KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe

Day Zero Co-Located Events

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is rescheduled to August 13 – 16, 2020. Howeverwe highly recommend holding on booking your travel or hotel accommodations unless they are fully refundable in case we determine we do need to change this to a virtual event, due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please check the Novel Coronavirus Update page for up to date information.


Co-Located Event Hosts

Thank you for your interest in hosting a co-located event! Please start by reading the guide to best practices document to fully understand what is included in each package. You can review all package options in the Co-Located Event Prospectus. Once you have made a selection, complete our request form below.

The request form for Day Zero Co-located Events at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 has closed.

If you have any questions, please reach out to events@cncf.io.

Co-Located Event Attendees

Want to attend a co-located event? Start by reviewing event descriptions below! These events are NOT included in the purchase of a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon ticket. Pre-registration is required for each co-located event and many have a separate fee associated. You can add your preferred event during the registration process or by logging back into your registration profile and adding an event to your agenda!

Advanced Kubernetes Cert: Learn how to build your next app with Kube, Istio, & advanced services like Watson hosted by IBM

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 8:00  – 12:00 OR 12:00 – 16:00
Location: Grand Hall – Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Registration Fees: Complimentary

Do you need to select the right technologies to build your next application? Get your hands dirty with those technologies before you start your build. Learn how Kubernetes and Istio give you full control over your microservices. Kubernetes minimizes outages and disruptions through self-healing, intelligent scheduling, horizontal scaling, and load balancing. Istio gives you security, advanced routing, policy and insights into your application. Our developers will walk you through the step-by-step in this Hands-on-Lab in either the morning or afternoon, and you’ll walk away with a certification badge. (2 workshops based on availability – breakfast or lunch provided)

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. Register for Advanced Kubernetes Cert here!

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to rmelanco@us.ibm.com

Amsterdam OpenShift Commons Gathering and Workshops hosted by Red Hat

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:30 (reception to follow) 
Location:  Postillion Convention Centre Amsterdam (Paul van Vlissingenstraat 8, 1096 BK, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Registration Fees: USD $55

Join us at the Postillion Convention Centre Amsterdam for a full day of technical deep dives and road map updates by key Cloud Native project and engineering leads, in-depth end-user case studies from across the OpenShift Cloud Native ecosystem, and instructor-led hands-on technical workshops.

The Amsterdam OpenShift Commons Gathering brings together cloud native experts with production experience 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. 

Check out the full agenda here.

Registration is required to attend the Amsterdam OpenShift Commons Gathering and workshops. There will be ample time for peer-to-peer networking, Q&A and an evening reception for attendees. Space is limited, reserve your seat now!

Interested in sponsoring the Amsterdam OpenShift Commons Gathering? Check out the sponsorship opportunities here and submit an application today!

For any questions regarding registration or sponsoring this event, please reach out to Morgan at mbecker@redhat.com.

Learn more about OpenShift Commons here: https://commons.openshift.org

Anthos/GKE & Knative Workshops hosted by Google Cloud

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 12:00 OR 13:00 – 16:00
Location:  RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $50 donated to the CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund

Google Cloud will be hosting 2 hands-on workshops: one in the morning and afternoon. Come learn  – hands-on about technologies like GKE, Anthos, Istio, Knative and Config Sync.

  • Session 1: Anthos Workshop 9:00 -12:00  
  • Session 2: Knative Workshop 13:00 – 16:00

In the Anthos workshop, you will get to experience Anthos technologies hands-on, like hybrid multi-cluster management with “Hub” (e.g. on-prem and cloud clusters), Istio service mesh to connect the clusters, and GKE Config Sync.

In the Knative workshop, you’ll learn how to get serverless experiences on Kubernetes using the serving and eventing stacks to build higher-level application runtimes yourself.

Pick one or both! Bring a laptop — both sessions will have engaging tutorials!

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for an Anthos/GKE & Knative Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to jamierachel@google.com.

AWS Container Day 2020 Amsterdam hosted by AWS

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 8:00  – 18:00
Location:  NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Grand Ballroom
Registration Fees: Complimentary

Start off your KubeCon 2020 in Amsterdam with AWS! In this full-day event, we’ll cover how Amazon EKS makes it easy to deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS through talks, demos, and a workshop. We’ll have team members hanging out all day to help answer questions.

The day will include:

  • Discussion of the EKS feature roadmap with the EKS team
  • Deep dive on machine learning and deep learning with EKS
  • Hands-on EKS workshop to help get you up in running
  • Partner discussions on how to use community and 3rd party tools with EKS

Workshop participation will require a laptop.

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. Please register for AWS Container Day here!

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to containers-pmm@amazon.com.

Building a DevOps Pipeline with Kubernetes and Apache Cassandra™ hosted by DataStax

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 15:00
Location:  RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $50

Apache Cassandra™ is the NoSQL database that powers the largest applications on the internet with a masterless architecture that enables zero downtime on a global scale.    

