Whether you are a developer, ops pro, system engineer, or any other IT professional excited about cloud native technologies, Kubernetes Community Days DC (KCD DC) will have something for you. Supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation the event will be hosted at the historic national headquarters of the American Red Cross. This full-day conference will focus on knowledge sharing, best practices, and new developments in and around Kubernetes.
Sponsorships are available. We will publish our 2023 Sponsorship Prospectus soon.
The 2023 event is proudly co-located with DevOpsDaysDC, the pre-eminent local DevOps event in the DMV, taking place September 13-14 at the same venue. You can read more and buy tickets at DevOpsDaysDC 2023
We're proud to be meeting at historic Red Cross Square, the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. All activities will be held in the building on E Street facing the North side of Red Cross Square. This building is dedicated with the words "IN MEMORY OF THE HEROIC WOMEN OF THE WORLD WAR" on the frieze above the main entrance. During the event, you will have an opportunity to donate blood in the Dr. Charles H. Drew Blood Donation Center on the garden level of our venue and/or join a private 30-minute tour of the Red Cross archives which includes a visit to our famous Tiffany windows, a special exhibit on Red Cross during WWI, and a permanent exhibit of Clara Barton's Civil War field kit and personal effects.
For blood donations, please make an appointment in advance at RedCrossBlood.org as walk-in appointments are limited. Search by zip code 20006, select Dr. Charles H. Drew Blood Donation Center and filter results for the dates you'll be on-site.
The Kubernetes Community Days are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review the complete CNCF Code of Conduct. If you have any questions, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 GUIDELINES: In accordance with changing local health regulations, COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be announced no later than 2 weeks prior to the event date. All attendees will be required to comply with COVID-19 Guidelines once announced. Attendees who registered prior to COVID-19 Guidelines being announced and who wish to withdraw due to conflicts with required compliance will be granted a full refund (minus transaction processing fees) upon request.
Can’t wait until September 12th? Join our Kubernetes MeetUp group and our Slack channel (#meetup-dc) on Kubernetes Slack workspace to learn from and network with your peers.
Amazon Web Services
Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
American Red Cross
Head, Digital Transformation
Freewheel / Comcast
Holly Bazemore leads the AWS Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team for government regions. Her team focuses on customer experience, deployments, new feature creation and operations for services like SageMaker and Rekognition. Holly has over 20 years of technology operations, project management, communications and leadership experience and aims to empower and delight her customers through technology. She is a passionate DevOps advocate and experienced practitioner.
I'm the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and Co-founder at Excella, a mid-tier technology firm based in Arlington, VA. Since I turned to the dark side by going into management, I live vicariously through other engineers and has fond memories of spending his time in code and command lines rather than Outlook and Excel. I'm active in the DevOps community as a writer, speaker, co-chair of DevOpsDays DC, and advisor to IT Revolution. I have a passion for how technology can be used to help organizations win with their mission and people find joy in their work.
Matthew Cascio leads product teams that go-to-market with award-winning customer experiences for the world’s most-recognized brands. For over 20 years, Matt has valued people and relationships first, providing vision, strategy and leadership that drives value at scale. As a thought leader and evangelist, Matt builds trust and leads transformation across complex organizations with a collaborative, outcomes-focused and hands-on style. As an accountable executive, he has demonstrated success commercializing date insights into cloud-native products.
Matt serves as Head, Digital Transformation at American Red Cross. He previously led transformation at organizations such as Meda Pharmaceuticals, Volkswagen/Audi of America, Graduate Management Admissions Council, Rosetta Stone, and National Wildlife Federation. Matt is also an independent author, speaker and advisor through his personal brand NāOM Lab, which contributes commentaries to publications such as Fortune Magazine, speaks regularly at open-source events with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and works with clients to advance their digital transformation initiatives based on his experience with three key pillars of success - accountability, observability and agility. He’s an organizer of Kubernetes Community Days in both Washington, DC and Medellín, Colombia.
Faheem is a mission-oriented technology leader focused on building reliable, scalable, and secure engineering platforms that increase organizational output. He believes the “you build it, you run it” is an effective DevOps model that helps achieve greater efficiency. In addition, He enjoys building and leading highly skilled teams that deliver high-quality solutions for the organization and its customers.
Over the past 17 years, Faheem has acquired many skills as a software engineer, technical lead, solutions architect (cloud, container, and colo), and SRE/DevOps Engineer.