KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2023 news coverage

Last updated:April 2023

Editor's note

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2023 is a top event for developers and other IT professionals interested in trends and advances in cloud-native tech. This year's hybrid European conference took place in Amsterdam from April 18 to 21.

On April 18, colocated pre-event programming highlighted specific topics, such as Observability Day and Cloud Native Wasm Day. The regular conference ran from April 19 to 21 and featured keynotes, lightning talks, tutorials and community events. Sessions were divided into tracks such as Machine Learning + Data, Customizing + Extending Kubernetes and Diversity + Equity + Inclusion. Project meetings also took place for Kubescape, OpenTelemetry, Knative and other Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects.

This guide will update when KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023 is held in Chicago from November 6 to 9.

1What happened in Amsterdam?

This year's European KubeCon + CloudNativeCon featured numerous sessions on Kubernetes, as well as broader topics in cloud-native development, such as observability, cybersecurity and GitOps. Several sustainability-focused sessions highlighted the important role of the open source community in combating the climate crisis. Service meshes continue to be a hot topic in cloud-native development. Vendors unveiled service mesh products with multi-cluster and multi-cloud capabilities, though approaches to tools' underlying architectures varied. The conference saw a range of integrations from PaaS vendors designed to support server-side WebAssembly (Wasm), a key step in fulfilling the technology's potential for enterprise use cases.

2Catch up on CNCF news before the European conference

The CNCF currently supports more than 150 open source projects, with over 180,000 contributors, including widely used software like container orchestrator Kubernetes and monitoring tool Prometheus. The past year has been busy for the CNCF: In addition to seeing increases in both members and projects, the organization recently graduated GitOps-related projects Argo and Flux and hosted the first standalone CloudNativeSecurityCon North America event in February. To prepare for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023, here are some of the top CNCF-related stories since the last conference.

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