If you are a company interested in hosting a Co-Located Event please note that we no longer have space available for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018. Keep an eye out for the 2019 CNCF event websites for future opportunities and email with any questions.

Want to attend a Co-Located Event? Register now or add to your current registration by clicking “View of Change Your Existing Registration.”

Cloud Foundry Day

Cloud Foundry Day

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Registration Fees: $30
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the place for the cloud-native community, and Cloud Foundry is synonymous with cloud-native. From startups to the Fortune 500, Cloud Foundry is used by enterprises around the globe to automate, scale and manage cloud apps throughout their lifecycle. Cloud Foundry Day at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is an educational event designed for the best minds of the cloud-native world attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Cloud Foundry Day, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Learn more

Submit to the CFP before Friday, September 28.

DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference

DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Fees: $0

Join fellow Kubernetes practitioners for an afternoon of Birds-of-a-Feather sessions around simple ways to deploy, scale, and manage container workloads in the cloud.

DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference brings together industry experts for discussions that will leave you excited and inspired. Bring your burning questions for our special guest speaker, and pick up ideas and best practices from one another.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.


Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Registration Fees: $200

Event schedule now live!

As on the ground microservice practitioners quickly realize, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug a set of intertwined distributed services versus a single monolithic application.

Originally built at Lyft and now a CNCF incubating project, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures. Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner. When all service traffic in an infrastructure flows via an Envoy data plane, it becomes easy to monitor problem areas via consistent observability, tune overall performance, and add substrate features in a single place.

See the event schedule here. 

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for EnvoyCon, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Learn more about Envoy.

Diversity Scholarships:
 Attendance diversity is important to EnvoyCon. For additional information and application please click here.

Interested in sponsoring EnvoyCon? See the prospectus here.

EnvoyCon Program Committee:
Program Chair: Matt Klein, Lyft
Chris Aniszczyk, CNCF
Richard Li, Data Wire
Joshua Marantz, Google
Cindy Sridharan
Harvey Tuch, Google
Alyssa Wilk, Google







kubernetes contributor summit

Kubernetes Contributor Summit

Date: Sunday – Monday, December 9-10, 2018
Time: Sunday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM + Monday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Registration Fees: Free

The Contributor Summit brings together new and current Kubernetes contributors alike to connect and share face-to-face. It is an opportunity for existing contributors to help shape the future of community development and governance and offers a welcoming space for new community members to learn, explore and put the contributor workflow to practice.

Seattle 2018 is expecting to draw the largest attendance yet. Expect a 1.5 day conference with more details in the upcoming months. We will share those via CNCF/KubeCon channels, our k-dev mailing list, and our weekly Thursday Community Meeting.

How to register: Attendance is very limited and the event is explicitly for contributors and people interested in becoming contributors. If that’s you, please fill out this form.

The new contributor workshop is a 3-hour session that cannot be dropped into. If you cannot attend for the full duration, please consider starting with our new contributor guide or reviewing some of the new contributor information on youtube. If you have any problems with this process, please email

Kubernetes and Service Mesh Workship with VMware

Kubernetes and Service Mesh Workshop with VMware

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with a reception from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Registration Fees: $25 -Event fee donated back to CNCF Scholarship Fund

This workshop led by VMware will provide a technical in-depth on Kubernetes, Microservices and Service Mesh. Kubernetes and Microservices almost go hand in hand. Operating and managing Microservices based architecture introduce its own set of complexity to deal with.

In this Workshop, we will walk through some of the challenges, of operating and architecting around microservices, introduce the concepts of a service mesh, how it helps. The workshop will be a mix of demonstrations, lecture and Hands on experience.

Join us for a live interactive workshop where our experts will cover the following topics:

  • Deep-Dive on Kubernetes Technical Architecture
  • Microservices and the complexities it brings
  • Requirements of a typical Service Mesh
  • Deep dive in Istio using sample use cases

The workshop includes a reception focused on service mesh right afterward.


