KEEP CLOUD

NATIVE WELL

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

The dictionary describes well-being as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.”

While the CNCF makes every effort to ensure the comfort, health and happiness of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon attendees there were some attendees at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Seattle 2018 who felt overwhelmed or unhappy.

Some of those attendees were brave enough to share their experiences and this lead to the creation of the Well-being working group (WG). As the largest ever open source conference, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is breaking new ground which provides an excellent opportunity for us to learn how to take care of attendees at scale.

On this page, you can find links to important information, resources, and activities that are intended to improve your well-being at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon San Diego 2019.

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the venue and surrounding area. Knowing the layout of the venue and the location of key rooms and facilities can help make the conference experience much more comfortable and relaxing. The San Diego Convention Center is located in the Marina District of downtown San Diego, California. The event entrance is on the west end of the convention center (nearest the Marriott Marquis). In addition, view the event venue map to find key locations:

  • Keynote: Exhibit Halls A + B
  • Sponsor Showcase: Sails Pavilion + Ballroom 6AB
  • Breakouts: Various Rooms on Mezzanine + Upper Levels
  • Additional Meal Seating: Exhibit Hall C
  • Quiet Room: Room 13
  • Nursing Room: Workroom 20CC off Ballroom 20 Lobby
  • Media Lounge: Room 8
  • Speaker Lounge: Room 4
  • First Aid: Box Office on Lower Level near Badge Pick-up

Knowing where you can get basic supplies, medicines, clothing, etc. can be very helpful. Here is a list of stores that may be useful during the conference:

  • Grocery Store – Not all conference food works for all people. If you have any food sensitivities or even if you just need some comfort food while you are away from home, knowing where the nearest grocery store is can help you stay fed and hydrated.
  • Pharmacy – Traveling can be rough on your body. Traveling on airplanes, trains, and public transportation, not to mention being surrounded by hundreds of strangers at a conference, leads to exposure to new germs and illnesses. If you come down with something while traveling, knowing where the nearest pharmacy is can ensure you get the medicine that you need to get you back on your feet.
  • Clothing Store – It’s always a good idea to know where you can get more clothing if you need to. You never know when someone is going to spill something on you or something rips in an awkward spot. If you are flying to the conference, there is always a chance that the airline will lose your luggage as well, so knowing where you can pick up a new shirt or pants can keep things moving smoothly.
  • Technology Store – Cables break, adapters fail, chargers disappear – it is amazing how many different pieces of technology we need to keep us going, and knowing where to pick up a replacement if something breaks or disappears can be a lifesaver.

Wellness Activities

Group Fun Run

We are pleased to offer a complimentary Running/Walking guide during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019 in San Diego, California. 

The runs will be lead by a local guide and will take place each morning of the main conference from a designated starting location which will be shared via email and SCHED closer to the event dates.  Runners will be able to see some local San Diego sights like the Gaslamp Quarter, the Embarcadero, Petco Park and more! This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going for the day.

Each meet-up will be at 6:15 am for a 6:30 am start! The fun run or walk will go from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. All paces are welcome!  The run should take 45 mins to 1 hour to complete and is at your own pace. The guide is simply there to lead the way.  

Participants will be required to provide their own running attire. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the running groups by signing up here:  https://forms.gle/T3XLYpdvfMGF1JDd9

Chair Yoga

Need to take a break and stretch after your session? Join one of our chair-yoga classes!  Chair Yoga is a great way to reset without having to leave your seat. Just a quick 15 or 30-minute session focused on movement and flexibility is enough to revitalize meetings and event participants. All levels of fitness can benefit from chair yoga including those with disabilities or mobility issues.

Space is limited. Please let us know if you are interested in joining by completing the RSVP form here:  https://forms.gle/96fyn2uyGgzbDBU98

Paw Therapy

We are excited to bring Puppy Pawlooza to KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2019 and have partnered with the San Diego Humane Society to bring some of these amazing rescue dogs to interact with attendees throughout.

The San Diego Humane Society offers a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals, and provide services for families needing assistance keeping their pets.

Chair Massage & Relaxation Stations

Relaxation stations will be located around the convention to offer attendees a short “time out”.  Each location will be stocked with games, treats and other miscellaneous items that are designed to allow attendees to clear their minds. 

One activity that will be offered will be 5-minute chair massages.  Sign-ups coming soon.

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.

The quiet room will be open daily throughout KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.  The exact location will be shared closer to the event dates.

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

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