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From the Desk of the Executive Director – November 2017

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving holiday, for those of you in the US. I hope you had a great holiday. It’s hard to believe it’s already December — the Foundation will be closed from December 18th through the new year, so please reach out beforehand if you need to get in touch. We’re looking forward to a great 2018!

Summit Sponsorships Available

Cloud Foundry NA Summit will take place in Boston this April 18-20, 2018 at the Convention Center. You can download the prospectus here — please reach out to Devin Davis to discuss Sponsorship opportunities. We are counting on all of you to make another wildly successful Cloud Foundry Summit happen! Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions. Thank you to VMware, SAP and IBM for your sponsorships.

CFP Deadline: December 8th

I invite you to submit a talk and share your cloud expertise on topics such as machine learning, big data, serverless and Cloud Foundry, containers, use cases and more. Submit your CFP by Friday, December 8, 2017. And don’t forget to register for Summit soon — Early Bird prices ($500 off!) end January 3rd.

Cloud Foundry Container Runtime Gets Kubernetes-Certified

I’m thrilled to share that our project team is part of the launch of the CNCF Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification Program. Cloud Foundry’s involvement with the Kubernetes community is significant, as it offers the ability to run Kubernetes in tandem with the Cloud Foundry Application Runtime. You can learn more about this announcement and its importance to Cloud Foundry in Chip’s blog post.

The Platform Landscape

We are publishing a three-part white paper series on the platform landscape, the many use cases for PaaS and CaaS, as well as how to get started with Cloud Foundry. Our first paper has already been published by IDG. Let us know what you think!

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