8:30 AM Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Deep dive into Kubernetes Concepts
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Introduction to Microservices and its challenges
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Introduction to Service mesh and its components
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Service Mesh use cases and demo with Istio
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM to 5:00 PM Hands on labs with VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE)
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Reception

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for the Kubernetes Workshop with VMware, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

OpenShift Commons Gathering

OpenShift Commons Gathering by Red Hat

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Registration Fees: $99

Join key stakeholders, customers, upstream project leads, and contributors that make up the Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem for a full day of talks, demos and case studies from stakeholders, customers, and contributors from across the OpenShift ecosystem.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering brings together experts from all over the world to discuss real-world implementations of container technologies, best practices for cloud native application developers and the upstream open source software projects that make up the OpenShift ecosystem.

Speakers come from the over 400 member organizations that now make up the OpenShift Commons ecosystem. The Seattle event will includes Case Studies by members with production deployments of OpenShift, talks by Kubernetes and other upstream project leads, deep dives into the current and future releases of OpenShift, Operator Framework and Kubernetes by members of Red Hat’s OpenShift engineering and product management teams.

There will be ample time for peer-to-peer networking, Q/A as well as an evening reception for attendees.

Confirmed Keynotes and Speakers already include:

  • Chris Wright on Emerging technology and innovation
  • Clayton Coleman on Kubernetes 1.11 and Beyond
  • Mike Barrett on OpenShift 3.x: Features/Functions/Future
  • Sebastian Pahl on Operator Framework
  • Diane Mueller on Cross-Community Collaboration with Upstream

More speakers and panelists are being added, bookmark the full Agenda here.

If you are interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting, please click here for more information.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for the OpenShift Common Gathering, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Linkerd in Production 101

Linkerd in Production 101 by Buoyant

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Registration Fees: $250

This is a hands-on workshop that teaches how to use Linkerd in production, covering both Kubernetes and non-Kubernetes environments. This workshop is presented by Buoyant, the primary sponsors of the Linkerd project, and includes training by Linkerd maintainers.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for the Linkerd in Production 101, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Kubernetes II — Advanced

Kubernetes II — Advanced Hands-on Training — Advanced by Heptio

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Fees: $900

This advanced Kubernetes training course builds upon the Kubernetes I course and assumes the attendee is already comfortable with the following topics:

  • Containers and authoring Docker files
  • Kubernetes API and concepts (Pods, Services, Deployments, ReplicaSets, etc.)
  • Kubernetes architecture (how watches work, control plan components, etc.)
  • Kubernetes networking (how networking is designed and difference between different Service types
  • kubectl and using it for Deployments/Services

Using a combination of instructor led lectures, use case examples, and hands-on exercises, the training will enable the attendee to go into detail on the following topics:

  • kubectl configuration file manipulation and understanding
  • logging in Kubernetes and different architectures to enable centralized logging
  • Persistent Volumes, StatefulSets, and Local Storage
  • resource requests/limits and quotas
  • node and pod affinities
  • resource organization
  • jobs and cronjobs

A complete cloud lab environment will be provided, so the only requirement will be a laptop with a modern version of Chrome or Firefox.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for the Kubernetes II — Advanced Hands-on Training, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Container Security Summit

Container Security Summit by Google

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Fee: Complimentary

Container security, which spans container infrastructure security, secure software supply chain, and runtime security, is an increasing industry concern as more production workloads move to containers and Kubernetes. With the first real attacks on Kubernetes this year in the form of insecure Kubernetes dashboards, this issue is starting to get more attention.

The Container Security Summit aims bring together experts and practitioners in the space for a day of presentations and discussions about how to improve container security overall. The goals of the Summit are to (1) help existing Kubernetes users and developers understand how to better secure their environment, (2) help existing security professionals learn about Kubernetes, and (3) identify and address current pain points in the community.

How to register: Tickets will be made available soon but please note that pre-registration is required. When tickets are available, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Cloud Native Storage Day

Cloud Native Storage Day

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Fees: Complimentary – Sold out, waitlist available

Join us for a very special Cloud Native Storage Day co-located at KubeCon Seattle 2018! We have brought together users of cloud native storage technologies as well as experts from the top cloud native storage companies to bring you a fantastic day rich with thought-provoking sessions including technical demos, panel discussions, presentations, and a terrific networking opportunity for you to get to know the experts in Container Storage. Come learn all about the virtues of multi-cloud operations of stateful services with Kubernetes, running stateful applications in containers, cloud native data management, in short, all things cloud native storage. Be sure to come early for a continental breakfast, and stay to the end for a commemorative t-shirt and networking cocktail hour!

