Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Keynotes and Full Agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Copenhagen

By February 20, 2018 Announcement

Cloud native community’s premier event includes tracks for serverless, hardware hacking and service meshes

SAN FRANCISCO – February 20, 2018 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the keynotes and full agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe on May 2 – 4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Experts from Adidas, Booking.com, Checkfront, eBay, Lyft, New York Times, Norwegian Tax Administration, Spotify and Ygrene Energy Fund will present on how their organizations are adopting Kubernetes, Prometheus and other cutting-edge cloud native technologies. For example, Sarah Wells, Technical Director for Operations and Reliability at the Financial Times will be keynoting “Switching Horses Midstream: The Challenges of Migrating 150+ Microservices to Kubernetes.”

After a sold-out show in Austin last December, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will bring together technologists from thriving open source communities all over the globe to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Rook and Vitess – and other cloud native technologies will gather for three days to share insights around this fast growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon by March 9 to save up to $300.

“By bringing all of the CNCF projects and other notable cloud native technologies under one roof, we provide a forum for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem and enable this growing community to come together in-person for further collaboration,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America saw record attendance levels, and we’re looking forward to furthering these conversations and growing ever more in Europe.”

A program committee of 55 experts led by conference co-chairs, Aqua Security’s Liz Rice and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, reviewed more than 1,083 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features a diverse mix of topics, including technical sessions on serverless, hardware hacking, and service mesh. Other presentations will address operations, storage, observability, and machine learning and data. KubeCon’s customizing and extending Kubernetes track will feature presentations on kubectl, APIs of the future, and custom resource definitions. KubeCon’s security, identity and signing track will feature interactive sessions like “Kris Nova and Jessie Frazelle Hack Each Other: Valuable Lessons in Securing a Multi Tenant Kubernetes Cluster.”

“Being cloud native requires an architecture that departs from traditional enterprise application design, enabled by a broad set of components and communities,” said Liz Rice, Technology Evangelist at Aqua Security. “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon brings together cloud native users and leading contributors across cloud native computing, containers, microservices, orchestration, and other related projects to further cloud native education, innovation, and real-world deployment.”

The community-curated schedule will feature keynotes from leading open source technologists, including:

  • Oliver Beattie, Head of Engineering, Monzo Bank discussing the Anatomy of a Production Kubernetes Outage
  • Sahil Dua, Software Developer, Booking.com discussing Scaling Deep Learning Models in Production Using Kubernetes
  • Ricardo Rocha, Staff Member, CERN and Clenimar Filemon, Open-Source Developer on Container Orchestration and Information Security, Laboratório de Sistemas Distribuídos, discussing CERN Experiences with Multi Cloud Federated Kubernetes
  • Kelsey Hightower, Staff Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform, will discuss the serious idea underlying his humorous project No Code, one of the fasted trending projects in the history of GitHub
  • Liz Rice, Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security providing a CNCF Project Update
  • Alexis Richardson, Founder & CEO, Weaveworks discussing the CNCF 20-20 Vision
  • Aparna Sinha, Group Product Manager, Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes Engine, Google will provide a Kubernetes Project Update
  • David Aronchick, Product Manager, Cloud AI and co-founder of Kubeflow, Google will discuss Kubeflow ML on Kubernetes
  • Fabian Reinartz, Staff Software Engineer, CoreOS discussing Prometheus 2.0 – The Next Scale of Cloud Native Monitoring

We are also pleased to have the following co-located events be a part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe. They are occurring on Tuesday, May 1, so attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel:

  • Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift Hands-On Trainings along with an OpenShift Commons Machine Learning Reception presented by Red Hat
  • Cloud Foundry Day sponsored by Dell EMC
  • Kubernetes Hands-on Workshop presented by Heptio
  • Kubernetes the AWSome Way! presented by AWS
  • Mesosphere Advance: Creating the Future with Containers and Fast Data presented by Mesosphere
  • Your Path to Production-Ready Kubernetes presented by Weaveworks
  • Free Kubernetes Workshop presented by VMware

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe program can be viewed here.

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors Cisco, {code}, IBM and Red Hat; Platinum Sponsors AWS, Azure, DataDog, Mesosphere, Mirantis, VMware and WSO2; along with more than 37 additional Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Start-Up Sponsors and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit here.

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by March 9 to save up to $300 on registration. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit here to learn more about scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by March 2.

Additional Resources

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of cloud native software stacks, including Kubernetes and Prometheus. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies as well as dozens of innovative startups. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit www.cncf.io.

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