Congratulations to Cristher Castro and the Cuemby for designing the winning logo

As we celebrate the anniversary of the first Kubernetes commit, we’re thrilled to announce the Kubernetes 10th Anniversary Logo Design Contest winner and unveil the winning design. The winning logo was designed by Cristher Castro and her team at Cuemby. The special logo will mark an important milestone in the Kubernetes project and celebrate a decade of innovation, collaboration, and a sea change for cloud native development. 

10 year anniversary Kubernetes logo

We chatted with Cristher to learn more about the inspiration behind the design, her involvement in the cloud native community, and her expectations for Kubernetes’s next ten years.

CNCF: What inspired you to submit for the Kubernetes 10th anniversary logo contest?

Cristher: This contest was a unique opportunity for my team at Cuemby and me to contribute creatively to the community. As a non-tech person, I see Kubernetes as an ecosystem enabling other projects to grow, much like the community. A cake symbolizes a container running on a server, which is the basis of Kubernetes, the orchestration to create distributed systems while representing sharing and celebration, which aligns with Kubernetes’ role in orchestrating solutions in a simple yet powerful way.

How long have you been part of the cloud native community?

I’ve been part of this beautiful community since 2018 when we opened the meetup chapter in Medellin. From there, our company joined CNCF as a Silver member in 2019. Since then, I’ve supported emerging communities and meetups, focusing on accessibility to information and bridging the gap between experts and beginners. My participation is more logistical and operational, but every role counts in a community. This journey has led me to become an ambassador, shaping my personal and professional development and inspiring me to do more.

What’s your favorite part about this community?

It’s the sense of belonging and collaboration across various skill sets. The beauty of this community is that you don’t have to be a technical expert to contribute. Everyone, regardless of their background, is welcome. From contributors to maintainers, lead meetup organizers to volunteers, software engineer students to companies and universities, everyone makes an impact. New contributors learn how to be part of open source technologies, joining a movement that offers infinite opportunities for growth within the cloud native community.

Do you have a favorite Kubernetes moment or story?

My favorite moment was at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 in Chicago, where I was named an ambassador. More importantly, the growing Latin American community had the chance to come together. We shared our stories, exchanged ideas, and formed connections that continue strengthening our community today. In the picture, we were around 30 LATAM Community organizers, including KCD Organizers, contributors, maintainers, and enthusiasts, who, in one way or another, are supporting the Kubernetes community and creating ways to adopt cloud native technologies. 

Something that made you laugh or proud of the work you do?

Hosting the first in-person KCD in Latin America felt impossible, but we pulled it off. Since then, the Latin American community has grown stronger. I’m excited about CNCF announcing the first KubeDay in the region, which will occur in Medellin, Colombia, on October 9th, 2024. I’m proud and grateful for the entire community’s efforts. 

What are you excited about in the coming years for Kubernetes?

I am excited about Kubernetes’ rapid expansion and the strong, supportive community behind it. The increasing adoption and active contribution to these technologies in emerging regions will have a profound and far-reaching impact on professionals and businesses.


The winning logo was selected by a panel of Kubernetes experts and design professionals, including: 

The submissions were evaluated based on creativity, relevance to the theme, and visual appeal. While we received more than 30 submissions, the winning design stood out for its attention to detail and captured the KuberTENes birthday event. Congratulations to Cristher and team Cuemby, and a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit. We never fail to be amazed by this community’s achievements over the past ten years, and the creativity and thoughtfulness of the submissions reflected this. 

Love the design? A special Kubernetes Birthday tee featuring the logo is available in the CNCF store; order yours now!

Join in on the celebrations!

The official KuberTENes Birthday Bash is taking place in Mountain View, CA, on June 6. Register for a complimentary ticket and join us for an evening of talks and panels featuring early Kubernetes contributors and hidden figures that made this project possible. Not in the Bay Area or can’t make it? Celebrate in your area with your community! More than 40 cloud native community groups will be having parties across the globe. See here for a full list. We will also have a live stream and video replay of the Bay Area event on the CNCF YouTube channel.

And join the biggest gathering of Kubernetes enthusiasts in Salt Lake City for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, where we plan to continue the 10-year celebrations.