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Red Hat at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019

November 18, 2019 - November 21, 2019San Diego, CASan Diego Convention Center


Red Hat at KubeCon San Diego 2019


Visit the Red Hat booth to speak with our open source experts. As the largest open source company in the world, we build and support open source products from open source projects. With open source, we equip our customers for success.

Speak with our AI Center of Excellence experts about the Open Data Hub project, discuss Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8, Red Hat OpenShift® 4 and Red Hat Storage and talk all things open with our team.

OpenShift Commons Gathering

Date: November 18, 2019

Time: 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: Inspiration Hornblower

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

The San Diego event will gather developers, devops professionals, and sysadmins together to explore the next steps in making container technologies successful and secure. You can view the schedule here.

This gathering will take place on the Inspiration Hornblower, docked for a day-long peer-to-peer event. The boat features a 540-seat auditorium, as well as a unique outdoor venue for the evening reception.

Inspiration Hornblower, Seaport Village Pier, 879 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92101

OpenShift Commons Office Hours

Tuesday - November 19th

Operator Framework F2F Working Group 9:00-10:00 am

Operators Office Hours (Rob Szumski ++)  10:00-11:00 am

OKD Working Group (Christian Glombeck/Clayton Coleman) 11:00-1:00 pm

Project Quay Offices Hours (Diane Mueller/Joey Schorr)  1:00-3:00 pm

Wednesday - November 20th

Global Transformation Team Office Hours 1:00-3:00 pm

Thursday - November 21st

OpenShift Commons Office Hours (Diane Mueller/Tanja Repo) 9:00 - 11:00 am


Location: Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, Gaslamp Meeting Room, 8th Floor

Room capacity is 15 people. All meetings are open to the public.

Keynote Sessions

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

9:47 a.m.

Keep Kubernetes Caffeinated

 (Exhibit Hall AB)

Erin Boyd,

Today, we have a whole host of amazing coffee makers that can take a pod of coffee, brew it, deploy it into your cup, add the milk and sweetener, and deliver it just how you like it. In the same way, Kubernetes Operators are taking the complexity out of producing, deploying, and operating applications. One particular example of where Operators are making a big impact is Storage. Storage features in Kubernetes are evolving to solving more complex problems such as data replication and support for object storage. Come and see how the Rook project is extending these storage capabilities to deliver your applications—just like your favorite cup of coffee.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

9:59 a.m.

E2E 5G Network Services are Going Cloud Native

 (Exhibit Hall AB)

Azhar Sayeed with Heather Kirksey (Linux Foundation) and Fu Qiao (China Mobile),

It’s no secret that Kubernetes has gained significant traction in the cloud and enterprise software ecosystem, but less widely known is how this momentum is now moving into global telco networks as the next major area of adoption. Building on the momentum from a live keynote demo In Amsterdam last fall (see the demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQ7nBKfL5I&t=385s), a team made up of volunteers from several project communities, companies, and network operators has taken a cloud native approach to developing an E2E 5G network demonstration built on open source infrastructure. The demo will use a live prototype running in labs around the world using k8s and other open source technologies to deliver a fully containerized 5G-network on stage in San Diego. The demo will showcase both how the telecom industry is using cloud native software to build out their next gen networks, and also show solution providers what’s possible in this exciting new space.

Red Hat Talks

Monday, November 18

5:26 p.m - 5:31 p.m.

Lightning Talk: Code Kubernetes While You Are Using It

Mario Loriedo

5:50 p.m.- 5:55 p.m.

Lightning Talk: Easily Observing Operators

Lili Cosic

Tuesday, November 19

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Intro: Contributor Experience SIG

Elsie Phillips with Paris Pittman (Google)

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Introduction to CRI-O - Mrunal Patel, Red Hat, Inc. & Peter Hunt, Red Hat, Inc.

