Following our BIGGEST KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event yet, we wanted to share a snapshot of the notable highlights and news from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2019 in San Diego! This year we welcomed 12,000 attendees from around the world who attended compelling talks from CNCF project maintainers, end users, and community members.

Our flagship North American event grew by more than 33% with 4,000 more attendees than last year’s event in Seattle. At the conference, CNCF announced a number of news items including:

  • Its ever-growing ecosystem has hit over 500 member companies.
  • A brand new CNCF job board.
  • A slew of new platinum and gold members.
  • $200,000 in credits from Amazon Web Services.

This was the second and final event of Bryan Liles and Vicky Cheung as KubeCon + CloudNativeCon co-chairs! They took the stage to announce project updates and introduced a number of project maintainers from Helm, OpenPolicyAgent, Vitess, and more.

During the opening keynotes, we heard from Director of Ecosystem, Cheryl Hung who discussed CNCF updates including reaching over 500 members, the new job board, and Kubernetes Community Days. She spoke alongside a number of our new platinum members. Erin Boyd from Red Hat and co-chair of SIG-Storage talked about what’s next for Rook and cloud-native data storage. Microsoft Azure’s Lachlan Evenson discussed confidential computing for Kubernetes and became the first to show YAML onstage at KubeCon.


Continuing to Embrace Diversity in the Ecosystem

CNCF offered travel support to 115 diversity scholarship applicants, leveraging $177,500 in available funds. This generous scholarship funding was provided by Accenture, AspenMesh, CarGurus, Inc., Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Decipher Technology, Google Cloud, MUFG (Union Bank), Palo Alto Networks, Splunk, and VMware.

We also had a great time at the EmpowerUs lunch, Speed Networking + Mentoring Sessions and Diversity lunch and hack!

Keep Cloud Native Well!

We got to hang out with puppies and dogs during the Puppy Pawlooza!

We also had a quiet room and chair massages, as well as the Open Sourcing Mental Health booth that was manned by volunteers aimed at making sure that everyone felt safe and comfortable.

Community Awards!

We announced the 2019 Community Awards Winners! A lot of well-deserving community members were shown appreciation with the Chop Wood Carry Water, Top Ambassador and Top Committer awards!

All Attendee Party!

Rain or shine, we had a great all attendee party at Gaslamp Quarter. The evening was jam-packed with music, lights, entertainment, food from dozens of restaurants.

Keynote and Session Highlights

All presentations and videos are now 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.

Save the Dates!

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020, scheduled for March 30-April 2, 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2020, scheduled for July 28-30 at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

Save the date for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2020, scheduled for November 17-20, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts.