Since Windows containers became a stable feature in Kubernetes earlier this year, we’ve seen exciting growth in use of Windows container technology. The fact that most cloud providers now have managed services supporting Windows containers through the Kubernetes API is a reflection of the demand.
During conversations among the community at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Barcelona a few months ago, it became apparent that there needs to be more effort put into sharing knowledge across organizations. Windows containers are new relative to Linux containers. The combination of rapid advancement of both Kubernetes and Windows containers means that many questions arise when planning for the future. Adding to the challenge, the developers who work on the core technology are mostly employed by a handful of companies.
With this in mind, I’m excited to share that we’re hosting the community in the Puget Sound area on July 26th for a meeting of the minds at the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond. Please join engineers from Microsoft, Google, AWS, Docker, VMware and more to talk about everything from why you might want to use Kubernetes to schedule Windows containers to the inner workings of the container runtime, networking, and storage interfaces and how they’re evolving as Windows containers evolve.
Come join your colleagues and fellow community members in sharing your knowledge and get your questions answered. We’ll first meet and greet over some coffee and snacks at 9:30 AM, then Taylor Brown will kick us off with a short talk about the state of Windows containers and how they fit into the Kubernetes ecosystem. Next, we’ll figure out which topics float to the top, and break into tracks as necessary. Finally, at the end of the day we’ll recap, and anyone interested can grab a refreshment and continue the community building conversations. For those who can’t join us in person, we will do what we can to answer any questions in this document.
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