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May 20 – 23, 2019 | Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the CNCF ecosystem and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

CONVERSATIONS

Diversity Lunch
Join CNCF, its community, and diversity champions for lunch and discussions around ways to promote diversity! Additional details coming soon!

EmpowHER Reception
Join CNCF and other women of open source for the opportunity to connect and network. This event is open to all, not just women. More details coming soon!

REGISTRATION DISCOUNT/SCHOLARSHIPS

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships, discounts, and travel funding to our conferences.

Diversity Scholarships: Additional information and application can be found here.

ONSITE RESOURCES

Nursing Room
A private nursing room will be available at the event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Click here for more information.

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator, or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the CNCF event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@cncf.io.

Wheelchair + Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them locally. More information will be listed here soon regarding local rentals (you are responsible for making your own arrangements).

Quiet Room
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can’t interact with other attendees at that time.

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender restrooms for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.

First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk or the permanent first aid office on the lower level of Hall 8 at Gran Via. If there is an emergency onsite at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, advise onsite security personnel by calling +34 932 33 41 00.

Contact Information/Harassment Reports
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges and/or shirts onsite and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training, responds to harassments reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative, which can be found here on the Geek Feminism Wiki.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please reach out to us pre-event. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim’s comfort and safety, including, but not limited to providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.

The Linux Foundation Contact:
Vanessa Heric
Sr. Event Services Manager
vheric@linuxfoundation.org

Emergency Resources

Comissaria Dels Mossos / Police Station
Calle Ulldecona, 35
08038 Barcelona
+34 932 67 56 00

Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
+34 932 60 75 00
Carrer de la Feixa Llarga, s/n
08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

Taxi Services

Book Taxi Barcelona +34 902 90 75 08
Taxi Services Barcelona +34 602 10 42 19
Taxi Class +34 933 07 07 07

Contact Us With Ideas

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Angela Brown, VP of Events, at angela@linuxfoundation.org.

Child Care

Child Care

We are pleased to offer complimentary child care for our attendees. Professional child care services will be provided during event hours from Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23.

Child Care Hours*

Monday, May 20: 08:00 – 17:00
Tuesday, May 21: 08:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, May 22: 08:00 – 17:00
Thursday, May 23: 08:00 – 17:00
*Hours subject to change once the schedule is published.

If you would like to sign up for this service, please complete the RSVP form by Monday, April 22, 17:00 PDT. If you need any additional details, please email us at events@cncf.io. Note that we can only provide this service to those who RSVP by Monday, April 22. We encourage early registration to take advantage of this opportunity.

Due to staffing and licensing restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate on-site sign-ups.

Parents will be required to provide food and snacks for their child(ren).

Sign Up

Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship Information

Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s diversity scholarship program provides support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities (including, but not limited to: persons identifying as LGBTQ, women, persons of color, and/or persons with disabilities) who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend CNCF events for financial reasons.

A number of scholarships will be provided and recipients will receive up to $1500 to reimburse actual travel expenses. Please note that you will be responsible to arrange and reserve your hotel and flight directly. You will then be reimbursed up to the maximum stipend amount of $1,500 USD after the event. The stipend may only be used for the following: coach airfare, hotel/accommodations (up to four nights), and ground transportation (to and from the airport). Recipients will also receive complimentary conference registration and meals during the conference will be provided.

Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of need and impact. Selection will be made by an assembled group of reviewers who will assess each applicant’s request.  All application information will be kept confidential.

Scholarship Applications Due:  Monday, March 11, 2019

All Applicants Will be Notified By: Monday, April 8, 2019

 

APPLY NOW

Thank you to our diversity scholarship sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convince Your Boss

Convince Your Boss

Convince Your Boss to Send You to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Happening May 21-23, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference (in Barcelona, Spain from May 21-23, 2019) gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.

Want to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, but not sure how to bring it up with your boss? We’ve created this email to help you explain why it’s important to attend. Feel free to use the full letter or pieces of it. See you in Barcelona!

Sample Letter

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe taking place May 20-23, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. I’ve researched many conferences, and this is THE conference for gathering developers, IT professionals, and C-level leaders across the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of cloud native computing, including emerging trends in microservices architectures and container orchestration with technologies like Kubernetes, Prometheus, and many more.

Over 6,000 of the most talented individuals in the industry gather together for this event making it a great place to network with industry professionals and learn from the top cloud native experts.

