Inaugural Kubernetes Forum events will connect local and international experts to further cloud native computing across the globe

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 17, 2019 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced the schedules for the inaugural Kubernetes Forums, in Seoul, South Korea on December 9 -10, and in Sydney, Australia on December 12 – 13. Kubernetes contributors from companies including Samsung, SK Telecom, Condé Nast International, Microsoft, and Atlassian will be giving 29 talks on topics ranging from technical demos to end user experiences.

Kubernetes Forums will bring together international and local Kubernetes experts, adopters, developers and end users in an accessible and compact format. With two events in the same week, running consecutively in two cities in the same geographical areas, Kubernetes Forums are designed to promote face-to-face collaboration and deliver rich educational experiences. Attendees are invited to engage maintainers of Kubernetes and other CNCF-hosted projects, and help set the direction for the cloud native ecosystem.

“We are excited to announce the schedules for the first Kubernetes Forums in Seoul and Sydney,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “This is a new initiative for CNCF to bring together local and international experts to share their expertise with communities in global cities”

Kubernetes Forums have both a beginner and an advanced track; speakers comprise of about half international and half local area experts.

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

View the full schedule for Seoul and Sydney.

As part of Kubernetes Forum, the second day of the event, December 10 in Seoul and December 13 in Sydney, will be dedicated to hosting co-located events.

Co-Located event currently available for registration in Sydney:

Watch for more co-located events in the coming weeks.

Registration and AccommodationsRegister for Seoul and Sydney Forums by November 1 to save $50 on conference passes.

Thank You Sponsors

Kubernetes Forums Seoul and Sydney are made possible with support from diamond sponsors: IBM and Rancher; platinum sponsor: VMware; gold sponsors: Atlassian and F5; silver sponsors: AcornsoftD2IQGitlabInstanaSK HynixSUSE, and xMatters; and bronze sponsors: DarumaticMan Technology, and NexClipper. More information on sponsorships is available.

Kubernetes Forums Bengaluru and Delhi, India

Kubernetes Forum will be in Bengaluru from February 17-18, 2020, followed by Delhi from February 20-21, 2020. CFPs are now open and submissions will be accepted until end of day local time on Friday, November 1, 2019.

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