Now that we’ve finally caught our breath after a fantastic two days at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Shanghai, let’s dive into some of the key highlights and news. The best part is we get to see so many of you so soon again at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle in December!
The sold-out event with more than 2,500 attendees (technologists, maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects) was full of great keynotes, presentations, discussions and deep dives on projects including Rook, Jaeger, Kubernetes, gRPC, containerd – and many more! Attendees had the opportunity to hear a slew of compelling talks from CNCF project maintainers, community members and end users including eBay, JD.com and Alibaba.
— Jason Adelman (@jason_adelman) November 14, 2018
Now @dankohn1 kick off the first ever @CloudNativeFdn #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon China! A sellout with 2.5K attendees. #OpenSource in Asia is growing! @IBMDeveloper @linuxfoundation pic.twitter.com/GPTZ55v8gb
— Jeffrey Borek (@jeffborek) November 14, 2018
After hosting successful events in Europe and North America the past few years, it’s no wonder China was the next stop on the tour. Asia has seen a spike in of cloud native adoption to the tune of 135% since March 2018. You can find more information about the tremendous growth of cloud usage in China from CNCF’s Survey.
@cra: #Cloud #Native Foundation #CNCF Survey: Cloud Usage in #Asia Has #Grown 135% Since March 2018 #Kubernetes #K8s #Mandarin #Alibaba #Fujitsu #Huawei #JD @Cra @CloudNativeFdn @IDSchijn @OpenMarketingTV
“The CNCF has a total of 42 members across China,…https://t.co/X1sOYCEESY
— Tony Thijs (@OpenMarketingTV) November 14, 2018
Interesting comparison of use of #Kubernetes in China vs elsewhere, including much greater use of #OpenStack and #AlibabaCloud in China based on #CNCF survey data — kudos to @LawrenceHecht & @thenewstack on the analysis https://t.co/Nm5pZ2RM9k
— Rhett Dillingham (@rhettdi) April 19, 2018
The conference kicked off by welcoming 53 new global members and end users to the Foundation, including several from China such as R&D China Information Technology, Shanghai Qiniu Information Technologies, Beijing Yan Rong Technology and Yuan Ding Technology. The CNCF has 40 members in China, which represents a little more than 10% of the CNCF’s total membership.
China & US account for over 1/2 of all cos certified by CNCF to provide Kubernetes-related services + training. 21% of 71 certified service providers are from China, w/ 1/3 coa providing Kubernetes training based in China. @LawrenceHecht https://t.co/nGbifKL5JX pic.twitter.com/d5ngpijIAd
— Open Source Swan (@BlackSwansMedia) November 20, 2018
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) November 16, 2018
AI Fuels Even Greater Kubernetes Growth
It wouldn’t be KubeCon without some great talks on Kubernetes! Opening the first KubeCon conference in China, Janet Kuo, co-chair of conference, said: “Kubernetes is boring and that’s good.”
[LIVE from #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon China] @janet_kuo of @google discusses how #Kubernetes has become boring, but “Boring is good, and means a lot of people are using it because it works”. pic.twitter.com/TyEyYCLFEF
— CNCF (@CloudNativeFdn) November 14, 2018
One of the most interesting @KubeCon_ talks I’ve ever witnessed: @KubernetesIO is now accelerating the programmability of humanity with KubeGene! Of course, China driving a ton of innovation here. 🤓 https://t.co/IrxgoCwoYE pic.twitter.com/JQGeLgZT81
— Joseph Jacks (@asynchio) November 15, 2018
#currentlywatching ➡️ #K8s talks from #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon China – just finished “#Kubernetes Explained the Easy Way, Using Computer Games” https://t.co/lP4He249Zo + now playing “Kubernetes as a Foundational Layer of #Infrastructure” https://t.co/Qqtu9hE6LX 👍🏽📺 pic.twitter.com/jqji84GX4J
— Kubernetes (@kubernetesio) November 19, 2018
During the conference there were many great sessions on AI as well as a Kubernetes AI panel discussion that included product managers, data scientists, engineers, and architects from Google, CaiCloud, eBay, and JD.com
“We are extending AI to edge with Kubernetes.”
