After the first edition of Kubernetes Community Days held in Amsterdam in 2019 (the first of its kind) and three long and harrowing years of global pandemic, we will be back in 2023 with a safer, hybrid, exciting edition of KCD to bring back together the vibrant Dutch and European community.
Two days of Kubernetes and Cloud Native, full of talks, workshops, events and fun and ending with a vegan BBQ and a party: this will be Kubernetes Community Days Amsterdam 2023! We are a locally-focused, inclusive and open community of engineers, developers, professionals and students of all things Cloud Native, coming together for celebrating our love and passion for technology. With 450 attendees, this is one of the largest events for cloud native in Europe, and our focus on local with a global perspective, our focus on open source and community, is what differentiate us from other commercial conferences.
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We will provide the safest possible hybrid event and follow all the government and CNCF guidelines. We will do our best to stream and record every talk and workshop and attempt to provide a great remote experience for who cannot be there in person with us in Amsterdam, thru a virtual event platform.
We look forward to receive many applications from experienced speakers and newcomers. Please use the official CNCF CfP system here; it's open between 1st of August and 15th of November 2022, while speakers and agenda will be announced mid-December. We are welcoming workshops, lighting talks, BoF sessions and regular, 30-minutes talks.
KCD is a community-organized and not-for-profit event and would not be possible without our partners. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of and support this community event. If you have questions about the sponsorship or would like to discuss it in more detail, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can see the sponsor packages available in the sponsor prospectus. We welcome community projects and influencers to be community sponsors too. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions at email@example.com
We are open to anyone who wants to help, please get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop us a line in the #kcd-amsterdam channel on CNCF Slack.
The event is organised by the Dutch Kubernetes Meetup and supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation ; a diverse group of volunteers from local communities and companies form the core team; we are open to more volunteers, please send us an email if you want to join the team. We follow and embrace the CNCF Event Code of Conduct and we expect all attendees and sponsor to follow it too. We are a diverse and inclusive community and we strive for our values of tolerance, respect and integrity.
If you’re unable to afford a ticket, we may be able to help with our diversity and inclusion tickets, kindly sponsored by members and organizations within our community. If you identify with one of these three diversity categories or have any other reason that you would consider valid, please apply for a diversity ticket by contacting us via: email@example.com
Slack: #kcd-amsterdam channel on CNCF slack (get an invite here)
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a line in the #kcd-amsterdam channel on CNCF Slack.
Check out the photos and videos of our 2019 edition.
Lead Site Reliability Engineer
Staff Developer Advocate
Senior Tech Lead
Director Open Source Community Strategy
City of Amsterdam
Cloud Native Architect / Kubernetes Consultant
Staff Developer Advocate
Director of Engineering
Technical Marketing Manager
Picnic Technologies B.V.
Lead SRE & Python ambassador
Account Solution Architect
Relationship Development Manager
City of Amsterdam
Cloud Native Architect
Engineering Team Lead
Senior Developer Advocate
Field CTO EMEA
Sr Cloud Services Black Belt
Field CTO | EMEA
Liquid Reply GmbH
Senior Software Developer
Senior Developer Advocate
Palo Alto Networks
Solutions Architect Prisma Cloud
Senior Sales Engineer
I work as Lead Site Reliability Engineer at ING’s (DAP) Public Cloud team. My expertise and interests are in infrastructure, kubernetes, linux, containers, cloud computing, etc.
I created numerous open source projects, like: auto-cpufreq, wp-k8s, atuf.app, containerized-wordpress-project. I’m an ex Debian GNU/Linux contributor, package maintainer (Eclipse IDE, LXC, googleearth-package) and DebConf11 main organizer.
Fun fact: I started my own (free) web hosting company at the age of 18.
Andrew has an incisive security engineering ethos gained building and destroying high-traffic web applications. Proficient in systems development, testing, and operations, he is comfortable profiling and securing every tier of a bare metal or cloud native system, and has battle-hardened experience delivering containerised solutions to enterprise and government. He is a co-founder at ControlPlane (https://control-plane.io/)
Andrew has presented at international conferences including KubeCon, Velocity, SANS, OWASP, DevOpsDays, Container Camp, IPExpo, and numerous other local events and meetups.
Ara Pulido is a Staff Developer Advocate at Datadog. Prior to that she worked as an Engineering Manager at Bitnami and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. She has more than 10 years of experience working on infrastructure open-source companies. She is a Certified Kubernetes Administrator.
She lives in Malaga, Spain, where she enjoys three of her favorite free time activities: hiking during spring and autumn; snorkeling, during summer; and going for tapas with friends all year round.
Cheryl brings engineers together to build the future of infrastructure, especially cloud native and open source.
As Senior Director at Arm, Cheryl leads strategy across the cloud and infrastructure ecosystem to drive adoption of Arm. She founded Cloud Native London and runs monthly events for 7000 architects, SREs and DevOps engineers.
