Announcing KubeCrash Fall 2022 — the KubeCon Detroit Warm-up

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100% Virtual. 100% Free. 100% Open Source. Arrive in style and up to date on the biggest trends for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America this October in Detroit, Michigan! KubeCrash is a fully-virtual two-day event curated by the coolest companies in cloud native, providing you with a practical, hands-on learning opportunity in the run-up to the conference. All for free! Held October 5 and 6 in both Americas and European time zones, you’ll emerge with new development skills and conversation starters for KubeCon. Take a peek at the program and register online!

The Importance of Open Source

Your DevOps team drives the technology and tooling choices that build production. The benefits of open source mean that even in enterprise-grade environments, they increasingly choose an open-source tool over a closed-source option. Large communities of maintainers and other users, great documentation, and personalized support make open source an extremely appealing choice.

This means that open source software has become the backbone of any modern tech stack. That rapidly-increasing reliance on open source means that any development team needs the skills to understand and effectively utilize these tools to remain on top. The KubeCrash event is tailor-made for this, with sessions and hands-on workshops for SREs, developers, platform engineers, and security engineers hosted by the maintainers of some of the most popular open source tools in the cloud native landscape.

About KubeCrash

Our inaugural KubeCrash event, held alongside KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe, was a resounding success. This year, we’re making it even better with feedback from all of you! KubeCrash Fall will be held before KubeCon, with two half-day events held in different timezones to accommodate everyone. You’ll be able to interact with speakers and other participants live, no matter where you are! One event will be held from 3pm to 6pm Central European Time, and the next will be held from 9am to 12pm US Pacific Time. KubeCrash is a collaborative effort by seven different open source companies in the cloud native space, all of us coming together to bring you high-quality crash courses on cloud native technologies before KubeCon. We aren’t here to sell you anything or make you sit through pitches; you’ll get content on Pulumi, and also other cool open source projects like Goldilocks, cert-manager, Linkerd, CockroachDB, and Polaris. Check out our last event for an idea of what you’ll see!

The KubeCrash Program

Show up ready to learn straight from the people who build and maintain the most popular and critical tooling in the ecosystem. From keynotes by Cheryl Hung to overviews of CNCF projects by their maintainers, to hands-on workshops and an end-user case study, there’s something for you no matter where you are in your cloud native journey.

Day 1: Wednesday, October 5 (European and East Americas-friendly timezone)

3 to 6 pm CET | 9 am to 12 pm EST | 8 to 11 am CST

Keynote: to be announced

Lighting talk: Intro to the CNCF Cloud Native Maturity Model by Danielle Cook, Co-chair CNCF Cartografos Group

Whose cert is it anyway? How to build TLS trust using cert-manager by Ashley Davis, cert-manager team

Going Straight to the Edge by Dinesh Majrekar and Mark Boost, founders of Civo Emissary-ingress session

Hands-on workshop: Service mesh observability with Linkerd by Flynn, Linkerd team and Emissary-ingress maintainer

Day 2: Thursday, October 6 (Americas-friendly timezone)

12 to 3 pm EST | 11 am to 2 pm CST | 9 am to 12 pm PST

Keynote: TBS by Cheryl Hung, Engineering Manager, Apple

Lighting talk: The CNCF Cloud Native Glossary: Trusted. Simple. Community-driven by Catherine Paganini, Cloud Native Glossary Maintainer

Getting Started with Kubernetes Guardrails with Polaris by Andy Suderman Creator and Maintainer of Goldilocks and Stevie Caldwell, Creator of GoNoGo

Hands-on Workshop with Aaron Friel of Pulumi: Program the Cloud with Six Pearls in Six Languages using Pulumi

Check out the program page for more details.

Join us on October 5 and 6

Join us on October 5 and 6 for a specifically curated set of sessions, each led by a project maintainer, from projects covering modern cloud native security to improving the developer experience. It will be live, interactive, and fun. Register today!