What an amazing week in Valencia!
Wow, did it feel good to be back together! KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Valencia was the first time we'd gathered TeamCloudNative in Europe for three years and the atmosphere felt electric. It was such a great opportunity to greet our old friends and welcome many new folks to the family.
It was exciting for me personally to see how much this incredible community has evolved since my first KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2016 when just 1500 of us gathered together. In Valencia, we had more than 7,000 folks joining in-person plus 11,000 virtually! And what's more, 65% of you were first-time attendees.
In fact, we had a lot of firsts in Valencia. Boeing joined us as a platinum member - the first aerospace organization to join CNCF. We hosted Cloud Native Telco Day for the very first time, gathering huge players like Deutsche Telekom and Orange who are advancing the industry. Plus, we hosted our first CTO Summit where we discussed how organizations achieve resiliency in multi-cloud strategies.
I've really enjoyed looking back at the event as we put this transparency report together for you. Can't wait to see you this October in Detroit for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America!
Pieces of media coverage
Event in Europe since 2019
Valencia Photo Highlights
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Valencia was our first European in-person event since Barcelona in 2019 and we more than doubled the number of folks who joined us, both in Valencia and virtually. Our European community accounted for the largest number of attendees, but it was wonderful to see folks coming from as far as Africa, Australia and South America to be with us.
Having seen what KubeCon has to offer, I'm sorry I missed every previous KubeCon since 2015. For a veteran cloud blogger, this conference is a peek into the future of distributed development.
Top Countries in attendance
Top Three Job Functions
DevOps / SRE / Sysadmin6,395
|Attendee Job Function||Total|
|– Data Scientist||240|
|– Full Stack Developer||2945|
|– Machine Learning Specialist||118|
|– Web Developer||42|
|– Mobile Developer||523|
|DevOps / SRE / SysAdmin||6396|
|– Systems Admin||12|
|– Site Reliability Engineer||71|
|– Quality Assurance Engineer||283|
|Sales / Marketing||1097|
|Media / Analyst||158|
|Professor / Academic||77|
Year on Year Growth - European Events
|Ticket Type||2017 Berlin||2018 Copenhagen||2019 Barcelona||2020 Virtual||2021 Virtual||2022 Valencia|
|Virtual All Access Pass||N/A||N/A||N/A||71%||66.8%||49.6%|
|Virtual Keynote + Solutions Showcase Only||N/A||N/A||N/A||20%||26.6%||8.3%|
Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity
CNCF strives to ensure that everyone who participates in KubeCon + CloudNativeCon feels welcome, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or economic status. Just over 8% of attendees identified as a person of color and many preferred not to answer. As part of our deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, we hosted a number of workshops and networking opportunities to help connect individuals to opportunities within tech.
Gold CHAOSS D&I Event Badge
Awarded to events in the open source community that foster healthy D&I practices. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon achieved this award for our DEI work in Valencia.
|Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Events and Mentoring||Total|
|Diversity Lunch participants||35|
|Allyship Workshop participants||25|
|Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking mentors - in-person||5|
|Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking mentees - in-person||23|
|Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking mentors - virtual||1|
|Peer Group Mentoring + Career Networking mentees - virtual||32|
Our Next Kubecon + CloudNativeCon
End users are an important part of #TeamCloudNative and played a significant role in Valencia by driving new initiatives and sharing valuable experiences in presentations.
Attendees Work For End User Organizations
End User Organizations Attended
End User Members / Supporters Attended
As teams adopt cloud native strategies with public, private, or hybrid clouds, it becomes apparent that achieving multi-cloud resiliency takes a radically different approach than what teams are familiar with implementing. At the inaugural CTO Summit we discussed the barriers and advantages to adopting a multi-cloud strategy that will help lead to higher team performance, service availability, and lower operational costs.
CTO Summit Attendees
Culture is really what's important at the end of the day. People are always harder than processes or technology. It's always the people.
End User Presentations
More than one third of talks at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Valencia were from end users who shared insightful and valuable stories from across the stack.
You can watch all 49 talks on our end user playlist.
Two New End User Initiatives Launched
Humans of Cloud Native
Telling the stories of amazing individuals and their contributions that make TeamCloudNative such a vibrant, exciting, and diverse space.
Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program (Beta)
Helping the telecom industry in its adoption of cloud native technologies and best practices. The certification is built on the CNF Test Suite framework and includes tests from CNCF-hosted projects.
Valencia played host to the inaugural Cloud Native Telco Day featuring speakers from major telco service providers like Deutsche Telekom, Bell Canada, Orange, and Swisscom.
Co-located events feature industry experts covering topics like security, web assembly, AI, GitOps, edge, and more.
CNCF-Hosted Co-Located Events
|Cloud Native eBPF Day||160|
|Cloud Native SecurityCon||333|
|Cloud Native Telco Day||88|
|Cloud Native Wasm Day||81|
|Kubernetes AI Day||128|
|Kubernetes Batch + HPC Day||58|
|Kubernetes on Edge Day||135|
We enjoyed 222 sessions in Valencia, from technical deep dives like Effective disaster recovery: The day we deleted production, to thought provoking emotional topics like Been there, done that: Tales of burnout from the open source world.
|Keynotes (includes sponsored keynotes)||17||16||1|
|Total sessions (CFP & Maintainer)||222||189||33|
|- Maintainer sessions||76||62||14|
Thank you to our Europe 2022 co-chairs
Senior Engineering Manager
The schedule was curated by conference co-chairs, Ricardo Rocha of CERN, Emily Fox of Apple, and Jasmine James of Twitter. The co-chairs selected 99 subject matter experts to form the program committee, and 36 experienced practitioners for the track chair selection committee, including project maintainers, active community members, and highly rated presenters from past events.
Talks are selected by the program committee through a rigorous, non-bias process where they are randomly assigned submissions to review within their area of expertise. You can read the details in our CFP scoring guidelines.
CNCF enforces guidelines on gender and diversity equality among our speakers, including not accepting all-male panels.
|Speakers - women + gender non-conforming (keynotes)||11||48%|
|Speakers - men (breakouts)||171||80%|
|Speakers - women (breakouts)||40||19%|
|Speakers - gender non-conforming (breakouts)||2||1%|
The Next Generation
More than 2,400 people joined us for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe thanks to the Dan Kohn Scholarship Fund, including diversity, need-based, and student scholarship recipients.
Check out our scholarship holders!
Apply for a scholarship to join us at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022
Media & Analyst
This is ground zero for the hottest area of the entire computing industry right now
More media coverage than Europe 2021 event (fully virtual)
Mentions Of Kubecon + Cloudnativecon in media articles, press releases, and blogs
Journalists & Analysts attended virtually & in-person
What the media said
During the pandemic, Kubernetes provided the scaffolding for companies to become cloud-native, according to Priyanka Sharma, general manager of CNCF. Speaking at the KubeCon Europe 2022 conference in Valencia, she said: “I see cloud native becoming more relevant in the manufacture of cars, trains and aeroplanes.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation's developer core was there in force, but so were users, executives and a large crowd of university students. Add the thousands more attending virtually, and the CNCF's goal of making cloud-native ubiquitous seems a lot more realistic than it did just a few years ago.
Online Reach + Traffic
35.4K @CloudNativeFdn clicks
376 @CloudNativeFdn retweets
6K @CloudNativeFdn likes
As of June 24, event session videos have garnered more than 17,000 views.
More than 2,490 articles published from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in leading outlets including:
The New Stack - Envoy Gateway Offers to Standardize Kubernetes Ingress
InfoWorld - CNCF launches ethics in open source training course
TechCrunch - The Envoy Gateway project wants to bring Envoy to the masses
Container Journal - CNCF Launches Cloud Native Network Function Certification Program
Container Journal - Prometheus Associate Certification will Demonstrate Ability to Monitor Infrastructure
Container Journal - Boeing Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a Platinum Member
DevClass - Cloud-native developers grow, proportion knowingly using Kubernetes slides-report
Redmonk - Notes from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022
ComputerWeekly - Adoption of cloud-native architectures on the rise
LeMondeInformatique - KubeCon 2022 : La CNCF installe Kubernetes dans les télécoms
RCRWireless - CNCF makes inroads on efforts at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022
Computing - Telcos' profitability problems - and how they might tackle them
COVID-19 Health + Safety
We care deeply about our community. This is why we want to be honest and open about our COVID-19 policies at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, the measures that were put in place, and how these may have affected the attendee experience.
Kubecon + CloudNativeCon implemented the following safety precautions:
Over the two weeks immediately after KubeCon + CloudNativeCon (20 May - 3 June), we were made aware of:
This information was compiled from:
- Those who contacted us to let us know of a positive test
- Records from our onsite testing company
- Reviewing #KubeCovid on Twitter
- Scanning Twitter for additional publicized cases
As many are aware we ran into some issues onsite related to COVID-19 and the mask mandate, one of which was a general local staffing issue which is being felt on a global scale. This was reflected in a reduced number of taxis available, in the number of vendor staff working catering, and in many other places around the city and the event. This was exacerbated by a Spanish law that no Spanish employer could require an employee to wear a mask.
When Spain dropped its mask mandate on April 7 and put this law into effect (which we discovered would affect large groups on April 20) it resulted in a further reduction in local staffing for the event. Our vendors were only able to secure folx who would voluntarily wear a mask. This resulted in even lower staffing levels onsite which we know affected the attendee experience. With all of this taking place in the several weeks prior to the event, it was difficult to produce the event as our community expects.
Vendors were not the only challenge. A greater number of attendees were reluctant to comply with the mask mandate than we saw at our North America event last October. Events staff did their best to maintain enforcement, despite reduced staff, changing laws, and general mask fatigue.
We appreciate your support and partnership in this journey and hope to be in a more stable stage of pandemic management for upcoming events with a return to the standards we are all used to.
Incident Transparency Report
A huge thank you to the sponsors, partners and supporters of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022. We couldn't do it without your support and collaboration.
|Onsite leads total||63,057|
|Onsite leads average/booth||367|
|Virtual leads total||45,897|
|Virtual leads average/booth||294|
|YOY SPONSORSHIP||2017 Berlin||2018 Copenhagen||2019 Barcelona||2020 Virtual||2021 Virtual||2022 Valencia|
We hope you enjoyed reflecting on a great event in Valencia - let's do it again in Detroit!
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