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Wednesday, April 19 • 11:55 - 12:30
Grow Your Own Community! Lessons Learned from Running Kubernetes Community Days Across Europe - Matt Jarvis, Snyk; Annalisa Gennaro, SparkFabrik; Max Korbacher, Liquid Reply; Alessandro Vozza, Solo.io; Paula Kennedy, Syntasso

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Kubernetes Community Days are community organized events that gather adopters and technologists from open source and cloud native communities to learn, collaborate, and network to further advancement in Kubernetes. They also are a lot of fun and a great way to meet new people and build community. Organizing KCDs is highly rewarding, but can also be a big undertaking, with lots of potential challenges and pitfalls. In this panel discussion, organizers from some of the biggest Kubernetes Community Days in Europe will come together to share their experiences and best practices for how to get going, along with dos and don’ts for organizing community events. We’ll talk about building your team, ensuring diversity, managing logistics, raising sponsorship, handling finances and more. If you’re new to community organizing or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be sure to gain some insights into how you can organize better events !

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Matt Jarvis

Director, Developer Relations, Snyk
Matt Jarvis is a Director of Developer Relations at Snyk. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure... Read More →
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Paula Kennedy

Chief Operating Officer, Syntasso
Paula is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Syntasso; her previous roles include Senior Director of Tanzu Global Education at VMware, Senior Director of Platform Services EMEA at Pivotal and Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of CloudCredo. Working in the IT industry for... Read More →
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Max Körbächer

Co-Founder & Cloud Native Advisor, Liquid Reply
Max is Founder and Cloud Native Advocate at Liquid Reply. He is Co-Chair of the CNCF Environmental Sustainability Technical Advisory Group, CNCF Ambassador, Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board inaugural member and served 3 years at the Kubernetes release team. In his work he supports... Read More →
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Annalisa Gennaro

Head of Marketing and Communication, SparkFabrik
After working as Digital Marketer in a fairly different industry for over 20 years, I steered towards the tech world as Head of Marketing and Communication at SparkFabrik in January 2021. Always and forever in love with communication, I fell in love with the Cloud Native Community... Read More →
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Alessandro Vozza

Developer Advocate, Solo.io
Community leader and CNCF ambassador, Alessandro has spent the last few years building cloud native infrastructures for Microsoft customers, animating the Dutch community, and training others to pass the CKx exams. He has passion for all things cloud native, he's been around open... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2023 11:55 - 12:30 CEST
G106-107 | First Floor | Congress Centre