KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

Convince Your Boss

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities.

Want to attend 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 Boston!

Sample Letter

Dear {Name},

I’d like to attend KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America taking place November 17 – 20, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 10,000 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 2019 to give you an idea of who attends and why:

  • For 74% 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 education (72%) and networking (19%).
  • 36% of attendees were developers with more than 77% in technical positions overall.
  • 3,242 companies participated, with the majority from the Software (36%) and Internet or Web Services (16%) industries.

To get a feel for what the conference is all about, check out this highlight reel from Seattle in 2018.

Here’s how I envision my attendance at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 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.

You can learn more about the conference here and view last year’s keynotes and other videos here.

If I register before September 23, the fee is only USD $1,250. Included in the registration fee is access to all keynotes and sessions, a number of co-located events, sponsor showcase, hallway track and lounges, breaks 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.

{Your Name}







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