Squarespace Makes Building Websites Easy with Kubernetes and Cloud-Native on the Backend

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Since it was started in a dorm room in 2003, Squarespace has made it simple for millions of people to create their own websites. Behind the scenes, though, the company’s monolithic Java application was making things complicated for its own developers to keep improving the platform.

Read this case study to learn about the company’s transition to Kubernetes in order to keep up with the demand for new features. After a couple months of configuring and testing, they had a stable Kubernetes cluster for their internal use and began rolling out Kubernetes for production. They also added Prometheus, fluentd and Zipkin to their cloud-native stack.

According to Kevin Lynch, Staff Engineer on the Site Reliability team at Squarespace, “once you prove that Kubernetes solves one problem, everyone immediately starts solving other problems without you even having to evangelize it.”

Going forward, all new services at Squarespace are going into Kubernetes and the end goal is for the company to convert services and applications they can. To learn more about how organizations are transforming their performance with cloud-native technologies,  watch keynotes and sessions from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, which was recently held May 2-4, 2018 in Copenhagen.

A Look Back At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018

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With KubeCon now behind us, here’s a snapshot of what was accomplished at our most jam-packed show to date. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 had the largest attendance of any past CNCF event with more than 4,300 contributors, end users, vendors and developers from around the world gathering for over three days in Copenhagen, Denmark to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing, and share insights around this fast growing ecosystem.

The annual European event grew by three times last year’s event in Berlin. It was incredible to see the growth of contributors and projects vying to be part of the community. But most impressively was the growth in the End-User Community, which is now at 52, and spans across a number of industries including finance, healthcare, automotive, technology, government, insurance and more.

However, even with the massive growth in the End-User Community, it was apparent walking through the expo hall and overhearing conversations and the excitement about new projects that weren’t around just a little while ago, a sea of laptops covered in stickers and not a suit in site, that this is still very much a developer conference.

Once again, the conference co-chairs, Liz Rice and Kelsey Hightower, rocked the house in every way possible, from rockstar-level keynotes to curating an amazing list of speakers from companies like Adidas,, Checkfront, eBay, Lyft, New York Times, Norwegian Tax Administration, Spotify and The Financial Times, covering emerging trends around serverless, hardware hacking, service mesh, machine learning and APIs of the future. They were essential in keeping this a true developer conference.

Welcoming Diversity at KubeCon

While education and collaboration are vital to the future of the cloud native ecosystem, it is imperative to CNCF’s success that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status.

To increase and encourage multiple perspectives, CNCF — aided with generous donations made by AWS, Google, Helm, Heptio and VMWare — offered 62 diversity and need-based registration scholarships.

We also partnered with Google and Heptio to host a diversity luncheon & program with engaging discussions focused on how to recruit more women + underrepresented groups into tech, the role of mentors and perceived gender biases around soft and hard skills in the workplace.

The May 1st EmpowHer Evening Event, sponsored by Google Cloud, gathered attendees to discuss ways to increase inclusivity in our fast-growing ecosystem, how to get involved with different cloud native projects, and network with others in the tech industry from around the globe.

The Very First CNCF End-User Award

As mentioned earlier, the growth of the End-User Community has been tremendous and we can proudly say that CNCF has one of the largest end-user community membership of any open source foundation.

Members of the CNCF End-User Community have an official voice and the ability to help shape the future of the ecosystem. To recognize this rapidly growing community, we announced the first ever Top End-User Award. The recipient, Bloomberg, was chosen by its peers in recognition of major contributions to the cloud native ecosystem

It’s truly exciting to see how fast this community is growing. And in case you missed the massive job board at the show – the market is hiring!

Technical leadership

KubeCon was the center of a lot of exciting news being announced from the end-user, vendor and project communities, but we’d be remiss not to highlight some of the major technical announcements from the community, which help advance all projects and companies in the cloud native ecosystem.

Red Hat Introduced the Operator Framework, an open source toolkit designed to manage Kubernetes native applications in a more effective, automated and scalable way.

To much excitement, the CNCF Serverless Working Group released version 0.1 of CloudEvents, which is an industry-wide project designed to ease serverless event and tooling interoperability. It’s expected to be proposed as a CNCF sandbox project in May.