Mrunal Patel & Peter Hunt

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Building Blocks: How Raw Block PVs Changed the Way We Look at Storage -Building Blocks: How Raw Block PVs Changed the Way We Look at Storage

Jose A. Rivera & Rohan Gupta

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Intro to Thanos: Scale Your Prometheus Monitoring With Ease

Lucas Serven with Dominic Green (Improbable)

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Introduction to CNI, the Container Network Interface Project

Dan Williams with Bryan Boreham (Weaveworks)

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

KubeVirt Intro: Virtual Machine Management on Kubernetes

Steve Gordon with Chandrakanth Jakkidi (F5)

3:20 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Jaeger Intro

Pavol Loffay with Yuri Shkuro (Uber Technologies)

3:20 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Weighing a Cloud: Measuring Your Kubernetes Clusters

Elana Hashman with Han Kang (Google)

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kubernetes SIG Instrumentation - Intro

Frederic Branczyk with Piotr Szczesniak (Google)

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Developing Edge with Kubernetes

Dejan Bosanac & Ted Ross

Tuesday, November 19 (Continued)

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mario’s Adventures in Tekton Land

Vincent Demeester with Andrea Frittoli (IBM)

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Panel: Control Plane vs Data Plane: Untangling the Tenets of Multitenancy

Erica Von Buelow with Sanjeev Rampal (Cisco), Ryan Bezdicek (Cray Inc.), Adrian Ludwin (Google) & Fei Guo (Alibaba)

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

How to Backup and Restore Your Kubernetes Cluster

Annette Clewett & Dylan Murray

Wednesday, November 20

10:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

KubeVirt Deep Dive: Virtualized GPU Workloads on KubeVirt

David Vossel with Vishesh Tanksale (NVIDIA)

10:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Multiple Networks for Kubernetes Workloads

Piotr Skamruk, CodiLime & Doug Smith

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Case Study: AI-as-a-Service on Kubernetes at Scale and In Production

Tushar Katarki with Itay Gabbay (Israel Ministry of Defense)

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Deep Dive: Prow

Steve Kuznetsov with Alvaro Aleman (Loodse)

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Build Your Own Private 5G Network on Kubernetes

Frank Zdarsky with Raymond Knopp (Eurecom)

11:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Shipping Metrics From the Edge

Matthias Loibl

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CRI-O: Under the Hood

Mrunal Patel with Sascha Grunert (SUSE)

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Deep Dive: CNI

Dan Williams with Bryan Boreham (Weaveworks)

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Intro: Scheduling SIG

RaviSantosh Gudimetla with Wei Huang (IBM)

2:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jaeger Deep Dive

Pavol Loffay with Yuri Shkuro (Uber Technologies)

Wednesday, November 20 (Continued)

3:20 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Storage on Kubernetes - Learning From Failures

Hemant Kumar & Jan Šafránek

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Deep Dive: Contributor Experience SIG

Christoph Blecker with Nikhita Raghunath (Loodse)

5:20 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Introducing Metal³: Kubernetes Native Bare Metal Host Management

Russell Bryant & Doug Hellmann

Thursday, November 21

10:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Panel: State of the Operators: Hubs, Frameworks, SDKs, and Beyond

Diane Mueller with Sonam Saxena (Google), Andre Tost (IBM) & Kiki Carter (Lightbend)

2:25 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SIG-CLI but Were Afraid to Ask

Maciej Szulik with Phillip Wittrock (Google) & Sean Sullivan (Google)

2:25 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Rook: Cloud-Native Storage Orchestration (Introduction and Deep Dive)

Travis Nielsen with Jared Watts (Upbound), Bassam Tabbara (Upbound) & Alexander Trost (Cloudical)

2:25 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

SIG Auth Update and Deep Dive

Mo Khan with Mike Danese (Google) & Tim Allclair (Google)

2:25 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Running High-performance User-space Packet Processing Apps in Kubernetes

Peng Liu with Abdul Halim (Intel)

4:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Intro + Deep Dive: Multicluster SIG

Paul Morie with Quinton Hoole (FutureWei) & Irfan Ur Rehman (Turbonomic)

4:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Intro + Deep Dive: Specialized Network Protocols for IoT+Edge with Kubernetes

Dejan Bosanac with Steven Wong (VMware)

4:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

RDMA Enabled Kubernetes for High Performance Computing

Feng Pan with Jacob Anders (CSIRO)

4:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Tutorial: Deep Dive into the Operator Framework for Kubernetes

Melvin Hillsman, Michael Hrivnak, & Matt Dorn

4:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Tutorial: Mastering Multi-version CRDs: From YAML to a Serious Development Project -

Stefan Schimanski with Joe Betz (Google)

Thursday, November 21

5:20 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

Solving Multi-Cluster Network Connectivity With Submariner

Miguel Angel Ajo with Chris Kim (Rancher Labs)

Demo Schedule

Learn OpenShift

Stop by the booth to try our Interactive Learning Scenarios and speak to our OpenShift experts.

