Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Sunday, December 9


Kubernetes Contributor Summit (Additional registration required)
For registered attendees of the Kubernetes Contributor Summit only. 

The new contributor workshop is a 3-hour session that cannot be dropped into. If you cannot attend for the full duration, please consider starting with our new contributor guide or reviewing some of the new contributor information on youtube. If you have any problems with this process, please email community@kubernetes.io.

The Contributor Summit brings together new and current Kubernetes contributors alike to connect and share face-to-face. It is an opportunity for existing contributors to help shape the future of community development and governance and offers a welcoming space for new community members to learn, explore and put the contributor workflow to practice.

Seattle 2018 is expecting to draw the largest attendance yet. Expect a 1.5 day conference with more details in the upcoming months. We will share those via CNCF/KubeCon channels, our k-dev mailing list, and our weekly Thursday Community Meeting.

Sunday December 9, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Garage 1130 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122
Monday, December 10


Kubernetes Contributor Summit (Additional registration required)
How to register: SOLD OUT

The new contributor workshop is a 3-hour session that cannot be dropped into. If you cannot attend for the full duration, please consider starting with our new contributor guide or reviewing some of the new contributor information on youtube. If you have any problems with this process, please email community@kubernetes.io.

The Contributor Summit brings together new and current Kubernetes contributors alike to connect and share face-to-face. It is an opportunity for existing contributors to help shape the future of community development and governance and offers a welcoming space for new community members to learn, explore and put the contributor workflow to practice.

Seattle 2018 is expecting to draw the largest attendance yet. Expect a 1.5 day conference with more details in the upcoming months. We will share those via CNCF/KubeCon channels, our k-dev mailing list, and our weekly Thursday Community Meeting.

Monday December 10, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm


OpenShift Commons Gathering by Red Hat (Additional registration + fee required)
Registration Fees: $99

Join key stakeholders, customers, upstream project leads, and contributors that make up the Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem for a full day of talks, demos and case studies from stakeholders, customers, and contributors from across the OpenShift ecosystem.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering brings together experts from all over the world to discuss real-world implementations of container technologies, best practices for cloud native application developers and the upstream open source software projects that make up the OpenShift ecosystem.

Speakers come from the over 400 member organizations that now make up the OpenShift Commons ecosystem. The Seattle event will includes Case Studies by members with production deployments of OpenShift, talks by Kubernetes and other upstream project leads, deep dives into the current and future releases of OpenShift, Operator Framework and Kubernetes by members of Red Hat’s OpenShift engineering and product management teams.

There will be ample time for peer-to-peer networking, Q/A as well as an evening reception for attendees.

Confirmed Keynotes and Speakers already include:
  • Chris Wright on Emerging technology and innovation
  • Clayton Coleman on Kubernetes 1.11 and Beyond
  • Mike Barrett on OpenShift 3.x: Features/Functions/Future
  • Sebastian Pahl on Operator Framework
  • Diane Mueller on Cross-Community Collaboration with Upstream
More speakers and panelists are being added, bookmark the full Agenda here.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for the OpenShift Common Gathering, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Monday December 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:00pm
Ballroom 6E


Get Hands on with HPE Hybrid Cloud and Container Solutions (Additional registration required)
From beginner to experts.... Join this free workshop covering the basics and how to implement HPE hybrid cloud and container solutions.  The workshop led by HPE technical experts will provide a technical information on:

1. End to End Hybrid Cloud Management using HPE OneSphere - Digital disruption is having a profound effect on every company. IT departments are being asked to support an increasing number of providers and manage a faster application cadence. HPE OneSphere helps by providing a managed cloud layer on existing virtualized infrastructure and being a single portal to manage a hybrid cloud and container environment. You’ll learn how HPE OneSphere, with its powerful REST API, can compose hybrid clouds capable of supporting both traditional and cloud-native applications.

Speaker(s) – Steve Showalter, Said Syed, Paul Holland, Travis Tripp

2. Storage for Containers  – Introduction to the HPE Storage portfolio in relation to containers and Kubernetes in particular. HPE 3PAR, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE Cloud Volumes all provide advanced data services to drive popular use cases for container deployments. In this session you’ll learn the basics of persistent storage in Kubernetes and the components needed to allow dynamic provisioning. Also, don’t miss this opportunity to learn what HPE Storage has in store for CSI (Container Storage Interface) the next generation storage interface for container orchestrators.
  • Workshop pre-requisites: Please bring a laptop with root access to a Ubuntu 18.04 instance if you’re interested in following along as we deploy Kubernetes, persistent storage drivers and setup dynamic provisioning. We’ll then walk through a few examples how to deploy a stateful workload on Kubernetes.

