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Open Source Program Office BoF + Happy Hour

Tuesday, 17 May | 16:00 – 18:00 | ROOM 4D | EVENT CENTER | FERIA VALENCIA

TODO Group is hosting an OSPO BoF + Happy hour meet-up for OSPO professionals at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe. Join us to network with open source peers involved in Open Source Program Offices and enjoy some appetizers and drinks while taking a break from the action!

This is a great opportunity to connect, learn and look for feedback from the wide diversity of open source and OSPO professionals’ visions that also engages with CNCF and CNCF projects.

The BoF will be open/free to all KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe attendees with prior registration. In case there are seats available, entrance will follow a first come, first served basis.

Space is limited, sign up to reserve your seat now! You must be registered to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe.

The New Stack Tapas Tuesday

Tuesday, May 17 | 15:30 – 17:15 | Auditorium 3A | Event CenteR | FERIA VALENCIA

K8s after the Honeymoon: It’s Complicated

Join us for some delicious food and drink and a panel discussion moderated by The New Stack’s Alex Williams and Heather Joslyn where we will talk about the promise of K8s but also engage in a bit of “group therapy” talking about the hard realities of today. With more and more organizations moving from the “DIY” experimentation phase to “operationalization in production at scale”, many are still trying to navigate the complexity of the open source ecosystem, balance flexibility with control, and explore new use cases such as GitOps, or bare metal and edge deployments. Yes, it’s complicated, but the new modern K8s era is coming, for an ever-lasting relationship with cloud native innovation!

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Welcome Reception + Booth Crawl

Wednesday, 18 May | 18:00 – 20:00
Solutions Showcase | PAVILIONS 1 + 2 | LEVEL 2 | Feria Valencia

Join us onsite for drinks and appetizers, games, and conversations with old and new friends in the Solutions Showcase. Explore 170+ exhibit booths to learn more about the latest technologies, browse special offers and job posts, and much more. If you are participating online, don’t miss the expert office hours and interactive sessions presented by our sponsors.

How to Register: No need! The reception is open to all registered attendees (sorry, unregistered friends, children, and significant others will not be admitted).

In order to facilitate networking and business relationships at the event, you may choose to visit a third party’s booth or virtual booth or to access sponsored content. You are never required to visit third-party booths or to access sponsored content. When visiting a booth (e.g. by clicking on a third party’s logo in the virtual exhibit hall or exhibitor directory, and any actions within the booth thereafter including viewing resources) or by participating in sponsored activities, the third party will receive some of your registration data. This data includes your first name, last name, title, company, address, email, standard demographics questions (i.e. job function, industry), and details about the sponsored content or resources you interacted with. If you choose to interact with a booth or virtual booth or access sponsored content, you are explicitly consenting to receipt and use of such data by the third-party recipients, which will be subject to their own privacy policies.

Supporting THE Flourishing European Open Source Ecosystem BoF

Thursday, 19 May | 14:30 – 15:30 | ROOM 4D | EVENT CENTER | FERIA VALENCIA

Join open source leaders from non-profit and for-profit communities for a discussion about how we can collectively support a flourishing open source ecosystem in Europe. Existing projects, research studies, and new initiatives will be discussed. There’s a role for everyone – – learn how you too can get involved!

Thank You To Our Research Partners
FINOS, Friedrich Alexander University, Linux Foundation Research, Linux Foundation Training & Certification, Open Forum Europe, Scott Logic, and Technology University / Eindhoven

Open Compute Project BoF

Thursday, 19 May | 16:30 – 17:30 | Room 4C | Event Center | FERIA VALENCIA

Does Green Software need Open Hardware? Hosted by Open Compute Project

By 2040 the communications technology sector it is expected to account for 14% of the world’s carbon footprint — up from about 1.5% in 2007, and in 2019, researchers at the University of Cambridge estimated that the energy needed to maintain the Bitcoin network surpassed that of the entire nation of Switzerland. Clearly this cannot continue and software needs to be evaluated by judging its performance on its energy efficiency as much as on traditional parameters. On top of the software itself, is the IT infrastructure and data center facilities that can make a huge difference on the ecological impact of software workloads. This panel will look at best practices and new technology directions that can change the current and dangerous ecological impact curve implied by the digitization of society.

All-Attendee Party

Thursday, 19 May | 18:15 – 21:15 | mAsía aldamar

Don’t miss the party of the week! Join us at this historic 17th century property – first used as an inn between Madrid and Valencia, then an olive tree farm to citrus grove and winery. To this day, the owners still grow oranges, and produce olive oil and wine. Spend the evening reconnecting with new and old friends, share stories and libations, and enjoy the night’s entertainment.

How to Register: No need! The party is open to all registered attendees (sorry, unregistered friends, children, and significant others will not be admitted).

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Virtual AMA Happy Hour with Priyanka Sharma

Thursday, 19 May | 17:30 – 18:30 | ZOOM

Join CNCF General Manager Priyanka Sharma for some end-of-day socializing, recaps of the keynotes, and special guests! Come prepared with your audio and video on – we’re here to have fun and make connections! We’ll also break into smaller groups to make those 1:1 connections.

How to Register: No need! Happy hour is open to all in the community that are interested, space permitting. Details on how to join will be shared closer to the event.

Activation Zones

GitLab Activation Zone

Come chill out and recharge at the GitLab activation zone! Play board & strategy games like chess, checkers or Jenga, enter into our Coding Challenge to win awesome prizes or get our caricature artist to draw you! Do you like racing and VR, meet Ruby the GitLab Tanuki and come race on the GitLab VR track!

We are looking forward to days packed with opportunities to reunite!
For more information click here.

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Microsoft Activation Zone

Join us at the Microsoft Azure Activation Zone in Pavilion 2, where you can experience first-hand how Kubernetes on Azure underpins Forza Horizon 5, one of the most popular games today! You will have a chance to compete against others for the highest score and win some cool prizes. Our Forza experts will be onsite to help answer your technical questions. Then head over to the Microsoft booth #P12 to attend a Forza focused technical session and grab some cool swag! We hope to see you there.

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