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Red Hat at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021

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Clayton Coleman

Senior Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat

Kubernetes as the Control Plane for the Hybrid Cloud

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 10:45 AM CEST 


The history of Kubernetes is one of continual evolution. Starting with a set of simple yet powerful, declarative primitives for automating the deployment and management of cloud native applications, Kubernetes rapidly evolved to support an expanding set of workloads and use cases. More recently Kubernetes has expanded beyond workloads to manage its own underlying infrastructure and Kubernetes native infrastructure services like compute, storage and more. In this session we will discuss this evolution and look ahead and explore what it would take to make Kubernetes the control plane for the hybrid cloud.


Wednesday, May 5

12:20 p.m

Thanos: Easier Than Ever to Scale Prometheus and Make It Highly Available

Giedrius Statkevičius, Adform & Prem Saraswat, Red Hat

1:10 p.m

The Long, Winding and Bumpy Road to CronJob’s GA

Maciej Szulik, Red Hat & Alay Patel, Red Hat

1:10 p.m.

Build your Contributor Pipeline

Carolyn Van Slyck, Microsoft & Josh Berkus, Red Hat

2:15 p.m.

Panel: Your Path To Non-code Contribution In The Kubernetes Community

Kaslin Fields, Google; Kat Cosgrove, JFrog; Matt Broberg, Red Hat; Kohei Ota, HPE

3:05 p.m.

Kubernetes SIG Node Intro and Deep Dive

lana Hashman, Red Hat & Sergey Kanzhelev, Google

3:05 p.m.

Towards CNI v2.0

Casey Callendrello, Red Hat

3:05 p.m.

Houston, We’ve Got a Problem! : How to Debug your Pipeline in Tekton

Vibhav Bobade & Vincent Demeester, Red Hat

Thursday, May 6

11:35 a.m.

Taking the Helm: Becoming a Maintainer

Bridget Kromhout & Matt Butcher, Microsoft; Karena Angell, Red Hat; Matt Farina, Rancher Labs

11:35 a.m.

CNCF SIG Observability Updates

Bartlomiej Płotka, Red Hat & Richard Hartmann, Grafana Labs

12:25 p.m.

SIG Contributor Experience Deep Dive

Bob Killen, Google; Alison Dowdney, Weaveworks; Christoph Blecker, Red Hat; Nikhita Raghunath, VMware

1:30 p.m.

CRI-O Still Loves Kubernetes

Sasha Grunert, Peter Hunt, Urvashi Mohnani & Mrunal Patel, Red Hat

1:30 p.m.

SIG Scheduling Intro and Deep Dive

Mike Dame & Jan Chaloupka, Red Hat

2:20 p.m.

Kubernetes SIG-Storage Intro and Update

Xing Yang, VMware & Jan Šafránek, Red Hat

2:20 p.m.

Enhancing Kubernetes with the Security Profiles Operator

Colleen Murphy & Sascha Grunert, Red Hat

Friday, May 7

11:50 a.m.

SIG CLI: Intro and Updates

Maciej Szulik, Red Hat; Phil Wittrock, Apple; Eddie Zaneski, Amazon Web Services; Sean Sullivan, Google

12:40 p.m.

How You Can Tell Your Kubernetes Contributor Story with These Tips

Matt Broberg & Chris Short, Red Hat; Kaslin Fields, Google; Peeyush Gupta, DigitalOcean

1:45 p.m.

There is a New Spec in Town: Getting to Know the Device Information Spec

Billy McFall & Adrián Moreno, Red Hat

1:45 p.m.

Rook: Intro and Ceph Deep Dive

Blaine Gardner, Red Hat & Satoru Takeuchi, Cybozu, Inc.

1:45 p.m.

Kubernetes IoT Edge WG: Intro to K8s at Edge + Device Connection Options

Steven Wong, VMware & Dejan Bosanac, Red Hat

2:35 p.m.

