Kubernetes Community Days Africa [Virtual]

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

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

    Software Engineer

  • Bill Mulligan

    Bill Mulligan

    Isovalent

    Cilium Community Pollinator

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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  • Anita Ihuman

    Anita Ihuman

    API7.ai

    Developer Advocate at Kyverno

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  • Ileriayo Adebiyi

    Ileriayo Adebiyi

    Container Solutions

    Cloud Native Engineer

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  • Somtochi Onyekwere

    Somtochi Onyekwere

    Co-Organizer

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  • Edidiong Asikpo

    Edidiong Asikpo

    Ambassador Labs

    Co-Organizer

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  • Desmond Ezuluebo

    Desmond Ezuluebo

    Design Lead

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