Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Schedule for Largest-Ever Kubernetes Event, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle

By September 26, 2018 Announcement

Foundation’s biggest event to date is on track to sell out with 7,000 attendees

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 26, 2018 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the session line-up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 10-13 in Seattle. Experts from Reddit, T-Mobile, Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Google, Intel, and many more will present over 310 cloud native sessions.

As CNCF’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together more than 7,000 technologists from thriving open source communities to further education around cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, and Rook – and other cloud native technologies will gather for four days to share insights around and encourage participation in this fast-growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America by September 28 to save up to $300.

“Since our most recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen, the community has shown no signs of slowing down with a number of exciting new projects and dozens of members joining the Foundation in anticipation of our North American event,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We look forward to the learnings and contributions these new members and adopters will bring to Seattle.”

A program committee of more than 75 experts led by conference co-chairs, Aqua Security’s Liz Rice and Google Cloud’s Janet Kuo, reviewed more than 1,620 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features an impressive mix of topics, including technical sessions, deep-dives and case studies covering Kubernetes in production, serverless use cases, automated storage, securing data, machine learning, open source contributions and much more.

“We were blown away by the creativity and in-depth knowledge baked into these Seattle submissions, which enabled the program committee to build an impressive, informative and forward-thinking schedule,” said Liz Rice, technical evangelist at Aqua Security and conference co-chair. “We expect this year’s attendees to walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and inspiration to build and use new, disruptive technologies.”

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

  • “A Conversation with Kelsey Hightower,” from Dan Kohn of CNCF & Kelsey Hightower of Google
  • “5 Years of etcd: Past, Present, and Future,” from Brandon Philips of Red Hat & Xiang Li of Alibaba
  • “Kubernetes at Reddit: An Origin Story,” from Greg Taylor of Reddit
  • “How T-Mobile Built and Scaled Kubernetes On-Prem for the 2018 Retail Season,” from James Webb of T-Mobile
  • Smooth Operator♪: Large Scale Automated Storage with Kubernetes,” from Celina Ward & Matt Schallert of Uber
  • “Phippy Goes to the Zoo: A Kubernetes Tale,” from Matt Butcher & Karen Chu of Microsoft
  • “Stories About Kubernetes Beginnings That You’ve Never Heard,” from Brian Grant & Tim Hockin of Google
  • “Developing Kubernetes Services at Airbnb Scale,” from Melanie Cebula of Airbnb
  • “The Future of Your CRDs – Evolving an API,” from Stefan Schimanski of Red Hat & Mehdy Bohlool of Google
  • “Friends Don’t Let Friends Leave Their Kubernetes Data Unprotected,” from Rita Zhang of Microsoft
  • “Container Security and Multi-Tenancy Tales from Kata and Nabla,” from Ricardo Aravena of Branch Metrics
  • “CNCF Project Update,” from Liz Rice of Aqua Security
  • “Kubernetes Project Update,” from Janet Kuo of Google Cloud

CNCF is also hosting the following co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, occurring on Monday, December 10 – if interested, attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel.

  • Cloud Foundry Day
  • DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference
  • EnvoyCon
  • Kubernetes Contributor Summit
  • Kubernetes Workshop with VMware
  • OpenShift Commons Gathering by Red Hat
  • Linkerd in Production 101 by Buoyant
  • Kubernetes II – Advanced by Heptio
  • Cloud Native Storage Day
  • FoundationDB Summit
  • Observability Practitioners Summit
  • KubeSec Enterprise Summit
  • Fast Data (FD.io) Project Mini Summit
  • Ballerinacon

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America program can be viewed here.

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America is made possible with support from over 150 sponsors: Diamond Sponsors: Cisco, IBM Cloud, Red Hat and VMware; Platinum Sponsors: AWS, Ballerina, Datadog, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud, Heptio, Intel, Mesosphere, Microsoft Azure, Mirantis, Nutanix, Oracle, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, SAP, Sysdig, Tigera and Ubuntu; and many more Gold, Silver, Start-Up, and Media sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit here.

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by September 28 to save on passes. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, as the discounted rates are 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 Friday, October 5, 2018.

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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