Here is some data from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in 2018 to give you an idea of who attends and why:

• For 66% of attendees, this was their first KubeCon making it a great place for newcomers to the cloud native community to learn.
• The top two reasons that people attended KubeCon + CloudNativeCon were for networking (40%) and to attend breakout sessions (35%).
• One third of attendees were developers with more than 75% in technical positions overall.
• 1,395 companies participated, with the majority from the Software (34%) and Internet or Web Services (16%) industries.

To get a feel for what the conference is all about, check out this highlight reel from Copenhagen in 2018.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 strengthening our company:

• KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe offers 100+ sessions including technical sessions, deep-dives, case studies, and more. Attending these sessions will allow me to build my knowledge on best practices and new trends in the rapidly evolving cloud native ecosystem.
• The “hallway track” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will allow me to meet technology and business leaders to collaborate on the technological challenges and implementations we’re working on, while creating strategic partnerships that will benefit our company.
• This is the premier vendor-neutral cloud native event that brings together the industry’s most respected experts and key maintainers behind the most popular projects in the cloud native ecosystem. This will allow me to gain insight into the roadmap of these projects and how we can utilize them in our software stack.

You can learn more about the conference here and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

If I register before September 28, the fee is only USD$1150. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, a number of co-located events, sponsor showcase, hallway track and lounges, continental breakfast and lunch, and other evening networking events.

I would be happy to write a post-conference report and share with other members of the team what I’ve learned and how we can implement these cloud native tools and techniques into our business strategy.

Thanks,
{Your Name}

Visa Request Form

Visa Request Form

  • Provision of a visa letter by The Linux Foundation does not guarantee visa approval, which is made at the sole discretion of the government of the event’s host country.
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  • You must be registered for the event before requesting a visa letter. It can take up to 24 hours for an event registration to be processed. During that time, you will not be able to request a visa letter.
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code of conduct

Code of Conduct

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation and its project communities are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. CNCF events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration within the open source community. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at Linux Foundation events or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.

This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the terms are non-negotiable. Your registration for or attendance at any CNCF event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy and its terms.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior, and applicable laws.

UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks.

Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in CNCF events should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event.  This includes statements made in social media postings, on-line publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.

CONSEQUENCES OF UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate depending on the circumstances, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund. The CNCF reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Linux Foundation events, trainings or other activities.

If a participant (or individual wishing to participate in a CNCF event), through postings on social media or other on-line publications or another form of electronic communication, engages in conduct that violates this policy, whether before, during or after a CNCF event, CNCF may take appropriate corrective action, which could include imposing a temporary or permanent ban on an individual’s participation in future CNCF events.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECT TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/staff badges onsite; and an organizer can be found at the event registration counter at any time. You are also encouraged to contact Vanessa Heric, Event Manager, vheric@linuxfoundation.org or Colleen Mickey, Event Director, cmickey@linuxfoundation.org.

INCIDENT RESPONSE

Our staff has had incident response training and responds to harassment reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended by the Ada Initiative. As referenced above, if a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from issuance of a warning to the offending individual to expulsion from the conference with no refund, depending on the circumstances. The Linux Foundation reserves the right to exclude any participant found to be engaging in harassing behavior from participating in any further Linux Foundation events, trainings or other activities.

Conference staff will also provide support to victims, including, but not limited to:

  •      Providing an escort
  •      Contacting hotel/venue security or local law enforcement
  •      Briefing key event staff to for response/victim assistance
  •      And otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to ensure that they feel safe for the duration of the conference.

PRE-EVENT CONCERNS

If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact Vanessa Heric, vheric@linuxfoundation.org or Colleen Mickey, cmickey@linuxfoundation.org. Precautions will be taken to ensure your comfort and safety, including, but not limited to: providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.


Certified Kubernetes Administrator Online Exam

Certified Kubernetes Administrator Online Exam – Register Now & Save $50

Exam Details

About:  The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program was created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in collaboration with The Linux Foundation, to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem. As the fourth highest velocity open source project, Kubernetes use is exploding.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is committed to growing the community of Kubernetes Administrators, thereby allowing continued growth across the broad set of companies and organizations that are using Kubernetes. Certification is a key step in that process, allowing certified administrators to quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market, and also allowing companies to more quickly hire high-quality teams to support their growth.

