KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe
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Experiences

Wednesday, 20 March

Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Location: Pavilion 7 | Level 7.3 | W04

CNCF in collaboration with TODO Group is excited to host an Open Source Program Office (OSPO) Birds of a Feather meeting followed by a Happy Hour. This event is a great opportunity for professionals managing open source operations and strategy in their organizations to connect, discuss, and share best practices on integrating open source knowledge and cloud native adoption across security, IT and business teams.

BoF Highlights:

  • Dive into OSPO day-to-day operations.
  • Engage in discussions about common challenges and share perspectives.
  • Contribute to the OSPO Book Project. Participants will be acknowledged in Chapter 5, attributing to the collective wisdom shared during the BoF session.
  • Meet like-minded professionals and expand your network in the open source / Cloud Native community.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are a seasoned OSPO professional or just starting with open source management and strategy in your organization, this event is perfect for anyone interested in the inner workings of Open Source Program Offices and keen on contributing to a open and community-driven knowledge base.

Space is limited, and we encourage early registration to ensure your participation. Click here to RSVP and secure your spot!

Wednesday, 20 March

Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Solutions Showcase, Pavilion 7 | Level 7.2

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Bonjour, cloud native community!

Join us for a captivating evening at KubeCrawl + CloudNativeFest, the highlight of our conference in Paris! Immerse yourself in the world of VR games, experience unlimited positivity at the Happiness Station, unleash your playful side at the arcade and Lego workshop, and engage in friendly competition with lawn bowling and games. Marvel at the skills of roaming entertainers, from jugglers and magicians to fortune-tellers and mimes. Plus, don’t miss out on the exhilarating ClashLoopBackOff, where two competitors will showcase their technical ingenuity and creativity in solving a challenge set by the Scheduler. The competition will last twenty minutes, with entries judged on Stability, Resiliency, Flexibility, and Observability. Join us, root on our competitors, and feel free to engage live! It’s an unforgettable night of laughter, fun, and unique experiences – an event not to be missed!

Wednesday, 20 March

Time: 18:00–18:20 | 18:30–18:50 | 19:00–19:20 | 19:30–19:50
Location: Pavilion 7 | Level 7.2 | Hall 7.2 | Solutions Showcase, Luxembourg Gardens Zone

Ever wondered how to sign Kubernetes or Cloud Native? Join us for a fun intro to sign language by members of the CNCF Deaf & Hard of Hearing Working Group. Attendees will learn how sign language works, how to say hello, and some basic cloud native signs. Don’t miss this interactive session. Join us for one of our four 20-minute sessions during KubeCrawl + CloudNativeFest Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, 20 March

Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Location: Pavilion 7 | Level 7.2 | Hall 7.2 | Solutions Showcase, Project Pavilion

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Come and watch a competition of two people using their technical ingenuity and creativity to solve a challenge put forth by the Scheduler (host). Time is limited and stakes are high, as this isn’t just a “live demo” for the masses. Over the course of twenty minutes, competitors will attempt to resolve a broken cluster, or deploy a service to production. At the end of the time, entries will be judged on four categories. Each category will be rated on Stability, Resiliency, Flexibility, and Observability.

Participants won’t know what challenge they’ll be given ahead of time, but will be informed whether certain cloud resources or APIs will need to be enabled and available. Pre-creating any helpful scripts, code, or cloud resources is strictly prohibited. During the competition, the Scheduler will bounce between the participants’ screens, engage with the audience, and ask questions of the participants live.

Join us, root for our competitors, and feel free to engage live!

Solo.io Activation Zone

Solo.io Ambient Lounge

Service Mesh making you anxious? Relax with Istio Ambient Mesh! Join Solo.io at the Ambient Lounge in the Solutions Showcase for a rejuvenating experience like no other. Escape the hustle and bustle of the conference, and let us transport you to a world of serenity. Immerse yourself in the soothing atmosphere, enjoy a rejuvenating zero gravity massage, sip on herbal tea, and discover how Istio Ambient Mesh can alleviate stress while revolutionizing your connectivity. Don’t miss this chance to relax, learn, and experience the future of service mesh technology.

Keeping Cloud Native well is a top priority for our community throughout the conference. Below are some resources and activities we’re offering onsite to help keep Cloud Native well.

Wellbeing Coach – Colleen Passard

Colleen Passard is the Ombudsperson and Mediator for this event. As a trained psychotherapist (and Wellbeing Coach for Berkley Inc.) she’s also onsite to offer assistance to those currently navigating grief and loss.

Learn more about her experience and how to connect with her onsite. You can book time with her directly through this Calendly link.

Wednesday, 20 March | 7:00 – 8:00

Location: Meet outside of Pavillion 7, Porte de Versailles at 6:50

Fun Run | Meet up with a group of like-minded exercise enthusiasts for a morning pick me up before KubeCon kicks off! This guided run will be a leisurely way to get your morning off to a great start!

Reserve your place now to join the fun!

Look for individuals with Fun Run signs!

Thursday, 21 March | 10:30 – 17:00

Location: Wellness Lounge in the Sponsor Showcase

  • Creative Corner | Let your inner artist emerge and your creativity shine with some adult coloring books and painting.
  • Zen Zone | Need some space and quiet time? We’ve got you covered! Visit the Zen Zone and enjoy your own private tent with floor pillows and calming sounds. Tents are first come, first served.
  • Chair Massages | Whether it’s a disruptive email or the traffic on your commute, we all have stressful days. Take a few minutes to unwind with a 10 minute chair massage that will stimulate blood circulation and relaxation. Appointments can be made on-site.

Friday, 22 March | 10:30 – 14:30

Location: Wellness Lounge in the Sponsor Showcase

  • Creative Corner | Let your inner artist emerge and your creativity shine with some adult coloring books and painting.
  • Zen Zone | Need some space and quiet time? We’ve got you covered! Visit the Zen Zone and enjoy your own private tent with floor pillows and calming sounds. Tents are first come, first served.
  • Chair Massages | Whether it’s a disruptive email or the traffic on your commute, we all have stressful days. Take a few minutes to unwind with a 10 minute chair massage that will stimulate blood circulation and relaxation. Appointments can be made on-site.

Wednesday–Friday, 20-22 March

Wednesday: 10:55 | 13:15 | 18:10
Thursday: 10:40 | 13:00 | 16:10
Friday: 10:40 | 14:40
Location: Pavilion 7 | Level 7.2 | Hall 7.2 | Solutions Showcase, Project Pavilion

Explore the Project Pavilion, a hub of innovation and discovery! Take part in daily tours, interact with project maintainers at their kiosks, gain insights on community engagement and KCD event organization, and learn more about certification opportunities to showcase your expertise.

Join cloud veteran Jorge Castro as he takes you on a guided tour of our cloud native projects. This tour will include an introduction to the Pavilion, making introductions, interacting with maintainers, and ensuring you end up talking to the right projects!

Thursday, 21 March – Friday, 22 March

Location: Open Space Sessions Lounge in the Solutions Showcase

The Open Space Sessions allow attendees with common interests to gather and discuss topics and projects that promote community growth through informal discussion. To encourage open and inclusive dialogue, Chatham House Rules will apply.

These sessions will be held in 45 minute blocks Thursday and Friday, 21 – 22 March, in the Open Space Sessions Lounge in the Solutions Showcase.

Open Space Sessions are open to all in-person attendees, seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to lead an open spaces session, please complete this form. Approved Open Space Sessions will be listed in Sched.

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