Right on the heels of the Openshift Commons and co-located with them, Kubecon 2017 happened at the BCC in Berlin. Supposedly 1500 people attended, which was straining BCC’s capacity to the limit, especially on the A-level. Room A03, which hosted the “Deep Dive track” was continuously overcrowded and could not accommodate all interested people.
Also, this was the most noisy event I have been attending in a long time, especially in the vendor booth setup in B01/B02. On the other hand, the hallway track was exceptionally useful, especially if one escaped out the door, weather permitting, or upstairs.
Quite a bit of content was a duplicate from the Openshift Commons Gathering preceding the Kubecon, but the inclusion of rkt and containerd as CNCF projects have been news and are very welcome.
Especially rkt will be useful, as Docker is not doing very many useful things in the context of Kubernetes and rkt kind of restricts itself to doing only these useful things and not having any other, less useful (in the K8s context) code.
At the CoreOS booth I learned that rkt is right now not yet a drop-in replacement for Docker, but may well be soon – work is being done, and quickly.