Also, Google Cloud announced Stackdriver for Kubernetes monitoring, which will be available in production sometime in version Kubernetes 1.10. Google Cloud also announced it will be open sourcing gVisor, a sanboxed container runtime.

All Attendee Party at Tivoli Gardens

We’re also proud to say that our events team out did themselves with one of the all-time best All Attendee Party at the beautiful Tivoli Gardens. We ate. We drank. We continued conversations about Cloud Native, and some of us even went on rides!

Keynote and Session Highlights

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

  • Slides for the conference’s keynotes and session presentations are available from the schedule: session details include links for the presentation and the video on YouTube
  • Watch keynotes and all other sessions in this Youtube playlist
  • Find photos on Flickr!

Last week at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen, we saw an open source community coming together, full of vim and vigor and radiating positive energy as it recognized its growing clout in the enterprise world.

The hotel and conference center were buzzing with conversation. Every corner and hallway, every bar stool in the hotel’s open lobby bar, at breakfast in the large breakfast room, by the many coffee machines scattered throughout the venue, and even throughout the city, people chatted, debated and discussed Kubernetes and the energy was palpable.” Ron Miller, TechCrunch

That optimism was on display this week at the latest edition of a conference called KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The event drew… 4,300 other attendees from around the world.

CNCF says it now has 20 projects — including Kubernetes — in some stage of development. Just as critically, CNCF now counts every major cloud service provider as a member. Over the past 12 months, Dan Kohn, executive director of CNCF, said he has been surprised by how quickly industry partners, many of them cloud platform rivals, have bought into the movement and joined the foundation.” Chris O’Brien, VentureBeat

“Today, the furor over Kubernetes (and containers, generally) is loud, and rightly so: Containers mark a demonstrably better way to build applications, with Kubernetes the runaway leader for making it easy to manage those containers at scale.” Matt Assay, TechRepublic

“”I do think Kubernetes in particular has driven a level of consistency across the industry that we’ve never seen,” [Jason] McGee [CTO, IBM Cloud Platform]. “You literally can go to any public cloud now and all the on-premises environments and have a pretty high success rate at taking a workload and running it in another place.

While the workload movement that Kubernetes enables is not a live migration, that’s not necessarily what every organization needs or wants. What Kubernetes and the container ecosystem provide is a standard application packaging approach, though other things are still needed to fully enable portability, according to McGee.” Sean Kerner, eWeek



That’s a wrap!

Save the Dates!

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China 2018, scheduled for November 14 – 15 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, Shanghai, China.

Register now for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, scheduled for December 11 – 13 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.


How Crowdfire Keeps Iterating a Fast-Growing App With a Cloud-Native Approach

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Crowdfire helps creators create content anywhere on the Internet, and publish it everywhere else in the right format. Since its launch in 2010, it has grown to 16 million users.


Read this case study to learn how Kubernetes helped start the India-based Crowdfire on its cloud-native journey, which enabled them to keep up with this growth.

With users demanding new features and continuous improvements, the Crowdfire team struggled to keep up behind the scenes. In 2015, Crowdfire moved their monolith Java application to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and started breaking it down into microservices.

It was a good first step, but the team soon realized they needed to go further down the cloud-native path, which lead them to Kubernetes. The container orchestration technology checked all the boxes and then some.

Deployment times went from 15 minutes to less than a minute, while cost savings soared.

With Crowdfire’s commitment to Kubernetes, the company is looking to expand its cloud-native stack even further. The team already uses Prometheus for monitoring and is evaluating Linkerd, Envoy Proxy, and others.

To learn more about how companies across the globe are staying ahead of demand with a cloud-native approach, watch keynotes and sessions from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, which was recently held May 2-4, 2018 in Copenhagen.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU Recap: Particle Accelerators, Operators and Legos, Oh My!

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More than 4,300 people gathered in Copenhagen May 2-4 for the biggest KubeCon + CloudNativeCon yet. Over three-plus days, attendees were engaged in more than 300 sessions, including four rounds of keynote addresses. Here are some highlights from those talks.

