Contributor Summit San Diego Registration Open!


Authors: Paris Pittman (Google), Jeffrey Sica (Red Hat), Jonas Rosland (VMware)

Contributor Summit San Diego 2019 Event Page
Registration is now open and in record time, we’ve hit capacity for the new contributor workshop session of the event! Waitlist is now available.

Sunday, November 17Evening Contributor Celebration:

QuartYard*

Address: 1301 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Monday, November 18All Day Contributor Summit:

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Address: 333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

While the Kubernetes project is only five years old, we’re already going into our 9th Contributor Summit this November in San Diego before KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. The rapid increase is thanks to adding European and Asian Contributor Summits to the North American events we’ve done previously. We will continue to run Contributor Summits across the globe, as it is important that our contributor base grows in all forms of diversity.

Kubernetes has a large distributed remote contributing team, from individuals and organizations all over the world. The Contributor Summits give the community three chances a year to get together, work on community topics, and have hallway track time. The upcoming San Diego summit is expected to bring over 450 attendees, and will contain multiple tracks with something for everyone. The focus will be around contributor growth and sustainability. We’re going to stop here with capacity for future summits; we want this event to offer value to individuals and the project. We’ve heard from past summit attendee feedback that getting work done, learning, and meeting folks face to face is a priority. By capping attendance and offering the contributor gatherings in more locations, it will help us achieve those goals.

This summit is unique as we’ve taken big moves on sustaining ourselves, the contributor experience events team. Taking a page from the release team’s playbook, we have added additional core team and shadow roles making it a natural mentoring (watching+doing) relationship. The shadows are expected to fill another role at one of the three events in 2020, and core team members to take the lead. In preparation for this team, we’ve open sourced our rolebooks, guidelines, best practices and opened up our meetings and project board. Our team makes up many parts of the Kubernetes project and takes care of making sure all voices are represented.

Are you at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon but can’t make it to the summit? Check out the SIG Intro and Deep Dive sessions during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon to participate in Q&A and hear what’s up with each Special interest Group (SIG). We’ll also record all of Contributor Summit’s presentation sessions, take notes in discussions, and share it back with you, after the event is complete.

We hope to see you all at Kubernetes Contributor Summit San Diego, make sure you head over and register right now! This event will sell out - here’s your warning. :smiley:

Check out past blogs on persona building around our events and the Barcelona summit story.

Group Picture in 2018

*=QuartYard has a huge stage! Want to perform something in front of your contributor peers? Reach out to us! community@kubernetes.io