The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud-native applications and services, announced it accepted another "project" under its governance—KubeCon, the Kubernetes community conference.
The donation of KubeCon to the CNCF is unique in that this isn't a software project, but a community conference, which will benefit from the "well-oiled (community conference) machine" that the Linux Foundation provides, according to Joseph Jacks of Kismatic, the original organizer of KubeCon.
KubeCon is a conference dedicated to education and community engagement of Kubernauts (Kubernetes enthusiasts). Kubernetes is an opinionated framework for building distributed systems or, in other words—a container orchestrator. KubeCon organizers anticipate approximately 1,500 attendees of the next installment of the conference to be held in November 2016 in Seattle. This number of attendees stands to be a significant jump from the approximately 600 attendees at the 2015 San Francisco inaugural conference and the approximately 500 attendees at the March 2016 edition held in London.
This third installment of the conference will place emphasis on end users, particularly those running Kubernetes deployments in production environments, leveling off the number of vendor and product-centric pitches. The event will retain the same program committee, and talks will still range from introductory to advanced use. The program committee is encouraging submissions that address cloud-native projects.
In coming under the governance of the CNCF, KubeCon will join its software project counterpart, Kubernetes, which was previously donated to the CNCF. Both the KubeCon speaker list and attendee list stand to benefit from this most recent "project" donation.
“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is thrilled to host KubeCon as a CNCF event. As a commons for cloud-native projects, we are looking forward to expanding the CNCF community beyond Kubernetes to bring multiple cloud-native communities together in one venue,” said Chris Aniszczyk, interim executive director of the CNCF. “We are also looking forward to furthering cloud-native education by hosting our own CloudNativeDay. Co-located with ContainerCon North America, CloudNativeDay will enable face-to-face collaboration with some of the world’s top technologies advancing and accelerating cloud native computing.”
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