With the Kubernetes ecosystem growing by leaps and bounds, CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn opened the conference by introducing the latest CNCF Interactive Landscape. His keynote also addressed the quality of CNCF’s code. His conclusion? Like all software, there are vulnerabilities. “It’s not good enough,” he said. But “the power of open source is the ability to leverage thousands of other developers that are finding bugs and making fixes to the software we depend on.” And continuous integration is the key step. (See the Cloud Native Trail Map that Dan referenced in his keynote here.)

CERN software engineer Ricardo Rocha, a member of the cloud team for the largest particle physics lab in the world, took the stage to describe the organization’s jaw-dropping scale: 320,000 cores, 4,300 projects, 250 Petabytes, 10,000 hypervisors, 210 Kubernetes clusters. With a presentation that included photos of CERN’s particle accelerator and Antimatter Factory, Ricardo was definitely a crowd favorite.

Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, Red Hat, talked about Kubernetes-native applications, or operators, a concept his company introduced two years ago. “Imagine a cloud where you can install new applications on it,” he said. “We can extend Kubernetes and add whatever application we like.” Brandon announced that just before KubeCon, Operator Framework was launched: an open source toolkit to help developers build new operators and make them available to Kubernetes users.

The Financial Times spent almost a year migrating 150+ microservices to Kubernetes, while running its homegrown orchestration platform in parallel. Sarah Wells, the company’s Technical Director for Operations and Reliability, spoke of “spending your innovation tokens wisely” when making such a big move. In the end, theirs were spent wisely indeed; she reported that the company saw an 80% reduction in EC2 costs alone. And developers are happy, she said: “I haven’t seen any complaining on Slack about the new stack, which I think is a major achievement.”

One much-tweeted-about keynote addressed not what went right, but what went horribly wrong. Oliver Beattie, Head of Engineering of the U.K.-based startup Monzo Bank, offered a startlingly frank play-by-play of a recent outage. In great detail, Oliver explained how a bug in a gRPC client library affecting etcd, an incompatibility between Kubernetes and Linkerd—and human error—led to 1 hour and 21 minutes of cluster downtime. “While this was a really hairy outage for our engineers,” he said, “throughout this, the majority of payments did continue to succeed, and this is one of the core business metrics that we care the most about, that customers care most about.”

Plus, there were lessons learned: the value of defense in depth, chaos engineering, and more visible monitoring. Above all, the experience reinforced the importance of Monzo’s commitment to transparency. After the bank published a public postmortem, “The community really took it upon themselves to help us understand these issues and fix them,” said Oliver. “If we had not been forthcoming about what happened, I don’t think we would have benefited in this way. Embrace the community in every way you can.”

Weaveworks CEO Alexis Richardson offered his 2020 vision for cloud native in an inspiring (and appropriate for the location) Lego-themed talk. Now that Kubernetes has passed the startup phase, he said, “We want ubiquity—and we want people to build their own Legos on top.”

That translates into a cloud platform that businesses can utilize easily. It can run anywhere, has a multitude of components that can be sourced instantly, and can enable developers to simply say, “Just run my code.”

Pointing to the explosion of projects being discussed all around him at KubeCon, Alexis predicted that by 2020, these new tools will unify Kubernetes, containers, serverless, and managed services/APIs. High-velocity delivery pipelines will be enabled by GitOps, he said, which “empowers developers with operational control through making git the central of control.”

Finally, Alexis said to the developers in the audience, “It’s up to you to make this happen.” And he concluded with this strong message: “With this enormous power we’re being given with these tools, you have to use them responsibly. Diversity is table stakes. We have to act ethically and morally.”

Diversity Scholarship Series: Thoughts on KubeCon

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CNCF offers diversity scholarships to developers and students to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events. In this post, scholarship recipient Kathryn Hamon, Principal Business Management at AT&T, shares her experience attending sessions and meeting the community. Anyone interested in applying for the CNCF diversity scholarship to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 in Seattle, WA December 11-13, can submit an application here. Applications are due October 5th.

