Kubernetes Community Days UK returns for 2022 and is taking place in-person at CodeNode, London on 22nd and 23rd November.
This event brings together the cloud native community from across the UK to learn, network and collaborate. Kubernetes Community Days UK is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and organised by community group leaders.
This event has now finished. Full playlist of videos is available here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX3geWFOgXozvW1avyeZfgPJXrWrzHgYV
Full set of conference photos are available here: https://gallery.kcduk.io/
Over the course of two days we will share stories of people using these technologies, both successes and failures - through in-depth technical talks, demonstrations of open source projects and workshops. The full agenda and speaker line-up are shown below.
Along with two days of fantastic talks and discussion, a number of companies are helping to support the community by offering free technical training through hands-on workshops. The full workshop agenda can be viewed on this page and these workshops will run in parallel to the conference talks, with breaks scheduled at the same time.
Unless otherwise stated, the workshops are first come, first served - so arrive promptly to the session if you wish to join!
Kubernetes Community Days UK is a volunteer-run event and we rely on money raised from sponsorship to cover event costs and swag, with any remaining proceeds being donated to charity. Our sponsors support the Kubernetes community in the UK; if you would like to sponsor this event, details are available here.
We are committed to making the participation of all those involved in this event an experience free from harassment of any kind. Kubernetes Community Days are governed by the Linux Foundation Code of Conduct available at https://events.linuxfoundation.org/code-of-conduct/.
Our CfP is now closed.
We are committed to providing a COVID-safe environment for all our attendees, including but not limited to Attendees, Sponsor Delegates, Volunteers, and Organising staff. We therefore ask you to comply with the measures outlined below, which may be greater than mandated in the UK at the time of the event.
Masks should be worn at all times, unless eating, drinking, or presenting a talk. We will not be checking vaccination status or asking for a lateral flow test result, but we encourage attendees to take a lateral flow test before arriving at the conference venue, and not attend if they test positive or feel unwell.
To accommodate this policy, we will have face masks available on-site for anyone that requires one. We will also provide red wrist bands to indicate if you wish to avoid any physical contact e.g. handshakes.
Please note that the risk profile of other attendees may be different to yours. Please respect their wishes around social distancing and physical contact.
Please contact the organisers via email: email@example.com
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Liz Rice is Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project. She was Chair of the CNCF's Technical Oversight Committee 2019-2022, and Co-Chair of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in 2018. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O'Reilly.
She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.
Luke Hinds works within the Emerging Technologies group in Red Hat's CTO office, where he leads a team working on open source security. Luke started the project sigstore, alongside many other OSS security projects. He has held numerous OSS community leadership roles, such as the Kubernetes Security Response Team, elected member of the Open Source Security Foundation Technical Advisory Council and is a board member of the Confidential Computing Consortium.
Anaïs is a Developer Advocate at Aqua Security, where she contributes to Aqua’s cloud native open source projects. When she is not advocating DevOps best practices, she runs her own YouTube Channel centered around cloud native technologies. Before joining Aqua, Anais worked as SRE at Civo, a cloud native service provider, where she helped enhance the infrastructure for hundreds of tenant clusters. As CNCF ambassador of the year 2021, her passion lies in making tools and platforms more accessible to developers and community members.
Russ Miles is on a mission, as an Author, Speaker and Engineering Manager, to help people thrive in one of the harshest, and potentially impactful, working environments: software system engineering.
Through his books, mentorship, open source contributions, talks, courses and his daily work, Russ tries to help people that are responsible for building and running some of today's most critical software-based systems to develop their own personal resilience, empathy, EQ and grit to flourish at work and in their lives.
Russ can be reached in email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on [Linkedin](https://www.linkedin.com/in/russmiles/) and on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/russmiles).
Nicki Watt currently serves as OpenCredo’s CTO and CEO, a pragmatic hands on software consultancy with specialisms in data engineering, ML & cloud native solutions. Her career has seen her wear many hats from Engineer, Systems & Technical Architects to Consultant and now CTO and CEO. She is a techie at heart, with involvement leading and now overseeing the successful development and delivery of large scale platform and application development projects for OpenCredo.
Dawn is Director of Open Source Community Strategy within VMware’s OSPO. She is a Governing Board member / maintainer for CHAOSS, Steering Committee member for the TODO Group, co-chair of the CNCF Contributor Strategy TAG, 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.
Rory is a senior advocate for Datadog who has extensive experience with Cyber security and Cloud native computing. In addition to his work as a security reviewer and architect on containerization technologies like Kubernetes and Docker he has presented at Kubecon EU and NA, as well as a number of other cloud native and security conferences. He is one of the main authors of the CIS benchmarks for Docker and Kubernetes, a published author on the topic of Cloud Native Security and also developed and delivered one of the first training courses on Container security at Blackhat. When he's not working, Rory can generally be found out walking and enjoying the scenery of the Scottish highlands.
