Introduction to Crossplane: the Cloud Native Control Plane Framework


Nov 14, 2023, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Hybrid event

About this event

During the session on Crossplane, a CNCF Incubating project, we will introduce the project and delve into the intricate details of Crossplane’s functionality and roadmap.

We will explain how Crossplane enables you to compose cloud infrastructure and services into your custom platform APIs, and how best to get started building a platform of your own. We will take a tour through the key features included in the latest releases, what problems and use cases they are solving, and how you can adopt them into your control planes.

Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with like-minded professionals.


17:15 - 17:30: In-person welcome
17:30 - 18:30: "Introduction to Crossplane: the Cloud Native Control Plane Framework" by Jared Watts
18:30: Open discussions


Jared Watts is a Founding Engineer at Upbound, where he is working on advancing cloud-native computing by enabling anyone to build their own cloud native control plane. He is also a co-creator for the open source Crossplane ( and Rook ( projects. Prior to Upbound, Jared worked on P2P storage distributed across the public internet at Symform, a startup later acquired by Quantum. Jared began his career at Microsoft working on applications for Windows Server setup and management.


For in-person attendees, the location address is the following:

ITQ - Building E - First Floor
West Side Village -
89E Rue Pafebruch
L-8308 Mamer

You can park your car on the street close to the building E entry.


  • Jared Watts


    founding engineer, Crossplane co-creator/maintainer



Tuesday, November 14, 2023
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


  • Stéphane Este-Gracias

    CNCF Ambassador

    Cloud Native Innovation Leadership