With May just around the corner, mark your calendars for an exciting event, CloudNativeCon/KubeCon, in Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen. Many of us in the Cloud Native community already visited this beautiful city for DockerCon EU last year and we’re excited to be able to take in all of the wonderful sites again this year.The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is currently hosting 16 different Cloud Native-related projects. If you want to learn more about these projects and how they can meet your needs, make sure to check out the sessions at the conference. Additionally, you can expect lots of other forward-thinking sessions that aren’t necessarily related to CNCF projects, but rather what Cloud Native means and where it’s headed in the future.
Why should developers attend these types of conferences? You can actually learn and explore without going to a conference, right? Not quite. There are two different experiences going on at these developer conferences. First is the obvious one, which involves attending and presenting at the scheduled sessions. These planned interactions are great for the educational aspect (for both the audience and presenter when there’s a good Q&A dialogue).
But the second experience is the networking and connecting with fellow developers: The ad hoc and impromptu interactions that you have with other attendees. Whether it’s a conversation that continues from a Q&A, a random hallway discussion, or even one from simply stopping by a sponsor booth—these chats lead to conversations and the development of ideas that might not happened without the face-to-face conversations. So while you should come for all of the great planned sessions, you should also look for opportunities to simply chat with your fellow Cloud Native technologists—the results might surprise you. Chime in below if you’ve experienced an interesting conversation or new collaboration! We’d love to hear about it.
But back to planned sessions and activities. Here are some of the key ones to look out for:
Tuesday May 1, 2018
- 8:00am-5:00pm: Kubernetes Contributor Summit
- 1:00pm-5:00pm: Hand-on with Istio and Kubernetes
- 5:05pm: Lightning Talk: Not One Size Fits All, How to Size Kubernetes Clusters – Jeff Sloyer & Dan Berg
- 2:00pm: Securing your Kubernetes Delivery Pipelines with Notary and TUF – Liam White & Michael Hough
- 2:00pm: Kubernetes Conformance WG Intro
- 2:00pm: SIG Contributor Experience Intro
- 3:40pm: The Route To Rootless Containers – Ed King, Pivotal & Julz Friedman, IBM
- 3:40pm: Performance and Scale @ Istio Service Mesh – Fawad Khaliq, VMware, Laurent Demailly, Google & Surya V Duggirala, IBM
- 3:40pm: SIG Service-Catalog Intro
- 4:25pm: Serverless WG BoF
- 6:30pm: Welcome Reception + Sponsor Booth Crawl
- 8:20pm: CNCF: CloudEvents Working Group F2F
- 10:15am: Keynote: Jason McGee, Fellow, IBM
- 11:10am: Make Ingress-Nginx Work for you, and the Community – Fernando Diaz & Anish Ramasekar, IBM
- 2:00pm: SIG Service-Catalog Deep Dive
- 3:50pm: Panel Discussion: Microservices and Service Mesh – Moderated by Jason McGee, IBM
- 3:50pm: SIG Contributor Experience Deep Dive
- 6:00pm: All Attendee Party – Join us at Tivoli Gardens!
- 11:10am: Istio – The Weather Company’s Journey – Nick Nellis & Fabio Oliveira, IBM
- 2:00pm: Kubectl Plugins 101 – Jonathan Berkhahn, IBM & Carolyn Van Slyck, Microsoft
- 3:40pm: Apache OpenWhisk on Kubernetes: Building a Production-Ready Serverless Stack on and for Kubernetes – David Grove, IBM Research
- 3:40pm: Kubernetes Conformance Deep Dive
- 4:25pm: Building a Fault-Tolerant Custom Resources Controller on Kubernetes – Wei Huang & Morgan Bauer, IBM
- 4:25pm: Observing and Troubleshooting your Microservices with Istio – Isaiah Snell-feikema, IBM & Douglas Reid, Google
- CNCF: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation builds sustainable ecosystems and fosters a community around a constellation of high-quality projects that orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture.
- Kubernetes: An open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
- IBM Cloud: IBM’s hosted cloud, offering a wide range of options for hosting your applications and connecting them up to services, such as Watson Data Analytics.
- IBM Container Service: Advanced capabilities for building cloud-native apps, adding DevOps to existing apps, and relieving the pain around security, scale and infrastructure management.
- IBM Cloud Private: Build open, cloud-native apps with public services and run them anywhere, whether on public cloud or on your existing on-premises systems.