Announcing KubeCrash Spring 2023 — the KubeCon Amsterdam Warm-up Event

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			Announcing KubeCrash Spring 2023 — the KubeCon Amsterdam Warm-up Event

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Virtual. Free. 100% Open Source

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. KubeCon EU is just around the corner, so KubeCrash, the Amsterdam warm-up event, is here too! Join us on March 29 and 30 for a virtual, free, and 100% open source-focused conference. Over the two days we will focus on two themes: Zero Trust and Innovation. The event includes fantastic speakers from Xbox, Boeing, and Autodesk, CNCF project maintainers, plus support from other popular open source projects. Check out the program below and register today.

Zero Trust Day on Wednesday, March 29

On Wednesday, March 29, we’ll focus on what an entire application looks like when designed with zero trust. Each presentation will focus on one piece, from providing secure access to your cluster to securing communication within your cluster to managing TLS certificates and defining the necessary policies. The day kicks off with a special keynote from Boeing, who will provide their view on cloud native security.

Innovation Day on Thursday, March 30

On Thursday, March 30, we will focus primarily on gaming, ML/AI, and other ground-breaking technologies that are shaping the ecosystem right now. You’ll hear from the experts who are building new modern, data-intensive applications that scale to millions of users. Users expect instantaneous, personalized experiences and have zero tolerance for downtime.

Partners for Good

Why not do good while learning about cloud native tech? KubeCrash partners are teaming up to raise money for Ukraine. We’ll donate $1 for each KubeCrash registration to Unicef and Nova Ukraine. Together they support children and families devastated by the war in Ukraine. It’s a wonderful mission, and, if you agree, we encourage you to donate directly to the cause!

About KubeCrash

When we first launched KubeCrash last spring, it went down a storm and became even bigger when we hosted KubeCrash again in October to coincide with KubeCon Detroit. Now in its third round, KubeCrash comes in a new format with its Zero Trust Day on March 29 and Innovations Day on March 30. Zero Trust day will have five presentations which will combine and provide you with your own blueprint for implementing zero trust using open source tools. Innovation Day will be all about providing insight into applications that use ML/AI and the complex challenges of delivering immersive experiences for users while still architecting for scale! You’ll hear from the experts and innovators about what they’ve built, how they scale it, and how they push it to the edge.

KubeCrash is hosted by five open source companies who teamed up to bring you top-notch, KubeCon-grade crash courses on cloud native tech. No vendor pitches, just awesome open source content on projects such as Linkerd, cert-manager, Polaris, Emissary-Ingress, and CockroachDB. Check out last KubeCrash’s talks to get a sense of what to expect.

Why open source?

When it comes to enterprise-grade cloud native tooling, DevOps teams often drive the technology choices to build Kubernetes production environments. Widely recognized as lower cost and more secure than proprietary software, we increasingly see engineers gravitate toward freely available open source. Open source can also be significantly easier to integrate and support than closed source solutions, which is why engineers love using them. In short, open source has become critical to any modern technology stack. KubeCrash aims to help engineering teams develop the needed skill set to leverage these technologies in their production environments effectively. During these two half-day knowledge-sharing and virtual learning sessions, developers, reliability engineers, cloud security specialists, and platform engineers will learn directly from the maintainers of some of the most popular open source projects.

The KubeCrash program

Come prepared for a schedule packed with great content and actionable insights directly from thought leaders and the teams that maintain some of the ecosystem’s most popular open source projects. From keynotes by Ricardo Torres (Boeing) and Chris Voss (Xbox) to intros to CNCF end user resources to technical sessions and end user talks, there’s no shortage of amazing choices.

Zero Trust Day, March 29 (5 pm CET | 11 am ET | 8 am PT)

Keynote: High Integrity Software in the Clouds by Ricardo Torres, Chief Engineer of Open Source & Cloud Native, Boeing

Lighting talk:Frederick Kautz on Zero Trust KubeCon Co-Chair, SPIFFE Steering Committee Member

Lighting talk: 5 Must-knows for an Easy Life Using Cloud Native - Richard Collins, Jetstack and Co-chair CNCF Business Value Subcommittee

Cloud Native Zero Trust: Multiple Projects, One Goal - Edidiong Asikpo, Ambassador Labs, Developer Advocate

Securing the Front Door: Configuring TLS in Emissary-ingress with cert-manager - David Sudia, Senior Developer Advocate, Ambassador Labs

The Well-Tempered Mesh: Linkerd, Zero Trust, and the Application - Alex Leong, Linkerd maintainer, Buoyant

Generating and Distributing Trusted Certificates Using Cert-manager and Trust-manager - Tim Ramlot, cert-manager maintainer, Jetstack

Zero Trust Policy Enforcement with Polaris - Stevie Caldwell, Polaris maintainer, Fairwinds

Innovation Day, March 30 (5 pm CET | 11 am ET | 8 am PT)

Keynote panel discussion: Cloud Native in Gaming, Supporting Scale

Lighting talk: How Cloud Native is Fueling Innovation at CNCF End User Companies - Taylor Dolezal, Head of Ecosystem at the CNCF

Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Applications - Jake Moshenko, Co-Founder and CEO, AuthZed

Lightning Talk: The CNCF Cloud Native Maturity Model - Danielle Cook, co-chair of the CNCF Cartografos Working Group

How Civo is Backing Cloud-Native to Reduce the Cost of Machine Learning - Josh Mesout, Chief Innovation Officer, Civo

Exploring the Future of Machine Learning and AI, panel discussion with Matt Dupree, Data Chimp; Tiffany Jachja, Autodesk; Dr. Morten Middelfart, Lumina Analytics

Closing Keynote Coming Soon!

Check out the Kubercrash program page for more details.

Join us on March 29 and 30 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 now!

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