    Speakers: Michael Mattsson, Eric Forgette

3. Containers with End to End Life Cycle using HPE Composable Infrastructure - Provides the flexible infrastructure you need to incorporate container services into DevOps, host existing applications, add new micro services, and modernize legacy applications. It enables you to dynamically provision and scale applications, whether they run in VMs or containers. The software defined architecture allows you to compose compute, storage, and networking resources to target specific workloads. HPE Image Streamer enables stateless deployment of the operating system and other supporting software required to make the resources ready to run.

Speaker(s) – Bob Fraser

4. HPE Proliant for Azure Stack - This hybrid cloud solution enables you to deliver Azure services from your data center. Azure stack allows you to bring modern cloud services to your sensitive data and edge applications that may not yet be suitable for the public cloud.

Speaker(s) – Vivek Kulkarni

In these workshops during the day, we will walk through the challenges of deploying and managing applications in hybrid cloud environments. The workshops will include hands on demonstrations in a class room setting with subject matter experts to help you out.

8:30 AM – 9.00 AM Check-in and breakfast
9.00 AM – 9.15 AM Introduction (Said)
9:15 AM to 10:45 AM OneSphere (Steve Showalter, OneSphere Evangelist)
10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Cloud and Container Storage
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM to 2:45 PM Container BMaaS on HPE Composable Infrastructure
2:45 PM to 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Private Cloud HPE Azure Stack
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Wrap up, Raffle and Networking!


Monday December 10, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm


Cloud Native Storage Day (Additional registration required)
Join us for a very special Cloud Native Storage Day co-located at KubeCon Seattle 2018! We have brought together users of cloud native storage technologies as well as experts from the top cloud native storage companies to bring you a fantastic day rich with thought-provoking sessions including technical demos, panel discussions, presentations, and a terrific networking opportunity for you to get to know the experts in Container Storage. Come learn all about the virtues of multi-cloud operations of stateful services with Kubernetes, running stateful applications in containers, cloud native data management, in short, all things cloud native storage. Be sure to come early for a continental breakfast, and stay to the end for a commemorative t-shirt and networking happy hour! For the full agenda visit CloudNativeStorageDay.com


Monday December 10, 2018 8:30am - 6:30pm


Deploying Serverless Apps to Kubernetes with Knative by Google Cloud (Additional registration + fee required)
Cost: $20 (donation to CNCF diversity scholarship)

This workshop is an introduction to Knative (www.knative.dev), a set of serverless building blocks for Kubernetes. You can use Knative to build your own serverless/FaaS platform, or use it directly to have a serverless-like developer experience on Kubernetes.
In this workshop taught by Google engineers, we will deploy a containerized application to Kubernetes via Knative, have it run only when a request comes, and scale back to more instances or zero. Then, we will show how to use Knative Build to go from source code to a deployed serverless application by building it inside the Kubernetes cluster.
Note: Attendees must bring their computers to participate. Attendees will be provided with prepaid Google Cloud Platform accounts valid during the workshop to deploy a Kubernetes cluster.
  • Ahmet Alp Balkan, Developer Relations, Google
  • Megan O'Keefe, Developer Relations, Google

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Skagit 4/5 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


Using Istio and GKE On Prem to Manage On-Prem Data Center Downtime and Maintenance (Additional registration + fee required)
In this workshop, we will show how to combine Istio, GKE, and GKE On Prem to handle common data center operations. First, we will go through the steps of deploying Istio across environments and setting up Istio routing rules. Next we will show how you can use Kubernetes cron jobs to push traffic to the cloud for scheduled on-prem downtime and configure a “watchdog” to prioritize traffic to the cloud in the event of a traffic spike that your on-prem cannot handle.


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Google Seattle Office 601 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103


Getting to Continuous Delivery For Your Cloud-Native Applications (Additional registration + fee required)
Cost: $25 per person, with 100% of proceeds donated to the CNCF diversity scholarship fund.

