CALL FOR

PROPOSALS

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

The Call for Proposals has ended for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018. If you submitted a talk for consideration, you will know of your acceptance on September 24, 2018. For any questions regarding the cfp process, please email cfp@cncf.io.

GENERAL INFO

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 CFP Guide

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon brings together adopters, developers, and practitioners to collaborate face-to-face. Engage with the leaders of Kubernetes, Prometheus, and other CNCF-hosted projects as we set the direction for the cloud-native ecosystem.

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Open: May 21, 2018
  • CFP Close: August 12, 2018
  • CFP Notifications: September 24, 2018
  • Schedule Announced: September 26, 2018
  • Event Dates: December 10–13, 2018

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

First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

CNCF events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing. You do not need to be a chief architect or long-time industry pundit to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events.

Our events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the CNCF community and we work closely with our attendees, sponsors and speakers to help keep CNCF events professional, welcoming, and friendly. If you have any questions on how to submit a proposal or the event in general, please contact cfp@cncf.io.

Co-Chairs

Liz Rice

Liz Rice is the technical evangelist at container security specialists Aqua Security. Prior to that she was CEO of Microscaling Systems and one of the developers of MicroBadger, the tool for managing container metadata. She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not building startups and writing code, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London.


Janet Kuo

Janet is a Software Engineer for Google Cloud. She joined the Kubernetes project before the 1.0 launch in 2015. She is the owner of Kubernetes workload APIs and an active SIG Apps contributor. She enjoys speaking at conferences and meetups about Kubernetes and has delivered talks on 3 continents. In her free time, she likes to travel and take photos.

 

 

 

SUGGESTED TOPICS

SUGGESTED TOPICS

Suggested Topics:

  • Application & Development (includes Helm & Telepresence)
  • Case studies
  • CI/CD
  • Community
  • Customizing & Extending Kubernetes
  • Machine Learning & Data
  • Networking (includes NATS, CoreDNS, CNI & gRPC)
  • Observability (includes Jaeger, OpenTracing, Fluentd & Prometheus)
  • Operations
  • Performance
  • Runtimes (includes containerd & rkt)
  • Security, Identity & Policy (includes OPA, SPIFFE/SPIRE, Notary, and TUF)
  • Serverless (includes CloudEvents)
  • Service mesh (includes Envoy & Linkerd)
  • Storage (includes Vitess & Rook)
  • Wildcard (Everything else that’s not covered by any of the other topics.)

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

Consider the Following as You Write Your Proposal

  1. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  2. Why should YOU be the one to give this talk? You have a unique story. Tell it.
  3. Be prepared to explain how this fits into the CNCF and overall Open Source Ecosystem.

If you choose to submit multiple talks, please do so with the understanding that if more than one is selected, you will be required to choose only one to speak on. Multiple talk submissions do not necessarily increase your chance of being selected.

We definitely do not expect every presentation to have code snippets and technical deep-dives but here are two things that you should avoid when preparing your proposal because they are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees:

  1. Sales or Marketing Pitches
  2. Unlicensed or Potentially Closed-Source Technologies

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

HOW TO SUBMIT

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

We have done our best to make the submission process as simple as possible. Here is what you will need to prepare:

  1. Choose a submission format:
  • Presentation: 35-minute presentations will be limited to 2 presenters
  • Lightning Talk: A brief, 5-minute presentation, maximum of 1 speaker
  • Birds of a Feather (BoF): A 35-minute informal discussion group that the primary speaker will introduce and facilitate, maximum of 1 speaker
  • Panel: 35 minutes of discussion amongst 2 to 5 speakers
  • Tutorial: 90-minute, in-depth, hands-on presentation with 1–4 speakers

Note: All submissions with 3–5 speakers are required to have at least one female speaker.