Save $50 on the CKA Exam by adding it to your Kubecon EU registration today. Attendees who registered before May 7 will receive a voucher and instructions from the CKA Certification Team between May 8 to May 15, 2019, along with instructions on how to register for the exam using your voucher.  The exam is delivered online via remote proctoring and available 24/7, and you will have 12 months to complete the exam. Get more info on the exam at https://www.cncf.io/certification/expert/.

Delivery: Online

Cost: $250 – If paired with Kubernetes Fundamentals Course, you’ll receive both for $399.

How to register:

Pre-registration is required. Add this exam to your existing KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe registration here. Attendees who registered before May 7 will receive a voucher and instructions from the CKA Certification Team between May 8 to May 15, 2019, along with instructions on how to register for the exam using your voucher.

Kubernetes Fundamentals Course

Kubernetes Fundamentals Course – Register Now & Save $50

Course Details
About: Created by The Linux Foundation, the LFS258 Kubernetes Fundamentals is an e-learning course that covers the fundamentals needed to understand Kubernetes and get quickly up-to-speed, to start building distributed applications that will scale, be fault-tolerant and simple to manage.

Save $50 on the LFS258 Course by adding it to your Kubecon EU registration today. Attendees who registered before May 7 will receive a voucher and instructions from the CKA Certification Team between May 8 to May 15, 2019, along with instructions on how to register for the exam using your voucher. Get more info on the LFS258 Course at https://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/system-administration-training/kubernetes-fundamentals.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Delivery: Online Self-Paced
Cost: $249 – If paired with CKA Exam, you’ll receive both for $399.
Who It’s For: Developers and system administrators who want to learn how to deploy and administrate Kubernetes.

Prerequisites: To get the most out of this course, you should have basic Linux command line skills and at least some knowledge of linux containers (e.g. Docker).
Materials: 1-year online access to all course content and labs.
100% online and self-paced
Loaded with labs (and solutions) designed by our experts
Designed to help you start designing/architecting application orchestration solutions and know how they will work with Docker images.

*Please note this course is online only and will not be offered onsite in Seattle.

How to Register:
Add this course to your existing KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe registration here. Attendees who registered before May 7 will receive a voucher and instructions from the CKA Certification Team between May 8 to May 15, 2019, along with instructions on how to register for the exam using your voucher.


Who Should Attend

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.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon brings together leading contributors in cloud native applications and computing, containers, microservices, central orchestration processing, and related projects to further cloud native education. This summit provides a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the cloud native ecosystem. Join CNCF’s hosted projects – Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, NATS, and Helm –  and help bring cloud native project communities together.

  • Application Developers
  • IT Operations
  • Technical Management
  • Line-of-Business (LOB) Leadership
  • End-users
  • Service Providers
  • CNCF Community Ambassadors
  • CNCF Contributors
  • Those looking to learn more about Cloud Native

SPONSORS 

DIAMOND

Cisco
Microsoft Azure
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Ballerina
CloudBees
Google Cloud
IBM Cloud
Mirantis
Pivotal
Rancher
Sysdig – KubeCon – Sysdig.com
Ubuntu

GOLD

Aqua
Datadog
Digital Ocean
HPE – KubeCon – hpedev.io
Instana
Intel
JFrog
LightStep
NetApp – no tagline
SuperGiant
Turbonomic
Twistlock
Yahoo Japan

SILVER

anynines
Aspen Mesh
Balena
Bitnami
Buoyant
Cilium by Covalent
Circle CI
Cloud66
Component Soft
GitLab
Haproxy
Harness
Influx Data
JetBrains
Juniper Networks
Kong
Linode
Logz
Mellanox Technologies
NGINX
Platform 9
Portworx
Prodyna
SignalFX
Spotinst
StorageOS
Synopsys
Tufin
VSHN
Weaveworks

START-UP

Alcide
Arrikto
Asyncy
Cockroach DB
Codefresh
Cognitive Cloud Solutions
ControlPlane
Datawire – stacked
Diamanti
Garden
Giant Swarm
Humio
Jetstack
Kasten
Kinvolk
KubeMQ
Kublr
Loodse GmbH
Mattermost
NeuVector
OpenEBS – stacked
Origoss
Praqma
Proteon
replex GmbH
SoftIron
Solo.io
SysEleven
Teuto.net

CONTACT US

Before contacting us, please review all event pages as answers to many questions are readily available throughout this site. If you cannot find the answer to your question and would prefer to email us, please contact events@cncf.io.

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