Pre-Conference Day


August 4th, 2019 09:00am - 4:00pm

FREE Workshops for Main Conference Attendees

Cloud-Native Observability with OpenTelemetry

Cloud Native Summit - Liz Fong-Jones

Liz Fong-Jones - Principal Developer Advocate at

Cloud Native Summit - Erwin van der Koogh

Erwin van der Koogh - Product Manager at Cloudflare

Thursday, August 4th . 9:00am to 12:00pm

Modern systems architecture often splits functionality into microservices for adaptability and velocity. The challenge of managing infrastructure for microservices has led to the cloud native ecosystem, including Kubernetes, Envoy, gRPC, and other projects. Observability, including application performance management (APM), is an essential component of a cloud-native stack. Without observability, application developers and operators cannot understand the behavior of their applications and ensure the reliability of those applications.

OpenTelemetry (the successor to OpenCensus and OpenTracing) is a standardized library and specification that collects distributed traces and metrics from instrumented services. By instrumenting once with OpenTelemetry, developers and operators can understand how data and events flow through their applications through a variety of different visualization backends.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to instrument a distributed set of microservices for traceability using OpenTelemetry, and how to analyze your service’s traces using open source software backends like Jaeger/Zipkin. Finally, you’ll be able to leverage OpenTelemetry vendor-neutral flexibility to try out other tracing backends including the hosted SaaS product Honeycomb, without recompiling. And you can go home feeling comfortable with implementing OpenTelemetry in your own applications, and being prepared to choose how you will store and visualize traces.

Laptop with wifi is sufficient, we use Gitpod or Glitch to provide IDEs for the workshop.


  • A valid NZ Vaccine Pass will be required to attend this workshop.
  • Masks must be worn at all times during the workshop.
  • A prove of a RAT - no more than 24 hours old - or a PCR/NAAT - no more than 72 hours old - will be required at the registration desk to attend this workshop.

Venue: Willeston Conference Centre - Level, 11/15 Willeston St, Wellington

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Speeding safely - Accelerate the path to production in a secure way

Cloud Native Summit - Pradeep Loganathan

Pradeep Loganathan - Applications Platform Architect at VMware

Thursday, August 4th . 9:00am to 12:00pm

Typically, organizations are forced to trade-off between speed and safety, pulling either the performance, ease of use or customizable lever. Come join this workshop to understand and appreciate the value of a composable, app-aware platform, that exposes these capabilities and benefits to developers and operators alike.

What you will take-away from this session:

  • Developer happiness is not a trend, your business depends on it. How do you make developers happy?, by enabling them to onboard and get started quickly.
  • How to think about the separation of concerns, to enable better co-ordination of work between developers and operators
  • Why supply chain choreography versus orchestration
  • How to bring your own opinions to meet your business needs

Venue: Willeston Conference Centre - Level, 11/15 Willeston St, Wellington

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[*] Registration for this workshop will be effective only if you have a registration for the main event.

Securing Code to Cloud and Back to Code - Azure Ecosystem

Cloud Native Summit - Tessa Davis

Tessa Davis - Senior Solutions Engineer at Snyk

Thursday, August 4th . 9:00am to 12:00pm

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how you can give developers working in the Azure ecosystem a unique security feedback loop, with direct, actionable fixes, from code to cloud, back to code. By connecting observed cloud security insights with developer-driven workflows, you will see first hand how developers can prioritise and remediate vulnerabilities faster in Cloud Native workflows. Security issues are fixed by developers when they have the information they need within the tools they work with every day. This workshop will show you how to integrate security insights and fixes from with Visual Studio Code, Github, Azure repos, Azure Piplelines and Azure Container Registry. We will show you how to secure a complete Cloud Native application made up of proprietary code, open source libraries, serverless functions, container images and infrastructure as code. While this hands on workshop will be in the Azure ecosystem, much of what you will learn can be applied in other clouds and with other DevOps tools. This developer focussed approach to Cloud Native Application security results in reduced risk due to more secure cloud environments and increased developer productivity, leading to better and faster innovation.

Venue: Willeston Conference Centre - Level, 11/15 Willeston St, Wellington

[*] Registration for this workshop will be effective only if you have a registration for the main event.

Prevent cloud-native security attacks before they happen, stop them when they happen

Cloud Native Summit - Fahd Suleman

Fahd Suleman - Solution Architect at Aqua Security

Thursday, August 4th . 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Aqua Security, the developers of Trivy, leads the charge in the fight against cloud native attacks by giving organisations the ability to trust their code, harden the infrastructure and stop attacks in production.

Security teams can lose precious time trying to co-relate insights across multiple security solutions which only give them a partial and often a rear mirror view of the attack.

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how Aquas cloud native protection platform (CNAPP) can help you stop attacks when they happen, because they will.