  1. Choose which CNCF hosted software your presentation will be focused on:
  • Container Networking Interface (CNI)
  • containerd
  • CoreDNS
  • Envoy
  • Fluentd
  • gRPC
  • Helm
  • Jaeger
  • Kubernetes
  • Linkerd
  • NATS
  • Notary
  • Open Policy Agent
  • OpenTracing
  • Prometheus
  • rkt
  • Rook
  • SPIFFE
  • SPIRE
  • TUF
  • Vitess
  • Other

Note: Final tracks for the conference will be based on accepted submissions.

  1. Provide a biography for all speakers, including previous speaking experience.
  2. Provide resources to enhance your proposal. These can be videos of you or your speakers presenting elsewhere, links to personal websites (including LinkedIn), or published books.
  3. If you choose to submit a tutorial please explicitly mention what the audience will learn from or walk away with after attending your session. Additionally, please indicate what prerequisites (if any) are needed for the attendee to know prior to attending, and if any materials should be brought with them or downloaded ahead of time (i.e. must install Python 2.7.15) prior to attending.

SAMPLE SUBMISSION

SAMPLE SUBMISSION

Your abstract will be the cornerstone of your proposal.

This is your chance to *sell* your talk to the program committee, so do your best to highlight the problem/contribution/work that you are addressing in your presentation. The technical details are still important, but the relevance of what you are presenting will help the program committee during the selection process.

This is the abstract that will be posted on the website schedule, so please ensure that it is in complete sentences (and not just bullet points), free of typos and that it is written in the third person (use your name instead of “I”).

Example:

Kernel Weather Report (Jon Corbet, LWN.net) – The Linux kernel is at the core of any Linux system; the performance and capabilities of the kernel will, in the end, place an upper bound on what the system can do as a whole. In this presentation, Jon Corbet will review recent events in the kernel development community, discuss the current state of the kernel, the challenges it faces, and look forward to how the kernel may address those challenges.

 

TRAVEL SUPPORT AND SPEAKERS PASSES

TRAVEL SUPPORT AND SPEAKERS PASSES

If you require travel support, please be sure to answer the request for travel funding at the end of the CFP submission form.

All speakers are required to review and adhere to our Code of Conduct.

All accepted speakers will receive a complimentary conference pass. For panel discussions, all panelists will receive a complimentary conference pass; maximum 4 panelists & 1 moderator. (Panels are required to include at least 1 female participant).

CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Linux Foundation and its project communities are dedicated to providing a  harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.


SPONSORS 

DIAMOND

Cisco
IBM Cloud
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Amazon Web Services
Ballerina
Datadog
Digital Ocean
Google Cloud
Heptio
Intel
Mesosphere
Microsoft Azure
Mirantis
Nutanix
Oracle
Pivotal
Rancher
SAP
sysdig
Tigera
Ubuntu

GOLD

Aqua
CloudBees
Codefresh
HPE
JFrog
NetApp – no tagline
NGINX
Nuage Networks
Platform 9
Portworx
Scalyr
Sumologic
SUSE
Twistlock

SILVER

Alcide
Altoros
Anchore
AppDynamics
Arista
Aspen Mesh
AVI Networks
Big Switch
Bitnami
Black Duck by Synopsys Japan
Buoyant
Checkr
Circle CI
Cloud Foundry
Cloud66
CloudOps
Cockroach Labs
Confluent
Containous
CouchBase
Covalent
Cumulus Networks
Datawire
Dynatrace
Eclipse Foundation
Elastic
FreshTracks.io
GitLab
GuardiCore
Haproxy
Harness
Hashicorp
Hedvig
Iguaz.io
Influx Data
Instana
Intuit
Joyent
Juniper Networks
Kata Containers
Kong
LF Training – CNCF
LightStep
LinBit
Linode
LogDNA
Logz
mLab
New Relic
Packet
Portworx
Puppet
Rackspace
RedisLabs
Replicated
Resin
RX-M
SignalFX
Splunk
Stackrox
SuperGiant
SUPERMICRO
Tibco
Treasure Data
Tufin
Turbine Labs
Turbonomic
Verizon
VictorOps
Weaveworks

START-UP

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

PARTNERS

Container Journal
DevOps.com
Sticker Mule
Sweetcode

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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