Kubernetes Community Days Africa [Virtual]

KCD Africa
Thu, Apr 29, 10:00 AM (WAT)

Kubernetes Community Days Africa is the inaugural Cloud Native Event in Africa covering Kubernetes, Prometheus, CoreDNS, Vitess, and other technologies. The event is sponsored by the CNCF.

About this event

The Cloud Native ecosystem is gaining popularity in the continent of Africa and there has been a surge in talents focusing on DevSecOps, Containers, Cloud computing and Kubernetes. There is however little to no community to support these talents, leading to many aiming to attend conferences like KubeCon, a huge number of whom are always seeking limited scholarship opportunities to these events. The Kubernetes Community Days Africa (Virtual) is a premier event designed to spur interest in DevSecOps and the cloud-native ecosystem, while showcasing people and enterprises already invested in those technologies in Africa.

This is a VIRTUAL event!

Objectives

  • Kickstart efforts towards the creation of local Cloud Native communities across Africa
  • Showcase the awesome talents & use cases of technologies in Africa
  • Enable access to opportunities for learning and scholarship
  • Spur interest in open source contributions to CNCF and other projects
  • Create a talent source for companies looking to fill relevant roles


Internet Data Sponsorhip

We will be providing internet data sponsorship to participants on a need basis, if you will like to be considered please fill the request form.


Pre-Event Activities

Twitter Spaces Conversation: How to get started in DevOps

April 19, 2021 - 7 PM WAT

Follow @sarki247 and @Samson_Goddy for more info.

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Introduction to Grafana by Grafana Labs

April 28th, 2021 - Time: 3pm WAT



Event Details

KCD Africa is a 1-day event with 2 tracks, enterprise and community. The Enterprise track will be hosting speakers with vast experience using cloud-native technologies, they will be sharing use-cases, lessons learnt and tips. The Community track will host community leaders from the Kubernetes core team, CNCF and other leaders within our community sharing tips on how to get started and build a career in the cloud-native industry, while contributing back to the community.


Call for Speakers

We are looking for speakers, largely from the continent of Africa or African's in the diaspora. Visit the CFP page to submit.


Sponsorships

The CNCF has been generous to most of the heavy lifting in making this event possible, but we want to ensure a pleasant and fulfilling experience for our attendees. We are planning to provide stipends and sponsorships to make sure we can get as many participants as possible to benefit. We want to achieve the following:

Kindly visit our OpenCollective page to learn more about sponsorship.

Speakers

  • Priyanka Sharma

    Priyanka Sharma

    CNCF

    General Manager

  • Ihor Dvoretskyi

    Ihor Dvoretskyi

    Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Developer Advocate

  • Edidiong Asikpo

    Edidiong Asikpo

    Hashnode

  • Brendan O'Leary

    Brendan O'Leary

    GitLab

    Senior Developer Evangelist

    See Bio
  • Richard Hartmann

    Richard Hartmann

    Grafana Labs

    Director of Community

  • Uchechukwu Obasi

    Uchechukwu Obasi

    Grafana Labs

    Software Engineer

  • Olubusayo Amowe

    Olubusayo Amowe

    Software Engineer

  • Emmanuel Oloko

    Emmanuel Oloko

    Chi Square Analytics

    Director - DevOps & Cloud

  • Matt Jarvis

    Matt Jarvis

    Snyk

    Senior Developer Advocate

    See Bio
  • Somtochi Amauche Onyekwere

    Somtochi Amauche Onyekwere

    Weaveworks

    Developer Experience Engineer

    See Bio
  • Prithvi Raj

    Prithvi Raj

    LitmusChaos

    Community Manager

    See Bio
  • Sayan Mondal

    Sayan Mondal

    LitmusChaos

    Chaos Engineer

    See Bio
  • Kamile Potrec

    Kamile Potrec

    Snyk

    Software Engineer

    See Bio
  • Shedrack Akintayo

    Shedrack Akintayo

    Cloud Foundry

    Senior Developer Advocate

  • Ndubuisi Onyemenam

    Ndubuisi Onyemenam

    Patricia Technologies

    Software Engineer

  • KRISHNA CHYTANYA AYYAGARI

    KRISHNA CHYTANYA AYYAGARI

    Google

    Senior Customer Engineer

    See Bio
  • Mmadu Manasseh

    Mmadu Manasseh

    Deimos Cloud

    Software Engineer

    See Bio
  • Rafael Natali

    Rafael Natali

    Marionete Consulting

    DevOps Engineer

    See Bio
  • AbdulBasit Kabir

    AbdulBasit Kabir

    Interswitch

    DevOps Engineer

    See Bio
  • Bakare Emmanuel

    Bakare Emmanuel

    DevOps Engineer

  • Alkin Tezuysal

    Alkin Tezuysal

    Planetscale

    Developer Advocate

  • Moshe Immerman

    Moshe Immerman

    Flanksource

    Chief Kubernetes Officer

  • Lucas Käldström

    Lucas Käldström

    CNCF Ambassador

    See Bio
  • Ruslan Gibaiev

    Ruslan Gibaiev

    Bolt

    Data Architect

  • Vasant Chinnipilli

    Vasant Chinnipilli

    Security Architect

    Security Architect

    See Bio
  • Mario Kleinsasser

    Mario Kleinsasser

    STRABAG BRVZ

    Team Leader, Cloud Solution Architect

    See Bio
  • Dennis Marttinen

    Dennis Marttinen

    CS Student & Open Source Developer

    See Bio
  • Vineeth Pothulapati

    Vineeth Pothulapati

    Timescale

    Software Engineer

    See Bio
  • Hosts

  • Abubakar Siddiq Ango

    Abubakar Siddiq Ango

    GitLab

    Developer Evangelism Program Manager

  • Samson Goddy

    Samson Goddy

    OSCA

    Co-Founder

  • Motunrayo Alake Olasupo

    Motunrayo Alake Olasupo

    Women Tech Makers

  • Uchechukwu Obasi

    Uchechukwu Obasi

    Grafana Labs

    Software Engineer

  • Bill Mulligan

    Bill Mulligan

    CNCF

    Marketing Manager

  • Organizers

  • Ihor Dvoretskyi

    Ihor Dvoretskyi

    Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Developer Advocate

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  • ABUBAKAR SIDDIQ ANGO

    ABUBAKAR SIDDIQ ANGO

    GitLab

    Developer Evangelism Program Manager at GitLab

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