ATTEND

December 10 – 13, 2018 | Washington Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Event Experience

Welcome Reception + Sponsor Booth Crawl

Date: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Location: Sponsor Showcase, Hall AB at WSCC

Don’t miss the opportunity to continue conversation, check out sponsor technologies, games and live art installations while enjoying food and drink.

All Attendee Party

Join us at Museum of Pop Culture + Chihuly Garden and Glass!

Date: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thank you to our sponsor!

Attendees will experience the beauty and intrigue of the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Chihuly Garden and Glass at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 attendee party. Connect with your inner artist for the evening, whether gazing at Chihuly’s masterpieces or enjoying the interactive exhibits at MoPOP – you will not want to miss some of the top rated museums that Seattle has to offer. All conference attendees are invited; food and drinks provided.

Don’t forget your name badge and coat – the evening will be chilly!

Transportation

The first bus will depart the Washington State Convention Center at 5:45 PM and will continue to run approximately every 15 minutes until 6:45 PM. Buses from MoPOP and Chihuly Gardens will begin returning at approximately 8:00 PM and will drop off at the Washington State Convention Center only. The last bus will depart MoPOP and Chihuly Gardens at 9:30 PM.

 

EmpowHER Reception

Date: Monday, December 10
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Fare Start Restaurant, 700 Virginia Street – 0.4 miles from WSCC

Thank you to our sponsor!

Join other women attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America for sparkling conversation and community at a truly unique Seattle restaurant. Through their restaurants, cafes, catering and programs, Fare Start has been helping people in poverty for over 25 years to overcome barriers by teaching them work and life skills needed to succeed in the food service industry. Learn more!

Attendees will have an opportunity to get to know one another and network with other women and allies in the tech industry from around the globe. Conversation during the event will include adoption, usability and life-hacks of distributed systems and containers, app development and current events in Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies, ways to increase inclusivity in our fast-growing ecosystem, and how to get involved with different Cloud Native projects.

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Fun Run / Walk

Date: Wednesday, December 12
Time: 6:15 AM – 7:30 AM
Location: WSCC Lobby

Join fellow KubeCon attendees and Visit Seattle for a running tour of downtown and the waterfront! Visit Seattle’s volunteer runners will lead various pace groups on a 3-mile loop using city sidewalks. The running tour will leave from the main entrance of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) lobby at 6:30 AM.

Please sign up here in advance and arrive by 6:15 AM to turn in the required liability waiver. Space is limited and registration is required.

A verbal overview of the suggested loop will be reviewed in the lobby, and Visit Seattle volunteers will be distinguished by brightly colored t-shirts. Start your day off right, please join us for this KubeCon NA18 wellness event!

The suggested route starts at the WSCC and takes guests through the Pike Place Market (past all the vendor stalls), along Bell Harbor Marina, through the SAM Sculpture Park, past the Space Needle, MoPOP and Gates Foundation. The route returns to the WSCC by following the Monorail, with a turn onto 6th Ave. past the Amazon Spheres, past the flagship Nordstrom and ends with guests returning to their respective hotels.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity + 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: Please join CNCF, its community, and diversity champions for lunch and discussions around ways to promote diversity! Additional 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
We will be providing a private nursing room at this year’s 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 childcare 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 from Scootaround. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

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 hotel front desk. For emergencies, please dial 911.

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 onsite and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training and 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.

 

You may also reach out to the following individual(s):

Vanessa Heric
Event Manager, The Linux Foundation
vheric@linuxfoundation.org

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 contact Vanessa Heric at vheric@linuxfoundation.org. 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.

 

Emergency Resources

Seattle Police Headquaters
(206) 625-5011
610 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98124

Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center
(206) 223-6600
1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Taxi Services
OnCabs Seattle – (206) 866-2300
Orange Cab Company Inc. – (206) 444-0409
Seattle Yellow Cab – (206) 622-6500

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, December 10 through Thursday, December 13.

Child Care Hours*

  • Monday, December 10: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 11: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 12: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 13: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*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 Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:00 PM PT. If you need any additional details, please email us at events@cncf.io. Please note that we can only provide this services to those who RSVP by Tuesday, November 13. 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.

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. The $1500 can be used for the following: coach airfare, hotel (up to three nights), and/or ground transportation. Recipients will also receive complimentary conference registration and meals 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:

Friday, October 5, 2018 (Application Form Closed)

All Applicants Notified by:

Friday, October 19, 2018

 

Thank you to our diversity scholarship sponsors

                  

Convince Your Boss

Convince Your Boss

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation‘s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Seattle, Washington from December 10-13, 2018.

Want to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018, 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 Seattle!