— Liz Rice (@lizrice) November 15, 2018
— Trignon (@trignontech) November 15, 2018
In further exciting China news, Harbor, the first project contributed by VMware to CNCF, successfully moved from sandbox into incubation. “Harbor is not only the first project donated by VMware to CNCF, but it is also the first Chinese program developed in the Chinese open source community donated to CNCF.”
@project_harbor showed up quite a few times during the first day keynotes of @KubeCon_ Shanghai. Harbor team stood on stage during the opening keynote for Harbor’s moving into CNCF Incubator! pic.twitter.com/ACsp41qLg9
— Haining Henry Zhang (@zhanghaining) November 14, 2018
Good news! @project_harbor from @VMware China becomes the first @CloudNativeFdn project to be created in China after passing the TOC vote this month (today?!)! @zhanghaining tells us more. #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon Shanghai rocks! pic.twitter.com/EFh2opGng6
— Priyanka Sharma @AWS re:Invent (@pritianka) November 14, 2018
– More details will be shared on an integration with Harbor in KubeCon Seattle
CNCF Diversity Scholarship
As always, the Foundation offered scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. With $122,000 in diversity scholarship funds available, travel and/or conference registration was covered for 68 recipients KubeCon attendees.Scholarship funding was provided by AWS, CNCF, Google, Helm Summit, Heptio and VMware.
— La Donna Quinn (@LaDonnaJQuinn) November 9, 2016
Excited to be at KubeCon+CloudNativeCon China 2018 at Shanghai! Thank you, The Linux Foundation for this amazing opportunity through the Diversity Scholarship.#KubeCon #CloudNativeCon #LinuxFoundation
— Meghana N Babu (@meghananbabu) November 15, 2018
End User Awards
The end user community continues to grow at an incredible pace and a very deserving JD.com won the CNCF End User Award.
— Jeffrey Borek (@jeffborek) November 15, 2018
#ICYMI: @JD_Corporate, which runs one of the world’s largest #Kubernetes bare metal deployments, was named Top End User during #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon China 🇨🇳 Learn more about their shift to #K8s in this dual-language blog post from the company 🔗 https://t.co/yQVUT2FGh2 pic.twitter.com/UNNClq7fnU
— Kubernetes (@kubernetesio) November 16, 2018
Missed out on KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Shanghai? Don’t worry as you have more chances to attend. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 is taking place in Seattle, WA from December 10-13. The Conference is currently sold out, but if you’d like to be added to the waitlist, fill out this form. You will be notified as new spots become available.
Sessions, Sessions, Session
— Phil Estes (@estesp) November 14, 2018
— Michael Dombek @ KubeCon 🇨🇳 (@MichaelWDombek) November 15, 2018
— Vijay Dhama (@vjdhama) November 15, 2018
Thank you Translators!
Also, massive kudos to the translators at #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon who have been ON POINT. The translator for the Service Mesh panel was capturing and relaying a boatload of technical details in a staggeringly fast amount of time.
— George Miranda (@gmiranda23) November 15, 2018
Meet the Maintainers
— Eduardo Silva (@edsiper) November 14, 2018
Community Coming Together
— Jimmy Song(宋净超) (@jimmysongio) November 15, 2018
I’m officially exhausted but #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon Shanghai was amazing & productive! It was great getting see so many wonderful people! @zachorsarah @cra @annilai @lizrice @fuzzychef @brahmaroutu @sriramhere @duginabox @sp_zala @email4tong @gyliu513 Andrew Chen & many others! pic.twitter.com/nzRCObHifq
— Brad Topol (@bradtopol) November 16, 2018
I had a great time at @KubeCon_ China. I learned a ton about K8s and CNCF projects. I am looking forward to contributing back to the community.
— Mohammad Maqbool Alam (@okMaqbool) November 17, 2018
Save the Dates!
We’ll be back in China for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Shanghai from June 24-26. Registration will go live early 2019.
And to finish of 2019, there’s KubeCon San Diego from November 18 – 21.
We hope to see you at one of or all of these 2019 events!