Join this two-part workshop to dig into new approaches for creating continuous delivery pipelines for your containerized applications. Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, you will learn how to continuously build and deploy containers and cloud-native applications to Kubernetes clusters, as well as how to provision and manage Kubernetes resources and cloud infrastructure as part of a container delivery pipeline.
9am - 12pm
Learn how Puppet’s newest CI/CD tools simplify continuous deployment of your cloud-native applications to Kubernetes. You’ll get hands-on experience with:
  • Provisioning and managing Kubernetes clusters in GKE and EKS.
  • Creating continuous delivery pipelines for your cloud-native applications and automating the build-test-deploy workflow for containers running in Kubernetes.
  • Using Helm charts to deploy Kubernetes resources and applications.
  • Sharing and reusing Helm charts via a Helm Chart repository
12 - 12:30 pm
Lunch will be provided by Puppet.
12:30 pm - 2pm
Learn about a new open source project to continuously develop, test, and orchestrate cloud infrastructure as code, including how to rapidly provision infrastructure as part of a container delivery pipeline. You’ll get hands-on experience with:
  • Creating, provisioning and orchestrating cloud resources and services as well as containers and serverless functions as code.
  • Ensuring stateful management of cloud resources.
  • Orchestrating multi-cloud resources across providers in a consistent way.

Interested in learning more about Puppet's newest CI/CD tool? Learn more here. 


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm


Kubernetes and Service Mesh Workshop with VMware (Additional registration + fee required)
This workshop led by VMware will provide a technical in-depth on Kubernetes, Microservices and Service Mesh. Kubernetes and Microservices almost go hand in hand. Operating and managing Microservices based architecture introduce its own set of complexity to deal with.
In this Workshop, we will walk through some of the challenges, of operating and architecting around microservices, introduce the concepts of a service mesh, how it helps. The workshop will be a mix of demonstrations, lecture and Hands on experience.
Join us for a live interactive workshop where our experts will cover the following topics:
  • Deep-Dive on Kubernetes Technical Architecture
  • Microservices and the complexities it brings
  • Requirements of a typical Service Mesh
  • Deep dive in Istio using sample use cases
The workshop includes a reception focused on service mesh right afterward.

8:30 AM Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Deep dive into Kubernetes Concepts
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Introduction to Microservices and its challenges
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Introduction to Service mesh and its components
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Service Mesh use cases and demo with Istio
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM to 4:30 PM VMware Cloud PKS (formerly VKE)


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
2 A/B


Ballerinacon - Writing Microservices with a Cloud Native Programming Language (Additional registration required)
Ballerina makes it easy to write cloud native applications while maintaining reliability, scalability, observability, and security. It is a compiled, transactional, statically and strongly typed programming language with textual and graphical syntaxes.
Ballerina takes center stage at Ballerinacon to showcase how we make integration simple and agile. Featuring sessions on leveraging the cloud native programming language for building microservices in highly disaggregated architectures, join key stakeholders, contributors, and customers for a day of talks, demos, and case studies.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM - Ballerina is not Java (or Go or ..) - Speaker: Sanjiva Weerawarana
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Role of Integration and Service Mesh in Cloud Native Architecture
Speaker: Christian Posta
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM - Break
11:15 PM – 12:00 PM - Ballerina in the Real World - WSO2 API Micro Gateway - Speaker: Nuwan Dias
12:00 PM –12:30 PM - BOF: Core Language Design - Speakers: Sanjiva Weerawarana, Sameera Jayasoma, and Hasitha Aravinda
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM - Ballerina Integration with Codefresh CI/CD - Speaker: Kasun Indrasiri
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM - Source to Service Mesh with Ballerina and Istio - Speaker: Lakmal Warusawithana
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM - Break
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM - Ballerina in the Real World (TBA)
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM - Ballerina Integration with Azure Cloud Services - Speaker: Anjana Fernando

To learn more about Ballerina, please visit the website.


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Yakima 1 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


Fast Data (FD.io) Project Mini Summit (Additional registration required)
Schedule announced!

FD.io (Fast Data) is the first truly open data plane project focusing on data IO performance, scalability, efficiency, and programmable flexibility for networking and storage. FD.io provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput low-latency resource-efficient IO services. The design of FD.io is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic. FD.io has been integrated with Kubernetes, OpenStack Neutron, and OpenDaylight to provide a drop in upgrade for all of your dataplane needs.

A key component of FD.io is the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) library contributed at the foundation of the project. The commercial-ready code targetable to run on standard x86, Arm, and Power servers is already running in products on the market today. VPP when connected to DPDK for network I/O has shown to perform two orders of magnitude faster than currently available open source options implementing switching or routing workloads, reaffirming one of the core principles of FD.io: a focus on performance.

Join us for the Fast Data (FD.io) Project Mini Summit at KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle, Monday, December 10, to learn from FD.io community experts who will be sharing information about the projects, use cases, capabilities, how FD.io enables cloud native network functions, cross-community integration with Kubernetes/ODL/OPNFV/other communities, tools and many more exciting topics. This is a great opportunity for KubeCon+CloudNativeCon attendees to share thought leadership and innovations at one of the industry’s premier events.


