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If there is one technology that’s at the heart of the cloud-native movement, long before Docker or Kubernetes came along, it is Cloud Foundry. Cloud Foundry has been helping users leverage open source technologies as they embark on their cloud-native journey since its inception.

Today, Cloud Foundry is being used by everyone – from startups to Fortune 500 companies. It’s used by businesses around the globe to automate, scale and manage cloud apps throughout their lifecycle.

Cloud Foundry Foundation is home to the Cloud Foundry family of open source technologies. The Cloud Foundry PMC Council ensures that other open source technologies critical to modern businesses are constantly incorporated into the Cloud Foundry family of projects.

There is a very vibrant open source community around these technologies, a community that is comprised of developers, operators, CIOs, contributors and other IT professionals.

One event to bring all these people together is the Cloud Foundry Summit, which is like Mecca for these community members.

Every year the community comes together not only to celebrate this open source technology but to also chalk out its direction and future.

At the Cloud Foundry Summit, you will get to meet all these amazing people from the Cloud Foundry Foundation:

Swarna Podila, Senior Director of Community, talks about the community:

Devin Davis, VP of Marketing, talks about the importance of marketing for Open Source projects

Abby Kearns, Executive Director, makes predictions for 2019:

This year’s North American edition of Cloud Foundry Summit is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between April 2-4, 2019.

The three-day event will feature keynotes by Abby Kearns and Chip Childers, CTO, Cloud Foundry Foundation.

There will be keynotes by users who will share their journey with Cloud Foundry. These users include Comcast, American Airlines, T-Mobile, Home Depot, Liberty Mutual, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more.

If you want to learn how really big players like T-Mobile address the scale problem, you should be interested in a talk by Brendan Aye & James Webb of T-Mobile.

Those who are new to Cloud Foundry will benefit from the track titled “Introduction to the Cloud Foundry 101: Getting Started Track.” This track has something for everyone thanks to the diversity of the technologies that integrate with Cloud Foundry, including .NET, Kubernetes, UAA, and the Open Service Broker API. There will also be demos like live migration of a WebSphere-based Java EE monolith to Cloud Foundry by Thorsten Jakoby & Matthias Haeussler of Novatec Consulting.

The event is expected to attract more than 1,500 attendees, who come from different parts of the world and many diverse backgrounds. Cloud Foundry events are known for inclusion and diversity, so be sure to check out the Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, April 4.

Cloud Foundry Summit also caters to working parents. There will be childcare included with event registration, so parents can attend the event without having to leave their kids behind. There is also a quiet room for attendees to relax away from the crowd without others interrupting you.

There will be special events including:

Event registration is still open! Register now to attend Cloud Foundry Summit in Philadelphia this April 2-4. Use this code to get a 15% discount: CFNA19TFIR15

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Swapnil Bhartiya
I have more than 12 years of experience covering Enterprise Open Source, Cloud, Containers, IoT, Machine Learning and general tech. My stories cover a very broad spectrum - traditional Linux, data center and Free Software to contemporary emerging technologies like 'serverless'. Widely Read: My stories have appeared in a multitude of leading publications including CIO, InfoWorld, Network World, The New Stack, Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN Magazine, HPE Insights, Raspberry Pi Geek Magazine, SweetCode, Linux For You, Electronics For You and more.