Diversity and

Inclusion

November 18 – 21 | San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California | #KubeCon #CloudNativeCon

Diversity + Inclusion

Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the CNCF ecosystem and it is imperative to us that everyone in the community that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status. Our code of conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Conversations

Diversity Lunch + Hack

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: Marriott San Diego Ballroom BC

Join us for a luncheon and a program back by popular demand! The luncheon will feature round table discussions, opportunities to get hands on with Kubernetes or pair programming on your problem of choice in a safe space. You’ll select which activity you would like on the RSVP form. There’s something for everyone – newcomers, experts, gender minorities and male allies welcomed.

You’ll have the chance to connect with others in the community and build relationships with both novice and open source experts in the tech industry from around the globe. For those that may not have the time to provide mentorship right now, this is a great opportunity to give back!

RSVP today! An official RSVP for the Diversity Lunch + Hack is required. Space is limited.

RSVP NOW

Thank you to our sponsor!

Google Cloud

EmpowerUs Lunch

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Location: Marriott San Diego Ballroom BC

Join other attendees who identify as women or non-binary individuals at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America for sparkling conversation and community at the Marriott San Diego Ballroom BC, located next door to the San Diego Convention Center.

You’ll have an opportunity to meet new people and network with friends from around the globe. Enjoy great conversation about all things cloud native, including your favorite projects and the evolving diversity, inclusivity and civility in our fast-growing ecosystem.

RSVP today! An official RSVP for the EmpowerUs Lunch is required. Space is limited.

RSVP NOW

Thank you to our sponsor!

Comcast

Registration Discounts/Scholarships

To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, we are pleased to offer diversity and need-based registration scholarships, discounts, and travel funding to our conferences.

Diversity Scholarships: Additional information and application can be found here.

Onsite Resources

Nursing Room
A private nursing room will be available at the event to aid in the comfort and accessibility for our nursing attendees. The room will be available all days of the event and will be located onsite. For location information, please check with registration or information desk staff onsite.

Child Care
Complimentary child care will be available onsite during event days. Click here for more information.

Venue Accessibility
If you need any assistance locating an elevator or have other questions about accessibility onsite, please speak to a member of the CNCF event staff at any of the registration or information desks onsite. If you have questions prior to the event, please email events@cncf.io.

Wheelchair + Medical Equipment Rental
If you need a wheelchair or scooter, you can rent them from numerous local suppliers. Please contact one of the below companies (list is not exhaustive) directly for rates and availability.

+ Accessible San Diego: 619-325-7550
+ Eric’s Medical Supply: 619-298-9640
+ Scootaround: 1-888-441-7575

Quiet Room
All attendees may feel free to use the Quiet Room as needed. It is a physical space where conversation and interaction are not allowed, where attendees can go if for any reason they can’t interact with other attendees at that time.

All-Gender Restrooms
We will designate specific restrooms as all-gender for attendees who feel more comfortable using those facilities.

First Aid/Medical Assistance
If you require first aid or medical assistance, please visit our registration desk and we can direct you to the First Aid station onsite.

How to Handle a Harassment Report
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. Event staff can be identified by staff badges and/or shirts onsite and can be found at the event registration counter at any time. Our staff has had incident response training, responds to harassments reports and does so in accordance with the process recommended on the Geek Feminism Wiki which can be found here.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference.

If you are planning to attend an upcoming event and have concerns regarding another individual who may be present, please reach out to us pre-event. Precautions will be taken to ensure a victim’s comfort and safety, including but not limited to providing an escort, prepping onsite event staff, keeping victim and harasser from attending the same talks/social events and providing onsite contact cell phone numbers for immediate contact.

The Linux Foundation Contact:
Vanessa Heric
Associate Director of CNCF Events
vheric@linuxfoundation.org

Emergency Resources

For emergencies at the San Diego Convention Center:

  • Non-life threatening: Use a house phone (located throughout the center) to dial Security/Guest Services at extension 5490 or from an outside line or mobile phone call 619-525-5490.
  • Life threatening: Dial extension 5911 or from an outside line or mobile phone call 619-525-5911.

For emergencies not at the San Diego Convention Center:

San Diego Police
1401 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
For reporting non-emergencies 24 hours / 7 days, call 619-531-2000 or 858-484-3154. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Nearest Emergency Room
Scripps Mercy Hospital – Emergency Rooms & Surgery, Maternity Care
4077 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
619-294-8111

Taxi Services

  • San Diego Taxi Company: 619-566-6666
  • Yellow: 619-444-4444
  • San Diego Silver Cab: 619-280-5555

Contact Us With Ideas

If you have ideas on how we can create a more inclusive event, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact Angela Brown, General Manager of Events, at angela@linuxfoundation.org.