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm


Kubernetes II -- Advanced Hands-on Training (Additional registration + fee required)
This advanced Kubernetes training course builds upon the Kubernetes I course and assumes the attendee is already comfortable with the following topics:

  • Containers and authoring Docker files
  • Kubernetes API and concepts (Pods, Services, Deployments, ReplicaSets, etc.)
  • Kubernetes architecture (how watches work, control plan components, etc.)
  • Kubernetes networking (how networking is designed and difference between different Service types
  • kubectl and using it for Deployments/Services
Using a combination of instructor led lectures, use case examples, and hands-on exercises, the training will enable the attendee to go into detail on the following topics:

  • kubectl configuration file manipulation and understanding
  • logging in Kubernetes and different architectures to enable centralized logging
  • Persistent Volumes, StatefulSets, and Local Storage
  • resource requests/limits and quotas
  • node and pod affinities
  • resource organization
  • jobs and cronjobs
A complete cloud lab environment will be provided, so the only requirement will be a laptop with a modern version of Chrome or Firefox.


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Skagit 3 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


The Cloud Native Culture & Industry Summit by Oracle (Additional registration required)
Support Women Who Code by Adding The Cloud Native Culture & Industry Summit (Dec 10th) to your registration!

For a limited time, sign up for free and Oracle will donate $100 per registration to Women Who Code, and all attendees will receive a t-shirt!

Check out the agenda, with heavy hitters Kris Nova, Ashley McNamara, John Harris, Chad Arimura, Kire Filipovski, Christopher Woods, TJ Fontaine, Micha Hernandez van Leuffen and more, who will delve into cloud native ethos, serverless, extending Kubernetes for app dev, and how to deploy secure, agile microservices.

Watch the Oracle Cloud Native Labs Teaser. Get Amped. Join In!

About the Summit
Join some of the industry's top cloud native minds for a concentrated dose of technical talks paired with hands-on learning.
We’ll host an innovator’s panel, cover all things serverless, including the Fn Project, how to extend Kubernetes to ease application development, how to deploy secure, agile microservices on top of Kubernetes, and much more.
You won’t want to miss the Cloud Native Past, Present, and Future panel as it's chock full of your favorite practitioners, innovators, and maintainers including Kris Nova, Ashley McNamara, John Harris, and more. They will delve into milestones of our evolution, what’s driving key technology choices today, and how innovation is being defined for the future. These influencers will hash out what’s at stake and distill what really matters.
Hear from the creator of the Fn Project, the container-native serverless platform, and former Co-Founder and CEO of Iron.IO, Chad Arimura, and from an HPC Fn user, Christopher Woods of the University of Bristol, who is pushing the boundaries of compute with open source.

The former Co-Founder of OneOps, now Cloud Architect at Oracle leading design and implementation of a distributed application management system, Kire Filipovski, will share his team’s latest open sourced tooling for creating a fully autonomous modern application development framework.

About Oracle Cloud Native Labs
Oracle Cloud Native Labs is here to empower the next generation of cloud native users with a curated set of solutions, tutorials, best practices, and more, all designed to spark inspiration, drive hands-on experiences, and unleash our industry’s potential.
Confirmed Speakers

Chad Arimura - former Co-Founder and CEO of Iron.io, current VP Serverless Advocacy, Oracle

Kaslin Fields - Solutions Architect, Oracle, focused on containers (particularly Kubernetes) and active community member in the Seattle meetup scene

Kire Filipovski – Former Co-founder of OneOps, current Cloud Architect, Oracle, leading design and implementation of a distributed application management system

TJ Fontaine - Former Node.js Project Lead, current Container Native Architect and Kubernetes Contribution Lead, Oracle

John Harris – Technical Account Manager, Docker, where he works with customers to help implement and adopt container platforms with a focus on Kubernetes

Ashley McNamara - Developer Advocate, Microsoft specializing in Linux, Containers, Go, and Web Technologies
Kris Nova – Senior Developer Advocate, Heptio focusing on containers, infrastructure, and Kubernetes. Kris is an ambassador for CNCF, Kubernetes maintainer, and creator of kubicorn
Christopher Woods - Research Software Engineer, University of Bristol, managing the research on the BioSimSpace project with Microsoft and Oracle to adapt biomolecular simulation software so that it can be used commercially in the cloud

Bob Quillin - Former Co-Founder and CEO of StackEngine, current Vice President of Developer Relations, Oracle

Click here to view speaker, session, and agenda updates.

How to Register:
Pre-registration is required, simply sign up or add to your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration. Event fee will be donated to Women Who Code.