  By Kathryn Hamon, Principal Business Management at AT&T

To start off with, I need to say all statements and opinions are my own, I do not represent any individual or company except for myself.  That said, I work for a large communications and software company, possibly the largest in the world and I have cancer. I am the mother of a six year old future rocket scientist (watch out, NASA!) and my husband makes bagpipes, and I am super proud of both of them.  I am exhausted and so sick of effing cancer effing up everything (can I say that? Who cares, I’m gonna). Even with social media, and a decent social life tbh, it’s hard to connect to other people who can completely identify. A lot of times I feel like the only one of my kind.  Despite this, I know you are out there my fellow exhausted moms and driven, career-minded cancer patients who are trying to move with the industry. I dedicate this to you.

What I hope to communicate to you through this blog is that despite the monolithic need for pretty much every human being in every industry and career to be constantly building our technical expertise and knowledge lexicon, there are gaps that seem insurmountable.  This is partly because we don’t even know what they are. I’m going to learn how to fill those gaps for myself, and I’m going to share how to do it.

Prior to KubeCon, here are the thoughts that were going through my head:  

For more than 15 years, I’ve studied and lived network mapping and building, both physical and virtual.  I can personally describe, and even build with my hands in some cases, how internet signal gets to and from the central offices, or remote terminals, or satellite, or cell site, to your homes and businesses.  Once there, I know how the heck to use it, I know how to network the devices together, I know how to troubleshoot when it doesn’t work. I can get on those devices, I can build files and connect to data and analyze that data in a multitude of ways using at least four completely different softwares and at least three programming languages.  I can build interactive tools that will save you hours of time. I feel like I know a lot; I describe myself as “techie.” Paradoxically, I have known about Kubernetes for about 1.5 years, and have yet to link it to anything tangible in my technical lexicon.

What am I missing to make the leap to comprehending DevOps, container strategy, cloud native, ONAP?  After all, this leap is what my workplace has been communicating to its employees as the best chance to remain competitively employed.

So I went to KubeCon (thank you, Diversity Committee and sponsors!)  I left with eleven and a half pages of notes which will provide me with at least a year of things to study and learn.  Eben Freeman’s Queueing Theory PDF and Aaron Schlesinger’s HPA (Horizontal Pod Autoscale, I had to look it up) recommendation will likely be six months of study alone, minimum.  I also left with a sense of newness and freshness and community, lots of Twitter follows and hopefully a few friends.

One of the biggest challenges I had at the 2017 K8sCon was that everything seems to be so far reaching, all encompassing.  All of the seminars seemed to be offering solutions for steps A-Z. Like “The Cloud” is here, there, and everywhere but (virtually) nowhere all at once.  How is a lay person supposed to understand where to start? Finally, listening to the Google team speak, I got that at least one thing we are talking about is the masses of data the come across giant websites, accessing, purchasing, linking, researching, bots, people, governments.  I asked a fellow conferee and she confirmed that is one aspect of it. My reaction: “You mean there’s more?” But at least I had a place to start. And it’s also astounding how just a search engine and, more so, those who run it, really reflect so much about our world in a way that was never possible before.

This meta is growing exponentially in a way that many have predicted but only an elite and seriously impressive few are actually putting in motion.  I admire them greatly. My goals with learning more about ONAP and K8s are not to become a better software engineer, developer, or open networking community contributor.  My goal is understanding, and applying that understanding towards strategy. I hope one day to lead a company with a team of specialists, doing work that matters, innovating and impacting industry. 

Bloomberg Awarded First CNCF End User Award for its Contributions to Kubernetes and more

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By Bloomberg, originally posted on TechAtBloomberg

Bloomberg is a big believer in open source. Not only does Bloomberg use open source software widely, but its engineers contribute widely. In the case of Kubernetes, says Drew Rapenchuk, team lead for Bloomberg’s Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering (which is meant to provide a unified method for provisioning Kubernetes infrastructure internally), it was a particularly easy sell. “As engineers, this is something that we want to be involved in,” he says. “The community around Kubernetes is so awesome. There are all these people from different backgrounds, and interacting with each other makes us better engineers.”

But the reasons for contributing to open source projects go well beyond personal and professional development, says Steven Bower, Bloomberg’s Data & Analytics Infrastructure Engineering lead. “If you’re going to use a piece of open source software, you have to be willing to contribute back to the project,” says Bower. “Because when it falls over in the middle of the night, there is no one to call. We have to be able to solve that problem.”

