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Join CoreOS in March for KubeCon, Google Cloud NEXT, and more

KubeCon and Cloud Native Con Europe is coming up this month and we hope to see you there! Meet us in March at the following events:

Europe events

Women Who Go @ CoreOS GmbH: March 9, Berlin, Germany
The CoreOS Berlin office will host the Berlin Women Who Go meetup for a Go study session on March 9 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for an evening of Go, with an introductory session, a CoreOS presentation on Go, and your regularly scheduled Go study group.

KubeCon + Cloud Native Con Europe

The Berlin Congress Center: March 29-30, Berlin, Germany
The cloud native computing conference is meeting in Berlin at the close of the month. As a diamond sponsor, CoreOS will have an active presence; we invite you to meet the team at our booth! We also have speakers at a number of talks, panels, and workshops that you should be sure to attend:

Tuesday, March 28:

Wednesday, March 29:

  • At 2:25 p.m., Jess Frazelle, software engineer at Google, and Brandon Philips (@BrandonPhilips), CTO at CoreOS, will go through the security release process they put together to minimize exposure to exploits. Join them in room A 03 to Dance madly on the lip of a volcano.
  • Fabian Reinartz, software engineer at CoreOS and a maintainer of the Prometheus project, will give a talk on Alerting in cloud native environments. His talk on separating the signal from the noise begins at 2:25 p.m. in room A 06.
  • For a technical introduction to Kubernetes Operators, join Josh Wood, DocOps at CoreOS, for a talk on managing complex software with software. He’ll be in B 05-B 06 starting at 4:10 p.m.
  • At 5:15 p.m., Philips will deliver a keynote on Tectonic: Kubernetes, and then some. Get a quick look at an enterprise-grade Kubernetes distribution in room C 01.

Thursday, March 30:

  • On day 2, Philips shares the best practices for keeping a Kubernetes cluster running long term, addressing the various components needed to do so. His tutorial takes place at 12:15 p.m. in room B 05-B 06.
  • Excited about Operators, but don’t see one in the works yet for your favorite project? Aaron Levy, senior software engineer at CoreOS, describes what it takes to write a custom controller in room A 03 at 2:00 p.m.
  • If you’re wondering about how to set up some monitoring tools to keep track of your applications running on Kubernetes, Alexandru Somesan & Frederic Branczyk, software engineers at CoreOS, will lead a workshop on setting up and running Prometheus. They’ll learn how to reliably deploy Prometheus on Kubernetes, monitor their own applications, and make use of collected metrics to set up alarms and dashboards to suit their needs. Join them in room C 04 at 2:45 p.m.
  • CoreOS is co-sponsoring the closing day party. Stay tuned for more details!

If Germany’s too far to go, or you simply can’t get enough of Kubernetes and CoreOS, join us for CoreOS Fest, the distributed applications community conference on May 31-June 1 in San Francisco! We’ll have talks on Kubernetes, Prometheus, and other CNCF projects. Come hear your peers share their cloud native stories.

London CoreOS Meetup: March 28, London, United Kingdom
On March 28, Paul Burt (@ThatMightBePaul), community manager at CoreOS, will run a workshop on etcd v3. Keep an eye on the meetup page for upcoming details.

US meetups and events

LA Cloud Native Computing Meetup @ Ticketmaster: March 1, Los Angeles, California
Justin Dean, SVP, Platform and Technical Operations at Ticketmaster hosts CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi (@polvi) and the Los Angeles Cloud Native Computing Meetup. They’ll discuss why CoreOS and Ticketmaster are betting on Kubernetes, and what we’re gaining from partnership. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., don’t forget to bring your ticket for parking validation!

SCALE 15x @ the Pasadena Convention Center: March 2-5, Pasadena, California
The 15th annual Southern California Linux Expo is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center. As a Platinum sponsor, CoreOS will have an active presence at the show with our booth, a talk, and a Kubernetes workshop:

  • Friday, March 3: Ryan Jarvinen (@ryanj), developer advocate at CoreOS, and Mike Metral, senior architect at CoreOS, are leading an introductory Kubernetes workshop at 2:00 p.m. Bring your laptop for some hands-on experience.

  • Sunday, March 5: Josh Wood, DocOps at CoreOS, will give an introduction to rkt, the secure container runtime engine. Join him at 3:00 p.m.

Google Cloud Next @ Moscone and more: March 8-10, San Francisco, California
Google Cloud’s big event is coming to San Francisco next week. CoreOS is sponsoring, so come say hello to the CoreOS team at booth #A26 F!

Google Next Cloud Native Summit @ Google Launchpad: March 9, San Francisco, California
Don’t miss the Google Next Cloud Native Summit, featuring Philips on a cloud native computing panel with other distributed systems luminaries. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and be sure to register for the event ahead of time.

CoreOS Fest is coming this May!

CoreOS Fest, the distributed applications community conference, is coming to San Francisco this May 31 and June 1. Join us on Pier 27 for two days of talks, panels and chats on how the community is building, running, and securing their distributed applications. Register today!

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