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chelan 2 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


The GAME CHANGER-- Navigating Container and Kubernetes (Additional registration + fee required)
Who is Verizon?
Verizon delivers the promise of the digital world by enhancing the ability of humans, businesses and society to do more new and do more good. We call it humanability. We constantly strive to improve the way we work.
About the Day
We at Verizon have leveraged Docker and Kubernetes to help support our public cloud migration goals and set the stage for digital transformation acceleration.
We will be sharing the Verizon journey on adopting Kubernetes, and the challenges we had to solve for that are unique to large organizations. We will also be sharing the challenges we ran into adopting and enabling the platform at scale. Our discussion will revolve around:
  • Capabilities – Solving for the Kubernetes platform services like single sign-on, RBAC for the enterprise
  • Migration – Retrofitting existing apps to run in Kubernetes
  • Compliance – Meeting compliance requirements around software and hardware inventory, separation of duty concerns
  • Security – Implementing an enterprise grade security solution through all facets of software development life cycle
  • Value Proposition – Rallying everyone (Developers, Security Engineers, Operations Engineers & Management) in the organization to support this initiative and getting past resistance
Our aspiration is to build a community for enterprises by enterprises that focuses on solving for requirements / challenges that are unique to the enterprise organization. We want to share our best practices and lessons learned through our own experience.
Join our passionate engineers for a deep dive on the technical and cultural foundations needed to deploy and leverage the benefits of this game changing technology.The session will be broken down into four segments:
1. Foundational Challenges We Solved For
  • Preparing for Adoption at Scale – From aspiration to executable strategy
    • Value proposition for the organization and why we chose a multi- tenant model & how to sell the organization on this model
  • Platform Architecture
    • MVP1 architecture, CI/CD approach, secrets management, private Docker registry, leveraging Docker Hub images & addressing vulnerabilities
  • Supporting Multi Tenancy – 7 portfolios and 10k developers
    • Corporate LDAP integration – (KubeCtl plugin, Auth-API), Namespace Management & Automated provisioning controller, Helm/Tiller architecture
2. Advanced Challenges We Solved For
  • Automation – Cluster Deployment Automation
    • Installer(KOPS / KubeAdm) tradeoff, and our experience with building our own
  • Logging – Solving for inconsistent log aggregation
    • Finding an extensible solution to balance between disparate existing legacy logging solutions and a scalable architecture without operational overhead
  • Security – Achieving CIS benchmark compliance
    • Solving for cloud native security posture for legacy monolithic applications
  • Operator Framework / Persistent Volumes / Session Affinity
    • Where we leveraged and how we solved for it
  • Embracing Google SRE
    • What worked for us and what is difficult to achieve
3. Metrics, Workload Migration, Training & Developer Environment
  • Measuring Benefits
    • Defining what to measure is comparatively easy, but how do you consistently measure across hundreds of workloads and how can a platform like Kubernetes contribute to achieving the measurement?
  • Workload Migration – planning and approach for large scale migration
    • What type of legacy workloads (including stateful) were we able to migrate
  • Training
    • Technology training is helpful, but enterprise environment and training labs are not the same. How do you bridge the gap, we will share our approach / playbook
  • Developer Environment
    • Leveraging Docker for Developer environment setup and eliminating frictions in cross team developer migration and application setup
4. Building a Community for Enterprise, by Enterprise
  • Collaboration Topics & Open Source Projects
Refreshments and Lunch will be Served
How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for The GAME CHANGER — Navigating Container and Kubernetes, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
201 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101


Your Path to Production Ready Kubernetes by Weaveworks (Additional registration + fee required)
Join this workshop and accelerate your journey to production-ready Kubernetes by learning the practical techniques for reliably operating your software lifecycle using the GitOps pattern. The Weaveworks team will be running a full-day workshop, sharing their expertise as users and contributors of Kubernetes and Prometheus, as well as followers of GitOps (operations by pull request) practices.

Using a combination of instructor led demonstrations and hands-on exercises, the workshop will enable the attendee to go into detail on the following topics:
• Developing and operating your Kubernetes microservices at scale
• DevOps best practices and the movement towards a “GitOps” approach
• Building with Kubernetes in production: caring for your apps, implementing CI/CD best practices, and utilizing the right metrics, monitoring tools, and automated alerts
• Operating Kubernetes in production: Upgrading and managing Kubernetes, managing incident response, and adhering to security best practices for Kubernetes

• Basic knowledge of Kubernetes is required. At a minimum practical experience experimenting with Kubernetes is required
• You have deployed a few applications to a test cluster, and now want a path forward of how to use Kubernetes in production
• Familiarity with the Unix command line
• A complete cloud lab environment will be provided, so bring laptop with a modern browser

This workshop doesn’t cover:
• Deep knowledge of the Prometheus Query Language. We’ll be working through practical examples, but won’t cover the rest of PromQL
• Kubernetes Introduction and concepts. We won’t be going through an overview of Kubernetes, instead we focus on application in the real world.