What you will learn:

  • How you can get an immediate risk profile of your environment and identify and patch infected workloads through Aqua's Risk based insights.
  • What is Supply Chain security all about and why it's important.
  • Why Static scanning is not enough and how can you detect hidden dangers through dynamic threat analysis.
  • How you can stop majority of attacks by enforcing workload immutability and prevent Drift with a single control toggle without the need to pre-profile your workloads/images.
  • A real life scenario about how to detect and block Log4J and other zero-day vulnerabilities.
  • Aqua's powerful virtual patching ability which allows you mitigate risk in real-time by blocking compromised packages in production without bring your application offline.
  • Learn about Aqua's Cloud Native Detection and Response based on behavioural detection.
  • How Aqua's Advanced Malware protection can detect and remove Malware.

Who should attend:

Security teams, DevOps teams, cloud Operations and compliance.

Please note, spots are limited and attendance strictly by registration only.

Venue: Catalyst IT, Level 6/150 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington

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Leveling Up your Observability IQ with Performance | Optimization | Security

Cloud Native Summit - Diana Omuoyo

Diana Omuoyo - Solution Architect at AppDynamics

Thursday, August 4th . 1:00pm to 4:00pm

In this series we will explore a few different roles within an organization that has been on the forefront of their niche industry. However, they have been running into some issues as of late during a major technical project. Throughout these workshop, you will get to explore the various identities of various technical leads and learn how they implement aspects of the company’s full stack observability initiative.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand full stack observability and use cases addressed by each of the components
  • Gain firsthand experience in developing aspects of the full stack observability solution
  • Learn how to translate concepts and ideas from the lab exercises to be utilized for your organization

Who Can Benefit? Roles and titles within these areas can benefit from the contents of this workshop.

  • Application Owners & Architects
  • DevOps & CloudOps Engineers
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • Security Architects
  • AppSec Engineers
  • Network Operations Engineers

Venue: Willeston Conference Centre - Level, 11/15 Willeston St, Wellington

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[*] Registration for this workshop will be effective only if you have a registration for the main event.

End-to-end DevOps with GitHub

Cloud Native Summit - Damian Brady

Damian Brady - Senior Developer Advocate at GitHub

Thursday, August 4th . 1:00pm to 4:00pm

GitHub is more than just a place to keep your code. GitHub offers features that cover your whole DevOps lifecycle from idea all the way into production.

This hands-on workshop will take you through an end-to-end software lifecycle, starting with GitHub Issues and Projects for planning, GitHub Codespaces for a super efficient inner loop of development, and GitHub Actions to take your applications into production.

You will learn:

  • How to effectively plan and track your work using GitHub Issues
  • How to manage your projects within and across repositories in your organisation
  • The free and paid options for coding in the cloud, including the web editor and GitHub Codespaces
  • How to use GitHub Actions for CI/CD
  • How and when to use GitHub Actions for non-CI/CD automation
  • Techniques and strategies for safe and effective software engineering using GitHub tooling
  • Techniques for effective collaboration in remote teams

Who should attend: Software engineers, team leads, and DevOps specialists, regardless of their level of GitHub adoption.

Venue: Willeston Conference Centre - Level, 11/15 Willeston St, Wellington

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[*] Registration for this workshop will be effective only if you have a registration for the main event.

Introduction to Kubernetes

Cloud Native Summit - Simon Story

Simon Story - Platform Engineer at Catalyst Cloud

Thursday, August 4th . 9:00am to 12:30pm

Considering deploying your containerized application to production? Whether you are deploying to bare metal or a cloud VM, container orchestration frameworks can reduce the operational load of managing, updating and scaling your application. Kubernetes is a mature orchestration platform with over a decade of development behind it. This workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Kubernetes. Learn how to set up a Kubernetes cluster, deploy a containerized application and manage updates with rolling upgrades. (3-4 hrs)

Workshop Agenda:

  • Introduction Containerised Applications & Kubernetes background
  • Bootstrapping Kubernetes Cluster
  • Deploy containerized application
  • Development Workflow: Update application, Rolling upgrade

(*) Thanks to our sponsor Catalyst Cloud. Limited Availability!

Venue: Catalyst IT, Level 6/150 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington

[*] Registration for this workshop will be effective only if you have a registration for the main event.

Thank you to our sponsors

Our sponsors play a key role in supporting the conference and our community.

DIAMOND & CNS-2022 Co-Host

  • VMWare - Cloud Native New Zealand


  • Catalyst Cloud - Cloud Native New Zealand
  • Portainer - Cloud Native Summit
  • Auth0 - Cloud Native Summit
  • Tetrate - Cloud Native Summit
  • Red Hat - Cloud Native Summit
  • Snyk - Cloud Native Summit
  • Microsoft Azure - Cloud Native Summit

Platinum - Virtual Event

  • Cloud Native New Zealand


  • Portworx - Cloud Native Summit
  • Boost - Cloud Native Summit
  • Upbound - Cloud Native Summit
  • Honeycomb - Cloud Native Summit
  • Control Plane - Cloud Native Summit

Main Diversity Supporter

  • Deloitte - Cloud Native Summit


  • Xero - Cloud Native Summit
  • Twilio - Cloud Native Summit
  • Aqua Security - Cloud Native Summit

Media Partner

  • AFQY - Cloud Native Summit

Community Partners

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