The team from Bloomberg has made such significant contributions to the cloud native ecosystem, specifically to the Kubernetes and Prometheus projects, that Bloomberg was voted the first recipient of the CNCF End User Award by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s End User Community and TOC. The Award was presented earlier today to Bower and Andrey Rybka of Bloomberg’s Office of the CTO at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 in Copenhagen.

Bower says Bloomberg started investigating Kubernetes about two-and-a-half years ago, after building a tool to manage the deployment of about 6,000 instances of Apache Solr, an open source enterprise search platform, across roughly 1,000 servers. Bloomberg also started writing containerization software and orchestration software to support it. “Then we started looking at, why do we have to build all this code ourselves? Why are we spending all this time?” says Bower. And, importantly: “Is there something better?”

At the same time, Bloomberg engineers began poking around Kubernetes, trying to understand what the gaps were, how stable it was, how it could be monitored, and how it would fit into the existing Bloomberg tech stack. About a year ago, Bloomberg starting running its first production software on top of Kubernetes.

Bloomberg recently completed building a Data Science Platform that uses Kubernetes. “The Data Science Platform has given us a huge amount of knowledge about how we can monitor and run Kubernetes,” says Bower. “Now we can begin running more complex services and sharing that experience and insight with other teams of engineers.”

“Kubernetes, as a project, has grown really rapidly,” says Bower. Crucial to Bloomberg’s continued involvement is that Kubernetes has an unusually strong governance model. There is a detailed schedule of releases, and a list of features that are to be included in each release. “The releases and the features get delivered, and if there are changes, there’s clear communication around it,” says Bower. Late last year, Bloomberg officially joined the CNCF End User Community.


As different teams at Bloomberg got deeper into Kubernetes, engineers across the organization started contributing bug fixes and patches to the core project and community tools like kubeadm, kube-ops-view and Kubo. They also contributed towards a way to manually create a Job instance from a CronJob that will run right away, rather than periodically.

In addition, they started developing new functionality for the community of Kubernetes users, such as PowerfulSeala tool for doing failure testing on Kubernetes clusters. They contributed to the larger spark-on-k8s (a native Kubernetes scheduler for Apache Spark™) effort to get Apache Spark to natively support Kubernetes. And some Bloomberg engineers are currently working on a set of utilities that will enable developers to follow a defined pattern to come up with a clean and easy way to build controllers in Kubernetes.

And they are regular presenters of use cases, implementations, best practices and lessons learned at technical conferences and meetups, including KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Strata and the San Francisco Kubernetes meetup.

“A good chunk of the work we’re doing can be contributed to the open source community around Kubernetes,” says Rapenchuk. “We’re addressing our own challenges, but making sure we’re solving them in a way that we can contribute so that everyone else in the community wins too.”

JD Accelerates Push Into Open Source With Cloud Native Computing Foundation Membership

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As Member of the Governing Board, Company will Help Chart Future Development of the CNCF

By JD; originally posted on

Every day, China’s largest retailer and leading global technology company,, is required to process a staggering amount of data to ensure that its nearly 300 million customers have the best, most efficient and convenient experience possible. In order to achieve this, JD leverages Kubernetes®, one of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) flagship projects. Now the company aims to not only further develop these technologies, but also to work hand-in-hand with the CNCF to chart the direction of the overall industry. This is why JD has joined the CNCF.

JD runs one of the largest Kubernetes clusters in production in the world. A few years ago, the company rolled out containerized infrastructure. When clusters grew from 5,000 to 150,000 containers, JD shifted from OpenStack to Kubernetes. The move, named JDOS 2.0, involved separating JD’s application and infrastructure layers by deploying a DevOps stack on Kubernetes that includes GitLab, Jenkins, Logstash, Harbor, Elasticsearch and Prometheus. Apart from leveraging Kubernetes, JD is currently working on its own open source projects and plans to contribute its immense expertise and resources to empower others in the community.