• Welcome & introduction
• Getting started with your environment
• What is “Production Ready” (cluster & app checklist)
• Monitoring a production cluster (Prometheus & Observability)
• Building for observability (HPA, Istio Canary, FluentD & Prometheus)
• Declarative infrastructure in practice (GitOps model, Infra as code)
• Devops and GitOps in practice (CI/CD pipelines, compliance tracking)
• Advanced Deployment Patterns (Canary, Blue/Green, A/B testing)
• Security best practices (RBAC, Kubernetes security groups, network policies)
• Node management and Kubernetes upgrade

Lunch, refreshments and snacks will be provided.


Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:30pm


Cloud Foundry Day (Additional registration + fee required)
Registration Fees: $30

See the schedule here!

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the place for the cloud-native community, and Cloud Foundry is synonymous with cloud-native. From startups to the Fortune 500, Cloud Foundry is used by enterprises around the globe to automate, scale and manage cloud apps throughout their lifecycle. Cloud Foundry Day at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe is an educational event designed for the best minds of the cloud-native world attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Cloud Foundry Day, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Learn more

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm


EnvoyCon (Additional registration + fee required)
See the Schedule here.

As on the ground microservice practitioners quickly realize, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug a set of intertwined distributed services versus a single monolithic application.

Originally built at Lyft and now a CNCF incubating project, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures. Envoy runs alongside every application and abstracts the network by providing common features in a platform-agnostic manner. When all service traffic in an infrastructure flows via an Envoy data plane, it becomes easy to monitor problem areas via consistent observability, tune overall performance, and add substrate features in a single place.


Learn more

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tahoma 3/4 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


FoundationDB Summit (Additional registration + fee required)
Registration Fees: $150

FoundationDB Summit is a technical conference organized by the FoundationDB community for companies and developers using FoundationDB, the recently open-sourced distributed database. At this inaugural event, we’ll be organized on a single track with plenty of time to meet and learn from early adopters, core developers, and other community members.

How to register: Pre-registration is required.  To register for FoundationDB Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration

Learn More

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
3 A/B


Observability Practitioners Summit (Additional registration + fee required)
Registration Fee: $200

The Observability Practitioners Summit is a new conference, focused on pushing the field of monitoring and observability forwards by providing a mix of high quality talks and opportunities for discussion between the maintainers and users of tracing, metrics, logging, and alerting systems.

Representatives of OpenTracing, Prometheus and Jaeger will be in attendance.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Observability Practitioners Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Questions about the event or becoming a sponsor? Please email observabilitysummit@linuxfoundation.org

Monday December 10, 2018 9:00am - 6:30pm
Tahoma 1/2 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


The Cloud Native Enterprise Summit by Google Cloud (Additional registration + fee required)
Tickets: $79 (Donation to CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund)
Join us for an enlightening day as we explore the choices and challenges that face a modern enterprise company. We’ll highlight the elements of a cloud native stack and decipher the hype from practicality.
This day will feature insights from customer case studies and topic expert deep dives. The leaders behind projects like Kubernetes, Istio, Knative and more will share strategies on how these projects together can help move your business forward. 
We’ll cover Security, Innovation, Openness and leave time for questions so you walk-away with real world examples you can implement in your organization. 
Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!
Full agenda coming. On deck includes Kelsey Hightower, Sarah Novotny, and more.

Monday December 10, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm


KubeSec Enterprise Summit by Aqua Security (Additional registration + fee required)
Registration Fee: $149 if registered by October 1st then the standard rate is $179

Please join us for this very first KubeSec Enterprise Summit, focused on the challenges faced by larger organizations with demanding security and compliance requirements when deploying Kubernetes in production.Whether you are just now beginning to roll out your first production implementation of Kubernetes, or are an early adopter looking to learn from the experience of your peers, you are sure to get valuable insights from this educational event. Co-hosted by Aqua Security, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat, the day will provide a unique opportunity to hear from others who have already deployed Kubernetes to support highly secure solutions, as well as a range industry & technology experts in securing cloud-native applications.

