KCD Texas 2023

KCD Texas

Oct 6, 2023, 11:00 AM – Oct 7, 2023, 4:59 AM

In-person event

About this event

This event has been cancelled.

We share with great sadness that our organizing team has collectively decided to cancel KCD Texas 2023. It was not an easy decision in the slightest.

We truly appreciate everyone's support for our event in 2023. It means a lot to us. We had a wonderful lineup of speakers from a strong Call for Papers, but attendee registration was too low to sustain the event and provide a great experience for the community, including you.

The team believes this is likely due to a combination of factors, including the current macroeconomic environment in the technology sector the difficulty for meetups to return to pre-pandemic levels, and the change in standard community communication channels (e.g., the changes to Twitter) to make people aware of the conference overall.

All tickets and sponsorships will be refunded. You should expect to receive email confirmation.

Again, we truly appreciate your support and hope you can support us again in 2024.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email the organizer group at organizers-texas@kubernetescommunitydays.org

The inaugural KCD Texas is a 1-day, in-person event hosted at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. The format will be an intimate, community-led event focused on interaction and building our Texas Kubernetes and Cloud Native communities. The event features a range of sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Join us at this one-of-a-kind event to learn from some of the best minds in the field, meet fellow enthusiasts, and network with industry experts.

The format will be an intimate, community-led event to raise awareness and engagement within the cloud native community. 

Now Featuring:

Kubeflow Summit 2023 is a co-located event within KCD Texas, included in your registration. Also hosted at the Irving Convention Center on October 6th, 2023, KubeFlow Summit will feature Kubeflow users, developers, contributors, data scientists, ML engineers, MLOps professionals, and more who rely on Kubeflow as a product and its community as a critical element to their MLOps workflow. 

We anticipate the 2023 Summit to be the largest Kubeflow Summit in history, with many sponsors, talks, and attendees!

Key Dates

  • Call for papers opens: June 5, 2023
  • CFP Closes: August 30, 2023
  • KCD Texas Event Date: October 6, 2023

Call for Proposals

Call for proposals is now over. We're working hard on reviewing them and will publish the schedule and accepted talks as soon as possible.


Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please download the 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus for details

Summary of current availability:

Platinum - 3 slots available
Gold - 5 slots available
Silver - 8 slots available
Media - 1 slot available
Happy Hour - 3 slots available
Coffee Bar Sponsor - SOLD OUT!

WIFI Sponsor - SOLD OUT!
Parking Lot Sponsor - 1 slot available

See 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus for full details. For any questions, please reach out to organizers-texas@kubernetescommunitydays.org or kubeflowsummit@gmail.com

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Code of Conduct

Every organizer, attendee, and sponsor of the KCD Texas is expected to abide by the CNCF Event Code of Conduct. Please ensure you read through it before the event and familiarize yourself with the expected behavior as outlined in the document. If you notice/experience a violation on any of our channels, we request you to report it to the organizers by emailing us at organizers-texas@kubernetescommunitydays.org

Onsite Health and Safety

Masks are recommended, but not required, to attend this event. There are no vaccine or testing requirements to attend this event. These are both subject to change based on local municipality requirements and any changes in COVID-19. We encourage all attendees to take a COVID-19 self-test before traveling to the event and when returning home. Remain at home if you test positive or feel ill.

Stay Up to Date

Bookmark our official website.

Follow us on Linkedin & Twitter & YouTube to keep track of the latest announcements from our organizing team.

Join us on the CNCF Slack Channel: #kcd-texas


  • Marino Wijay


    Developer Relations and Advocacy team at

  • Edmund Ochieng

    Red Hat

    Senior Software Engineer

  • James Thomas


    Principal Architect

  • Sourabh Sanghi

    JP Morgan Chase

    Lead Devops Engineer

  • Eddie Wassef


    VP, Chief Architect

  • Priyanka Ravi


    Developer Experience Engineer

  • Wolfgang Ofner

    bbv Software Services AG

    Senior Cloud Architect

  • Alexis Roberson


    Developer Advocate

  • Animesh Pathak


    Developer Relation Engineer

  • Wavell Watson

    Vulk Cooperative


  • Oluebube Princess Egbuna

    Spectro Cloud

    Devrel Engineer

  • Hugh Brien


    Senior Solution Engineer

  • Oswaldo Gomez


    Sr. Machine Learning Operations

  • Omri Shiv


    Principal Machine Learning Engineer

  • Vaibhav Jain

    Red Hat

    Principal Specialist Solution Architect

  • Mathew Wicks


    MLOps Consultant

  • Jooho Lee

    Red Hat

    Full Stack implementation & Integration Engineer

  • Lingyuan He


    Staff Engineer 1

  • Michal Hucko


    Software Engineer (MLOps)

  • Vedant Mahabaleshwarkar

    Red Hat

    Software Engineer

  • Tommy Li

    Senior Software Developer


  • Ajay Tyagi


    Senior Director, Marketing and Biz Dev



October 6 – 7, 2023
11:00 AM – 4:59 AM UTC


  • Chad Crowell


    Kubernetes SME

  • Josh Bottum


    Kubeflow Community Product Manager

  • Amber Graner


    Head of Community