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Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Keynotes and Full Agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

By 2017-09-281月 25th, 2018Press Release

Agenda at the cloud native community’s largest-ever event includes Deep Dives, Kubernetes 101 and, for the first time, a Serverless track

SAN FRANCISCO – September 28, 2017 – T​he Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced the keynotes and full agenda for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America on December 6-8 in Austin. Experts from eBay, USA Today, HBO, GitHub, MailChimp, Pinterest and Shopify will present on how their organizations are adopting Kubernetes and other cutting-edge cloud native technologies.

After a sold-out show in Berlin last March, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America will bring together technologists from thriving open source communities to further the education and adoption of cloud native computing. Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, rkt, containerd, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger – and other cloud native technologies will gather for three days to share insights around this fast growing ecosystem. Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon by October 6 to save up to $300.

“KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the polestar for practitioners of Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies. We are bringing together the core developers, end users, vendors and other contributors who are building the infrastructure for the next decade of computing,” said Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “We’re thrilled to foster mass collaboration and highlight open source innovation in Austin with our biggest event yet.”

Conference co-chairs, Microsoft Azure’s Michelle Noorali and Google’s Kelsey Hightower, reviewed more than 900 submissions to help create the show’s diverse content slate. The agenda features a diverse mix of topics including technical sessions on storage, security and observability, along with case studies from leading technology companies demonstrating how they use cloud native technologies in production. Other presentations will address adopting and contributing to the cloud native approach as developers, operators, end users and executives. KubeCon’s Serverless track will feature presentations on building and running serverless platform on Kubernetes and in-depth demonstrations from Fission, Kubeless and OpenFaaS maintainers.

“I am most excited about the diversity of the content during the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event,” said Michelle Noorali, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft Azure. “We have beginner content, content on policy, security, observability, production stories, continuous integration and deployment, and much more. We’ll also showcase several verticals where cloud native technology is driving massive growth such as AI, education, robotics, entertainment and media, to name a few.”

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

  • Dianne Marsh, Director of Engineering at Netflix
  • Brendan Burns, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Azure
  • Craig McLuckie, CEO of Heptio
  • Chen Goldberg, Engineering Director at Google
  • Ben Sigelman, Co-founder and CEO of LightStep
  • Brian Grant, Principal Engineer at Google
  • Jesse Newland, Principal Site Reliability Engineer at GitHub
  • Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy at Google Cloud Platform
  • Clayton Coleman, Architect for Kubernetes and OpenShift at Red Hat

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

Community Award Nominations Opening Soon

The second annual CNCF Community Awards, sponsored in Austin by {code}, will honor individuals who have made the greatest impact over the last year throughout the cloud native ecosystem. Previous winners include Kelsey Hightower and Tim Hockin for Top Ambassadors, and Fabian Reinartz for Top Committer.

This year’s nominations will open soon on GitHub – stay tuned for more information!

Thank You Sponsors

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America is made possible with support from Diamond Sponsors CoreOS, Intel, Red Hat, Tigera and Weaveworks; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, DigitalOcean, {code}, GitHub, GitLab, Google Cloud Platform, Huawei, IBM, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Platform9, Quantum and Ubuntu; along with more than 60 additional Gold Sponsors, Silver Sponsors, Start-Up Sponsors and Media Sponsors. For more information on sponsorship, please visit

Registration and Accommodations

Register here by October 6 to save up to $300 on registration. Additionally, hotel room rate discounts are available here. Book early, as the discounted rate is based upon availability.

CNCF Diversity Scholarship

The Foundation will be offering 25 scholarships to members of traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology and/or open source communities. Visit to learn more about scholarship and eligibility requirements. All applications are due by October 13.

Additional Resources

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, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy and Jaeger. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit:


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