The agenda will include:
· End-user presentations from JMPC, Starbucks and Tinder sharing their experiences / best practices
· Emerging trends in Kubernetes security technologies with experts such as Liz Rice and Michael Hausenblas
· Keynote presentations covering industry and market views, including industry analyst Forrester
· Time for peer-to-peer networking at breaks, and during lunch (box lunch is included with registration fee)

For more information on speakers, sponsors, and the full agenda, please visit our website.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for KubeSec Enterprise Summit, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Monday December 10, 2018 9:30am - 5:30pm
4C 1/2


Tungsten Fabric Developers Summit (additional registration required)
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow Room (1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101)
Registration Fee: Free

Open source software is shaping how organizations compete, and SDN networking technology is evolving to support that revolution. However, building an SDN/NFVi platform that supports different open source infrastructure and app development technologies is not easy. Tungsten Fabric, a Linux Foundation Networking project,  is an open source SDN with a proven track record at scale in the demanding world of production carrier deployments.

Join us to learn about the project and how the community is preparing for some exciting edge computing use cases.

This event is brought to you by Juniper Networks (Headline Sponsor) and Redapt (Contributing Sponsor).


Opening Session
  • 10:00 - 10:35 Tungsten Fabric project status update: a year @ LFN (Randy Bias, Juniper) (35 min)
  • 10:40 - 11:15 Tungsten Fabric community release process (Edward Ting, Lenovo) (35 min)
  • 11:20 - 11:55 Eliot: An Enterprise edge Lightweight IoT Blueprint (Wenjing Chu, Huawei) (35 min)
Lunch 12:00 - 12:45 (45 min)
  • 12:45 - 13:20 A progress in SmartNIC support in TF (Joseph Gasparakis, Intel) (35 min)
  • 13:25 - 14:00 Multi-Cloud Network Segmentation with Kubernetes and TF (Will Stevens, Syed Ahmed, CloudOps) (35 min)
  • 14:05 - 14:40 Bring Your Own Orchestrator: Yandex.Cloud Experience (Valentin Sinitsyn, Yandex) (35 min)
Break 14:45 - 15:00
How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Tungsten Fabric Developers Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Monday December 10, 2018 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sheraton Grand Seattle 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA


Get the Cert: Build Your Next App With Kubernetes + Istio (Pre-Registration is Required; Details in Description)
Registration Fees: Free; Register HERE

Do you need to select the right technologies to build the next productivity app in your application backlog? Get your hands dirty with those technologies before you start your build. Learn how Kubernetes and Istio make it easy to bind your app to advanced services like Watson, Blockchain, and IoT. Our developers will walk you through the step-by-step in this Hands-on-Lab, and you’ll walk away with a certification badge.

Kubernetes minimize outages and disruptions through self-healing, intelligent scheduling, horizontal scaling, and load balancing. Developers can easily roll out and roll back application versions, whether they’re collaborating in development and test environments or deploying to production. Even new application functionality is streamlined when developers extend apps with cloud services.
The Result: Spend more time coding and less time with the infrastructure.

Lab Instructors:
  • Daniel Berg, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Architect, IBM
  • Ram Vennam, Lead Technical Manager, IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, IBM
  • Lin Sun, STSM & Master Inventor, Istio, IBM
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch
  • 1:00PM-4:00PM: Hands-on-Lab
  • 4:00PM-6:00PM: Reception (Optional)
Register now!

Monday December 10, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location known only to registrants


Kubernetes I – Intro to Kubernetes (Additional registration + fee required)
Location: 901 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA (0.5 miles from the Convention Center)

If you're relatively new to Kubernetes and keen to get hands-on, this is an ideal entry point. In this workshop we will start with Kubernetes fundamentals, and by day's end you will have deployed your first cluster in our lab environment.

12:00PM - 1:00PM. Lunch provided by Heptio
1:00PM - 2:45PM. Kubernetes first principles
2:45PM - 3:00PM. Break
3:00PM - 4:30PM. Hands on cluster deployment
4:30PM - 5:00PM. Questions and wrap-up
Contact: academy@heptio.com with questions

Sold Out

Monday December 10, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
901 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA


DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference (Additional registration required)
Join fellow Kubernetes practitioners for an afternoon of Birds-of-a-Feather sessions around simple ways to deploy, scale, and manage container workloads in the cloud.

DigitalOcean TIDE: Kubernetes Unconference brings together industry experts for discussions that will leave you excited and inspired. Bring your burning questions for our special guest speaker, and pick up ideas and best practices from one another.


Monday December 10, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tahoma 5 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


Linkerd in Production 101 by Buoyant (Additional registration + fee required)
Registration Fees: $250

This is a hands-on workshop that teaches how to use Linkerd in production, covering both Kubernetes and non-Kubernetes environments. This workshop is presented by Buoyant, the primary sponsors of the Linkerd project, and includes training by Linkerd maintainers.

