Josh Dolitsky

Hello - I'm a software engineer based in Chicago with a strong background in building full-stack web applications. Over time, I've found myself increasingly more focused on things such as backend web services, APIs, build/release/deploy automation, public cloud, and developer tooling.

Keyword bonanza (stuff I focus on): Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, Containers, CI/CD, Cloud, DevOps, Python, Bash, Go


I've been fortunate to be able to collaborate with people from around the world (remotely!) on free and open-source software. Here are some of the open-source projects I help maintain:


ORAS, which stands for "OCI Registry As Storage", is a CLI and Go library that enables the uploading of custom artifact types to OCI-based registries, such as Docker Distribution.

During the course of 2018, in an effort to leverage the existing infrastructure of Azure Container Registry to store Helm charts, a team at Microsoft developed a shim. Part of that code was then made general-purpose, and open-sourced under the name ORAS.

I am currently one of the core maintainers of ORAS.


Helm is a tool for managing Kubernetes charts. Charts are packages of pre-configured Kubernetes resources.

Helm was created by a small team at Deis during a company hackathon in late 2015. Since then, it has seen wide adoption across the industry as the defacto tool for deploying apps to Kubernetes. Helm is a CNCF incubating project.

I am currently one of the Helm org maintainers, which means I help ensure the overall health of the project.


ChartMuseum is an open-source Helm chart repository server written in Go, with support for multiple cloud storage backends.

This started as my personal side-project during the summer of 2017, and it has since been adopted by the Helm project to provide users the ability to easily host both public and private/internal chart repositories.

I am currently the primary maintainer of ChartMuseum.



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