KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America


Security Slam

September 28 – October 19

The Security Slam is a new event, partnered with Sonatype, for CNCF projects to improve their security posture while attracting new contributors through a fun and collaborative event leading up to KubeCon, with recognition, awards and giveaways at KubeCon.  With the assistance of Sonatype, maintainers and contributors will leverage CNCF’s CLOMonitor that measures each project’s progress toward meeting CNCF project standards. Maintainers and contributors will work together to raise their score and win prizes for their effort while raising up to $50,000 in Diversity Scholarships.

For each project that reaches 100% Security status a donation of $2,500 will also be made in the project’s name to CNCF’s Diversity Scholarship Fund, but it’s not just about the prizes, as each project reaches 100% Security will have significantly improved their project’s security and be close to CNCF’s overall security goals.

Google is donating up to $50,000, and we hope to make this the largest donation ever for our Diversity Scholarships!

What: Security Slam to increase project security awareness, posture and compliance
Where: Digital event via email and CNCF Slack
When: September 28-October 19, 2022

How To Get Involved


  • Awards, recognition and financial support for security implementations 
  • Free Project Promotions
  • New Contributors
  • Faster Time to Compliance 

Open Source Maintainers can sign their project up to participate via this link


  • Awards and recognition for new and outstanding contributions to projects 
  • Linux Foundation Cybersecurity Training and Certification 
  • Find new projects and meet new communities
  • Build on existing skills or learn new ones

Open Source Contributors (first time contributors very welcome!) can sign their project up to participate via this form.

Keptn Community Day

tuesday, october 25 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

In June 2022 Keptn became an incubating project within the CNCF. We would like to celebrate and have a first ever global Keptn Community Day! This event provides a place for maintainers, contributors, and users of Keptn to come together and to discuss Keptn’s current state and its future evolution. Join us for a day of community roundtables and discussion groups on Keptn itself, integrations and interoperability with other tools from the Cloud Native Landscape!
We’ll talk about where we’ve been and where we’re going, together.  Session topics include:

  • Stories from Keptn users. What works and what doesn’t? Success stories.
  • Keptn 1.0 release – first stable release of Keptn
  • Keptn 2.x and beyond – what’s next for Keptn?
  • Keptn for modern Cloud Native CD – integrations ArgoCD, Flux and other projects
  • Orchestrating GitOps-based applications with Keptn
  • Keptn community governance and sustainability

We invite everyone interested in Keptn to join us and to contribute at the community day!

Registration Fees: Free


tuesday, october 25 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us at DaprCon 2022 and help us celebrate Dapr’s 3rd anniversary as a project! This year as an incubating CNCF project, DaprCon will be hosted as a community day event during KubeCon NA – same great event but with a larger community to share it with!

This year, DaprCon will be a hybrid event allowing everyone to join either in-person at KubeCon or from the comfort of their home or office.

DaprCon will offer opportunities to:

  • Hear stories and experiences from companies who have integrated Dapr into their solutions.
  • Participate in hands-on Dapr technical sessions – code with us or just sit-in and listen.
  • Speak to Dapr project maintainers, co-founders and contributors.
  • Participate in our end-user panels for Dapr questions on their real scenarios and architectures.
  • Discuss stories, learnings, and best practices for Dapr and how it can positively impact cloud native development.

No matter what language you program in, platform you target or architecture setup you leverage, Dapr adds value to your application. Join the community at DaprCon 2022 and stop by during KubeCon to see Dapr in action.

Registration Fees: Free

Welcome Reception + Booth Crawl

Wednesday, october 26 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Huntington Place, Halls AB

Eat, drink, and learn cloud native! Don’t miss a prime opportunity to mix and mingle with hundreds of vendors and end users in the Solutions Showcase. An evening of networking will be punctuated by plenty of Detroit’s favorite foods, beers and entertainment!

The New Stack Pancake Breakfast

Thursday, October 27 | 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

Devs and ops people – it’s time for some Kubernetes couples therapy. Join us for a dive deep into how Kubernetes shapes the dynamic between dev and ops teams with people who’ve been there. Questions we’ll explore:

  • Have you resolved the eternal tension between experimentation and control?
  • Are you true partners with the same goals and priorities?
  • Do you agree on the need for security and trust, or fight over complexity and cost?
  • Do you really talk, or just swap trouble tickets?

Way back in May at KubeCon EU we hosted a packed panel about the ops experiences with Kubernetes ‘after the honeymoon’. But what about the developer experience? It’s not just about ops teams. Devs need some love, too.

They say a problem shared is a problem halved. Let’s avoid a food fight and talk it through at the breakfast table over a short stack with The New Stack!

Seating is limited and admittance is on a first come, first serve basis.

OSPO BoF + Happy Hour

Thursday, October 27 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

TODO Group is hosting an OSPO BoF + Happy hour meet-up at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022 for OSPO professionals. Join us to network with open source peers involved in Open Source Program Offices and enjoy some appetizers & drinks while taking a break from the action!

This is a great opportunity to connect, learn and look for feedback from the wide diversity of open source & OSPO professionals’ visions that also engages with CNCF and CNCF projects.

Pre-registration Required

All-Attendee Party

Thursday, October 27 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | location tbd

More details will be posted soon about one of the many exciting nights of the week!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Attendee Headshots

Date / Time: tbd

We will be providing attendees the opportunity to get complimentary headshots taken by a professional photographer in a private setting.

CNCF Ambassadors, conference speakers, program committee members, and diversity scholarship recipients will receive priority before headshots are offered to general attendees.

More details will be posted soon.

Thank you to our Sponsor!







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