This workshop is for users that need to build and deploy cloud-native data solutions.  

In this workshop, you will:

  • Build a CI/CD pipeline using Apache Cassandra, Kubernetes, and other open-source and cloud-native technologies.
  • Deploy, manage and monitor Cassandra clusters at scale on Kubernetes.
  • Use operators and custom resource definitions to manage the Cassandra cluster.
  • Deploy operators to provision Prometheus and Grafana clusters.
  • Use Grafana dashboards to visualize the cluster’s health and performance. 
  • Load testing the cluster using Kubernetes. 

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Building a DevOps Pipeline, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to erica.lien@datastax.com.

CalicoCon Europe 2020 hosted by Tigera

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $199

After attending CalicoCon, you will understand basic and advanced networking for Kubernetes required to architect a SaaS or CaaS platform for security and scale. You will have hands-on experience securing your cluster, experience integrating with enterprise networks, and how to troubleshoot issues. Visit the CalicoCon website to learn more.

A lab environment will be provided for every attendee. Your laptop will be required to access your lab.

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for CalicoCon Europe 2020, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to carson@tigera.io.

Cloud Native for Java Day hosted by the Eclipse Foundation

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $50

Cloud Native for Java (CN4J) Day is a full-day of expert talks, demos, and thought-provoking sessions focused on enterprise applications implemented using open source vendor-neutral Jakarta EE (successor of Java EE) and Eclipse MicroProfile specifications on Kubernetes. The Jakarta EE and MicroProfile communities are backed by the world’s leading innovators in Java, including IBM, Oracle, Fujitsu, Payara, Red Hat, and Tomitribe. 

This event is a great opportunity to meet with the industry and community leaders, to better understand key aspects of Jakarta EE and MicroProfile technologies, and to share your ideas with the ecosystem leaders and innovators!

The day will have a mix of keynotes and technical talks.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to events-info@eclipse.org.

Cloud Native Security Day hosted by CNCF

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $199

Cloud Native Security Day is designed to bring together the cloud native security community together to discuss and share current challenges and solutions in cloud native security.  This event provides a single place for people involved or getting involved in cloud native security to get together in a vendor neutral space.

This event allows and encourages open collaboration and sharing of cloud native security accomplishments and roadblocks.  Cloud native security is a multi-objective and multi-constrained problem space spanning many areas. Pretty much everything falls into security, from identity management to storage solutions. Cloud Native Security Day (#cnsecurityday) is intended to drive collaboration, discussion, and knowledge sharing of cloud native security accomplishments and roadblocks. Get connected with others that are passionate about security. Learn from practitioners about pitfalls to avoid, hurdles to jump, and how to integrate security into your cloud native project, architecture, and enhance team awareness on security.

More details are available here

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to events@cncf.io.

Cloud Native Storage Day hosted by the CNS Ecosystem

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $99 donated to the CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund

Join us for another very special Cloud Native Storage Day! We have brought together users of cloud native storage technologies as well as experts from top 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 and Data Management. Come learn all about the virtues of multi-cloud operations of stateful services with Kubernetes, running stateful applications in containers, cloud native data management, the CSI project updates, and all things cloud native storage! The CNS ecosystem companies partnered together again to bring you this creative, community-oriented day, targeted toward Enterprises on various stages of their container-native storage journey. Lunch will be provided, and all attendees will receive our special CNS Day shirt and swag!

Visit www.cloudnativestorageday.com for more information, and to see our past agendas and video recorded sessions from the first 3 CNS Days!

Registration fees will be donated to the CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to lisa@portworx.com.

Cloud-Native CI/CD Summit hosted by Codefresh

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 12:00  – 18:00 
Location: Wapen Van Amsterdam Saloon Boat
Registration Fees: USD $75 on or before 3/1/20, USD $99 thereafter

Join us on the Warpen Van Amsterdam Saloon boat for this half-day event focused on learning from larger organizations and how they deal with the challenges of delivering microservices on Kubernetes, Serverless, and other cloud-native technologies. We will start with lunch and networking on the boat, followed by presentations and a 2-hour cruise down the Amstel Canal for happy hour!

With speakers from across Europe with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, you’re guaranteed to walk away with some actionable information to improve your continuous integration and delivery, whether you’re just starting on the road to Kubernetes or already running in production today. Developer productivity and delivering quality software on-time is the goal.

CFP Deadline: March 2, 2020 – Apply now!

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Cloud-Native CI/CD Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to taryn@codefresh.io.

Continuous Delivery Summit hosted by Continuous Delivery Foundation

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $199

The Continuous Delivery Summit is a one-day event that brings together the open source CI/CD community.  Meet peers and drive the future direction of continuous delivery. The day will end with a ‘Mind Share’ cocktail hour.  The reception will give attendees the opportunity to explore CI/CD strategies, talk to experts and meet new people.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to events@linuxfoundation.org.