Alex works as both a contributor and end-user of cloud-native technology. When not working as Kubernetes Engineering Director at Canonical; he contributes to CNCF TAG App Delivery as Tech Lead. Passionate about mentoring and collaboration, he thrives on working together to solve problems and communicating those learnings to others. Speaking where possible and mentoring others to tell their story is a large part of his enjoyment within his professional life.
Alba Ferri works as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Cloud Security at Sysdig in Madrid. Part of her job is to develop positioning, messaging, competitive differentiation, and enabling sales and marketing teams to efficiently generate and close opportunities.
Alba is a network engineer with more than fifteen years of experience in Monitoring, Operations and Networks.
She is a frequent speaker at meetings, international conferences and local technology events.
With a background in cloud computing and a passion for machine learning, Ed has combined those skills and now works in the MLOps field, where he heads up Developer Relations at Seldon. Organizer of Tech Ethics London and MLOps London, Ed is heavily involved in lots of developer communities and, thankfully, loves both beer and pizza.
Marko is Head of Consultancy at The Scale Factory and has been working with AWS and HashiCorp stack on a daily basis for the last 5 years. He has a wealth of experience working with Cloud Native technologies, Kubernetes and he's empowering different customer teams to improve their cloud workloads. Marko is also HashiCorp ambassador, an open source contributor, passionate about automation and enthusiastic about new technologies.
James is also the Lead/Solutions Engineer on the Kubernetes 1.24 Release Team.
Kunal is empowering communities via open-source and education. He finds passion in teaching and has taught thousands of folks online and in person. He is currently a developer relations manager at Civo, CNCF Ambassador, track chair of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon student track, Major League Hacking Coach. He is the founder of Kubeworld, Community Classroom, and also started the official Cloud Native Student Community group joined by thousands of students, focussed on getting more young people involved in the ecosystem.
Nico Vibert is Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Isovalent – the company behind the open-source cloud native solution Cilium. Nico has worked in many different roles – operations and support, design and architecture, technical pre-sales – at companies such as HashiCorp, VMware and Cisco. Nico’s focus is primarily on network, cloud and automation and he loves creating content and writing books. Nico regularly speaks at events, whether on a large scale such as VMworld, Cisco Live or at smaller forums such as VMware and AWS User Groups or virtual events such as HashiCorp HashiTalks. Nico’s passionate about intentional diversity & inclusion initiatives and he loves mentoring and sponsoring others.
Carla has been managing events since 2011. She started with experimental music festivals and eventually ended up in Tech, where she fell in love with its Community. During her career she has produced and run many conferences (yes, also the virtual ones!), meetups, webinars and hackathons.
She currently heads the Events & Community Department at Container Solutions, the Cloud Native Transformation consultancy behind WTF is Cloud Native and the Software Circus community. She is also one of the co-founders of the Flyless.dev meetup.
Carla drinks way too much tea (mainly green), has an unhealthy obsession for Japan and big passion for art, music, cinema, philosophy and fashion.
Josh Michielsen is a Technical Lead at Weaveworks focusing on building great GitOps experiences. He has been working with Kubernetes in production for over 4 years, and is a recovering Platform Engineer. He specialises in container orchestration, software development, continuous delivery, and cloud operations. In his spare time, Josh can be found building custom mechanical keyboards, cycling, or spending time with his dogs - Maru and Sky.
Claudia is an Engineer at Weaveworks building hot new things for bare-metal. Before this she was a major contributor to the OSS Cloud Foundry PaaS container runtime solution. In “the before times” she spoke at many conferences including Container Camp, Paris Container Day and various Cloud Foundry Summits.
A developer at heart with a passion for testing, while still active in the open source community.
Having worked extensively in critical national infrastructure where "matters of life or death" is not a flippant throwaway comment, providing training and consulting to many Gov departments, large enterprises, and charities.
Through all of this Chris has seen a lot of organisational and technical disfunction (not all of his own making) and in inefficiencies, and wants to join him in fixing them
Emin is working as a Cloud Native Engineer. He has undertaken tasks such as producing solutions related to Enterprise Kubernetes, Automation and CNCF Projects, and transferring best practices about DevOps culture, methods and Cloud adoption in the Cloud-Native World. Trying to help the community as a member of AWS Community Builder Program in Containers category, HashiCorp Ambassador in the Open Source community and Calico Big Cats Ambassador Program.
Anna is a Software Engineer at Isovalent, focusing on Kubernetes observability. Her previous roles span the industry: she wore both developer and SRE hats, and worked in AdTech, FinTech, public healthcare, end-user SaaS company and a hosting provider. On good weather nights you can find her in local parks on nighttime runs mixed with stargazing. On bad weather ones, likely with a book and a cup of tea.
