KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

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Interactive Sessions

Bug Bash Europe 2021

Monday, May 3 at 16:00 CEST – Friday, May 7 at 16:30 CEST

The CNCF Bug Bash is a five-day competition where developers from around the world compete to smash as many bugs as they can on selected CNCF Projects. Compete as individuals and as a team for prizes, glory, and honor.

You’ll compete with other developers to smash as many bugs as possible on the following CNCF Projects, most of which are written in Go.

  • Thanos
  • Serverless Workflow
  • Chaos Mesh
  • CRI-O
  • Tinkerbell
  • OpenEBS
  • BuildPack
  • schemahero

The Bash is open to developers of all levels. If you’re a newer developer who wants to learn from a senior developer, or a senior developer interested in working with a junior developer, make a note when you sign up!

Have some questions? Reach out to vwells@sonatype.com.

Project Pavilion

Tuesday, May 4 – Friday, May 7

The Project Pavilion allows the cloud native community a chance to learn more about the CNCF projects. Join the maintainers of our graduated, incubating and sandbox projects for engaging conversations during their Project Office Hours or stop by the Project Pavilion within the MeetingPlay platform to check out their latest updates*!

View the full list of Project Office Hours

*Must be a registered attendee to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 Virtual.

The New Stack Makers Virtual Pancake Breakfast + Podcast, sponsored by Accurics

Tuesday, May 4 | 09:00 – 09:35 CEST

“Securing GitOps: Self-Healing Through Open Source”

GitOps is as hot as a campfire griddle! So cook up some hot cakes as we discuss GitOps and all that makes it hot, hot, hot! Join us for a short stack with The New Stack and sponsor Accurics to get all of your questions answered about GitOps — the movement that is defining how teams are achieving the world of desired state.

CNCF End User Partner Summit

Tuesday, May 4 | 16:00 – 16:40 CEST

The CNCF End User Partner Summit, hosted by Cheryl Hung and Katie Gamanji, will bring together cloud native users to share best practices and lessons learned. Our 40 minutes together will include a panel discussion with General Manager of CNCF, Priyanka Sharma, Chris Aniszczyk (CTO, CNCF), Liz Rice (Chair, CNCF TOC), and Ricardo Rocha (Computing Engineer, CERN and CNCF TOC Member). Join us for an engaging conversation centering on strategy, vision, and how to best navigate and contribute to the cloud native community!

In order to participate, your organization must be a member of the CNCF End User Community.

Contact chung@linuxfoundation.org with any questions.

End User Community Lounge: Benefits Edition

Wednesday, May 5 | 15:30 – 16:30 CEST

Come hang out with Katelin Ramer and Cheryl Hung of CNCF in a relaxed virtual atmosphere for open conversation relating to end user membership and training. Chat with other end users and learn more about how they are taking advantage of their benefits. This space is open to all and no RSVP is required.

Building Your Brand with CNCF AMA

Wednesday, May 5 | 16:00 – 17:00 CEST

Did you ever wonder how to build your brand within the cloud native ecosystem? Do KCD, Online Programs, cloudnative.tv, and the CNCF blog (just to start) seem like an overwhelming sea of possibilities? CNCF offers a variety of programs, but it is often difficult to know where to begin. In this introductory session, you will learn about the different programs CNCF offers to help you build your cloud native voice. There will be jokes, stories, and new friends. Come be a part of the foundation of doers.


  • Bill Mulligan – Marketing Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation 
  • Shilla Saebi, Comcast

*This session will be streamed on CNCF’s Twitch channel.

Inclusive Language Initiative Working Group

Thursday, May 6  | 15:00 – 16:00 CEST

Join us for the bi-annual open meeting of the Inclusive Naming Initiative, a cross-industry group aimed at removing harmful language from code and documentation. In this meeting, we’ll be sharing the progress the group has made since KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020, additional deliverables and language recommendations, and how you can get involved.


  • Priyanka Sharma – General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Stephen Augustus – Head of Open Source, Emerging Technologies & Incubation Division, Cisco
  • Celeste Horgan – Senior Technical Writer, Cloud Native Computing Foundation 
  • Bill Mulligan – Marketing Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation 

*This session will be streamed on CNCF’s Twitch channel.

Birds of a Feather: Konveyor BOF: Community Tools to Accelerate the Journey to Kubernetes

Thursday, May 6  | 15:00 – 15:45 CEST

At organizations everywhere, system administrators and developers are faced with requests to digitally transform their frameworks so enterprises can benefit from IT modernization with Kubernetes. But taking that containerized leap requires a fundamental change in configuration and architecture. It’s like looking at a before and after renovation photo without directions to show you how to get from one to the next. What happens in between? And how can you pull that off too?

The Konveyor community exists to accelerate this journey to Kubernetes. Konveyor is a community of people passionate about helping others modernize and migrate their applications for Kubernetes by building tools to help  users rehost, replatform, and refactor their applications to Kubernetes. In this session we will discuss the tools that exist in the community – Crane, Forklift, Tackle, and Move2Kube – along with the communities they intersect with such as a Velero and Restic. Bring your questions about rehosting, replatforming, and refactoring and let’s learn together!

Sponsored by

The New Stack Makers Virtual Pancake Breakfast + Podcast, sponsored by Dell Technologies

Friday, May 7 | 09:00 – 09:35 CEST

“IT, Developer Strategies, and Open Source”

It’s pancake time! How do you manage your pancake stack? That’s the question. Well, it has nothing to do with modern applications but those pancakes sure taste good! So what about that app data management? The needs are outpacing the reach of today’s DevSecOps digital transformation plans. Join us for a short stack with The New Stack and the CNCF for this Pancake & Podcast discussion with sponsor Dell Technologies to talk about how DevOps, AppSec and IT teams can best use open source projects and enterprise management tools to enable developers to be free from the overhead of IT demands and keep data secure.