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Cloud Foundry Foundation Announces Initial Schedule for 2018 Europe Summit
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Keynote stage to include EngineerBetter, Resilient Scale, SAP Cloud Platform; on-site developer training offered in Basel, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of a family of open source projects including Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and Cloud Foundry BOSH, announced today that EngineerBetter, Resilient Scale, SAP Cloud Platform and more will be keynote stage participants at the annual European Summit at the Congress Center in Basel, Switzerland, October 10-11, 2018. Early bird registration ends Wednesday, July 18 and offers 55 percent off the full price.

"The Cloud Foundry Summit returns to Basel this year with keynote stage demos, developer-centric tracks, and the only available in-person Cloud Foundry developer certification. This event is can't-miss for anybody serious about cloud-native technologies," said Abby Kearns, Executive Director, Cloud Foundry Foundation. "I'm looking forward to spending time with our community and hearing from many of our end users. I'd also like to thank Platinum sponsors Dynatrace, Pivotal, SAP and Swisscom."

More than 1,000 enterprise developers, architects, engineers and executives from around the world are expected to attend the Basel Summit. Attendees will learn Cloud Foundry from those who build it and use it every day. They will join other developers, end users and CIOs to gain first-hand access to Cloud Foundry roadmaps, training and tutorials, and to see how others are using Cloud Foundry to support continuous innovation and application portability.

Keynotes:

    --  Two keynotes this year will underscore the necessity of male allies in
        diversity and inclusivity initiatives in the open source and Cloud
        Foundry communities.
        --  Steve Greenberg of Resilient Scale -- a consultancy focused on
            building capabilities through collaboration, training and mentoring
            -- will propose solutions for improving inclusivity efforts and
            making our community welcome to everyone.
        --  Daniel Jones, CTO of EngineerBetter -- a consultancy offering Cloud
            Foundry, BOSH and Concourse CI services in the UK -- will
            investigate implicit bias and share methods for how to overcome bias
            to create an open and inclusive community.
    --  Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation, has spent
        nearly 20 years in the technology industry in a career that spans
        product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500
        companies and startups alike. She will discuss the cloud-native
        explosion, why it matters to the enterprise and the role that open
        source software, platforms, and ecosystems play in developing software
        at scale.
    --  Florian Müller, Technical Lead Platform Foundation & Services for SAP
        Cloud Platform, is a member of the Open Service Broker API PMC and
        responsible for OSB related activities at SAP. He will do a demo of the
        Peripli Project, a project led by SAP with support from Google, IBM,
        Pivotal and SUSE, which gives operators the ability to share Open
        Service Broker-compliant services and service instances among different
        platform instances.
    --  Additional keynotes will be announced in the coming months.

Breakout Tracks include:

    --  Cloud Foundry in the Enterprise
        --  Featuring a user story from Fidelity International's Rachael
            Wonnacott
    --  Containers and Serverless (sponsored by SAP)
        --  Featuring a talk from IBM's Surya Duggirala that highlights the
            similarities and differences between Cloud Foundry's Garden
            containers with other container technologies like Docker and
            Kubernetes
    --  Core Projects
        --  Featuring a talk from Pivotal's Natalie Arellano and Matthew Horan
            on the Garden Window team's plans around Cloud Foundry Container
            Runtime support for Windows, and the shared architecture of
            Application Runtime and Container Runtime support for Windows
    --  Ecosystem
        --  Featuring a presentation from Pivotal's Zoe Vance and Denise Yu on
            best practices for service adapter design and use cases in which the
            open source project the On-Demand Service Broker (ODB) may provide a
            helpful abstraction
    --  Experiments & Extensions
        --  Featuring a talk by Pivotal's Angela Chin on how to integrate your
            own networking solution for Cloud Foundry and CNI
    --  Operations and Security (sponsored by Pivotal)
        --  Featuring Pivotal's Deborah Wood and Chisara Nwabara with Armakuni's
            Zenon Hannick in a discussion on how to mitigate risk when failure
            is not an option

Cloud Foundry Foundation will carry on the tradition of hosting a diversity event at Basel Summit. This year, there are three sponsorships available for the Diversity Luncheon. One sponsorship will directly support The Chasing Grace Project, with the total amount going towards production of the series. The other sponsorship is available to two sponsors and will support the Diversity Luncheon itself, which will include a screening of an episode from the docuseries The Chasing Grace Project, written and directed by Jennifer Cloer, co-founder of Wicked Flicks Productions.

There will also be a free Hackathon for developers with prizes awarded to the top three teams and first place winners announced on-stage during Thursday morning keynotes. The 2018 Boston Summit winning Hackathon team will be featured in the Experiments track.

Cloud Foundry is an open source technology backed by the largest technology companies in the world, including Dell EMC, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Pivotal, SAP and SUSE, and is being used in production by leaders in manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. Only Cloud Foundry delivers the velocity needed to continuously deliver apps at the speed of business. Cloud Foundry's container-based architecture runs apps in any language on your choice of cloud -- Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vSphere, and more. With a robust services ecosystem and simple integration with existing technologies, Cloud Foundry is the modern standard for mission critical apps for global organizations.

About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent non-profit open source organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard for delivering the best developer experiences to companies of all sizes. The Foundation projects include Cloud Foundry Application Runtime, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, BOSH, Open Service Broker API, Abacus, CF-Local, CredHub, ServiceFabrik, Stratos and more. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications, and is used by more than half the Fortune 500, representing nearly $15 trillion in combined revenue. Cloud Foundry is hosted by The Linux Foundation and is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: http://www.cloudfoundry.org.

Contact:
Lonn Johnston
For Cloud Foundry Foundation
PR@cloudfoundry.org
+1 650.219.7764

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