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To get on the waitlist for the Cloud Storage Day, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

FoundationDB Summit

FoundationDB Summit

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Registration Fees: $150

FoundationDB Summit is a technical conference organized by the FoundationDB community for companies and developers using FoundationDB, the recently open-sourced distributed database. At this inaugural event, we’ll be organized on a single track with plenty of time to meet and learn from early adopters, core developers, and other community members.

How to register: Pre-registration is required.  To register for FoundationDB Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration

Learn More


Submit to the CFP by Friday, September 21, 2018

Observability Practitioners Summit

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:20 PM

Registration Fee: $200

See the full schedule here.

The Observability Practitioners Summit is a new conference, focused on pushing the field of monitoring and observability forwards by providing a mix of high quality talks and opportunities for discussion between the maintainers and users of tracing, metrics, logging, and alerting systems.

Representatives of OpenTracing, Prometheus, Fluentd and Jaeger will be in attendance.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Observability Practitioners Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Diversity Scholarships:  Attendance diversity is important to Observability Practitioners Summit. For additional information and application please click here.

Interested in sponsoring Observability Practitioners Summit? See the prospectus here.

Observability Practitioners Summit Program Committee:

Chris Aniszczyk, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Peter Bourgon, Fastly

Priyanka Sharma, GitLab

Ted Young, LightStep

Questions about the event or becoming a sponsor? Please email




KubeSec Enterprise Summit

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration Fee: $149 if registered by October 15th then the standard rate is $179

Please join us for this very first KubeSec Enterprise Summit, focused on the challenges faced by larger organizations with demanding security and compliance requirements when deploying Kubernetes in production.Whether you are just now beginning to roll out your first production implementation of Kubernetes, or are an early adopter looking to learn from the experience of your peers, you are sure to get valuable insights from this educational event. Co-hosted by Aqua Security, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat, the day will provide a unique opportunity to hear from others who have already deployed Kubernetes to support highly secure solutions, as well as a range industry & technology experts in securing cloud-native applications.

The agenda will include:

· End-user presentations sharing their experiences / best practices

· Emerging trends in Kubernetes security technologies

· Keynote presentations covering industry and market views, including a panel Q&A

· Time for peer-to-peer networking at breaks, and during lunch (box lunch is included with registration fee)

For more information on speakers, sponsors, and the full agenda, please visit our website.

If you would be interested in presenting at KubeSec Enterprise Summit and sharing your organization’s experience with Kubernetes security, please see our Call For Presentations (CFP) at: [The CFP will close October 15]

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for KubeSec Enterprise Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Fast Data ( Project Mini Summit

Fast Data ( Project Mini Summit

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Fees: Free (Fast Data) is the first truly open data plane project focusing on data IO performance, scalability, efficiency, and programmable flexibility for networking and storage. provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput low-latency resource-efficient IO services. The design of is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic. has been integrated with Kubernetes, OpenStack Neutron, and OpenDaylight to provide a drop in upgrade for all of your dataplane needs.

A key component of is the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) library contributed at the foundation of the project. The commercial-ready code targetable to run on standard x86, Arm, and Power servers is already running in products on the market today. VPP when connected to DPDK for network I/O has shown to perform two orders of magnitude faster than currently available open source options implementing switching or routing workloads, reaffirming one of the core principles of a focus on performance.

Join us for the Fast Data ( Project Mini Summit at KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle, Monday, December 10, to learn from community experts who will be sharing information about the projects, use cases, capabilities, how enables cloud native network functions, cross-community integration with Kubernetes/ODL/OPNFV/other communities, tools and many more exciting topics. This is a great opportunity for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon attendees to share thought leadership and innovations at one of the industry’s premier events.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Fast Data ( Project Mini Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Submit to the CFP before Friday, October 5.



Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Fees: Complimentary

Ballerina makes it easy to write cloud native applications while maintaining reliability, scalability, observability, and security. It is a compiled, transactional, statically and strongly typed programming language with textual and graphical syntaxes.