Ben has been working in tech for longer than he would care to remember. These days the focus is moving more and more to the people who sit behind the tech; taking them to the next level is the prerequisite for brilliant technical solutions. He has been wrestling with secrets for much of his career; some have been kept safe and some have been exposed and put on the dark web! External Secrets Operator can finally help to close this security blackspot.
Fed (for short) has been with EngineerBetter from 1st November 2021.
He provides hands-on technical product management and mentoring.
Fed has experience working on complex technical products: large scale internal developer platforms, commercial GPS and SDK applications.
Before joining EngineerBetter, Fed worked four years at the UK Government Digital Service.
Amongst other missions, he lead the product strategy and the development processes of their Site Reliability Engineering department.
CS engineer, art passionate, metalhead, wine lover, nerd just enough, head in the cloud(s), currently strengthening my skills in DevOps magic. Always eager to think outside the box and harness creativity for problem-solving. Turning it off and on again is still the best solution, though!
James works as a Cloud Native Security Engineer at ControlPlane. He focuses on security assessments covering cloud native, infrastructure as code, policy as code, CI/CD, and security architecture. He has reviewed the security posture of numerous organizations' cloud infrastructure across a variety of retail, financial, and regulated verticals. James also enjoys participating and contributing to CTFs and community events, where he can sharing learnings from client engagements.
Riyanat Shittu is an Engineering Team Lead at Turntabl - a startup based in Ghana and London that focuses on training, developing and deploying top class associate software engineers to clients in the fintech industry.
Prior to joining Turntabl, Riyanat was a Software Developer and worked for various organizations including Accenture, British Telecoms, Financial Times, and Yoox Net-A-Porter. Riyanat is passionate about mentoring and building tech excellence.
Riyanat holds a PhD in Information Security from City University of London.
Jade currently heads up the Marketing team at Container Solutions and the talented team behind 'WTF is Cloud Native?'
She started out in advertising where she built her career at some of South Africa's top global agencies, moving to the Netherlands as an integrated Creative Director. She’s judged and won local and international awards and was ranked 3rd top art director across Africa and the Middle East by the Loeries Awards in 2018.
Being a problem solver at heart combined with her passion and determination to add value to people’s lives, her transition from Creative Director to Creative Strategist, and then Head of Marketing felt like a natural progression. Jade is passionate about understanding people, identifying human challenges, strategically defining them and creatively solving them.
Steve is an experienced application and cloud architect with a passion for all things DevOps. He is an experienced Kubernetes wrangler since the ‘early days’ and, more recently, been focusing on helping clients improve the security posture of their software supply chains and consumption of open source software. When not working Steve is happiest messing about in boats.
Josh is a Staff Software Engineer at Jetstack. Over the past 5 years he has been working on open source software for Kubernetes, notably cert-manager and associated sub-projects.
Winna is a Principal Engineer at Syntasso delivering Kratix, an open-source framework for building internal platforms on Kubernetes. Winna is particularly excited to apply her broad working experience to help build a first-class tool that enables platform teams to deliver high value and enjoy their work in the process. This experience includes years of building applications with global organisations like BMW, Allianz and Sainsbury’s, engineering and engineering leadership work on CloudFoundry, and formal training in design and user research.
Outside of work, Winna mostly tries to keep up with her two young girls whilst maintaining her sanity. She’s given talks previously on neurodiversity, personal development, career progression, and psychological safety.
Spent the past 7 years in roles at NetApp, HashiCorp and now as a Customer Success Engineer for Humanitec, helping customers succeed in building out their Internal Developer Platform.
Passionate about all things Cloud Native and "EVERYTHING as Code"
Debbie is Senior Product Manager in the Cloud Platforms team at Snyk.
Eddie is a Software Engineer at Chainguard and lives in Denver, CO with his wife and dog. He loves open source and works on the Kubernetes and Sigstore projects. When not hacking on random things you'll most likely find him climbing a mountain.
Dan recently joined Isovalent. His journey to today has included bare-metal, jails, zones, vms and containers where he is currently enjoying the fast paced ride in the cloud native space. He also created & maintains a popular Open-Source load-balancer for Kubernetes and contributes to upstream Kubernetes. He’s been fortunate to present at events ranging from the British computing society, HPE Technical solutions summit to DockerCon and KubeCon amongst others.
Sam has spent the past 10 years in London becoming a well-known face of the developer community scene. Working with a variety of organisations within London and now globally building some of the largest tech communities in the world. Her main aim is to create environments for individuals to feel welcome and for communities to flourish.
She’s currently leading the community team at Snyk.io helping developers adopt security into their development workflows. As well as building the DevSecCon community and producing The Secure Developer Podcast. In her personal time, she is on the steering committee for Devoxx UK, a JVM focused developer conference.
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