From the Desk of the Executive Director – September 2018

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Can you believe Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is less than four weeks away? Our team is working hard to make it a huge success, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland, October 10th and 11th.

New Keynotes Announced, Registration Filling Up

If you haven’t registered, now is the time! Nearly all sponsorships have sold out and we have surpassed 620 registrants so far. Thank you to all members who have sponsored the event and helped promote registration on their marketing channels. Please share the latest announcement around additional keynotes, including talks from Boeing, Cognizant, Dynatrace, IBM, Pivotal, SAP Cloud Platform, Swisscom, SwissRe, and the UK Civil Service.

Reskill Your Workforce (Cloud Foundry Training, Anyone?)

I’m a huge proponent of keeping people happy and giving new tools to the team you already have. Read my post about the benefits of continuing to provide your teams with new skills, and check out Cloud Foundry Certified Developer training if you’re interested in helping your teams improve their Cloud Foundry, and cloud-native skills.

What are the Top Languages for Enterprise Application Development?

We published a fascinating report on which languages enterprise developers prefer and why–and how this impacts your business. (We’ve also gotten some awesome coverage on this paper; see below!)

Sign up for Training Workshops!

Register for training workshops at European Summit. Altoros and anynines will provide beginner and intermediate trainings with special attention to services, buildpacks and architecture. If you or your teams are trying to figure out how to effectively work with Cloud Foundry in your organization, please sign up before we sell out.

The Amazing Growth of Our Ecosystem

We have seen a ton of momentum around the Cloud Foundry ecosystem this year. Read my recent post highlighting big news, as well as the Foundation’s growth. We are likely to see more big moves before the end of 2018–I’m excited to see what new headlines will hit!

Submit Your CFP to Cloud Foundry Days at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

We’ll be holding Cloud Foundry Days in Seattle (December 10th) and Shanghai (November 13th) as part of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon. The CFP for Shanghai has closed, but there is still time to submit for Seattle! Submit your CFP before September 28th and add Cloud Foundry Day when you register. Reach out to Deb Giles with any questions.

Why is Serverless Being Adopted So Rapidly?

We published a research report last month on multi-platform strategy in which enterprises are using containers, serverless and platforms in tandem to meet their needs. Read Chip Childers’ article on The New Stack that takes a detailed look at serverless adoption rates.

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