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, and Alibaba.

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.

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.

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.”

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

“We are extending AI to edge with Kubernetes.”


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.”

– 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.

End User Awards

The end user community continues to grow at an incredible pace and a very deserving won the CNCF End User Award.

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.

CNCF news

The Linux Foundation And Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announce New Training Course For Prometheus

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces as Winner of Top End User Award

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Opens Inaugural KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China and Welcomes 53 New Members

TOC Votes to Move Harbor into CNCF Incubator


Sessions, Sessions, Session

Thank you translators!

Meet the maintainers

Community coming together

Save the dates!

The call for speakers and proposals is now open for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 which takes place in Barcelona from May 20-23. Registration will open early in 2019.

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!