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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Full Keynotes and Programming for CloudNativeCon, KubeCon and PrometheusDay

SAN FRANCISCO – September 15, 2016 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is advancing the development of open source software stacks that orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced initial programming and speakers for CloudNativeCon and co-located events KubeCon and PrometheusDay, taking place November 8-9 in Seattle.

CloudNativeCon will bring together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further industry education. Co-located with KubeCon and PrometheusDay, attendees will be able to attend a full range of technology sessions that support the cloud native ecosystem.

During KubeCon, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with leading Kubernetes technologists, from multiple open source cloud native communities, working with one of the highest velocity open source projects. Kubernetes use has exploded in the last year and so has the desire for many to further their education. KubeCon will bring together this quickly growing community to advance their knowledge of Kubernetes use with containers and cloud native architectures. Similarly, PrometheusDay will feature technical talks covering major Prometheus adopters, leading expert contributor insights, and a full range of technologies that support open source monitoring technology in the cloud native ecosystem.

“Cloud native computing can be a very fragmented process, as the architecture departs from traditional enterprise application design,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Our new flagship event CloudNativeCon will be able to build on the great following and momentum KubeCon has already established. The event will squarely focus on helping developers better understand how to easily and quickly assemble these moving parts by driving alignment among different cloud native technologies and platforms.”

A panel featuring developers involved with MidoNet, Contiv Calico, and Flannel will share how they have implemented their own networking for Kubernetes and offer unique perspectives on how their respective projects augment native Kubernetes networking. “Kubernetes Networking Panel: Collaborate on the Spec, Compete on Execution,” will feature panel moderator and Top Women in Cloud winner Susan Wu, director of technical marketing at Midokura.

Additionally, the schedule includes a mix of engaging sessions, case studies, tutorials and lightning talks, featuring the following presenters:

  • Unik: Unikernel runtime for Kubernetes,” from CTO, Cloud Management Division, at EMC Dell, Idit Levine

  • “Automating Infrastructure Deployment for Kubernetes,” from Principal Software Engineer at Rancher Labs, Alena Prokharchyk

  • “How to Monitor Application Performance in a Container-Based World,” from Cisco Principal Engineer, Fabio Giannetti

  • “Processing Billions of Events in Real-Time with Heron,” from Engineering Manager and Technical Lead for Real Time Analytics at Twitter, Karthik Ramasamy

  • “Sentinel: A Platform for Fine-grained Application Security,” from eBay Senior Software Engineer, Sudheendra Murthy

  • “Does Cloud Native Mean Container Native?” from Distinguished Engineer at IBM Research, James Bottomley

  • Kubernetes: As Seen On TV,” from Comcast Systems Architect, Erik St. Martin

  • “Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Resource Scheduling, but Were Afraid to Ask,” from Senior Staff Software Engineer of Cluster Management at Google, Tim Hockin

  • “Kompose: The Docker-compose of Kubernetes,” from Founder of Skippbox, Sébastien Goasguen

  • “Running a Top 5 E-Commerce Website on Kubernetes,” from Senior Vice President of TechOps, Justin Dean

  • “How Box Runs Containers in Production with Kubernetes,” from Box Co-Founder, Sam Ghods

  • “Plumbing the Cloud for Containers,“ from Product Manager at Docker, Michael Friis

  • “Taking the Helm: Delivering Kubernetes-Native Applications,” Software Engineer on the Kubernetes Helm project, Michelle Noorali

  • “Monitoring Kubernetes Clusters with Prometheus,” from Engineer at CoreOS and core Prometheus developer, Fabian Reinartz

  • “Project Frankenstein: Multitenant, Horizontally Scalable Prometheus as a Service,” from Director of Software Engineering at Weaveworks, Tom Wilkie

The full CloudNativeCon agenda can be viewed here; the KubeCon program can be viewed here. Stay tuned for the PrometheusDay schedule.

Additionally, proposals for lightning talks are still being accepted through September 23.

CloudNativeCon is made possible by support from Diamond Sponsors Apprenda, Cisco, CoreOS, Google, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat; along with 25 additional Platinum Sponsors, Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit

Register by September 23 for early bird pricing of $400 for individuals and $850 for corporations. Registration ​for ​CloudNativeCon ​provides ​complimentary ​access ​to all ​CNCF ​co-located ​events: KubeCon and PrometheusDay.


CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering three scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities.  Visit to learn more about the scholarship and apply.

About Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes and Prometheus; brings together the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors; and serves as a neutral home for collaboration. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation. For more information about CNCF, please visit:

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