Previously Cheryl was VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation / Linux Foundation, bringing Spotify, Apple and Airbnb into the End User Community. She was a C++ engineer on Google Maps and and engineering manager at Apple, and holds a Masters Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.
I am a Tech Lead at Mia-Platform. Passionate of open source and green software in the cloud native world.
Go and NodeJS expert, I'm working for years to create applications on Kubernetes and projects to make them more accessible.
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, and OpenUK board member. She has 20+ years of experience at companies like Intel and Puppet with expertise in community building, strategy, open source software, governance, metrics, and more. Dawn holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich along with an MBA and a BS in Computer Science. She has spoken at over 100 industry events, including many Linux Foundation events, KubeCon, OSCON, SXSW, FOSDEM and more. In her spare time she enjoys reading science fiction, running, and traveling.
Dinant is an enthusiastic, result-driven and experienced IT architect at IT-Impressive, with a big eagerness to learn and implement new technologies. With his hands-on mentality, a big dose of humor, the ability to understand complex IT landscapes and together with his love for DevOps since 2016, he enables Enterprises transforming functional business needs into effective IT solutions. He helps teams with the new way of thinking by sharing his knowledge as a team player. His motto “Be inspired, work together and simplify IT”.
Gal is the Director of Engineering at Epsagon, a startup focused on observability for distributed systems that was recently acquired by Cisco. Gal has a background in cyber-security, with experience in reverse engineering, networks analysis, and was part of an army elite intelligence-unit before joining Epsagon. In his spare time, Gal loves rock climbing.
Gerlof Langeveld is a trainer/consultant for AT Computing in The Netherlands. He teaches classes about programming languages, the Linux operating system (like ‘Linux System Programming' and 'Linux Performance Analysis and Tuning’), and courses about Docker and Kubernetes. Gerlof is the creator and maintainer of the open-source monitor program 'atop' (and the related kernel module 'netatop').
Germán is a Technical Marketing Manager at Suse, he works with BCL – Business Critical Linux solutions. Germán has been in the industry for 15 years serving in a variety of roles, most of them related with infrastructure, containers, management and automation.
Gijs Molenaar is an engineer with 20+ years of experience, operating at the exciting intersection of software engineering, network security, dev-ops, and data engineering with sprinkles of machine learning on top. For about ten months, he has worked at Spotify in core infrastructure, working on methods and techniques that enable other Spotify squads to build reliable distributed systems. He has an MSc in artificial intelligence and a PhD in astronomy.
Jack is a Fellow Computing Engineer at the CERN science laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He is part of the team that builds and maintains the OpenShift infrastructure, which is used by thousands of public and internal applications and websites. Outside of working hours, he enjoys exploring the beautiful landscape around Geneva by bike and by foot.
Joran is a tech enthusiast with a passion for enabling others to be successful. He is a firm believer of the idea that technology can only get you half the way. Ultimately, your technology has to be liked by others. Joran puts a lot of effort in facilitating this process. With about 15 years of experience within the IT sector and jobs in every nook and cranny of the industry, he has seen a lot of projects fail because of bad user experience. At Red Hat he now seeks to join together the needs of clients with the value of products that Red Hat provides.
Julie Chenadec is the Relationship Development Manager at Aknostic, a sustainable cloud-native company. With a background in environmental sustainability and community management, Julie brings her experience to the transformation of the digital economy and cloud computing. With Aknostic, Julie is working on building the next cloud revolution with Kubernetes technology. She is based in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Jurgen is an experienced and enthusiastic IT architect at Luminis. In the last 20+ years he has accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience in IT. He likes to operate on the intersection of IT and the business, where his added value lies in translating the requirements of the business in technical solutions. He has a positive critical attitude during the process to achieve the most optimal result for each customer. Jurgen values the importance of knowledge sharing. He puts into practice by sharing his knowledge through the giving of training courses and workshops and organizing meetups.
I'm Kris, I live in Norway, love coding and spreading love for cats in presentations. Currently I am working as a Software Architect and driving several exciting tech projects that support digitalization journey in public and private sector, minimizing bureaucracy and making citizens' life easier.
As a person I love learning new things and sharing my journey and experiences with others. My biggest passion is tech and my goal is to inspire other developers to code with sustainability and security in mind by spreading my knowledge and experience. My goal is also to be a female coder role model that can inspire and motivate all the beautiful girls and ladies out there to join the world of tech!
I also strongly believe that contributing to making this world a better place by volunteering is something all of us should consider doing, therefore being a volunteer is a big part of my life. Other than that, I'm a cat mom, a Potterhead, a Witcher fan and a bookworm. I love books, photography, puzzles, board games, hiking, cats and unicorns. I am also an active supporter of sustainability, including sustainable software engineering, and animal welfare.
