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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches Cloud Native/Kubernetes Roadshow in Pacific Northwest

Roadshow series features three speakers, in three cities, over three days, telling one cloud native story

SAN FRANCISCO – November 29, 2016 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers of microservices, today announced the launch of its Cloud Native/Kubernetes 101 Roadshow: Pacific Northwest to introduce key concepts, resources and opportunities for learning more about cloud native computing. Visiting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland this January 24-26, CNCF’s first roadshow will unite up to 200 new end users, developers and other potential community members in each city.

The roadshow series will focus on digging into what cloud native computing is – orchestrated containers as part of a microservices architecture — why so many cloud users are moving to it instead of virtual machines, and how cloud native is the best way to deploy modern applications. During each event, attendees will be provided an overview of CNCF’s current incubated projects – Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing and Fluentd – and how, as a community, we are mapping multiple adoption routes through previously uncharted territory. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to additional opportunities to learn more about cloud native technologies, including Kubernetes the Hard Way, CloudNativeCon/KubeCon and training and certification from CNCF.

“The CNCF roadshow series will focus on meeting with and catering to those using cloud native technologies in development, but not yet in production,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Collaboration is a huge part of our community’s success, and we look forward to bringing the roadshow series to other parts of the United States and eventually throughout the world in the coming year.”

Sponsored by Apcera, Intel and Tigera, presenters include:

  • Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Isaac Arias, Apprenda
  • Brian Gracely, Red Hat

Registration for the first three roadshow locations is now open:

Use the code MEETUP50 to receive 50 percent off registration in any of the Cloud Native/Kubernetes 101 Roadshow cities. Dates and locations for future roadshows will be posted soon, so check back.

Sponsorships, with discounts for CNCF members, are still available. Contact to secure a sponsorship.

After CloudNativeCon/KubeCon 2016 sold out so rapidly, CNCF will host two larger-scale events in 2017:

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, Prometheus, Fluentd and OpenTracing; 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, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit:

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