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Submit a proposal to speak at CloudNativeCon + KubeCon North America 2017.

December 6-8, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Being cloud native requires a broad set of components and communities to work together, and an architecture that departs from traditional enterprise application design. This is a very fragmented process and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation aims to help make it simpler to assemble these moving parts by driving alignment among technologies and platforms.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is hosting CloudNativeCon + KubeCon to bring together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further cloud native education, including Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, and rkt. Through co-locating all of CNCF’s projects, provides a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem and help bring cloud native project communities together.

Submissions must be received by 11:59pm PDT on August 21, 2017

CFP Open: November 8, 2016
CFP Close: August 21, 2017
CFP Notifications: Week of September 11, 2017
Schedule Announced: Week of September 18, 2017
Slide Due Date: November 20, 2017
Event Dates: December 6-8, 2017

2017 Suggested Presentation Topics:

Suggested CloudNativeCon Topics:

  • Cloud native technology in production
  • Containers: Use-cases, using containers in production, developing with containers
  • Developer workflows using containers and cloud native technology
  • Orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm, Nomad)
  • Stateful cloud native applications
  • Unique cloud native technology use cases
  • Microservices in production (e.g., gRPC)
  • Using cloud native technology to manage your infrastructure
  • Cloud native logging


Suggested KubeCon Topics:

  • Advanced scheduling use cases
  • Complicated networking at scale
  • Cool new tech and how it can be used with Kubernetes
  • Cutting-edge technical use cases
  • Deploying and using Kubernetes in production in the enterprise
  • Developer workflows using git push-to-service in production
  • Kubernetes + IoT
  • Load balancing
  • Managing persistence storage in Kubernetes
  • Orchestrating multi-host, multi-container, distributed applications
  • Running multi-site, hybrid, distributed applications
  • Unique use cases and how Kubernetes helped your team/company
  • Using Kubernetes to manage and secure your application infrastructure
  • Using Kubernetes with configuration management
  • Using Kubernetes with continuous integration, testing and continuous deployment
  • Using Kubernetes with software defined networking


Suggested Fluentd Topics:

  • Log aggregation patterns
  • Distributed logging in Production
  • Use cases of Fluentd or Fluent Bit
  • Best practices for better performance on logging
  • Fluentd internals and core development
  • Extending Fluentd or Fluent Bit
  • Log forwarding
  • Security


Suggested Prometheus Topics:

  • Integrating with Prometheus
  • Prometheus use case reports
  • Prometheus fundamentals and philosophy
  • Prometheus internals and core development
  • Using Prometheus


Suggested OpenTracing Topics:

  • Distributed tracing in production
  • Distributed tracing via OpenTracing and proxies like Envoy/linkerd
  • Going beyond single transactions: how to understand distributed traces in the aggregate
  • Tracer implementations (e.g., Zipkin, Appdash, Jaeger)
  • Tracing into web/mobile clients
  • Transparent tracing across user – container/kernel boundary (e.g., Sysdig)
  • Experiences / war stories with instrumentation of large existing codebases
  • Experiences with substantial OSS OpenTracing integrations (RPC frameworks, clients)


Suggested gRPC Topics:

  • Monitoring and Tracing of gRPC services 
  • Large polyglot gRPC deployment experience
  • gRPC + IOT
  • REST and gRPC together with gateways
  • Use of streaming grpc apis
  • gRPC and load balancing: Experience with proxy based/client side lb and service discovery
  • Forward and Backward compatibility of APIs

Reminder: This is a community conference — so let's try to avoid blatant product and/or vendor sales pitches.


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