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for the Linkerd in Production 101, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Monday December 10, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Skagit 1 @ TCC The Conference Center (TCC) - Separate from WSCC building


Kick-off KubeCon with IBM Cloud Garage’s ArcadeCon (Pre-Registration is Required; Details in Description)
Registration Fees: Free; Register HERE

The IBM Cloud Garage arrives in Seattle for KubeCon! Need to tune up your cloud strategy? Drop by to learn how while playing some of your favorite arcade games.
Leave your quarters at home because this one is on us.

What is the IBM Cloud Garage?
IBM Cloud Garages are a network of physical hubs around the world, designed to help enterprises spark new cloud innovation and build new solutions for customers. Using the prescriptive IBM Garage Method, we bring together client stakeholders in an immersive, agile environment to work side-by-side with cloud experts and rapidly innovate on IBM Cloud.

About the Evening
Socialize with KubeCon Attendees & IBM developers in a fun arcade atmosphere while learning how the IBM Cloud Garage can accelerate your adoption of:
• Cloud Native Development
• DevOps
• AI
• IoT
• Blockchain

How to register: Pre-registration is required. Sign up now!

Monday December 10, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location known only to registrants


LF Networking Reception
LF Networking, an initiative at the Linux Foundation made up of several prominent projects in the open networking stack — FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, ONFV, PNDA, SNAS, and Tungsten Fabric, will be hosting a reception onsite at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America.

You’re invited to come meet with our community, get a sense for the LF Networking project portfolio, and talk through some of the opportunities and challenges on the path to cloud native.

There will be a series of 5-minute lightning talks from several LFN projects and plenty of time for socializing with appetizers, beer, and wine.

The reception is free and open to all KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registrants. Join us!

Monday December 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, December 14


Kubernetes Operator Framework Workshop (Additional registration required)
This is an entry-level workshop for both application developers and system administrators interested in building and managing Operators for Kubernetes environments. It is designed for those who have a basic knowledge of Kubernetes and want to learn how to apply domain or application-specific knowledge to automate common operational tasks. Attendees will understand the past difficulties with building Operators with existing client-libraries and discover how the Operator Framework can ease development workflow. Attendees will also receive step-by-step guidance on the process of creating real-world Operators with Go, Ansible, and Helm charts while mastering methodologies, design patterns, and strategies that can assist in avoiding common pitfalls. After your Operator has been created, learn how to utilize the Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) to define, install, and upgrade your Operator and record cluster usage with the Operator Metering project.
All Operator Framework components are part of GitHub organization called “Operator Framework” located here: https://github.com/operator-framework under Apache License 2.0

Course Outline:
•  Introducing Kubernetes Operators
•  Exploring the Operator Framework
• Understanding Kubernetes Resources and Controller Patterns
• Defining Custom Resource Definitions
• Demonstrating the Etcd-Operator
• Using the Operator SDK to build Operators with Go, Ansible, and Helm charts.
• Defining, installing, and upgrading Operators and their dependencies with the Operator-Lifecycle-Manager
• Recording historical cluster usage and generating reports with Operator-Metering.

Pre-Workshop Requirements
• Bring your own laptop
•  minishift: https://docs.okd.io/latest/minishift/getting-started/installing.html
• minishift instance should be set to OpenShift version 3.10 and allocated a minimum of 2GB memory and 1 VCPU
• oc (included with minishift): https://github.com/openshift/origin/releases/tag/v3.10.0
•  oc client version should be on minimum of 3.10. Confirm with ‘oc version’.
• kubectl: https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/tools/install-kubectl/
• kubectl client version should be on minimum of v1.10.0. Confirm with ‘kubectl version’.
•  curl or similar tool.
•  jq or similar tool.
•  An Integrated Development Environment of your choice. Suggestions include Atom, Visual Studio Code, or Sublime. Please also install a Golang extension/plugin. For Atom: go-plus. For Visual Studio Code: ms-vscode.

• Haseeb Tariq, Engineering Lead, Operator SDK (Red Hat)
• Sebastian Pahl, Director of Engineering, Operators (Red Hat)
• Matt Dorn, Senior Software Engineer (Red Hat)
• Tony Campbell, Senior Manager, Software Engineering (Red Hat)

How to register: Pre-registration is required. To register for Kubernetes Operator Framework Workshop, add it on during your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon registration.

Friday December 14, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm
Willow, 2nd Floor, Sheraton Seattle