KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2019 is taking place in Barcelona in May, which is right around the corner.
We created a small conference guide for you composed of:
As a first-time silver sponsor of this event, you can find us with our own booth there.
Feel free to visit our booth and besides meeting our super friendly and likeable team, you will also receive helpful information about our comprehensive cloud platform solution – a9s Platform. a9s Platform comprises a9s K8s with a9s Rancher and a9s Harbor and open source Cloud Foundry. Shipping with the a9s Data Services, the platform also solves the data service challenge. There will also be some great swag ready for you.
We’re already really excited to be a part of the conference and to meet other open source enthusiasts.
As CNCF’s flagship conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will bring together more than 10,000 technologists from thriving open source communities to further education around cloud native computing.
Maintainers and end users of CNCF’s hosted projects – including Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, NATS, Linkerd, Helm, Rook, Harbor & etcd – along with other cloud native technologies will gather in Barcelona on May 20-23 – sharing insights and encouraging participation in this fast-growing ecosystem.
If you have not registered yet, ensure to register here for KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2019 by May 17 or buy tickets on site from May 18 to May 23.
We tried to provide you with some useful information about the conference and interesting spots in the great city of Barcelona.
Because there are so many talks, sessions, and events at the conference, we decided to only list the most popular ones as voted for by the community.
Monday May 20
- Lightning Talk: Beyond Operators: Reimagine Distributed Applications on Kubernetes – Vladimir Vivien, VMware
- Lightning Talk: Kubernetes Jobs and the Sidecar Problem – James Wen, Spotify
- Lightning Talk: Developing Your Career While Working on Kubernetes – Piotr Szczesniak, Google
- Lightning Talk: Oh Sh*t! The Config Changed! – Joel Speed, Pusher
- Lightning Talk: Slow Starting Containers, How to Check Their Health? – Matthias Bertschy, Swissquote Bank
Tuesday May 21
- Keynote: Stitching Things Together – Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
- Keynote: 2.66 Million – Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
- Keynote: CNCF Project Update – Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
- Keynote: Getting Started in the Kubernetes Community – Lucas Käldström, CNCF Ambassador, Independent & Nikhita Raghunath, Software Engineer, Loodse
- Keynote: Closing Remarks – Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
- Istio, We Have a Problem! Understanding and Fixing Bugs with a Service-Mesh – David Gageot, Google
- Istio Multi-Cluster Service Mesh Patterns Explained – Daniel Berg & Ram Vennam, IBM
- Keynote: Welcome Remarks – Janet Kuo, Software Engineer, Google
- Keynote: Kubernetes Project Update – Janet Kuo, Software Engineer, Google
- Keynote: Reperforming a Nobel Prize Discovery on Kubernetes – Ricardo Rocha, Computing Engineer & Lukas Heinrich, Physicist, CERN
- Keynote: Closing Remarks – Janet Kuo, Software Engineer, Google
- Keynote: End User Awards – Cheryl Hung, Director of Ecosystem, CNCF
- K8s Boothday Party
Wednesday May 22
- Keynote: Opening Remarks – Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
- Keynote: How Spotify Accidentally Deleted All its Kube Clusters with No User Impact – David Xia, Infrastructure Engineer, Spotify
- Keynote: A Journey to a Centralized, Globally Distributed Platform – Katie Gamanji, Cloud Platform Engineer, Condé Nast International
- Keynote: Debunking the Myth: Kubernetes Storage is Hard – Saad Ali, Senior Software Engineer, Google
- Keynote: Closing Remarks – Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
- 10 Ways to Shoot Yourself in the Foot with Kubernetes, #9 Will Surprise You – Laurent Bernaille & Robert Boll, Datadog
- All Attendee Party at Poble Espanyol
Thursday May 23
- Keynote: Opening Remarks – Janet Kuo, Software Engineer, Google
- Keynote: Kubernetes – Don’t Stop Believin’ – Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware
- Keynote: From COBOL to Kubernetes: A 250 Year Old Bank’s Cloud-Native Journey – Laura Rehorst, Product Owner – Stratus Platform, ABN AMRO Bank NV & Mike Ryan, DevOps Consultant, backtothelab.io
- Keynote: Metrics, Logs & Traces; What Does the Future Hold for Observability? – Tom Wilkie, VP Product, Grafana Labs & Frederic Branczyk, Software Engineer, Red Hat
- Keynote: Closing Remarks – Bryan Liles, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware & Janet Kuo, Software Engineer, Google
For a full overview, have a look at the KubeCon & CloudNativeCon Europe schedule online.
Note, the schedule might change. Double check once you’re at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2019.
What you must check out while in Barcelona
Barcelona is a great city worth discovering. Therefore, we will list some helpful tips for you.
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the 1940s to the 1960s; the second spans the 1960s and 1970s; the third period is contemporary.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, which is abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art.
The museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of Romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Modernisme and Noucentisme.
The La Caixa Foundation in Barcelona has one of the most important collections of contemporary art in Europe. See more than 800 exhibits outstanding artists such as Beuys, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg or Juan Uslé.
Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona.
Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona
The Arc de Triomf or Arco de Triunfo in Spanish, is a triumphal arch. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair.
Food & Drinks
Nømad Coffee Lab & Shop
Nømad Coffee is run by barista Jordi Mestre. They roast their own coffee, and you can also do workshops, buy coffee and other products for making coffee or just enjoy some good coffee in a good atmosphere. You can find two Nømad coffee shops in Barcelona, one is in Born and one in Poblenou.
Satan’s Coffee Corner
Barcelona’s original specialty coffee shop: Hellishly good coffee, snacks, drinks, and merch with a punk spirit since 2012.
SlowMov a small independent coffee roaster and café in the neighborhood Gràcia; more exact it is located on the street Luis Antúnez 18. The area is quiet even though it is positioned in between the two busy streets Gran de Gràcia and Via Agusta.
As a Barcelona staple, this tapas joint is well known to locals, expats, tourists, and all of those looking to experience a genuine Barcelona tapas meal – also vegetarian ones.
Sensi Gourmet Tapas
Classic dishes with a modern twist served by friendly staff.
Las Fernández (Bar – Restaurant)
Las Fernández is like Raval: a bit rugged, but cozy, dark, casual, and inviting. The restaurant has a menu but wait for the specials before you decide. The specials come on a handwritten piece of paper, and there are many to choose from.
Places to hang around
The Parc de la Ciutadella is very idyllic and probably the greenest oasis in the megacity of Barcelona. On the grounds of the Parc de la Ciutadella, there are several attractions: the zoo and the Catalan Parliament. The Museu d’Art Modern is situated in the building of the parliament. The Zoological Museum and the Museu de Geologia are placed in the area of the park.
Nova Icària Beach
Rightly considered to be a very peaceful beach, it is a popular choice for families and groups of friends. Lying very close to the Port Olímpic, it is surrounded by a great variety of restaurants and bars.
The beach stands between the gasometer and the Olympic Marina.