Sessions to Check-out and Things Do and See in San Diego During KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019

By: Thelen Blum 11.20.2019
Sessions to Check-out and Things Do and See in San Diego During KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019

Aporeto had a blast at KubeCon Europe in Copenhagen and KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America 2018 in Seattle. This year, we’re just as excited to participate.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference that gathers thought leaders, adopters, and technologists from leading open source and cloud-native communities to discuss all things Kubernetes and cloud-native computing.

The four-day conference will be held in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention from November 18 – 21, 2019. Here are some sessions we think you’d be interested in:

  • A Series of Fortunate CloudEvents
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 10:55am – 11:30am
    Room 5AB – San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level

Ian Coffey from Salesforce will cover topics such as Serverless and Eventing, two ultra-popular areas of tech right now, and will describe a broad set of ideas and capabilities that can service a range of possible systems. These concepts will surely expand, and help define the next generation of web services. Furthermore, Ian will focus on what goes on inside these systems, what technology these popular terms rely on, and what an Eventing workflow looks like under the hood. In this hands-on session, you will get to discuss, operate, and modify a running distributed system built with CloudEvents and Knative Eventing, with a system based around the concept of an automated conversation between kubernetes services.

  • Application Observability for DevSecOps
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:50am – 12:25pm
    Ballroom Sec 20AB – San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level

For this talk, Sabree Blackmon, Senior Security Engineer at Docker, will discuss what can be done with security as an operational concern, and how operators are given the data they need to respond to application security events, all with the help of existing observability tools. Sabree will demonstrate how to secure tool applications with metrics and tracing with OpenTelemetry, discuss alerting around metrics, and overview anomaly detection and forecasting with Prometheus. This will be followed by a test application that shows how real-time tracing can be used to quickly spot & investigate adversarial and anomalous requests.

  • Scaling Your Cluster (Both Ways)
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 4:25pm – 5:00pm
    Room 6F – San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level

We know that though Kubernetes has various ways in which to scale your workloads, the most common way is to cluster up with either VM sets or autoscaling groups. Principal Cloud Advocates Patrick Chanezon and Scott Coulton from Microsoft will look at virtual kubelet as a solution to allow users to talk to a cloud provider’s container as a service platform like ACI, fargate or ECI. Learn how you can scale your applications across virtual kubelet and how to scale your applications up and down to make the cluster truly elastic.


Things to Do and See in San Diego

As fun as the conference will be, while you’re in sunny San Diego, you wouldn’t want to miss what this great city has to offer. Here are our top four picks on the attractions worth visiting while at San Diego for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019:

Visit the USS Midway Museum
Did you know that San Diego is the base of the US Navy and Navy Seal training program? San Diego is home to the USS Midway Museum, a museum made from an old aircraft carrier. Located downtown and docked at the pier, this naval museum is one of the biggest in the US, focusing on carriers and naval aviation and possessing over 60 educational exhibits.

Upon entering the museum, visitors can imagine themselves as one of the 225,000 Midway sailors who were stationed on this carrier. Through this tour, you’ll learn about the US Navy and the importance of the USS Midway in American history.

Geek Out at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery
Comic-Con 2020 is not until April next year, but if you can’t get a ticket, you can get your comic fix at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. This permanent art gallery displays an array of original comic books and graphic arts displays from local and renowned artists, including some names you might recognize if you’re an avid comic book reader.

For the latest events, check out their website to find out when the next graphic or comic book artist is appearing at San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

Take a Self-Guided Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum Tour
Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum was known to have vacations in the Coronado neighbourhood of San Diego. Visit his Coronado home where he wrote three of his Oz books, or the Coronado Museum of History and Art and see a rare collection of his first three editions of Oz books. Fun fact: Hotel del Coronado inspired Baum’s Emerald City.

For more Wizard of Oz inspired activities, you can check out San Diego Family’s listing here. You can also take a guided walking tour with Coronado Walking Tour to find out all the hidden gems and history of Coronado and L. Frank Baum’s favorite spots.

Hike the Trails of Balboa Park
Balboa Park is San Diego’s answer to Central Park, complete with a zoo, museums, a concert hall, and miles of green grass. Less well-known are its hiking trails, which crisscross the park and even encompass a cactus garden, making urban explorers feel like they’re on a mountain rather than smack bang in the middle of a city. You can also tour the museums there if you like. There is a bevy of world-class museums housed within Balboa Park: The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, Museum of Photographic Arts, and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Bonus: San Diego has great beaches.
San Diego’s got plenty of Instagram-worthy shorelines to satisfy you, even if you’re not about that surf life. See Windansea Beach, with its rocky shores and eye-catching cliffside mansions; or Coronado Beach, with its iconic beachfront hotel.


Don’t forget to drop by Aporeto booth #S42 for your free t-shirt and to learn how Aporeto can help you secure a Kubernetes cluster in under 5 minutes!.

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