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KubeCrash Spring 2023 is Here! Learn From Crash Courses on Cloud Native

KubeCon EU is just around the corner, so KubeCrash, the Amsterdam warm-up event, is here too! This is our third time hosting KubeCrash, a KubeCon co-located event for “timezone-left-behinds.” I’m super excited about what we have in store for you this time around! We’ve focused the two days on two key themes - Zero Trust and Innovation. 

If you’ve attended already, you’ll know that this is a great, two-day virtual event that offers some really high quality content on cloud native technologies. 100% open source focused, this event offers no vendor pitches, just content on open source technologies like Polaris and insights from end users.

Zero Trust Day on Wednesday, March 29

There is so much happening in the cloud native space right now specifically around Zero Trust, which is why we’ve dedicated day one to the topic. Gartner defines zero trust network access (ZTNA) as products and services that create an identity- and context-based, logical-access boundary that encompasses an enterprise user and an internally hosted application or set of applications.

Zero Trust Day  will take a serious look at 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.

Innovation Day on Thursday, March 30

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

Why Cloud Native Open Source

Platform engineering teams are building platforms to enable developers, and those platforms are built on cloud native technologies - Kubernetes, containers, and so on. 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 cloud native open source projects. 

KubeCrashing and Doing Good

I’m lucky enough to work alongside some great people at these organizations. We wanted to make sure that KubeCrash did some good, beyond some great education of course! That’s why we’ve teamed up to raise money for Ukraine. For each KubeCrash registration, we'll donate $1 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! 

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. We have a lot in store for you, from keynotes by Ricardo Torres (Boeing) and Chris Voss (Xbox) to intros to CNCF end user resources to technical sessions and end user talks.

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 by Richard Collins, 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 by 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 by Danielle Cook, co-chair of the CNCF Cartografos Working Group

How Civo is Backing Cloud-Native to Reduce the Cost of Machine Learning by 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 program page for more details. 

Join us on March 29 and 30

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 today