KubeCon San Diego Recap: A great, but hell of a busy week

Once again a KubeCon did not disappoint. With over 12.000 attendees and almost 250 exhibitors, San Diego was another record breaking conference filled with Kubernetes excitement. But, let’s start from the beginning. We kicked off the week with our SIG-Bike tour through the city and the nearby hills. The jetlag didn’t help but we managed. Coming from rainy Northern Germany the San Diego autumn seems like paradise.

KubeCon San Diego Bike Tour

KubeCon itself was a lot of work but also a ton of fun. It was really exciting to see so many people stop by our booth to see our Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform demo and, of course, to get some german chocolate and a Loodsie sticker or two.

KubeCon San Diego Exhibition Hall Team Loodse

We were really proud that two of our colleagues, Alvaro and Nikhita, got to share their Kubernetes expertise at the conference. Alvaro, together with Steve from Red Hat, did a Deep Dive into Prow. At Kubermatic, we are making extensive use of Prow, Kubernetes own CI/CD framework, for our public and private projects. So Alvaro and Steve shared some of the major features we added and the challenges we faced in doing that.

As Technical Lead for SIG Contributor Experience, Nikhita gave a Deep Dive into the automation and contributor workflow roadmap to smoothen the experience for contributors of all levels. As part of the Steering Committee she also took part in a panel discussion on the state of the Kubernetes Union . Both are a must see if you are part of the Kubernetes project. You can find all recordings in the learn more section at the end of the post.

But the definitiv highlight of the whole week was the KubeCon keynote address we are so excited to have been part of. Showcasing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform running an end to end cloudnative 5G demo was amazing – although also a little bit nerve-racking. Check out our recap of the session or go straight to the source and watch the recording.

To end a long and tiring few days, we went hiking on friday and enjoyed the fantastic scenery of the surrounding hillside. We for one can’t wait to see everyone again and are looking forward to KubeCon Amsterdam next year.

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Paul Müller

Paul Müller

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