As part of JD’s commitment to the CNCF, Haifeng Liu, Chief Architect and Vice President at, has joined the CNCF’s Governing Board alongside the likes of companies including Amazon Web Services, SAP, Microsoft Azure and Samsung SDS, among others. The group is responsible for providing recommendations about the future direction of the CNCF. Liu is also a member of the CNCF’s End User Community, which meets monthly to discuss key challenges, emerging use cases and new opportunities for cloud native technologies.

Liu said, “We’re in this to provide our customers with an unrivaled experience. In order to do that, we rely heavily on innovative technology in areas like container-based infrastructure, AI and big data. Joining the CNCF gives us a huge leg up in charting the future of cloud native projects that are critical to our business and can also enable us to empower our partners and realize our Retail as a Service vision.”

“It’s great to see invest and engage in collaborative development by joining CNCF at the highest level possible as our first end user Platinum member,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Chinese companies like are at the forefront of retail innovation in part because of their success with cloud native computing. Containers and technologies like Kubernetes allow JD to optimize purchase data, develop an agile supply chain, deliver new products quickly and scale when necessary.”

Serverless and Events Are Everywhere at KubeCon

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At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU this week, members of the CNCF Serverless Working Group are releasing CloudEvents v0.1, which is a draft specification for describing event data in a common way to aid interoperability. With the first CloudEvents release, members in the industry are actively working to ease serverless event and tooling interoperability.

“We’ve seen a surprising number of contributors to CloudEvents, including a number of major hyperscale cloud providers and serverless startups,” said Chris Aniszczyk, COO at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Events are increasingly common, especially with serverless adoption growing so quickly. A common way of describing event data helps with the portability of serverless applications and aids tooling for developers building libraries across serverless environments.”

The industry-wide project, led by the CNCF Working Group, is expected to be formally proposed as a CNCF sandbox project to the CNCF TOC in June.

The CNCF created the Serverless Working Group to ‘explore the intersection of cloud native and serverless technology.’ The Working Group published a serverless white paper and landscape recently, and, at the same time, kicked off the vendor-neutral effort to standardize how event data is described. CloudEvents hits another developer hot button: enabling better tooling for building, testing and handling the end-to-end lifecycle of event-driven and serverless architectures.

“Fostering an open ecosystem by enabling cloud providers, startups and other members a neutral place to collaborate is a key goal for the CNCF and our Serverless WG is the center of cross organization open source serverless collaboration,” said Aniszczyk. “Serverless continues to be a hot topic in the industry and we expect our serverless track on Friday to be one of the most popular at KubeCon.”

KubeCon offers many opportunities to meet the community members doing this interesting work. You’ll find Doug Davis running a CloudEvents Working Group session on Wednesday, May 2  • 20:20 – 21:40 to discuss the latest issues and proposals from members. As with all WG, the session is open so check it out. Doug will also present a Serverless WG BoF on Wednesday, May 2 • 16:25 – 17:00.

As part of Friday’s track, “The Serverless and Event-Driven Future,” presented by Austen Collins, the creator of the Serverless Framework, will cover the latest trends and use-cases of the serverless movement, as well as the CloudEvents effort. And, you might even see Austen doing a demo that showcases CloudEvents interoperability by being used across a variety of Cloud providers. Sarah Allen of Google will look at the convergence of serverless APIs and compute, while Chad Arimura and Matt Stephenson of Oracle will discuss how to operate a global-scale FaaS on top of Kubernetes. Bitnami’s Sebastien Goasguen will drill into securing serverless functions via Kubernetes Objects. To view all sessions in the serverless track click here.

Beyond KubeCon, if you’re interested in contributing, join us on the Serverless Working Group GitHub or join the CloudEvents Project. CloudEvents meets every Thursday at 9AM PT via Zoom too.

Can’t attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen? Join us Virtually!

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 kicks off this week in lovely Copenhagen. If you are one of the unlucky ones who cannot join us in person but still want access to all the content and speaker highlights, this blog is for you!  

We have gathered the resources available online to help you stay connected with the show. Give these a try and let us know how it works out joining KubeCon + CloudNativeCon from afar!

Of course, we hope the talks and fun convince you to join us at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China November 14-15 in Shanghai China and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America December 11-13 in Seattle, WA.

