack channel for exact meeting cadence and meeting links.

SIG

Meeting

Slack

Description

Datapath

Thursdays, 08:00 PT

#sig-datapath

Development discussions for Linux and eBPF code used in Cilium.

Documentation

None

#sig-docs

Documentation, Helm references, and translations.

Envoy

On demand

#sig-envoy

Envoy, Istio and maintenance of all L7 protocol parsers.

Hubble

During community meeting

#sig-hubble

All Hubble-related code: Server, UI, CLI and Relay.

Policy

None

#sig-policy

Network policy and enforcement.

Release Management

None

#launchpad

Release management and backport coordination.

How to create a SIG

  1. Open a new GitHub issue

  2. Specify the title “SIG-Request: <Name>”

  3. Provide a description

  4. Find two Cilium committers to support the SIG.

  5. Ask on #development to get the Slack channel and Zoom meeting created

  6. Submit a PR to update the documentation to get your new SIG listed