Apps Special Interest Group

Covers deploying and operating applications in Kubernetes. We focus on the developer and devops experience of running applications in Kubernetes. We discuss how to define and run apps in Kubernetes, demo relevant tools and projects, and discuss areas of friction that can lead to suggesting improvements or feature requests.




The Chairs of the SIG run operations and processes governing the SIG.



The following subprojects are owned by sig-apps: - examples - Owners: - - kompose - Owners: - - workloads-api - Description: The core workloads API, which is composed of the CronJob, DaemonSet, Deployment, Job, ReplicaSet, ReplicationController, and StatefulSet kinds - Owners: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - application - Description: Application metadata descriptor CRD - Owners: -

GitHub Teams

The below teams can be mentioned on issues and PRs in order to get attention from the right people. Note that the links to display team membership will only work if you are a member of the org.

The google groups contain the archive of Github team notifications. Mentioning a team on Github will CC its group. Monitor these for Github activity if you are not a member of the team.

Team Name Details Google Groups Description
@kubernetes/sig-apps-api-reviews link link API Changes and Reviews
@kubernetes/sig-apps-bugs link link Bug Triage and Troubleshooting
@kubernetes/sig-apps-feature-requests link link Feature Requests
@kubernetes/sig-apps-misc link link General Discussion
@kubernetes/sig-apps-pr-reviews link link PR Reviews
@kubernetes/sig-apps-proposals link link Design Proposals
@kubernetes/sig-apps-test-failures link link Test Failures and Triage


  • Discuss running and defining applications in Kubernetes (e.g., APIs, SDKs, Controllers, package management tools, etc.)
  • Work on improvements to the Workload API
  • Suggest Kubernetes features where we see friction
  • Be the voice of the people running applications in Kubernetes (developers and devops)
  • Help people get involved in the Kubernetes community
  • Show early features/demos of tools that make running apps easier


  • Do not endorse one particular ecosystem tool
  • Do not pick which apps to run on top of Kubernetes
  • Do not recommend one way to do things (e.g., picking a template language)

Helm and Charts

Helm, Charts and its other subprojects have moved to the CNCF. See Helm’s community repository for information about the Helm project.