Grab Your coffee!

Watch the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe Keynotes Live!

Keynote sessions will be streamed live at the following times (all times Central European Summer Time):

  • Wednesday, May 2
    • 9:00 – 10:30
    • 17:10 – 18:15
  • Thursday, May 3
    • 9:00 – 10:40
  • Friday, May 4
    • 9:00 – 10:25

Please note: Live video streaming will only be visible during the keynote sessions, not during the breakout sessions.

#KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon on Social Media


For near real-time updates, be sure to follow the CNCF and KubeCon Twitter handles that will be sharing live event information. Those twitter handles will be using #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon. So use the #, follow it – it’s a great source of information from the event!

Flickr Moments


Did you know that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has a Flickr account? We do! Here! We will be uploading pictures daily to the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe album. If you spot someone you know – tweet out the picture and tag your friend!

Follow Our Headliners

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon has more than 300 speakers. The featured presenters (listed below) will have something to say not only when they are speaking, but we suspect they will also be tweeting. If you don’t already, follow them on Twitter for more KubeCon + CloudNativeCon goodness. For the full list of speakers, visit here:

Abby Kearns @ab415

Alexis Richardson @monadic

Aparna Sinha @apbhatnagar

Brandon Phillips @BrandonPhilips

Craig Box @craigbox

David Aronchick @aronchick

Dirk Hohndel @_dirkhh

Lew Tucker

Liz Rice @lizrice

Oliver Beattie

Ralph Squillace @ralph_squillace

Sahil Dua @sahildua2305

Sarah Wells

Simon Wardley

Vishnu Kannan @vishnukanan

Others Who Talk A Lot on Twitter 

Here are others who live tweet a lot of the show content. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t, for #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon Europe. 🙂

Chris Aniszczyk @cra

Kelsey Hightower @kelseyhightower

Michelle Noorali @michellenoorali

Brian Grant @bgrant0607

Sarah Novotny @sarahnovotny

Kim McMahon @kamcmahon

Tim Hockin @thockin

Kris Nova @krisnova

Kim Bannerman @kmbannerman

Rikki Endsley @rikkiends

Joseph Jacks @asynchio

Bridget Kromhout @bridgetkromhout

Joe Beda @jbeda

Dan Romlein @danielromlein → don’t miss his live sketch notes!

Projects, Projects, Projects


Did you know that CNCF has 20 hosted projects? Below is a list with their Twitter handles, if they have one.

Kubernetes @kubernetesio

Prometheus @PrometheusIO

OpenTracing @opentracing

Fluentd @fluentd

gRPC @grpcio

containerd @containerd



Envoy @EnvoyProxy

Jaeger @JaegerTracing



Vitness @vitessio

CoreDNS @corednsio

NATS @nats_io

Linkerd @linkerd

Rook @rook_io



Open Policy Agent @OpenPolicyAgent

The Latest News & Buzz From Our On-Site Media Partners

  Here are a few of the media partners who will be on-site sharing the latest news on CNCF projects, our members, and the cloud-native community.

The New Stack @thenewstack

Women Who Code @WomenWhoCode

theCube @theCUBE

Yep – we expect some conversations going on in Slack. Join the conversation!



These resources should help you feel as connected as possible. If you have other suggestions for staying connected, let us know!  AND we DO want to hear from you online too! Tweet and tag us at #KubeCon + #CloudNativeCon.

Gearing up for Copenhagen? Check out theCUBE highlights from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Austin

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Last December, we welcomed more than 4,100 community members from around the world to Austin for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

Joining us on the showroom floor, cult-favorite live show theCUBE spoke with leading end users, technologists, contributors and developers on their perspectives around developing the Kubernetes ecosystem, growth of the cloud native space, ideal use cases, importance of community, Kubernetes in the future and much more.

Ben Sigelman, Kelsey Hightower, Chen Goldberg, Michelle Noorali, Clayton Coleman, Justin Garrison and Joe Beda had some of the most clip-worthy interviews of the week – check out highlights from their conversations below!

Unable to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU next week in Copenhagen? Catch the keynotes on the live stream and visit the CNCF YouTube page post show for all session videos 🇩🇰