Ballerina takes center stage at Ballerinacon to showcase how we make integration simple and agile. Featuring sessions on leveraging the cloud native programming language for building microservices in highly disaggregated architectures, join key stakeholders, contributors, and customers for a day of talks, demos, and case studies.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Ballerinacon, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Your Path to Production Ready Kubernetes

Your Path to Production Ready Kubernetes by Weaveworks

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Registration Fees: $175

Join this workshop and accelerate your journey to production-ready Kubernetes by learning the practical techniques for reliably operating your software lifecycle using the GitOps pattern. The Weaveworks team will be running a full-day workshop, sharing their expertise as users and contributors of Kubernetes and Prometheus, as well as followers of GitOps (operations by pull request) practices.

Using a combination of instructor led demonstrations and hands-on exercises, the workshop will enable the attendee to go into detail on the following topics:

• Developing and operating your Kubernetes microservices at scale

• DevOps best practices and the movement towards a “GitOps” approach

• Building with Kubernetes in production: caring for your apps, implementing CI/CD best practices, and utilizing the right metrics, monitoring tools, and automated alerts

• Operating Kubernetes in production: Upgrading and managing Kubernetes, managing incident response, and adhering to security best practices for Kubernetes


• Basic knowledge of Kubernetes is required. At a minimum practical experience experimenting with Kubernetes is required

• You have deployed a few applications to a test cluster, and now want a path forward of how to use Kubernetes in production

• Familiarity with the Unix command line

• A complete cloud lab environment will be provided, so bring laptop with a modern browser

This workshop doesn’t cover:

• Deep knowledge of the Prometheus Query Language. We’ll be working through practical examples, but won’t cover the rest of PromQL

• Kubernetes Introduction and concepts. We won’t be going through an overview of Kubernetes, instead we focus on application in the real world.


• Welcome & introduction

• Getting started with your environment

• What is “Production Ready” (cluster & app checklist)

• Monitoring a production cluster (Prometheus & Observability)

• Building for observability (HPA, Istio Canary, FluentD & Prometheus)

• Declarative infrastructure in practice (GitOps model, Infra as code)

• Devops and GitOps in practice (CI/CD pipelines, compliance tracking)

• Advanced Deployment Patterns (Canary, Blue/Green, A/B testing)

• Security best practices (RBAC, Kubernetes security groups, network policies)

• Node management and Kubernetes upgrade

Lunch, refreshments and snacks will be provided.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Your Path to Production Ready Kubernetes, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Tungsten Fabric Developers Summit

Tungsten Fabric Developers Summit

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, including lunch
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow Room (1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)
Registration Fee: Free

Open source software is shaping how organizations compete, and SDN networking technology is evolving to support that revolution. However, building an SDN/NFVi platform that supports different open source infrastructure and app development technologies is not easy. Tungsten Fabric, a Linux Foundation Networking project,  is an open source SDN with a proven track record at scale in the demanding world of production carrier deployments.

Join us to learn about the project and how the community is preparing for some exciting edge computing use cases.

We welcome community members to share their stories:

Call for Speakers:

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Tungsten Fabric Developers Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

The GAME CHANGER-- Navigating Container and Kubernetes

The GAME CHANGER– Navigating Container and Kubernetes by Verizon

Date: Monday, December 10

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00PM

Registration: $50 (100% of Proceeds Donated to


Navigating Container and Kubernetes as an Enterprise Transformational Platform

Who is Verizon?

Verizon delivers the promise of the digital world by enhancing the ability of humans, businesses and society to do more new and do more good. We call it humanability. We constantly strive to improve the way we work.


About the Day

We at Verizon have leveraged Docker and Kubernetes to help support our public cloud migration goals and set the stage for digital transformation acceleration.

