KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA Virtual sponsor guest post from Isabel Macaulay, Product Marketing Manager at AWS

With KubeCon North America 2020 fast approaching, we wanted to share some events and sessions taking place the week of November 16th that we’re excited about.

AWS Container Day: Kubernetes Edition

AWS Container Day is a fully live, virtual day of sessions all about Amazon EKS and Kubernetes at AWS, hosted by Containers from the Couch. At this Day Zero KubeCon event, the AWS Kubernetes team will be discussing new launches, demoing products and features, covering best practices, and answering your question live on Twitch.

Register here for AWS Container Day: Kubernetes Edition.

AWS Controllers for Kubernetes – The AWS API Universe Now Kubeified

Jay Pipes, AWS.

Have you ever wanted to use the Kubernetes API and configuration language to create an AWS S3 Bucket? Frustrated having to use different tools to configure your Kubernetes application and your application’s dependencies like RDS DB instances or SNS Topics?

Well, AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK) is what you’ve been looking for. It bridges the worlds of the AWS service APIs and Kubernetes, allowing Kubernetes users to create and manage AWS resources using the
Kubernetes API and resource model.

Come learn how ACK is designed, what you can do with it, how you can contribute to this open source project and how ACK components and code generation can form the foundation of other Kubernetes ecosystem
projects that interact with AWS APIs.

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Everyone is a Cloud Engineer Now

Leah Petersen, Two Sigma Investments, and Guinavere Saenger, GitHub.

Ada develops software engineers who are skilled, confident, and work-tested; our graduates are experienced in practical, team-based software development and learning new technology rapidly. Diverse teams create more effective work cultures and innovative products. Ada advocates for and supports our students, alums, and partners to build healthy, equitable environments and a more inclusive tech industry. In this talk, the team at Ada Developers Academy discusses their program and the phenomenal work the graduates do.

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SIG CLI Intro and Updates

Phillip Wittrock, Apple, Maciej Szukil, Red Hat, Sean Sullivan, Google, and Eddie Zaneski, AWS.

Maintainers from SIG CLI will introduce the audience to the projects hosted under the SIG and the SIG CLI community. They will provide a brief overview for each of these projects, including giving on update on the current state of the kubectl and kustomize CLIs. Maintainers will also cover the contribution process for the SIG, and they ways they have seen new contributors successfully onboard into the SIG. The final 15 minutes of the session will be reserved for answering questions from the audience.

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Diversity + Inclusion Workshop: Removing Barriers to Innovation in Becoming a Better Ally

Christopher Lafayette

As we find ourselves at a pivotal time in history where racial equality has never been more important, join national and international speaker Christopher Lafayette as he shares best practices toward removing barriers to innovation.

Join us for a workshop on sharing, expressing and learning new ideas for companies and individuals toward becoming better allies for underserved communities in technology.

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Tutorial: Say Goodbye to YAML Engineering with the CDK for Kubernetes

Nathan Taber, AWS, and Elad Ben-Israel, AWS. 

Applications running on Kubernetes are composed of dozens of resources maintained through an intricate collection of carefully maintained YAML files. As applications evolve and teams grow, these files become hard to manage and reuse — copying & pasting from previous projects is not the solution! The CDK for Kubernetes (cdk8s) is a new open-source software development framework for defining Kubernetes applications and resources using familiar programming languages. In this tutorial, the creators of cdk8s show you how to define your first cdk8s application, design a reusable construct and package it as a library, and generally say goodbye (and thank you very much) to writing in YAML. Bring your laptops set up with your favorite development environment in one of the supported languages (TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, Java, or .NET).

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Infrastructure for Entertainment 

Justin Garrison, AWS

Let’s talk about what it takes to create movies and ship them to theaters as well as what it takes to stream movies directly to viewers. Justin has experience running infrastructure for both and wants to help you be successful in your cloud or on-prem journey.

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Notary v2: Redesigning the Secure Supply Chain for Containers

Justin Cormack, Docker, Steve Lasker, Microsoft, and Omar Paul, AWS.

The Notary v2 project was launched at Kubecon North America in 2019, as a joint community effort to resolve issues with the first generation Notary, which was launched five years ago. Since then we have learned a lot about how containers are used in practise and the security requirements, and Notary v2 builds on that experience from the whole community. The protocols are OCI registry native and designed to improve the supply chain security of the whole container ecosystem. This talk gives an overview of the progress, and the problems being solved, and then a deep dive into the state of the specification and implementations. We also cover current open issues and the road to production.

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We hope to see you in November!