SPONSORS 

DIAMOND

Cisco
Google Cloud
Intel
Microsoft Azure
Red Hat
VMware

PLATINUM

Amazon Web Services
Apple
Aqua
Ballerina
Canonical
Capital One
CloudBees
D2iQ
Dell Technologies
DivvyCloud
Docker
Dynatrace
F5 Networks
GitLab
HPE – KubeCon – hpedev.io
IBM Cloud
JFrog
Juniper Networks
Kong
LogDNA
Mirantis
NetApp – no tagline
New Relic
Oracle – KubeCon
Palo Alto Networks
Pivotal
Platform 9
Portworx – Stacked
Rancher
Salesforce
Stackrox
SUSE
Sysdig – KubeCon – Sysdig.com
Tigera
Turbonomic

GOLD

Atlassian
Avi Networks – VMware
Buoyant
Circle CI
Citrix
Datadog
Datastax
Datrium
Digital Ocean
Influx Data
Infoblox – with tagline
Instana – Robot
LeanIX
LightStep
Linux Foundation Training – CNCF
SignalFX
SuperGiant
The Home Depot
Yahoo Japan

SILVER

A10
Accenture
Aiven
Algorithmia
Altoros
Ampere
Anchore
anynines
Aporeto
Arista
Arm Treasure Data
Aspen Mesh
Chef
Cilium by Isovalent
Cloud66
Cloudera
Cockroach Labs
Codefresh
Containous
CouchBase
CryptoMove
Cyberark
Datawire – stacked
Decipher
Densify
Diamanti
Eclipse Foundation
Elastic
EnterpriseDB
Fairwinds
Futurewei
Grape Up
Gremlin
Haproxy
Harness
Hashicorp
Iguazio
InsightFinder
Intuit
JetBrains
Kasten
Kioxia America
Lacework
LaunchDarkly
Lenovo
Linbit – with tagline
Linode
Linux Academy
LogicMonitor
Logz – horizontal
MacStadium
MemSQL
MinIO
MongoDB
MUFG
NS1
NuoDB
Nutanix – no tagline
O’Reilly Media
One Convergence
OpenLogic by Perforce
OpenStack
Overops
Packet
PagerDuty – KubeCon EU
Percona
Pure Storage
QCT
Quest
Rackspace
Red8
RedisLabs
Replicated
Robin Systems
RX-M
SAP – KubeCon – Developers
SAS
Sauce Labs
Scytale
Sentry
Snyk
Split Software
Splunk
Spotinst
Stark & Wayne
StorageOS
Styra
Sumologic
SUPERMICRO
Synopsys
Trend Micro
Tufin
Turbot
VictorOps
Volterra
Weaveworks
WhiteSource Software
Wind River – non-reversed
Xmatters
Yugabyte

START-UP

Agile Stacks
Alcide
Alluxio
Altinity
Arrikto
Atomist
Banzai Cloud
Blameless
Blockchain Technology Partners
Capsule8
Carbon Relay
Chronosphere
cnvrg.io
cribl.io
Darillium
Datatron
DeployHub
DriveScale
Effx
Epsagon
Flowmill
Fossa
Garden
Giant Swarm
Grafana Labs – stacked
Gravitational – stacked
Hammerspace
Humio
InfoSiftr
Infranetes
Kinvolk
Kontena
Kubecost
KubeGrid
KubeMQ
Kublr
LF Edge – stacked
Loodse GmbH
Mattermost
MayaData
Morpheus Data
NetFoundry
NeuVector
NexClipper
Octarine
Odo
Opsani
OpsMx
PlanetScale
Portshift
Pulumi
Quobyte
Rafay Systems
Reduxio
replex GmbH
Rookout
Scalyr
Section.io
Sensu
SoftIron
Solo.io
Spectro Cloud
Squadcast
Talos Systems
Tetrate
Trilio
Tyk
Upbound
Wallarm
Windmill Engineering
Yotascale
ZB.io
Zebrium

END USER

American Red Cross
Apple
Capital One
Cruise
Discover Financial Services
Fidelity Investments
Intuit
MUFG
Opendoor
Reddit
Sony Interactive Entertainment
The Home Depot
The New York Times
Verizon Media
WeWork

PARTNERS

DevOps.com
Linux Academy
SD Times
SDxCentral
TFiR
The New Stack
VM Blog

CONTACT US

Before contacting us, please review all event pages as answers to many questions are readily available throughout this site. If you cannot find the answer to your question and would prefer to email us, please contact events@cncf.io.

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