November 18 – 21, 2019 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon
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.
Join CNCF, its community, and diversity champions for lunch and discussions around ways to promote diversity! Additional details coming soon.
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!
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.
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.
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Click here for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheelchair + Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from numerous local suppliers. Please contact one of the below companies (list is not exhaustive) directly for rates and availability.
- Accessible San Diego: 619-325-7550
- Eric’s Medical Supply: 619-298-9640
- Scootaround: 1-888-441-7575
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.
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 and we can direct you to the First Aid station onsite.
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:
Sr. Event Services Manager
For emergencies at the San Diego Convention Center:
- Non-life threatening: Use a house phone (located throughout the center) to dial Security/Guest Services at extension 5490 or from an outside line or mobile phone, call 619-525-5490.
- Life threatening: Dial extension 5911 or from an outside line or mobile phone call 619-525-5911.
For emergencies not at the San Diego Convention Center:
San Diego Police
1401 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
For reporting non-emergencies 24 hours / 7 days, call 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Nearest Emergency Room
Scripps Mercy Hospital – Emergency Rooms & Surgery, Maternity Care
4077 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
- San Diego Taxi Company: 619-566-6666
- Yellow: 619-444-4444
- San Diego Silver Cab: 619-280-5555
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 email@example.com.
We are pleased to offer complimentary child care for our attendees. Professional child care services will be provided during event hours from Monday, November 18 through Thursday, November 21.
Child Care Hours*
Monday, November 18: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 21: 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 Monday, October 21, 5:00 PM PDT. If you need any additional details, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that we can only provide this service to those who RSVP by Monday, October 21. 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).
Diversity Scholarship Information
Applications for the event will be available in Spring 2019.
Convince Your Boss
Convince Your Boss to Send You to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Happening November 18-21, 2019 in San Diego, California
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference (in San Diego, California from November 18-21, 2019) gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.
Want to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 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 San Diego!
I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America taking place November 18-21, 2019, in San Diego, California. 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 8,000 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 North America 2019 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 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.
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.
Visa Request Form
The visa request form will become available in mid-spring 2019.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com or Colleen Mickey, Event Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please contact Vanessa Heric, email@example.com or Colleen Mickey, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
- Service Providers
- CNCF Community Ambassadors
- CNCF Contributors
- Those looking to learn more about Cloud Native
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 email@example.com.
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