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Inaugural CoreOS Fest Kicks Off May 4
Intel, Google, Salesforce, HP, Creator of systemd, Creator of Raft and More Share Insights Into Next Generation Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2015 – CoreOS, Inc., today announced the speakers and agenda for CoreOS Fest, a two-day event in San Francisco about the tools and best practices used to build modern infrastructure stacks. CoreOS Fest connects all levels of the community with future thinking thought leaders to learn how to build distributed systems that support application containers. CoreOS Fest will be May 4-5 at The Village at 969 Market Street in San Francisco. This May's festival is brought to you by our premier sponsor Intel, and additional sponsors Sysdig, Chef, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks and Giant Swarm.

"CoreOS Fest is for those looking to learn more and contribute to the infrastructure supporting application containers," said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. "With such a diverse group of speakers addressing containers, distributed computing and modern infrastructure our community will learn about the tools addressing and solving the infrastructure needs of today and beyond."

"CoreOS is developing interesting innovation in scale cloud technologies, containers and ease of adoption," said Nicholas Weaver, director of SDI-X in the Software Defined Infrastructure Group at Intel. "Intel has a long history of fostering innovation and, by working with companies like CoreOS and the broader community, we're helping to bring container technology to the data center."

Celebrate and join CoreOS on a journey to secure the backend of the Internet and build distributed systems technologies to bring web scale architecture to any organization. Attendees will learn more about CoreOS open source components – CoreOS Linux, rkt, etcd, flannel, fleet – as well as hear from some of the smartest minds in the space. CoreOS Fest will include speakers from Google, Intel, Salesforce, HP and more, including but not limited to:

  • Brendan Burns, software engineer at Google and a founder of Kubernetes, will provide a technical overview of Kubernetes
  • Diego Ongaro, creator of Raft, will discuss the Raft Consensus Algorithm
  • Lennart Poettering, creator of systemd, will talk about systemd at the Core of the OS
  • Nicholas Weaver, director of SDI-X at Intel, will demonstrate how we can optimize container architectures for the next level of scale
  • Prakash Rudraraju, manager of technical operations at Salesforce, will join Brian Harrington, principal architect at CoreOS, for a fireside chat on how Salesforce is thinking about distributed systems and application containers
  • Yazz Atlas, HPCS principle engineer with Hewlett-Packard Advanced Technology Group, will give a presentation on CoreOS automated MySQL Cluster Failover using Galera Cluster
  • Loris Degioanni, CEO and founder of Sysdig and co-creator of Wireshark, will present the dark art of container monitoring
  • Gabriel Monroy, CTO at OpDemand/Deis, will discuss lessons learned from building platforms on top of CoreOS
  • Spencer Kimball, founder of Cockroach Labs, will talk to us about CockroachDB
  • Chris Winslett, product manager at, will present etcd based Postgres SQL HA Cluster
  • Timo Derstappen, co-founder of Giant Swarm, will present Containers on the Autobahn

More speakers will be added at The speaker list is subject to change.

CoreOS Fest thanks its top-level sponsor Intel and additional sponsors, including Sysdig, Chef, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks and Giant Swarm. If interested in participating at CoreOS Fest as a sponsor, contact

CoreOS Fest includes two days full of talks, technical sessions, evening gatherings and more ways to connect with the community. Find the latest details on the event and register at Attendees may register until April 14 at 10 a.m. PT with a special 10 percent off the regular ticket price through this link.  For more CoreOS Fest news, follow along @coreoslinux #CoreOSFest.

About CoreOS
CoreOS, Inc. provides the components needed to build distributed systems to support application containers. CoreOS is the creator of Tectonic, an enterprise-ready platform that combines Google's Kubernetes and the CoreOS stack for running Linux containers. In addition CoreOS, is the creator and maintainer of open source projects CoreOS Linux, etcd, fleet, flannel and rkt. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. Learn more at or follow CoreOS on Twitter @coreoslinux.

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