Our Interactive Learning Scenarios provide you with a pre-configured OpenShift instance, accessible from your browser without any downloads or configuration. Use it to experiment, learn OpenShift, and see how we can help solve real-world problems

Red Hat OpenShift

Command Line Heroes

Command Line Heroes tells the epic true tales of how developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels are revolutionizing the technology landscape.

Come celebrate the makers who transform technology. Play our open source games—running in an open source browser—on an open source operating system. You can check out the games ahead of time on GitHub.


Command Line Heroes: The C Change (S3, E8)

Additional Events

Ceph + Rook Day

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 9:00am-6:00pm

Location: San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

Red Hat is proud to be a premier sponsor for Ceph + Rook Day.

Come find out why leading enterprises are adopting Ceph, why Ceph is the lowest cost per gig storage solution, and how easy it is to deploy your own Ceph cluster.

A full-day event dedicated to sharing Ceph’s transformative power and fostering the vibrant Ceph community. Ceph Days are hosted by the Ceph community, and our friends in adjacent communities.

The expert Ceph team, Ceph’s customers and partners, and the Ceph community join forces to discuss things like the status of the Ceph project, recent Ceph project improvements and roadmap, and Ceph community news. The day ends with a networking reception to foster more Ceph learning.

Register here for Ceph + Rook Day.



Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Red Hat is proud to be a gold sponsor of EnvoyCon. 

The Envoy maintainers are excited to announce the 2nd annual EnvoyCon, a practitioner-driven community conference that emphasizes end-user case studies as well as deep technical talks from vendors that have chosen to build offerings on top of Envoy (zero product pitches!). Come join us for an exciting day of technical content and networking (both the social and computing kind).

Register here for EnvoyCon.



Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm

Starting Location: Out in the front of the convention center 

Red Hat is putting on this scavenger hunt, and evening reception, with some of our partners with Red Hat certified containers for OpenShift.

Hunt around the Gaslamp Quarter for historical landmarks, post team #selfies at each location, and join us for a fabulous "Smooth Operators" reception at The Deck in the Gaslamp quarter.

To participate you must pre-register here


KubeVirt Meetup

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Location:San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

Red Hat is proud to sponsor this KubeVirt Meetup.

KubeVirt users and contributors will get together to talk about KubeVirt, brainstorm ideas to help us shape the project’s next steps, and generally get some face to face time.

Space is limited. If you are interested in KubeVirt please be sure to register.

Register here for the KubeVirt Meetup.


OpenShift Customer Empathy Workshop

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Location:San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

Red Hat is proud to sponsor this OpenShift Customer Empathy Workshop.

Come join our OpenShift Customer Empathy Workshop to engage with Red Hat product management and UX around Multi-Cluster Management and GitOps.  You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of the community by empathizing, defining and ideating to find solutions using a design thinking approach. 

Space is limited. If you are interested in joining the workshop please be sure to register.

Register here for the Customer Empathy Workshop.​


Job Social

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Location:  Coin-Op Game Room Gaslamp

Join us for light bites, cold drinks, and arcade classics!

Connect with Red Hatters at our San Diego social event, and learn why now is the time to work with the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions.

This is an invitation-only event and space is limited, so please be sure to register and indicate your interest.

Register here for the Job Social.

Network Plumbing Working Group Meetup

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location:  Stone Brewing Tap Room J Street

Red Hat is proud to sponsor the Network Plumbing Working Group meetup. Join to discuss everything that's been going on with our specification for multiple network attachments, to find out what we've been up to since Kubecon Seattle, and to get involved to help contribute to our efforts and help us define our goals for the next year. 

Space is limited. If you are interested in the Network Plumbing Working Group Meetup please be sure to register.

Register here for the Network Plumbing Meetup.