Europe 2017

October 11-12, 2017 | Basel, Switzerland

Onsite Events

With multiple tracks and superb content from guest speakers, Cloud Foundry Summit is designed to help you collaborate, learn, and get inspired. In addition to learning about Cloud Foundry and the latest in cloud technologies, you can get training, gain insight from keynotes, sessions and the hallway track, and make valuable connections with other developers and architects.

What’s Happening on Tuesday, October 10
What’s Happening on Wednesday, October 11
What’s Happening on Thursday, October 12

Tuesday Events

Developer Certification Exam

Tuesday, October 10, 13:00 – 17:00

Cloud Foundry Certified Developer (CFCD) is a professional cloud-native developer certification. It’s the best way for developers to demonstrate cloud skills and expertise, and helps developers set themselves apart in a competitive job market. Take your exam onsite and get €55 off your event fee! Choose option “Attendee Registration & Cloud Foundry Certified Developer Program” during registration to receive the discount. Learn more about the Cloud Foundry Certified Developer program.

The exam will be offered on Tuesday, October 10. There will be 1 exam session, 13:00 – 17:00.  Information for scheduling your exam sessions will be emailed prior to the event.

Cloud Foundry User Day

Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 – 16:00

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Registration for the Cloud Foundry User Day ends on Friday, October 6.

The User Day at Cloud Foundry Summit will bring together Cloud Foundry users across many different industries to share ideas, best practices, and lessons learned. The event will be will be kicked off by Cloud Foundry User Stories, and will be organized as an unconference, allowing attendees to discuss predetermined, crowd-sourced topics.

*Must be a Cloud Foundry end user, or prospective Cloud Foundry user, to attend this event.


Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 – 16:00 & Wednesday, October 11, 14:45 – 15:15
Delhi, Ground Floor, Congress Center Basel

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Come join an enthusiastic bunch of Cloud Foundry developers in this first annual Europe Summit Hackathon!  Bring your ideas and energy as we build interesting prototypes to extend CF functionality where it has never gone before.  Come with a team or come on your own and find a team during the event. Top three teams get awesome prizes and first place winners will be announced on stage during the Thursday morning keynotes.  This is a free event.

Topics: Any project that extends and enhances CF in an interesting way.  This could include: new CLI plugins, new buildpacks, additional multi-cloud capabilities via BOSH CPIs, innovative services or marketplace capabilities, reusing a Cloud Foundry component in a unique way, etc.  The overall goal here is to build on Cloud Foundry itself, not to build applications that run on Cloud Foundry.

Rules: Maximum of 4 individuals per team, and at least 80% of code should be written during the event.

Schedule: The hackathon will start with a full day moderated session on Tuesday.  Teams must submit their entries via email by 15:00 on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 10:

10:00 Introductions and coffee
10:30 Brainstorm projects and break into teams
11:30 Start hacking!
12:00 Lunch is served
16:00  Wrap up day one, work as late as you want

Wednesday, October 11:

14:00 Hard stop!  Submissions due.
14:45-15:15 Meet with judges for 5-minute project presentations in Hongkong, 2nd Floor
15:15-16:30 Judges will make their decisions

Thursday, October 12:

Winning team will be announced on stage during morning Keynotes!

Wednesday Events

Sponsor Booth Crawl & Welcome Reception – Sponsored by Porsche

Wednesday, October 11, 18:05 – 20:00
Foyer, 2nd Floor, Congress Center Basel

All attendees are welcome to join us for an evening of drinks, appetizers, networking, and fun! This is a great setting to converse, collaborate and check out sponsor products and technologies.

Thursday Events

5K Fun Run

Thursday, October 12, 6:15 – 7:15
Meet in the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel lobby

Sign up to join us for our 5K fun run lead by two local, avid runners, Stefan (of and Yves (of Congress Center Basel), who will provide a run past several city landmarks along the Rhine river.  This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energey going before the final day.

The New Stack Pancake Breakfast – Kubo and the Next Wave of Customer Deployments

Thursday, October 12, 7:45 – 845
Darwin, 2nd Floor, Congress Center Basel

VMware is helping us bring the Pancake Breakfast World Tour to Switzerland, where we’ll be talking about Kubo and the next wave of customer deployments. Come join us for a short stack with The New Stack! (Swiss cheese not included)

Speakers include: Ian Andrews (Pivotal), Abby Kearns (Cloud Foundry), Paul Fazzone (VMware), Frederic Lardinois (TechCrunch), and Sarah Novotny (Google).

Diversity Luncheon & Panel: How Women in Tech are Chasing Grace – Sponsored by Google & IBM

Thursday, October 12, 13:05 – 14:20
Darwin, 2nd Floor, Congress Center Basel

Sign up now to attend. Space is limited.

The tech industry is the place to be for creative, strategic thinkers who want to be at the forefront of technological change. Open source in particular is a home to progressive, collaborative strategists — so why do women in these industries continue to face adversities their male counterparts are blind to or simply refuse to acknowledge as problematic? Former VP of communications at the Linux Foundation and long-time open source professional Jennifer Cloer delved into this question in her new documentary series The Chasing Grace Project. At today’s luncheon, we will show the trailer for the series, share how you can get involved, and interview a variety of panelists working in open source about topics related to each of the series’ six episodes. If you are interested in finding out how to be a better male ally, hearing your colleagues’ stories, and joining the conversation around how we can work together to retain valuable employees in tech, please join us.

  • Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy for GCP, Google
  • Swetha Repakula, Software Engineer, IBM
  • Emamurho Ugherughe, Software Engineer, SAP
  • Keathy Gross, Software Engineer, Pivotal
  • Caitlyn O’Connell, Senior Marketing Content Specialist, Cloud Foundry Foundation