CNCF Newsletter February 2020: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon - notable dates for our 2020 events! gRPC conference CFP and containerd project journey report.

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Last chance for Kubernetes Forum Bengaluru and Delhi!

We are always very excited when we can bring Kubernetes, cloud native, and CNCF to users across the globe!

Next week, our team is off to Bengaluru on February 17, 2020 at the Manpho Convention Center and Delhi on February 20, 2020 at the India Expo Centre and Mart for Kubernetes Forum India. The session topics include Kubernetes, machine learning, getting started as a contributor, as well as many deep-dive sessions.

There is still time to join us! Registration links are below. 

Register Bengaluru »
Register Delhi »

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Event Updates

​​​Full steam ahead with 2020 KubeCon + CloudNativeCon events!

Novel Coronavirus Update: The Linux Foundation is continuously monitoring the Novel Coronavirus situation to ensure the safety of our event participants and staff. We will be following all recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as the situation progresses.

Despite the cancellation of MWC Barcelona, many other significant conferences are still occurring and we have no plans to cancel KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe. 

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 
The schedule is live! Check out the great sessions assembled for you by co-chairs Vicki Cheung and Constance Caramanolis and the entire program committee!

CNCF is hosting four co-located Day Zero events (other organizations are running 15 others). Check them out and add them to your registration!
Cloud Native Security Day: The CNCF SIG-Security has organized Cloud Native Security Day for you – the community! Join, 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.
ServiceMeshCon: 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.
Serverless Practitioners Summit: Where the serverless community and present end users unite with comprehensive strategies to understand serverless in a cloud native context.
Kubernetes Contributor Summit: The Kubernetes Contributor Summit brings together new and current Kubernetes contributors alike to connect and share face-to-face. The Amsterdam event is shaping up to focus on strengthening our contributor base in other regions outside of the US, and adding in some activities for our current contributors to get hallway conversations in with their distributed peers. Watch the Kubernetes blog or Twitter for the schedule announcement. 

Register, add a co-located event, and check out the event experiences!

Register for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe »

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China
The CFP has been extended and now closes February 28! This is your chance to share your knowledge with the community!
Submit a CFP!

Are you interested in a diversity scholarship? We’re accepting applications until May 1.
Apply for a diversity scholarship!

There are many sponsorship opportunities to showcase your expertise and reach the Chinese audience. Sponsorships are available until May 22.
Sponsor KubeCon + CloudNativeCon China!

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America
Mark your calendar - we are headed to Boston November 17-20! 

Sponsorships are available. Check out the prospectus and choose the sponsorship opportunity that is best for you. Remember that booth location is first come, first served!

Sponsor KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America!


gRPC Conference 2020: June 25, Austin, Texas

Join key customers, project leads, and contributors that make up the gRPC ecosystem for a full day of talks, demos and case studies. Experts will discuss real-world implementations of gRPC, best practices for developers, and topic expert deep dives. This is a must-attend event for those using gRPC in their applications today as well as those considering gRPC for their enterprise microservices.

There will be ample time for meeting project leads, networking with peers, Q & A, and an evening reception for attendees.

The gRPC Conf 2020 Call for Proposals (CFP) is open! Tell your story! Share your expertise. Our CFP page has a lot of information on how to submit a great proposal! CFP’s are due March 13.

Sponsorships are available for gRPC Conf 2020! Sponsorships are in high demand, and in limited quantities, so we encourage you to sign up for your sponsorship quickly. Sponsorships are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Submit CFP »
Interested in sponsoring?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) annual report for 2019 has been released. The report highlights the growth of the community, events, projects, and more, over the past year.

As CNCF celebrated its fourth birthday in 2019, we achieved greater engagement through membership growth, event attendance growth, and increased end user participation. This past year was an exceptional year for CNCF. Check out the report for all the highlights.

Read the report »

Congratulations to the new TOC members!

CNCF has three main bodies: a Governing Board (GB) that is responsible for marketing, budget and other business oversight decisions for CNCF, a Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) that is responsible for defining and maintaining the technical vision, and an End User Community (EUC) that is responsible for providing feedback from companies and startups to help improve the overall experience for the cloud native ecosystem. 

The TOC has 11 members. 6 are appointed from the GB, 2 from the End User Community, 1 from non-sandbox project maintainers, and 2 from the other members of the TOC.

Elections took place in January 2020. Please help us in welcoming the newest members of the CNCF TOC: Katie Gamanji, Saad Ali, Sheng Liang, and Justin Cormack! They join Liz Rice, Brendan Burns, Brian Grant, Jeff Brewer, Matt Klein, Michelle Noorali, and Xiang Li.

A huge thank you to Alexis Richardson and Joe Beda for their time and work on the TOC!

containerd Project Journey Report

The containerd project journey report is out!

containerd is a container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness, and portability. The project was accepted into CNCF in March 2017. containerd’s scope includes both providing core container runtime functionality as a CRI implementation for Kubernetes, as well as container runtime capabilities to the Docker engine. Its widest usage and adoption occurs as the layer between the Docker engine and the Kubernetes OCI executer. 

This report attempts to objectively assess the state of the containerd project and how CNCF has impacted the progress and growth of containerd. 

Read the report »

Upcoming CNCF Webinars 

Mark your calendars and signup!

CNCF Member Webinar: Kubernetes Storage In Action
Feb 18, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: kube-scan & the K8s Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS)
Feb 19, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: OAM: A Team-Centric App Model for Application Developers and Operators
Feb 20, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: Helm Security - a Look Below Deck
Feb 25, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: Managing Observability in Modern Apps - Microservices
Feb 26, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Webinar Series – From Notebook to Kubeflow Pipelines with MiniKF & Kal
Feb 27, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: Getting Started with Containers and Kubernetes
Mar 3, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: Kubernetes Security Best Practices for DevOps
Mar 11, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Ambassador Webinar: Welcome to CloudLand! An Illustrated Intro to the Cloud Native Landscape
Mar 13, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

CNCF Member Webinar: Argo CD, Flux CD and the GitOps Revolution
Mar 24, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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