We had an amazing time in Shanghai, and wanted to share an overview of the key highlights and news from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019! This year we welcomed more than 3,500 attendees from around the world to talk about exciting cloud native and open source topics and hear from CNCF project maintainers, end users, and community members.

Our second annual China event grew by 1,000 to more than 3,500 attendees this year! At the conference, CNCF announced the creation of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as well as two new groups: Storage and Security.

CNCF shared the news that the largest mobile payments company in the world, Ant Financial has joined as a Gold End User member.

CNCF also awarded DiDi, the world’s leading multi-modal transportation platform, the End User Award in recognition of its contributions to the cloud native ecosystem.

We watched an exciting line-up of speakers discuss cloud native technology, open source, and their experience building and using the technology. We also learned how Chinese developers have been engaging increasingly with CNCF and open source. Chinese developers have even now collectively made China the second largest Kubernetes contributor country in the world!

Diversity Scholarships in Asia!

For KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China this year, CNCF enabled 15 diversity scholars to attend! We are thrilled to have sponsors Aspen Mesh, CNCF, Google Cloud, Red Hat, Twistlock, and VMware come together to help offer this opportunity to attend KubeCon to these recipients! Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for our Diversity Scholarship Series, where recipients share their experiences.

Community Party!

The community came together on Day 1 at the Welcome Reception in the Sponsor Showcase. Sponsors, attendees and fellow community members enjoyed an evening of networking, food, drink and entertainment, including local calligraphy, sugar and candy floss artists.

As always, we had a killer job board at the event showing continued growth in the ecosystem.

That’s a wrap!

Save the Dates!

The call for proposals for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, which takes place in San Diego from November 18-21, closes July 12th. Registration is open.

We’ll be back in Europe for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Amsterdam from March 30-April 2, 2020. Registration will go live at the end of the year. We’ll soon be announcing the location for our China event in the summer of 2020.

We hope to see you at one of or all of these upcoming events!