GK Barr started his career in computer architecture, optimizing modem security operations center performance at Qualcomm. This was followed by a stint at VMware optimizing data center performance. It was there that GK first felt the pain of DevOps. There were weeks where more time was spent orchestrating Kubernetes clusters than training the models. Alleviating this pain for other reluctant DevOps engineers like himself was a major motivation for joining CtrlStack. At CtrlStack, GK focuses on ML, specifically efforts around natural language-driven user experiences. Outside of work, you'll find GK nose deep in a book, playing tennis, shouting at TV as Arsenal is denied another clear penalty or enjoying a peaty single malt.