We will be sharing the Verizon journey on adopting Kubernetes, and the challenges we had to solve for that are unique to large organizations. We will also be sharing the challenges we ran into adopting and enabling the platform at scale. Our discussion will revolve around:

  • Capabilities – Solving for the Kubernetes platform services like single sign-on, RBAC for the enterprise
  • Migration – Retrofitting existing apps to run in Kubernetes
  • Compliance – Meeting compliance requirements around software and hardware inventory, separation of duty concerns
  • Security – Implementing an enterprise grade security solution through all facets of software development life cycle
  • Value Proposition – Rallying everyone (Developers, Security Engineers, Operations Engineers & Management) in the organization to support this initiative and getting past resistance

Our aspiration is to build a community for enterprises by enterprises that focuses on solving for requirements / challenges that are unique to the enterprise organization. We want to share our best practices and lessons learned through our own experience.

Join our passionate engineers for a deep dive on the technical and cultural foundations needed to deploy and leverage the benefits of this game changing technology.The session will be broken down into four segments:

1. Foundational Challenges We Solved For

  • Preparing for Adoption at Scale – From aspiration to executable strategy
    • Value proposition for the organization and why we chose a multi- tenant model & how to sell the organization on this model
  • Platform Architecture
    • MVP1 architecture, CI/CD approach, secrets management, private Docker registry, leveraging Docker Hub images & addressing vulnerabilities
  • Supporting Multi Tenancy – 7 portfolios and 10k developers
    • Corporate LDAP integration – (KubeCtl plugin, Auth-API), Namespace Management & Automated provisioning controller, Helm/Tiller architecture

2. Advanced Challenges We Solved For

  • Automation – Cluster Deployment Automation
    • Installer(KOPS / KubeAdm) tradeoff, and our experience with building our own
  • Logging – Solving for inconsistent log aggregation
    • Finding an extensible solution to balance between disparate existing legacy logging solutions and a scalable architecture without operational overhead
  • Security – Achieving CIS benchmark compliance
    • Solving for cloud native security posture for legacy monolithic applications
  • Operator Framework / Persistent Volumes / Session Affinity
    • Where we leveraged and how we solved for it
  • Embracing Google SRE
    • What worked for us and what is difficult to achieve

3. Metrics, Workload Migration, Training & Developer Environment

  • Measuring Benefits
    • Defining what to measure is comparatively easy, but how do you consistently measure across hundreds of workloads and how can a platform like Kubernetes contribute to achieving the measurement?
  • Workload Migration – planning and approach for large scale migration
    • What type of legacy workloads (including stateful) were we able to migrate
  • Training
    • Technology training is helpful, but enterprise environment and training labs are not the same. How do you bridge the gap, we will share our approach / playbook
  • Developer Environment
    • Leveraging Docker for Developer environment setup and eliminating frictions in cross team developer migration and application setup

4. Building a Community for Enterprise, by Enterprise

  • Collaboration Topics & Open Source Projects

Refreshments and Lunch will be Served

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for The GAME CHANGER — Navigating Container and Kubernetes, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Get hands on with HPE hybrid cloud and container solutions

Get Hands on with HPE Hybrid Cloud and Container Solutions

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration Fees: Free

From beginner to experts…. Join this free workshop covering the basics and how to implement HPE hybrid cloud and container solutions. The workshop led by HPE technical experts will provide a technical information on:

1. HPE OneSphere – Offers a powerful RESTful API which allows you to integrate with HPE OneSphere and build powerful solutions for your customers. You can now compose hybrid clouds capable of supporting both traditional and cloud-native applications.

Speaker(s) – Steve Showalter

2. Storage for Containers – Allows you to deploy robust persistent storage layer with advanced data services for stateful containers on-premises and in the cloud using HPE 3PAR, Nimble and Cloud Volumes.

Speaker(s) – Dinesh Venkatesh

3. Synergy with Image streamer – Provides the flexible infrastructure you need to incorporate container services into DevOps, host existing applications, add new micro services, and modernize legacy applications. It enables you to dynamically provision and scale applications, whether they run in VMs or containers. The software defined architecture allows you to compose compute, storage, and networking resources to target specific workloads. HPE Image Streamer enables stateless deployment of the operating system and other supporting software required to make the resources ready to run.

Speaker(s) – Srikanth Venkata Seshu

4. Azure Stack from Microsoft – This hybrid cloud solution enables you to deliver Azure services from your data center. Azure stack allows you to bring modern cloud services to your sensitive data and edge applications that may not yet be suitable for the public cloud.