High Performance Java Microservices with GraalVM Native Image Workshop hosted by Oracle

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 12:00
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Cost: USD $25

Lightning fast start times, low memory requirements, and small disk footprint—three qualities you want in your microservice or function.  You might think it’s not possible to achieve all three in a Java application, but with GraalVM’s ahead of time compilation you can! In this workshop we’ll introduce GraalVM’s native-image compilation utility which can generate a native executable that includes just the JDK and application classes and methods you need.  And since your Java is compiled to native machine code it starts extremely fast and consumes significantly less memory than a JIT compiled Java app. Come to this workshop to get hands-on experience building and deploying microservices and functions with GraalVM.

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for High Performance Java Microservices with GraalVM Native Image Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to kubecon_us_grp@oracle.com.

KubeAcademy: Kubernetes Application and Container Workflows hosted by VMware

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Cost: USD $299 donated to CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund

This one-day advanced course covers the cloud native approach of developing software and deploying it on Kubernetes. Patterns for source control management, building, deploying, and environment management of the Software Development Lifecycle process for Cloud Native application in Kubernetes will be presented. 

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to structure and management source control for a Cloud Native Kubernetes application
  • Build and compile applications in containers without OS dependencies
  • Deploy applications to Kubernetes in an automated manner
  • Implement integration testing into builds
  • Deploy and configure applications as they move from lower environments to production

Prerequisites

  • Linux concepts and command line proficiency
  • Fluent in GIT commands and workflows
  • github.com account
  • Ability to write and debug basic unix shell scripts
  • SDLC knowledge and experience

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to hooverh@vmware.com.

Kubernetes 101 hosted by Nigel Poulton

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 8:30 – 11:00 OR 11:30 – 14:00 OR 14:30 – 17:00
Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, George Gershwinlaan 101, 1082 MT Amsterdam
Registration Cost: USD $185

The perfect way to take your first steps with Kubernetes and prepare yourself for the main KubeCon event.

Jargon will be demystified, key concepts and Kubernetes architecture will be clearly explained, and you’ll deploy, break, self-heal, scale, and perform rolling updates on a simple application.

Hands-on labs will run on msb.com where every attendee gets their own private multi-node Kubernetes cluster that looks and feels like production. The lab environment also has a live dashboard showing everything in real-time, including traffic flows and how things connect. This massively improves the learning experience.

The workshop is delivered by world-renowned Kubernetes trainer Nigel Poulton (nigelpoulton.com, @nigelpoulton). Nigel is passionate about making Kubernetes less scary and making learning fun. You’ll love this workshop!

This was the most popular workshop at DockerCon 2019 and was massively oversubscribed at KubeCon 2019 in San Diego with amazing feedback. Register early to secure your seat!

The workshop lasts approximately 2.5 hours and you have to choose a morning (8:30 am), lunch (11:30 am), or afternoon (2:30 pm) session. Looking forward to seeing you!

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Kubernetes 101, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to ash@kubetrainer.com.

 Kubernetes and Service Mesh with Java Microservices Workshop hosted by Oracle

Dates: Thursday, August 13
Time: 13:00  – 16:00
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $25

You’ve had the opportunity to do some work with Kubernetes, and maybe, work with a service mesh. But, now you want to have a more in-depth understanding of development, deployment, monitoring, and observability of your microservices running on Kubernetes. This workshop provides attendees many opportunities to cover these areas as they work through the labs using Java-based microservices. At the conclusion, attendees will have a much better understanding of what Kubernetes offers, how a service mesh is critical to microservices architecture, and how to better employ observability and tracing for their microservices.

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Kubernetes and Service Mesh with Java Microservices Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to kubecon_us_grp@oracle.com.

Kubernetes Contributor Summit

Dates: Thursday, August 13
Time: Sunday: 18:00 – 21:00; Monday: 8:00  – 17:00
Location: RAI Amsterdam

The Kubernetes Contributor Summits bring together new and current Kubernetes contributors alike to connect and share face-to-face. The Amsterdam event will focus on sustainability topics and learning for new and current contributors through workshops, live coding and review sessions, and other interactive fun.

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to community@kubernetes.io.

Visit the Kubernetes Contributor Summit website for additional information and to register.

KubeSec Enterprise Summit hosted by Aqua Security, AWS, and Red Hat

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 (Reception 17:00 – 18:00) 
Location: Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH.
Registration Fees: USD $149 through 5:00 PM PST February 14, USD $189 starting February 15

KubeSec Enterprise Summit is a full-day event that focuses 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. Visit the KubeSec website to learn more.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to Kubesec@aquasec.com.

