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Thursday, March 30 - Highlights


5k Fun Run

Don’t forget to pack your running gear! See the sights of Berlin while getting your morning exercise in!

Led by professional guides who specialize in Berlin running tours, explore the attractions of Germany's capital city from a new perspective.

Some of the sights you will see are Tiergarten Park, The Victory Column, Bellevue Palace, 17th of June Street and more. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going for the day!

To participate, complete this quick RSVP Form

Participants will be required to provide their own running attire and water.


Diveristy Coffee Talk

  • When: 8:00 - 9:00
  • Where: A08, Berlin Congress Center (BCC)
  • Register Here

All CloudNativeCon + KubeCon Europe attendees are invited to join us for coffee and a pastry hour as we discuss ways to increase diversity in our fast-growing ecosystem. The conversation will also explore ways to encourage more inclusivity and camaraderie across the many open source communities involved in cloud native computing today. Space is limited and registration is required.


Project Salons

CoreDNS Salon: DNS for Service Discovery

When:  Thursday, March 30, 11:30 - 12:50
Where: C04, Berlin Congress Center (BCC)

  • Miek Gieben, CoreDNS project lead, will talk about the challenges of using DNS for service discovery.
  • Learn to love DNS and help shape CoreDNS's short term roadmap.


Fluentd Salon: Logging, Community and Food

When:  Thursday, March 30, 11:30 - 12:50
Where: A08, Berlin Congress Center (BCC)

  • The Fluentd Salon is an unconference session for attendees interested in logging in the context of Kubernetes, containers and standalone applications.
  • The Salon will be facilitated by Fluentd core developers and community members. We will give a brief update about Fluentd v1.0, roadmap and tools around the Fluent ecosystem plus a space for lightning talks and open discussions. This will be a great networking opportunity.
  • If you are interested in suggesting a topic or giving a lightning talk (5 minutes presentation), please fill the form with the required information.


Distributed Tracing Salon: Kubernetes, OpenTracing, Group Therapy, & Brainstorming

When:  Thursday, March 30, 14:00 - 15:20
Where: A08, Berlin Congress Center (BCC)

  • The session will be facilitated by Priyanka Sharma, Ted Young and senior engineers from companies using OpenTracing in production to help create a free-flow conversation.
  • This is a first-come-first-served session and it is capped at 50 attendees (we want everyone to actually have a conversation!) so please sign up here, in advance, if you can.



Developer Lounge

Take advantage of our developer lounge as a quiet place to work during the day, or as a place to continue the conversation from the sessions throughout the day. Kick up your feet, grab a beverage, and continue to mix and mingle with your peers.



Workshop: Instrumenting Own Applications for Prometheus

  • When: 14:45 - 17:00
  • Where: C04, Berlin Congress Center (BCC)
  • Register Here

This workshop, hosted by Alexandru Somesan and Frederic Branczyk from CoreOS, is designed for newcomers to the Kubernetes ecosystem that are looking to learn how to monitor their applications in the cluster using Prometheus. 

Throughout this session, participants will learn how to reliably deploy Prometheus on Kubernetes, instrument and monitor own applications using the same principles by which Prometheus monitors the Kubernetes cluster itself and finally make use of collected metrics to set-up alarms and dashboards that suit their use-case. 

Workshop outline: 

  • Every participant has a working K8S cluster (either BYO or ad-hoc local multinode)
  • Deploy Prometheus on the cluster using the Operator
  • Deploy example application (ideally web server + backend) to K8S cluster 
  • Discuss data flow from client to application in the context of K8S (ingress / external service)
  • Discuss what kind of application metrics would meaningfully describe its operational state (counting processed requests, recording latencies as request passes through processing components inside app, exposing latencies of dependencies)
  • Implement at least one of each metric types (counter, histogram, gauge)
  • Configure Prometheus (through operator) to collect these metrics 
  • Display composite system + application metrics in dashboards (ready-made)

Registration is mandatory to attend this workshop session - reserve your seat now!




All Attendee Party

When: 18:00 - 21:00
Where: ewerk GmbH, Wilhelmstrasse 43

ewerk GmbH is Germany's oldest preserved commercial power plant and is a worldwide magnet for technology aficionados. The venue will be transformed into a local Berlin arts scene, including:

  • Beers flowing from local brewer BRLO
  • Beats from DJ/songwriter/spoken word artist Amália Leandro 
  • Live street art painting with designer, illustrator and artist Andreas Preis. Take away a piece of the night with you from the wooden wall Andreas transforms in front of you!

Buses depart from the bcc between 17:45 - 18:15 and will shuttle back from ewerk to the bcc and to the Hotel Indigo & Holiday Inn.


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