Speaker(s) – Vivek Kulkarni

In these workshops during the day, we will walk through the challenges of deploying and managing applications in hybrid cloud environments. The workshops will include hands on demonstrations in a class room setting with subject matter experts to help you out.

8:30 AM – 9.00 AM Check-in and breakfast
9.00 AM – 9.15 AM Introduction (Said)
9:15 AM to 10:45 AM OneSphere (Steve Showalter, OneSphere Evangelist)
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Cloud and Container Storage
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM Container BMaaS on HPE Composable Infrastructure
2:45 PM to 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Private Cloud HPE Azure Stack
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Wrap up, Raffle and Networking!

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Get hands on with HPE Hybrid Cloud and Container Solutions, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Kubernetes Operator Framework Workshop

Kubernetes Operator Framework Workshop

Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Location: Seattle Sheraton

This is an entry-level workshop for both application developers and system administrators interested in building and managing Operators for Kubernetes environments. It is designed for those who have a basic knowledge of Kubernetes and want to learn how to apply domain or application-specific knowledge to automate common operational tasks. Attendees will understand the past difficulties with building Operators with existing client-libraries and discover how the Operator Framework can ease development workflow. Attendees will also receive step-by-step guidance on the process of creating real-world Operators with Go, Ansible, and Helm charts while mastering methodologies, design patterns, and strategies that can assist in avoiding common pitfalls. After your Operator has been created, learn how to utilize the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) to define, install, and upgrade your Operator and record cluster usage with the Operator Metering project.

All Operator Framework components are part of GitHub organization called “Operator Framework” located here: under Apache License 2.0

Course Outline:
•  Introducing Kubernetes Operators
•  Exploring the Operator Framework
• Understanding Kubernetes Resources and Controller Patterns
• Defining Custom Resource Definitions
• Demonstrating the Etcd-Operator
• Using the Operator SDK to build Operators with Go, Ansible, and Helm charts.
• Defining, installing, and upgrading Operators and their dependencies with the Operator-Lifecycle-Manager
• Recording historical cluster usage and generating reports with Operator-Metering.

Pre-Workshop Requirements

• Bring your own laptop
•  minishift:
• minishift instance should be set to OpenShift version 3.10 and allocated a minimum of 2GB memory and 1 VCPU
• oc (included with minishift):
•  oc client version should be on minimum of 3.10. Confirm with ‘oc version’.
• kubectl:
• kubectl client version should be on minimum of v1.10.0. Confirm with ‘kubectl version’.
•  curl or similar tool.
•  jq or similar tool.
•  An Integrated Development Environment of your choice. Suggestions include Atom, Visual Studio Code, or Sublime. Please also install a Golang extension/plugin. For Atom: go-plus. For Visual Studio Code: ms-vscode.

• Haseeb Tariq, Engineering Lead, Operator SDK (Red Hat)
• Sebastian Pahl, Director of Engineering, Operators (Red Hat)
• Matt Dorn, Senior Software Engineer (Red Hat)
• Tony Campbell, Senior Manager, Software Engineering (Red Hat)

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Kubernetes Operator Framework Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.



Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud
IBM Cloud
Red Hat


Capital One
Digital Ocean
Microsoft Azure
New Relic
Oracle – KubeCon
SAP – KubeCon – Developers
Sysdig – KubeCon –


Home Depot
HPE – KubeCon –
NetApp – no tagline
Nuage Networks
PingCAP – stacked
Platform 9
Pure Storage
Yahoo Japan


Aspen Mesh
AVI Networks
Big Switch
Black Duck by Synopsys Japan
Circle CI
Cloud Foundry
Cockroach Labs
Container Solutions
Cumulus Networks
Eclipse Foundation
Influx Data
Juniper Networks
Kata Containers
OpenEBS – stacked
Palo Alto Networks
Robin Systems
The Linux Foundation
Treasure Data
Turbine Labs
Wavemaker – HyScale


Agile Stacks
CloudBase Solutions
Galactic Fog
Giant Swarm
Loodse GmbH
One Convergence


Nordstrom Technology


Container Journal
Sticker Mule


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