Krisztian is enthusiastic about observability and cloud infrastructures. He's working at solo.io as a field engineer. Previously, he was worked at LastPass as senior DevOps/SRE engineer. At solo.io Krisztian is helping to design secure and scalable cloud infrastructures at companies at any scale, and is contributing to the open-source bcc and BumbleBee projects based on eBPF. Krisztian is building a self hosted blog on top of Istio in his spare time. The main topics of the blog are aligned with his interests while he is also using the platform to share operational anecdotes on running one of the most "over-engineered" blog out there.
Liav Yona is a Software Development Team Lead at Firefly. With years of experience, Liav earned a reputation as a Cloud Native and Cybersecurity expert. Prior to Firefly, Liav served for several years in the elite intelligence unit 8200 and worked at CyberArk. Liav is a passionate tech blogger with thousands of frequent readers.
Louëlla Creemers is a web developer from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with a passion for .NET development. At this early stage of her career she’s also a successful content creator, teacher, blogger, and public speaker.
She has built a strong following of over 30,000 people on social media, thanks to her technical expertise and her commitment to helping others learn and grow in their careers. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn, sharing different kind of educational posts or dad jokes.
Lukonde is a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS and a HashiCorp Ambassador. He has years of experience in application development, solution architecture, cloud engineering, and DevOps workflows. He is a life-long learner and is passionate about sharing knowledge through various mediums. Nowadays, Lukonde spends the majority of his time contributing to the cloud-native ecosystem.
Marcel is known for his focus on cyber security and threat intelligence, He is CISSP certified with more than 20 years of experience in the IT and Security field. Currently, he holds position covering the Benelux Enterprise market as a Solution Engineer at Sysdig, creators of Falco, the standard for threat detection in cloud, containers and Kubernetes. In his spare time, he loves home automation projects. His most recent tinkering resulted in fully automated systems consolidated in a K3S cluster.
Raymond de Jong is Field CTO for EMEA at Isovalent, the originators of the Cilium project, providing networking, observability, and security for cloud-native applications using eBPF. In this role, he is supporting and enabling customers and partners to be successful with Cilium in their mission-critical environments. Leveraging almost a decade of experience in Software Defined Networking he is passionate about learning customer use-cases and designing solutions to meet their requirements. When not working, Raymond enjoys playing tennis, riding bikes, gaming, and music playing the guitar or piano.
Robbin is an engineer with ING's container hosting squad in the infrastructure&engineering department. He codes infra-as-code API's, operators and policies, and as a side-job he is giving internal talks and sessions about proper and secure coding
Roberto is a EMEA Senior Cloud Services Black Belt specializing in Container Orchestration Platforms (OpenShift & Kubernetes), Cloud Services, DevSecOps, and CICD.
Salman works as an MLOps Engineer at Appvia and a Kuberenetes Instructor at Learnk8s. He has worked with a number of organisations in setting up Machine Learning platforms for teams to operate at scale. He co-founded Cloud Native Wales community. You can also find him on YouTube as Soulman Iqbal where he tries to explain cloud native concepts by simplifying them.
Sarah is currently the Field CTO at HashiCorp where she advises customers in multi-cloud strategy and adoption. With a background in security, as a leader in the Financial Services Industry she previously focused on containerized workloads, cloud identity, and secrets management. She aims to elevate strategic conversation surrounding cloud adoption and improve the balance between technical enablement, velocity, and security.
Sven is a Senior Software Consultant at Liquid Reply working on multi-cloud environments, cloud-native development, and as a WebAssembly ambassador.
As open source enthusiast, he is part of the WasmEdge community and has implemented different Wasm integrations for K8s.
Timothy Mamo loves to help growing companies make the most of the cloud by focusing on Cloud Native technologies and processes. He’s had a varied experience, from studying aerospace engineering and working in the automotive industry before moving into the world of IT. He enjoys working and helping others improve and understand, at times with some Mediterranean gusto.
Viktor Farcic is a Developer Advocate at Upbound, a member of the Google Developer Experts, CDF Ambassadors, Docker Captains, and GitHub Stars groups, and a published author.
He is a host of the YouTube channel DevOps Toolkit and a co-host of DevOps Paradox.
Steven is Solutions Architect for Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks and focusing on cloud-native security, disruption and innovation. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT and Security and developed side projects using VR, Blockchain technology and more recently a CLI for Prisma Cloud.
Based in Paris, I am currently working at EnterpriseDB as a senior sales engineer.
Sergio helps companies build high-availability database solutions.
With over 25 years of experience in IT (development, database administration, project management, solution architect), Sergio is a true database specialist.
Having previously worked for Oracle, Quest and BNPParibas, Sergio has been responsible for delivering major IT projects for several organizations.
As a senior sales engineer at EnterpriseDB (EDB), Sergio is currently focused on helping organizations build high-availability database solutions while optimizing performance.
Managed OpenShift Black Belt
SUSE Software Solutions
Lead Architect - Professional Services
Cloud Jedi Master