A Look Back At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Barcelona 2019

By May 31, 2019 June 5th, 2019 Blog

 

Hot off an amazing three days in Barcelona, here is a snapshot into some of the key highlights and news from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019! This year we welcomed more than 7,700 attendees from around the world to hear compelling talks from CNCF project maintainers, end users and community members.

The annual European event grew by more than 3,000 attendees than last year in Copenhagen. At the conference, CNCF announced its ever-growing ecosystem has hit over 400 member companies, of which there are now more than 88 end user members. We also learned that Kubernetes has more than 2.66 million posts from 26,214 contributors.

This year we welcomed Bryan Liles as a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon co-chair! He took the stage to announce all the great project news that has come out in the last couple months.

During the opening keynotes we also heard from CNCF Executive Director, Dan Kohn who spoke about the key factors that contributed to the massive growth of the Kubernetes ecosystem, and CNCF Director of Ecosystem, Cheryl Hung who shared CNCF’s growth and plans to continue growing a positive community. Lucas Käldström, CNCF Ambassador, Independent & Nikhita Raghunath, Software Engineer, Loodse shared insights on the what, why and how of contributing to Kubernetes.

Kubernetes Boothday Party!

While we celebrated the cloud native community, we also got to celebrate Kubernetes’ fifth birthday with a “Boothday Party” and donut wall!  

Continuing to Embrace Diversity in the Ecosystem

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, CNCF’s diversity program offered scholarships to 56 recipients, from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups, to attend the conference! The $100K investment for Barcelona was donated by CNCF, Aspen Mesh, Google Cloud, Red Hat, Twistlock and VMware.

CNCF has offered more than 300 diversity scholarships to attend KubeCons since November 2016.

We also had a wonderful time at the Diversity lunch and EmpowerUs events!

Take Good Care: Open Sourcing Mental Illness

This year at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, we made sure that self care and mental wellness was top of mind for everyone. As a result, we got to hear inspiring talks throughout the conference on these topics, plus, we had a booth 100% dedicated to relaxing and mental health. We felt so much community support!

All Attendee Party at Poble Espanyol!

Our events team organized a fantastic party at Poble Espanyol, celebrating the many achievements of the cloud native ecosystem in the beautiful Spanish courtyard!

Keynote and Session Highlights

All presentations and videos are available to watch. Here is how to find all the great content from the show:

  • Keynotes, sessions and lightning talks can be found on the CNCF YouTube
  • Photos can be found on the CNCF Flickr
  • Presentations can be found on the Conference Event Schedule, click on the session and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the PDF of the presentation for download

“From the people Computer Weekly spoke to at Kubecon-CloudNativeCon, there is a sense that Kubernetes is breaking out of the open source developer space into the enterprise.” Cliff Saran, ComputerWeekly

“Five years after Google released the toolkit for managing workloads to the open source community, Kubernetes became the celebrated boy. Nothing seems to stop its advance, especially because the developers have embraced this system.” Alfred Montie, Computable.nl

“The Kubernetes container-orchestration system is one platform that is both surviving and thriving.” Nick Marinoff, SiliconANGLE

“It’s apparent that whether an application lives on the Google Cloud Platform or in an on-premises data center, it can be done with containers.” Kristen Nicole, SiliconANGLE

“As stated by Dan Kohn, Kubernetes has emerged on the shoulders of giants: on Linux, the Internet and various cluster manager implementations of cloud-native businesses from Spotify to Facebook to Google. The exciting question for the conference is which innovations will come on the shoulders of the giant Kubernetes in the next few days.” Josef Adersberger, Alex Krause, Heise Online

“The obvious conclusion: If you’re interested in enterprise IT infrastructure, Kubernetes should be your technology of choice, and KubeCon is the place to be.” Jason Bloomberg, SiliconANGLE

It’s a Wrap!

Save the Dates!

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019, scheduled for June 24-26, 2019 at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, scheduled for November 18-21, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. The CFP closes July 12.

Save the date for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020, scheduled for March 30-April 2, 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands