November 02, 2018

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Schedule for Largest-Ever Kubernetes Event, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle

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T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, announced the session line-up for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 10-13 in Seattle. Experts from Reddit, T-Mobile, Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb, Microsoft, Google, Intel, and many more will present over 310 cloud native sessions.

As CNCF’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together more than 7,000 technologists from thriving open source communities to further education around cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users ofCNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, and Rook – and other cloud native technologies will gather for four days to share insights around and encourage participation in this fast-growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America by September 28 to save up to $300.

“Since our most recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen, the community has shown no signs of slowing down – with a number of exciting new projects and dozens of members joining the Foundation in anticipation of our North American event,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We look forward to the learnings and contributions these new members and adopters will bring to Seattle.”

A program committee of more than 75 experts led by conference co-chairs, Aqua Security’s Liz Rice and Google Cloud’s Janet Kuo, reviewed more than 1,620 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features an impressive mix of topics, including technical sessions, deep-dives and case studies covering Kubernetes in production, serverless use cases, automated storage, securing data, machine learning, open source contributions and much more.

“We were blown away by the creativity and in-depth knowledge baked into these Seattle submissions, which enabled the program committee to build an impressive, informative and forward-thinking schedule,” said Liz Rice, technical evangelist at Aqua Security and conference co-chair. “We expect this year’s attendees to walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and inspiration to build and use new, disruptive technologies.”

The community-curated schedule will feature sessions from leading open source technologists, including:

  • “A Conversation with Kelsey Hightower,” from Dan Kohn of CNCF & Kelsey Hightower of Google
  • “5 Years of etcd: Past, Present, and Future,” from Brandon Philips of Red Hat & Xiang Li of Alibaba
  • “Kubernetes at Reddit: An Origin Story,” from Greg Taylor of Reddit
  • “How T-Mobile Built and Scaled Kubernetes On-Prem for the 2018 Retail Season,” from James Webb of T-Mobile
  • “Smooth Operator♪: Large Scale Automated Storage with Kubernetes,” from Celina Ward & Matt Schallert of Uber
  • “Phippy Goes to the Zoo: A Kubernetes Tale,” from Matt Butcher & Karen Chu of Microsoft
  • “Stories About Kubernetes Beginnings That You’ve Never Heard,” from Brian Grant & Tim Hockin of Google
  • “Developing Kubernetes Services at Airbnb Scale,” from Melanie Cebula of Airbnb
  • “The Future of Your CRDs – Evolving an API,” from Stefan Schimanski of Red Hat & Mehdy Bohlool of Google
  • “Friends Don’t Let Friends Leave Their Kubernetes Data Unprotected,” from Rita Zhang of Microsoft
  • “Container Security and Multi-Tenancy Tales from Kata and Nabla,” from Ricardo Aravena of Branch Metrics
  • “CNCF Project Update,” from Liz Rice of Aqua Security
  • “Kubernetes Project Update,” from Janet Kuo of Google Cloud

CNCF is also hosting the following co-located events as part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, occurring on Monday, December 10 – if interested, attendees should plan their attendance when booking flights and hotel.

  • Cloud Foundry Day
  • DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference
  • EnvoyCon
  • Kubernetes Contributor Summit
  • Kubernetes Workshop with VMware
  • OpenShift Commons Gathering by Red Hat
  • Linkerd in Production 101 by Buoyant
  • Kubernetes II – Advanced by Heptio
  • Cloud Native Storage Day
  • FoundationDB Summit
  • Observability Practitioners Summit
  • KubeSec Enterprise Summit
  • Fast Data (FD.io) Project Mini Summit
  • Ballerinacon

The full KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America program can be viewed here.

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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