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From the Desk of the Executive Director – November 2018

Hello and happy holiday season to all of you!

For those of you in the US, I wish you a meaningful Thanksgiving. The Foundation will be closed for Thanksgiving and the following day, and we’ll also shutter for two weeks in December –from December 24th through January 4th. Please reach out beforehand if you need to get in touch. We’re looking forward to a wonderful 2019!

I am thrilled to announce Zettaset has joined as The Foundation’s newest silver member. We look forward to seeing all of our members at Summit in Philly this April.

Cloud Foundry Philadelphia Summit CFP Deadline: Friday, November 30th

I invite you to submit a talk and share your expertise on Cloud Foundry, whether you’re a user, a contributor, a developer or in any other role that touches Cloud Foundry. Submit your CFP by Friday, November 30, 2018. And don’t forget: registration for Summit opens December 1st — early bird prices ($500 off!) end January 3rd. See you in Philadelphia April 2nd through 4th!

Summit Sponsorships Available

I am very excited to host our second East Coast Summit next year. You can download the prospectus and reach out directly to Kimberly Andrews to discuss Sponsorship opportunities. We are counting on all of you to make another successful Cloud Foundry Summit happen. Shout out to VMware, anynines, InfluxData, Stark & Wayne, and Snyk for already signing up to sponsor.

The Year of Consolidation for the Cloud Ecosystem

It looks like we’re in the early days of a new wave of consolidation. From Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub to IBM’s purchase of Red Hat and VMware’s recent acquisition of Heptio, we are seeing a lot of consolidation in the cloud space. Read the Foundation’s perspective on The New Stack and check out my thoughts on the implications of these mergers and stay tuned for what’s coming next.

Attend Cloud Foundry Day in Seattle this December

The most recent Cloud Foundry Day was held November 13th, co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Shanghai. The event sold out with 120 people registered and 85 people attending the full-day event. Are you attending KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America? Be sure to add Cloud Foundry Day to your registration process. Join us on December 10 to discuss how to automate, scale and manage cloud apps throughout their lifecycle. View the CF Day schedule.

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