The sold out CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 gathered more than 1,500 end users, leading contributors and developers from around the world for three days in Berlin to exchange Cloud Native knowledge, best practices, and experiences.
What started as our seven project logos lit up high above, grew to nine project logos as Executive Director Dan Kohn unveiled our two newest projects — containerd and rkt — and added their logos to the ring of project logos adorning the conference hall.
Talks covered Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, and other Cloud Native technologies. With 115 sessions, keynotes, lightning talks, panels, breakouts, and BoFs, CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe brought many Cloud Native communities and projects together. You can enjoy the entire conference in this Youtube playlist and catch photos on Flickr! Follow along with the conversation on Twitter too using hashtag #CloudNativeCon and # KubeCon.
Super impressed by what I have already seen during my first experience with #kubecon. Content and collaboration was on-point!— kraigernetes (@craig_tracey) March 28, 2017
In the news
Several important announcements were made the week of CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017; including:
- containerd Joins CNCF
- Pod-Native Container Engine Project rkt Joins CNCF
- Dell Technologies Became a CNCF Platinum Member
- CNCF Kicked Off Berlin Event with Five New International Members
- CNCF Makes Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam Curriculum Freely Available
- Kubernetes 1.6 release
- Linkerd announced linkerd-tcp
- CoreNDS released a module that enables a gRPC server for use with the proxy middleware
Speakers from a variety of titles, background and companies talked about a range of Kubernetes topics, including the latest 1.6 update released at the conference, container security, application registry and workload colocations and more. Patrick Chanezon of Docker introduced the audience to containerd in his keynote while Brandon Phillips of CoreOS dove into rkt’s history and goals going forward.
Additional keynote speakers presented on containerd, rkt, Prometheus, and topics like enterprise production and moving to the modern infrastructure. Watch keynotes and all other sessions here.
Key Kubernetes keynotes included:
- Kubernetes1.6 and the Open Source Roadmap – Aparna Sinha, Product Management Team Lead, Google
- Red Hat is Driving Kubernetes/Container Security Forward – Clayton Coleman, Architect & Engineer, Cloud Orchestration and Containers, Red Hat
- Backstage with Kubernetes – Chen Goldberg, Director of Engineering, Container Engine & Kubernetes, Google
- The Kubernetes Application Registry: Easily Deploying Complex Applications with CoreOS Quay – Brandon Philips, CTO, CoreOS
- Your Philips Hue Light Bulbs Are Turned On By Kubernetes – Mark van Straten, Senior Software Architect, Q42
- Kubernetes is Still Hard (for Developers) – Michelle Noorali, Software Engineer, Deis
- Scaling Kubernetes: How do we grow the *Kubernetes* user base by 10x? – Joe Beda, CTO, Heptio
- Kubernetes Federation – Kelsey Hightower, Google
Key keynotes from end users, developers and contributors included:
- Keynote Panel: Moving to the Modern Infrastructure – moderated by Michelle Noorali, Software Engineer, Deis
- Introduction to Containerd – Patrick Chanezon, Member of Technical Staff, Docker, Inc.
- Introduction to rkt – Brandon Philips, CTO, CoreOS
- Building the Infrastructure that Powers the Future of AI – Vicki Cheung, Member of Technical Staff & Jonas Schneider, Member of Technical Staff, OpenAI
- Around the (Cloud Native) World in 323 Days – Andy Randall, CEO, Tigera
- Prometheus: From Berlin to Bonanza – Brian Brazil, CEO, Robust Perception
- What is Cloud Native and Why Should I Care? – Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks and TOC Chair, CNCF
- Cloud Native in the Enterprise: Production, Best Practice and Innovation – Dr. Ying Xiong, Chief Architect of Cloud Computing, Huawei Technologies
"This stuff has real world fake world uses." Prometheus being used for Minecraft. #KubeCon— Stormy (@storming) March 29, 2017
Nice to meet you
Bringing the many cloud native communities together to help build professional and personal connections was seen throughout the conference from the job board, to packed sessions to the buzz of the exhibit hall. Sponsor booths filled the exhibit hall, while attendees packed the booths thanks to plenty of demos, cool prizes, T-shirts and fun swag to collect.
Celebrate good times
Germany’s oldest preserved commercial power plant and worldwide magnet for technology aficionado, ewerk GmbH was transformed into a local Berlin art scene for our event’s closing party, sponsored by CoreOS. Attendees mingled while sipping local beer from BRLO, listened to tunes from local DJ Zunshine as they ate a variety of fusion dishes, and took home a piece of art from street artist Andreas Preis.
- Women Who Brunch – CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe kicked off by hosting a women’s brunch with co-sponsor Google. Attendees sipped mimosas and networked with other women in the tech industry from around the globe.
- Diversity Coffee Talk – Attendees munched on pastries as they explored ways to encourage more inclusivity and camaraderie across the many open source communities involved in cloud native computing today.
- 5K Run – Attendees laced up their running shoes and took a professionally guided tour of Berlin, seeing sights like Tiergarten Park, The Victory Column, Bellevue Palace, 17th of June Street and more.
- Attendees donated 25 books to the Tux’s Bookworms program, which collects children’s books our conferences worldwide and donates them to children in local areas of each conference. Remember to bring a book to our North American conference in December!
- We welcomed 6 CNCF Diversity Scholarship winners from around the world. Stay tuned for a series of blog posts from the winners at www.cncf.io/newsroom/blog and consider applying for a scholarship to our North America event. Applications can be found here and are due October 13th.
CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe 2017 would not have been possible without the help of its sponsors, speakers, attendees, and organizers.
Next Up, Austin in December!
CloudNativeCon + KubeCon North America 2017 is headed to Austin, Texas and event dates have been extended to December 6-8, allowing for 3 full days of of cloud native education and community bonding. Register to attend here. CFP submissions are due August 19th, submit to speak here.