Kubecon + CloudNativeCon 2024 Europe: Solidifying branding & training for cloud-native natives

What does every cloud container orchestration platform technology want on its birthday? A new set of branding, right? Among the actions and activities playing out at Kubecon + CloudNativeCon 2024 Paris was a chance to design the 10th-anniversary logo for Kubernetes.

But why encourage such a ‘superficial’ activity for such an infrastructurally embedded low-level substrate technology? According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Linux Foundation LF), Kubernetes has evolved and grown over the years, becoming (and we don’t really need to insert the word ‘arguably’ here’ the cornerstone of modern container orchestration.

“We’re on the lookout for an anniversary logo that captures the spirit of Kubernetes – its openness, scalability and the powerful community that drives its success. Whether you’re an experienced designer or a budding artist, we encourage everyone to participate and showcase their unique take on Kubernetes’ journey,” notes the CNCF.

It can be a fresh interpretation of the current Kubernetes logo or an entirely new concept. While the use of generative AI is allowed, please be sure to comply with all license terms for any AI tools that you use. If you’re reading this note post event (submission deadline was April 30, 2024) and the group has closed this part of the show, it’s interesting to note that use of generative AI (within the model’s guidelines) has been permitted.

Courses of course

The emphasis at Kubecon + CloudNativeCon 2024 is all about learning, as we know. It is no surprise then to find the CNCF & LF Training unveiled four new cloud-native courses this season. Targeting DevOps engineers, sysadmins and higher-level IT managers, the CNCF in association with Linux Foundation Training and Certification has developed the following:

DevOps and Workflow Management with Argo (LFS256)

For those who need a reminder, Argo provides a framework for managing complex GitOps-style workflows on Kubernetes, enabling teams to streamline their deployment processes and enhance operational efficiency. Along with real-world experience and study, the course will help participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pass the Certified Argo Project Associate (CAPA) certification exam.

Mastering Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling with KEDA (LFS257)

KEDA is a Kubernetes-based Event Driven Autoscaler. With KEDA, cloud engineers can drive the scaling of any container in Kubernetes based on the number of events needed to be processed.

Event-driven autoscaling with KEDA is said to be a ‘must’ for cloud-native professionals. Designed for Kubernetes administrators, DevOps engineers and cloud-native professionals, this course provides developers with the skills needed to configure and optimise KEDA for efficient resource management and responsive scaling.

Mastering Kubernetes Security with Kyverno (LFS255)

As Kubernetes continues to evolve as the de facto standard for orchestration, mastering Kubernetes and cloud-native security has become important.

This course was created with Kubernetes engineers, cluster operators, and security professionals in mind. It helps IT professionals become proficient in Kubernetes policy management, reporting and managing Kubernetes resources more effectively.

As a result, this course will enable those to take it to build the skills they need to hold positions as a Kubernetes security specialist, DevSecOps engineer, or Kubernetes Administrator.

Introduction to AI/ML Toolkits with Kubeflow (LFS147x)

This course, hosted on the edX platform, was developed for developers, engineers, data scientists, or anyone interested in understanding the anatomy of a machine learning tool kit that harnesses the power of Kubernetes. Course participants will learn to deploy real-world ML projects using Kubeflow.