KCD Los Angeles at SCALE 20X

Pasadena Convention Center - 300 E Green St Pasadena, 91101 KCD Los Angeles
Mar 9 - 10, 9:00 AM (PST)

About this event

SCALE 20X is proud to host Los Angeles' inaugural 2-day KCD on the Thursday and Friday of the event.  Please join us there!

Having long hosted Cloud Native, Kubernetes and container talks, this year SCALE is also hosting the first-ever Kubernetes Community Day in the Los Angeles area.  We plan to have workshops, talks, and lightning talks covering everything Cloud Native.  This will include Kubernetes, Docker, serverless, CI/CD, container security, scaling clouds, operators, Istio, gRPC, Etcd, cgroups, Prometheus, ArgoCD, Kubevirt, WASM, serverless, containerized desktops and much more.

KCD-LA will consist of one day of workshops (including 2-3 workshops) followed by one single-track day of regular sessions.

Registration and Travel

Registration for SCALE 20x is now open on the SCALE website.  Your registration to SCALE includes KCD-LA.  You must register for the "SCALE pass"; the "Expo Pass" will not get you into KCD-LA.

See the SCALE page for more information about the venue, the Pasadena Convention Center.


The full schedule, including talk descriptions, may be found on the SCALE schedule grid

Workshop Day: Thursday, March 9th

Room 106

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM  -  Workshop: Developing Production Controllers with Kubebuilder - James McShane

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - GitOps Workshop: Collaborating at Organizational Scale - Leigh Capili, Eddie Zaneski

Room 107

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Supply Chain Security Tooling Workshop - Bob Killen, Jeffrey Sica
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Intro to Instrumentation Workshop - Paige Cruz

Presentation Day: Friday, March 10th

Ballroom A

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Introduction and Welcome

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM - Welcome to the Cookie Factory! An Illustrated Intro to Kubernetes - Kaslin Fields, Christina Webber

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM - RBAC 101: Basics, Misconceptions, and the Real World - Leigh Capili

1:00 PM to 1:50 PM -  Minimum Viable Kubernetes - Noah Kantrowitz

2:00 PM to 2:50 PM - A Confidential Story of Well-Kept Secrets - Lukonde Mwila

3:15 PM to 4:05 PM - Horizontal Autoscaling with Kubernetes - Rob Richardson

4:15 PM to 5:05 PM - Gateway API: The new Kubernetes Ingress that Unifies Load Balancing and Network Configs - Susan Wu, Pierre-Louis Gingembre

5:15 PM to 6:05 PM - Enhance Your Kubernetes Experience with GitOps & Flux - Priyanka Ravi

Ballroom B

10:00 AM to 10:50 AM - How we Migrated the RCSB.org at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to

Kubernetes - Igor Khokhriakov

11:00 AM to 11:50 AM - The Next Log4jshell?! Preparing for CVEs with eBPF! - Natalia Ivanko, John Fastabend

1:00 PM to 1:50 PM - WebAssembly: A Recovering Kubernetes Engineer's View of the Future - Taylor Thomas

2:00 PM to 2:50 PM - Meet Kairos, an open-source project building the immutable Kubernetes edge - Jacob Payne

3:15 PM to 4:05 PM - Efficient Deep Learning Inferencing on Cloud Kubernetes Clusters using Smart Arm Node Provisioning - Anne Holler

4:15 PM to 5:05 PM - Opening the Black Box: Understanding and Troubleshooting Calico’s eBPF Data Plane - Alara Ozturk

5:15 PM to 6:05 PM - Kubernetes Home Lab BOF - Justin Garrison, Jeffrey Sica


KCD-LA is financially supported by Linux Expo of Southern California.  As such, please contact them about sponsorship opportunities.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring an after-party event for KCD-LA, please contact Josh Berkus.

Program Committee

The current Program Committee consists of five long-time Kubernetes contributors who are part of the SCALE community:

  • Guinevere Saenger, Software Engineer, Pulumi, from Seattle
  • Josh Berkus, Kubernetes Community Manager, Red Hat, from Portland
  • Steve Wong, Software Engineer, VMware, from Los Angeles
  • Justin Garrison, DevRel, AWS, from Los Angeles
  • Savitha Raghunathan, Software Engineer, Red Hat, from Boston

Are you a cloud native contributor or user from Southern California?  Would you be interested in being on the KCD-LA program committee?  If so, please contact Josh Berkus.


As with all CNCF community events, KCD-LA is subject to the CNCF Code of Conduct, in addition to the SCALE Code of Conduct.  Should you witness behavior that is a violation of this code of conduct, please bring it to one of the Program Committee immediately.


The Southern California Linux Expo (“SCALE”) is sponsored by the Linux Expo of Southern California Inc a 501c3 non-profit, and is volunteer organized.

SCALE's mission is to provide educational opportunities on the topic of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that meets the litmus test of the OSI (Open Source Initiative). Examples of OSS are GNU/Linux and the various BSD operating systems, and applications such as LibreOffice and Firefox.


Pasadena Convention Center
300 E Green St Pasadena91101


  • Josh Berkus

    Josh Berkus

    Red Hat

    Kubernetes Community Manager

  • Steve Wong

    Steve Wong


    Open Source Software Engineer

  • Guinevere Saenger

    Guinevere Saenger


    Software Engineer


  • Josh Berkus

    Josh Berkus

    Kubernetes Community Manager at Red Hat

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  • Steve Wong

    Steve Wong

    Open Source Software Engineer at VMware

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