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.

Copenhagen, Denmark 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

Wednesday May 2, 2018 Thursday May 3, 2018 Friday May 4, 2018 Stop by the IBM booth to see all of the exciting developments in this quickly evolving space. We’ll even have some pretty cool demos (like our KubeCoin project) and, of course, plenty of swag! If you’re interested in learning more about CNCF, Kubernetes, and IBM, here are some good references to check out:
  • 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.

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