Jun 12, 2024

Kubernetes celebrates significant milestone with 10th birthday bash in Boca Raton

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Kubernetes, an open-source container orchestration system, celebrated its 10th anniversary and South Florida Tech Hub and the Cloud Native South Florida meetup group hosted the “KuberTENes Birthday Bash.”

The Cloud Native South Florida group is an official Cloud Native Community Foundation (CNCF) group all about open source technologies that are in the Cloud Native landscape. CNCF is the vendor-neutral hub of cloud native computing, dedicated to making cloud native ubiquitous. People of all skill levels are welcome to join the monthly meetup group and open, inclusive and respectful is the way they roll.

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration system for automating software deployment, scaling, and management. Originally designed by Google, the project is now maintained by a worldwide community of contributors. Trademark is held by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. and it was in June 2014 that Kubernetes was first announced. A year later, in July 2015, version 1.0 was released, marking a significant step in the journey of this community-driven project.

Allan Tito, Camila Sandoval and Sergio Colmenares

Cloud-native technologies enable organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach.

On June 6th, the “birthday bash” rightfully took place in Boca Raton at the home of Cloud Native Now. Cloud Native Now’s mission is to cover all aspects of cloud-native technology—philosophy, tools, business impact, best practices and more. The site is the largest collection of original content related solely to cloud-native technologies on the web and one of the top results for cloud-native-related search terms.  Cloud Native Now is operated by Techstrong Group (formerly MediaOps), the people behind DevOps.comSecurity Boulevard and Techstrong.TV and many other educational and content-driven sites.

Brian Yaskulka (TechStrong Group) and Cristher Castro (Cuemby)

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a key player in the cloud-native technology landscape, lent its support to the event. Sponsors such as Cuemby and Defense Unicorn ensured all guests had a wide variety of lite bites and desserts to enjoy. The agenda included speakers, the opportunity to connect with various South Florida tech community members, and cake. Lots of Kubernetes-blue cake! The support of the sponsors is a testament to the widespread recognition and support for Kubernetes in the technology community.

Cuemby leadership: Hitomi Mizugaki, Angel Ramirez, Cristher Castro

South Florida Tech Hub member company, Cloud Native South Florida chapter lead, Cuemby, was also the event sponsor. Cuemby’s leadership team and co-founders, Angel Ramirez, CEO, Hitomi Mizugaki, Chief Product Officer, and Cristher Castro, COO, were all in attendance. The team welcomed the guests, the guest speakers for the night, and helped lead the group in a happy birthday sing and cake-eating for Kubernetes. Their excitment and love for the technology was felt by everyone in the room.

Cuemby is an industry and vendor-agnostic company dedicated to enabling small and midsize enterprises with cumbersome legacy systems to become more agile, scalable, and competitive. Since their founding in 2015, our team of experts has performed over 100 technology due diligence processes for mergers and acquisitions. As a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider and an official Kubernetes Training Partner, Cuemby specialize in simplifying Cloud and Kubernetes for SMBs, ensuring your cloud operations are streamlined and optimized for success.

Guest speakers included Hitomi Mizugaki, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Cuemby, who shared her expertise and experiences in the cloud-native space. Casey Wylie, a software engineer at Defense Unicorns, presented an engaging talk on Kubernetes admission controllers, shedding light on this crucial aspect of container orchestration. Joshua Stein, an expert in DevOps architecture and development, covered a broad range of topics including Infrastructure as Code, Configuration Management, CI/CD Pipelines, Log Aggregation, Monitoring, Alerting, and Container Orchestration. His presentation provided valuable insights into the complexities and innovations driving the DevOps field.

The event also facilitated meaningful connections among South Florida’s tech professionals, offering a glimpse into the vibrant tech industry in the region. Casey Wylie, reflecting on the event’s success, expressed his admiration for the community’s enthusiasm and participation. “I want everyone’s eyes here because the more eyes you get, the more people are going to critique, and the more people are going to make it better,” Casey said, underscoring the importance of community engagement in driving technological advancements.

In conclusion, the Kubernetes celebration was more than just an event; it was a recognition of the collaborative spirit that fuels the open-source movement. As Kubernetes continues to evolve, its success story remains a powerful testament to the power of community-driven innovation and the limitless possibilities of cloud-native technologies.

Check out all the fun photos (Thank you, John Sohn) from there event HERE. To learn more about the Cloud Native South Florida group, visit www.community.cncf.io/south-florida