Sample Letter

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America taking place December 10-13, 2018, in Seattle. 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 professional and learn from the top cloud native experts.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 strengthening our company:

  • KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 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 North America 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 event that brings together the industry’s most respected experts and key maintainers behind the most popular projects in the cloud native ecosystem. I’ll be able 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$950. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, sponsor technology 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.
  • Visa letter requests must be submitted no fewer than two weeks prior to the event. The Linux Foundation cannot guarantee that letters will be provided in response to requests submitted fewer than two weeks prior to an event though we will make every effort to process them.
  • 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.
  • The Linux Foundation processes most visa letter requests in (3) business days. Please complete the form below as accurately as possible. Failure to do so may result in a delay to the typical processing time.
  • Some countries in which The Linux Foundation holds events require a local organization to provide a visa invitation letter. Thus, the Linux Foundation must use a local third party to process letter requests from time to time. By completing the form below, you are authorizing The Linux Foundation to share your details with third party vendors as needed to process your invitation request.

Must match passport

Must match email address you used to register for the event

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By selecting The Linux Foundation, you have been approved for travel funding

This field is only required if Delegate Company was selected above.

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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 NA registration today. You will receive a voucher from the CKA Certification Team November 28 – December 5, 2018, 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 North America registration here. You will receive a voucher from the CKA Certification Team between November 28 – December 5, 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 NA registration today. You will receive a voucher from the Linux Foundation Training Team between November 28 – December 5, 2018, along with instructions on how to enroll in the course 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 North America registration here. You will receive a voucher from the CKA Certification Team between November 28 – December 5, 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, and Jaegar –  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

Amazon Web Services
Cisco
Google Cloud
IBM Cloud
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Ballerina
Capital One
Datadog
Digital Ocean
Heptio
Intel
JFrog
Mesosphere
Microsoft Azure
Mirantis
New Relic
Nutanix
Oracle – KubeCon
Pivotal
Rancher
SAP – KubeCon – Developers
Sysdig – KubeCon – Sysdig.com
Tigera
Ubuntu

GOLD

Aqua
CloudBees
Codefresh
Home Depot
HPE – KubeCon – hpedev.io
Huawei
NetApp – no tagline
NGINX
Nuage Networks
PingCAP – stacked
Platform 9
Portworx
Pure Storage
Scalyr
Spotinst
Sumologic
SUSE
Twistlock
Yahoo Japan

SILVER

Alcide
Altoros
Anchore
AppDynamics
Arista
Aspen Mesh
AVI Networks
Big Switch
Binaris
Bitnami
Black Duck by Synopsys Japan
Buoyant
Checkr
Circle CI
Citrix
Cloud Foundry
Cloud66
CloudOps
Cockroach Labs
Confluent
Container Solutions
Containous
CouchBase
Covalent
CrowdStrike
Cumulus Networks
Cyberark
Databricks
Datawire
Docker
Dynatrace
Eclipse Foundation
Elastic
FreshTracks.io
GitLab
GuardiCore
Haproxy
Harness
Hashicorp
Hedvig
Iguaz.io
Indeed
Influx Data
Instana
Intuit
Joyent
Juniper Networks
Kata Containers
Kong
Kontron
LaunchDarkly
LightStep
LinBit
Linode
LogDNA
Logz
mLab
NVIDIA
OpenEBS – stacked
Packet
Palo Alto Networks
Puppet
Rackspace
RedisLabs
Replicated
Resin
Robin Systems
Rook
RX-M
SignalFX
Splunk
Stackrox
SuperGiant
SUPERMICRO
The Linux Foundation
Tibco
Treasure Data
TrendMicro
Tufin
Turbine Labs
Turbonomic
Verizon
VEXXHOST
VictorOps
Wavemaker – HyScale
Weaveworks

START-UP

Agile Stacks
Aljabr
Ampere
Aporeto
Armory
Arrikto
Atomist
CloudBase Solutions
CloudYuga
ContainerShip
DeployHub
Diamanti
Galactic Fog
Garden
Giant Swarm
Grafana
Gremlin
Humio
InfoSiftr
InfraCloud
InwinSTACK
Kaloom
Kasten
Kinvolk
Kontena
KubeMQ
Kublr
Lacework
Loodse GmbH
NeuVector
Nirmata
Octarine
One Convergence
Opsani
PipelineAI
PlanetScale
Pulumi
ReactiveOps
Rookout
Sensu
Solo.io
StorageOS
Styra
Synadia
Wallarm
Yugabyte

END USER

Nordstrom Technology
Uber
WeWork

PARTNERS

Container Journal
DevOps.com
Sticker Mule
Sweetcode

CONTACT US

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