GitOps Summit Hosted by CD Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation

By March 23, 2021Announcement, Blog

GitOps Summit is June 22, 2021, Day Zero event at the CD Foundation’s cdCon 

SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 23, 2021 – The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the open-source software foundation that seeks to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed, today announced GitOps Summit will be co-hosted with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and co-located with the CD Foundation’s cdCon as a Day Zero event on June 22, 2021. 

cdCon will be fully virtual and held June 23 – 24, 2021. Registration for cdCon is free. Attendees add their GitOps Summit registration as part of registering for cdCon. 

“GitOps is critical due to increased adoption of Kubernetes. As organizations move to Kubernetes there is a need to scale and properly handle related Ops issues. The GitOps Summit at cdCON is the perfect opportunity to get up to speed, ask questions, and set the foundation for making smart decisions,” said Dan Garfield, Chief Open Source Officer at Codefresh and co-founder of the GitOps Working Group. “For learning about critical GitOps techniques that will make an immediate difference to your business, there is simply no better way to spend your day on June 22nd!”

“cdCon is excited to co-sponsor the GitOps Summit with CNCF. CNCF occupies a preeminent leadership role by hosting critical components of cloud native continuous delivery technology infrastructure. Working with CNCF, GitOps Summit is a tangible example of how CD Foundation is helping provide organizations with information and opinions to fully understand and utilize the latest technologies and workflows in continuous delivery,” said Tracy Miranda, Continuous Delivery Foundation Executive Director. “The GitOps Summit is a can’t-miss event.”

Cloud native technologies enable organizations to scale rapidly and deliver software faster than ever before. GitOps, operation by pull request, is a powerful developer workflow that enables organizations to unlock the promise of cloud native continuous delivery. The GitOps Summit brings together topflight talent to give a greater understanding of GitOps, share insights into the evolving tools landscape and help registrants decide the best approach for adopting GitOps.

“GitOps is fast becoming the methodology of choice for operating modern cloud native infrastructure and applications because of its accessibility to all developers. This focused event, which is extremely accessible due to its virtual nature, will provide invaluable information and networking opportunities for registrants,” said Priyanka Sharma, General Manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). “We’re excited to work with the CD Foundation to provide clear paths for organizations to evaluate, make decisions and implement GitOps.”

Gaining the ability to scale from 2 deployments a day to more than 200, handling rapid cluster recovery, completing audit trails – these are some of the benefits shared by teams who adopt a GitOps approach. An emerging paradigm, there are multiple critical issues. GitOps teams need to understand secrets management, scaling challenges and how to tackle adopting best practices. According to the CNCF, users have seen improvements in productivity, stability, reliability and security when adopting GitOps to their cloud native environments. 

Diversity and Inclusion

CD Foundation is committed to bringing technology and end-user communities together from around the globe and making it possible for people to join and participate, fostering greater collaboration and growth. In particular, the CD Foundation supports organizations focused on tackling the problems of diversity and inclusion. cdCon is committed to helping fundraise on behalf of Black Girls Code, She Code Africa, and Women Who Code. Donations to these important groups are possible during registration. 

Options to Sponsor

cdCon expects to host 3,000+ virtual attendees, offer 45+ sessions with 5 project-focused learning and collaboration tracks, plus engaging and inspiring keynotes on each day. The cdCon 2021 Sponsor Prospectus is available here (PDF).

To find out more information and register today, see: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/gitops-summit

Additional CD Foundation Resources

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) seeks to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. The CDF is a vendor-neutral organization that is establishing best practices of software delivery automation, propelling education and adoption of CD tools, and facilitating cross-pollination across emerging technologies. The CDF is home to many of the fastest-growing projects for CD, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker. The CDF is part of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.

About cdCon (June 23 – 24, 2021)

Join Continuous Delivery leaders, industry icons, practitioners, and open source developers for a two-day virtual experience as we improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. cdCon is the annual event by the Continuous Delivery Foundation that brings together technology teams, enterprise leadership and open source communities to drive the future of software delivery. 

This year’s sessions are designed for 3 different types of audiences:

  • Technology Teams: geared towards application developers, infra folks, DevOps engineers, security professionals, testers and any other practitioners involved with delivering software.
  • Enterprise Leadership: for senior leaders and decision-makers from organizations interested in measuring DevOps, scaling, transformation, security, FinOps, and developer productivity. 
  • Open Source Communities: tailored for open-source core contributors and maintainers running and growing CDF projects and special interest groups, as well as folks looking to get involved with open source for the first time. This includes Jenkins, Spinnaker, Tekton, Jenkins X and other CDF communities. 

cdCon is a chance for our global community to come together to meet peers, share best practices and ideas, learn from each other and hear about the latest trends in software delivery.


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