Kubernetes Contributor Summit Europe

Program Details

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is now taking place Thursday, August 13 – Sunday, August 16. The Contributor Summit planning is currently adjusting the in-person Contributor Summit and more information will be available soon.


Registration & CFP Details

The CFP has now closed.

January 27

+ New Contributor: New Kubernetes contributors with tracks for both beginner and intermediate open source contributors.
+ Active Contributor: Active members of a Kubernetes GitHub organization, reviewers, approvers, committee members, and sponsored attendees.

February 21

+ Active Contributor: Registration for the active contributor track is open to all general contributors.

Important Note: Your registration will be listed as “pending” until reviewed by the Contributor Summit events team. A separate confirmation email will be sent after review.

Thursday, August 13 – New Kubernetes Contributor

Welcome! If you want to contribute upstream to the Kubernetes project, you’ve come to the right place! The New Contributor Workshops are full-day workshops, so please make sure to pick the level that is right for you.

New Contributor Workshop – Beginner Content
This workshop will help a complete newcomer to Kubernetes get a running start as a contributor. Learn how to set up your developer environment, how to find your first issue, and how to navigate the Kubernetes GitHub workflow. We will focus on a community approach to solving challenges, and on being good open source citizens.

New Contributor Workshop – Intermediate Content
This workshop focuses on the more experienced open source contributor. You may have sent patches to Kubernetes before, but may have gotten stuck or overwhelmed somewhere along the line. Take your contributor journey to the next level by learning about the main Kubernetes code base, how to build and test Kubernetes, and how to find reviewers and collaborators for your patches.

SIG Meet & Greet
The SIG Meet and Greet is a great place for SIGs to recruit contributors, and for aspiring contributors to get to know more about the SIGs and what they do.

NOTE: New Contributor No-Show fee
Unfortunately due to a large number of no-show registrations with past new contributor workshops, the Amsterdam Contributor Summit has instituted a $5 USD no-show fee. New Contributor Workshop attendees will NOT be charged if they attend the summit or cancel by Sunday, March 15th. Any money collected this way will be donated to the CNCF Diversity scholarship fund. If you have questions or concerns, please email community@kubernetes.io

Thursday, August 13 – Active Contributors

CFPs are closed and a full schedule will be published soon. Here are the types of content that schedule will include:

Current Kubernetes Contributor Workshop and Learning Track
+ Documentation sprint
+ Deep-dive workshops on Kubernetes contribution topics like API review and test failure troubleshooting

Unconference Track
+ Topics to be proposed and chosen at the Social Event and during breakfast on Monday.

Technical Discussions
+ Current KEPs and development efforts that require community-wide decisions and awareness
+ Reviews of changes to architecture, standards, and practices over the last year
+ Project operations, including release engineering, test infra, and build and test using KinD

Sustainability Discussions
+ Growing our project through building roles, mentoring how-tos, retaining contributors, and how to work across different continents

SIG Meet & Greet
+ The SIG Meet and Greet is a great place for SIGs to recruit contributors, and for aspiring contributors to get to know more about the SIGs and what they do

With over 3000 Kubernetes committers across 190+ repositories and limited accommodations, this registration page is for active contributors to the upstream project. If you are active but not yet a member of GitHub org, consider applying for membership! The process is as easy as creating an issue.