OLM: A Declarative Way to Install, Manage, and Upgrade Operators

Dan Sover & Alex Greene, Red Hat

2:35 p.m.

CNCF Serverless WG - Serverless Workflow Project Deep Dive

Doug Davis, IBM & Tihomir Surdilovic, Red Hat

Konveyor Community BoF

Community Tools to Accelerate the Journey to Kubernetes

Join us on Thursday, May 6th @ 3:00-3:45 p.m. CEST

At organizations everywhere, system administrators and developers are faced with requests to digitally transform their frameworks so enterprises can benefit from IT modernization with Kubernetes. But taking that containerized leap requires a fundamental change in configuration and architecture. It’s like looking at a before and after renovation photo without directions to show you how to get from one to the next. What happens in between? And how can you pull that off too?


The Konveyor community exists to accelerate this journey to Kubernetes. Konveyor is a community of people passionate about helping others modernize and migrate their applications for Kubernetes by building tools to help  users rehost, replatform, and refactor their applications to Kubernetes. In this session we will discuss the tools that exist in the community - Crane, Forklift, Tackle, and Move2Kube - along with the communities they intersect with such as a Velero and Restic. Bring your questions about rehosting, replatforming, and refactoring and let’s learn together!

Demo Theatre

Use Kubernetes-native Integrated GitOps CI/CD Workflows

Christian Hernandez, Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat


In this demo, Christian Hernandez, Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat, will review how to build a GitOps workflow using Kubernetes-native CI/CD tools Tekton and ArgoCD all within an OpenShift deployment. See how Operators integrate into your development pipeline to deliver a GitOps workflow.

To watch this demo, visit the demo theatre tab under the Sponsor Showcase.

Mass migrate VMs to Kubernetes and move containers across clusters at scale

John Matthews, Manager/Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Miguel Pérez Colino, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Fabien Dupont, Manager, Software Engineering & Senior Principal Engineer, Red Hat


See a demo for 2 of the 5 open-source tools that are part of the konveyor.io community. You'll see how you can mass migrate virtual machines to KubeVirt, how you can move containers across clusters – specifically OpenShift 3.11 to the latest version, a look into the other use cases the Konveyor community has developed tools for, and the new capabilities that will be developed. 

To watch this demo, visit the demo theatre tab under the Sponsor Showcase.


Join project leaders & experts who will be available to answer all of your questions.

All Office Hours sessions will be on https://openshift.tv

Ask your questions and get swag!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

13:45 CEST

Why Service Mesh?

16:00 CEST

GitOps Office Hour

17:00 CEST

OpenShift 4.7 Q&A

Thursday, May 6, 2021

13:00 CEST

The Future of StackRox

16:00 CEST

Cluster Management Office Hour

17:00 CEST

Office Hours: OKD Working Group

Friday, May 7, 2021

13:15 CEST

Why Serverless? with Functions (tech preview)

14:45 CEST

Office Hours: Red Hat Certification

15:45 CEST

Replatforming to Kubernetes With Move2Kube

Open Source Arcade

Play any of the games from the catalog for free—all built with open source software—and learn about the tools the developers used to create these games. Head over to their project pages for more details, and contribute anything from code to design. Then, check out Open Jam to get involved with open source game jams and build games of your own.

Allyship Workshop

From Allyship to Sponsorship: Solutions to Design a Diverse and Inclusive Community

Join us on Thursday, May 6th @ 2:20 - 3:05 p.m. CEST

This session will engage the audience in creating a more diverse and inclusive open-source community. Research undoubtedly shows that investing in diversity and inclusion helps you develop better technology and increases your bottom line. The challenge is how do we get there; and how do we, as individuals, develop the leadership skills required to be part of the solution. Join our session to define what Diversity and Inclusion mean for you, and learn the best practices to be part of the solution.


Red Hat is a proud sponsor of theCUBE at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 - Virtual.


