Linkerd Community Guide to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 Virtual is just around the corner and, as usual, there’s a ton of great Linkerd content from around the globe. Here are a few of our favorite highlights.

KubeCon Project Update Keynote

On Wednesday, November 18 at 1:54pm EST, Constance Caramanolis will share the Cloud Native Computing Foundation projects update, including an update on the Linkerd project. Don’t miss it!

Maintainer office hours

Ask the Linkerd maintainers anything! We’ll be hosting project office hours via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18 at 1:00 - 1:45 pm EST and Friday, November 20 at 1:00 - 1:45 pm EST.

Here’s our pick for the Linkerd-related talks at KubeCon and ServiceMeshCon.

Tuesday, November 17

Service Mesh - The New Single Point of Failure. 10:15am - 11:00am EST, Mitch Connors, Google, Sabeen Syed, HashiCorp & Thomas Rampelberg, Buoyant. Architecture decisions have real user impact. Why did projects go one or the other route? Maintainers of Linkerd, Istio, and Consul explain why they made certain tradeoffs and what that means for the end users.

Wednesday, November 18

Cloud Native Computing Foundation projects update. 1:54pm -2:06pm EST, Constance Caramanolis, Splunk. Don’t miss Constance’s CNCF project updates including an one on the Linkerd project.

Thursday, November 19

Keynote—More Power, Less Pain: Building an Internal Platform with CNCF Tools. 2:06pm - 2:21pm EST, David Sudia, Senior DevOps Engineer, GoSpotCheck, Inc. David will deliver a keynote talk about how GoSpotCheck combined Linkerd with Helm, Prometheus, Kubernetes and other CNCF projects to build a platform that their developers actually love.

Multi-Cluster is Easier than you Think with Linkerd and Ambassador. 2:55pm - 3:30pm EST, Thomas Rampelberg, Buoyant & Daniel Bryant, Datawire. Thomas and Daniel will walk through how easy it is to get up and running with traffic flowing between multiple Kubernetes clusters.

Overview and State of Linkerd. 4:50pm - 5:25pm EST, William Morgan & Tarun Pothulapati, Buoyant, Inc. William and Tarun will share what’s been going on with Linkerd over the past year and what you can expect from Linkerd in the upcoming year!

How H-E-B Curbside Adopted Linkerd During a Pandemic. 5:40pm - 6:15pm EST, Justin Turner & Garrett Griffin, H-E-B. Justin and Garrett have had an exciting year. In this talk they’ll share how Linkerd helped their customers get their groceries safely during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to get involved?

Do you have a Linkerd story you’d like to share at the next KubeCon, but aren’t sure how to take the plunge? We’d be thrilled to help you tackle this! Sign up for the **Linkerd Community Anchor program **and some very friendly people will give you some hands-on help in telling your story.

And if you can’t make it to Kubecon this year, don’t worry. You can always find us in the Linkerd Slack channel—hop in and say hi!

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