OperatorCon hosted by Loodse

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 11:30 – 17:00 
Location: De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Registration Fees: USD $50

OperatorCon is a mini conference that focuses on the challenges faced by small and larger organizations with managing cloud native applications in production. The main topics of the mini conference are the cloud native operator pattern and how operators can help automate daily operations of your infrastructure. No matter if you are just beginning to roll out your first Kubernetes implementation or if you are already running cloud native applications at larger scale: Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from the experience of your peers. OperatorCon will definitely provide you with valuable insights.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to info@loovent.com.

NSMCon hosted by the NSM Community

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 16:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $50 donated to the CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund

Are you running workloads in multiple clusters? Across multiple clouds: on-premises, hybrid, multicloud, or public cloud? Do they need to interact with legacy workloads running in less “cloudy” environments? Network Service Mesh (NSM) ties them all together, at the granularity of individual workloads, not cluster/VPCs/data centers.

NSM is a community-driven CNCF Sandbox project that is rapidly gaining momentum because of its ability to simplify connectivity between workloads, independent of where they are running. It extends an IP reachability domain to workloads running in multiple clusters, legacy environments, on-premises, or in a public cloud, communicating with the protocols they are currently using.

NSM does this at the granularity of individual workloads. Your workloads have connectivity to just the workloads they need nothing more, nothing less. NSM brings the useful features of a Service Mesh from the lofty heights of HTTP all the way down to IP itself. Applications and Application Service Meshes, such as Istio, run unaltered on top, leaving the hybrid/multicloud IP connectivity to NSM.

The project emerged organically as a community project to solve these problems by applying the Service Mesh thought process all the way down to IP with the global peering mentality of the Internet itself – without breaking your existing environment.

Join the people building and using NSM at Network Service Mesh Con for a day of tutorials, deep dives, and use cases to learn how NSM works, what it can do for you, and, most importantly, what’s coming next.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to nsmcon@networkservicemesh.io.

Serverless Practitioners Summit hosted by CNCF

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $199

The goal is to unite the serverless practitioner community and present end users with comprehensive strategies to understand serverless in a cloud native context. To do that, we plan to create a full-day single-track serverless conference that follows our initial successful work in the CNCF serverless working group and surrounding projects.

More information is available here.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to events@cncf.io.

ServiceMeshCon hosted by CNCF

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $199

ServiceMeshCon is a vendor-neutral conference on service mesh technologies, featuring maintainers across different service mesh projects and also showcasing the lessons learned from running service meshes in production.

More details are available here

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to events@cncf.io.

Service Mesh Workshop hosted by VMware

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 15:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $99 donated to the CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund

In the adoption of service mesh technologies, DevOps and SREs have found challenges in managing microservices deployed on multicloud while meeting enterprise and security requirements. Learn about service mesh technology and multi-cluster management approaches in this workshop.  

During this workshop you will gain hands-on experience to understand how service mesh is changing the life cycle management cloud native applications. 

  • Deploy microservices on multiple availability zones/multi-cloud  
  • Experiment with business continuity, HA use cases with NSX Service Mesh
  • Explore securing communications between microservices addressing security and compliance uses  

This intermediate workshop is ideal for people piloting or evaluating open source service mesh technologies. 

Workshop Agenda 

9:00 AM Breakfast and Check-in 
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM Intro to Service Mesh Architecture  
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM Multi-Cluster Container Management with Tanzu Mission Control  
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Break  
11:00 to 11:45 AM Global Namespace and Service Mesh Use Cases 
11:45 AM to 1:30 PM Lab and Lunch: Multi-cluster, Multicloud, Load Balancing Use Case 
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Lab: Business Continuity Use Case with Global Namespace 
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Microservices Policy Use Case and Closing 

Prerequisites: 

  • Bring your own laptop with administrative privilege (so that you can install the CLI) 
  • Operational knowledge running Kubernetes in production preferred 
  • Knowledge of CLI and YAML helpful
  • Pre-work: Read Service Mesh for Dummies 

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to Susan Wu (wsusan@vmware.com) and Tuan Nguyen (tuann@vmware.com)

Workflow Automation Day hosted by GitHub

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9:00  – 11:00 AND 13:00 – 15:00 AND 15:00 – 17:00 
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Registration Fees: USD $20 per session

Workflow Automation Day is a full day of workshops dedicated to improving development workflows using GitHub. Whether you are an open source maintainer, partner, or enterprise customer, we will hold tailored sessions for diving deep into using our products, such as GitHub Actions to automate your software lifecycle from idea to delivery. You will be able to build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub in multi-tool and multi-cloud environments. There are tools already available to accomplish multitude of workflows, but you can create your own tooling for your specific needs or provide these solutions to others. GitHub Actions is free to public repositories, which means free for open source maintainers.

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

For questions regarding this event, please reach out to partnerengineering@github.com.

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