Watch live broadcasts and on-demand conversations during and after the event. 


Join us on Tuesday, May 4th

Where users, partners, customers, contributors and upstream project leads come together to collaborate and work together across the OpenShift Cloud Native ecosystem.

This virtual OpenShift Commons Gathering will focus on talks from end users with production deployments of OpenShift sharing their use cases and lessons learned. Topics covered during this Gathering include hybrid cloud infrastructure, cloud-native development, and future technologies.



Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

Time: 10:00-18:00 CEST


Red Hat is proud to be a Diamond sponsor for PromCon.


PromCon aims to connect Prometheus users and developers from around the world in order to exchange knowledge, best practices, and experience gained around using Prometheus. This is an opportunity to collaborate to build a community and grow professional connections around systems and service monitoring. Join our keynote at 12:55 CEST to learn more about how Red Hat runs Prometheus and other open-source projects that share the same principles and patterns.


Register here for PromCon.

GitOps Con

Date: Monday, May 3, 2021

Time: 17:00 - 22:00 CEST


Red Hat is proud to be a co-sponsor for GitOps Con.


GitOps Con Europe is designed to foster collaboration, discussion and knowledge sharing on GitOps.  Topics include getting started with GitOps, scaling and managing GitOps, lessons learned from production deployments, technical sessions and thought leadership. Join our keynote at 9:30 CEST with Weaveworks CTO, Cornelia Davis, to learn about the history of and vision for the GitOps movement. 


Register here for GitOps Con.

Kubernetes on Edge Day

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time: 10:00-18:00 CEST


Red Hat is proud to be a Diamond sponsor for Kubernetes on Edge Day.


Kubernetes on the Edge Day will get you in on the ground floor and help shape the future intersection of cloud native and edge computing. Join us at 12:15 CEST to hear how Kubernetes can help address challenges and provide flexibility to scale for the needs of various use cases, life-cycle management of containerized application, and the variation in hardware and software in edge locations.


Register here for Kubernetes on Edge Day.

Cloud Native Security Day

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time: 10:00-18:00 CEST


Red Hat is proud to be a Diamond sponsor for Cloud Native Security Day.


Cloud Native Security Day is designed to foster collaboration, discussion and knowledge sharing of discuss cloud native security projects and how to best use these to address security challenges and opportunities. Join us at 18:30 CEST to hear how the attack surface in cloud native has shifted from the traditional vectors to the supply chain as well as open source resources, and what we as a community need to do to reduce this risk.


Register here for Cloud Native Security Day.

Crossplane Community Day

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 - 17:20 CEST


Red Hat is proud to be a Gold sponsor for Crossplane Community Day.


Crossplane Community Day Europe is designed to foster collaboration, discussion and knowledge sharing of Crossplane, a CNCF project which extends the Kubernetes API to manage and compose infrastructure from multiple cloud vendors and infrastructure providers. Join us at 14:45 CEST to learn the fundamentals of Crossplane Providers, the architecture, and how to contribute, as well as the how and why for creating a Provider.


Register here for Crossplane Community Day.


We're hiring!

Our Red Hat recruiting team is hosting a Jobs Social during Kubecon EU to hire top talent. 

It will be a great opportunity for you to meet and connect with talent scouts and recruiters. You’ll hear all about working for the open source leader and get a chance to ask us any questions. 

The event will be on Tuesday, May 4 from 10:00 am-11:30 am (EST). Looking forward to seeing you and having a great conversation. 

Opportunities are open. Visit https://redhat.avature.net/kubecon21 to learn more.

Prize Drawing

Feeling lucky?

Enter in our drawing for a chance to win a $300 Amazon gift card!  A random drawing to select 15 winners will take place after the conclusion of the conference.  If you are selected, we will reach out to you via the email address provided. 

*You may only enter once beginning April 19 at 12:01 a.m. ET and entries will conclude on May 7 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Any entries outside of that time frame will not be considered.