Eric D. Schabell: KCD Czech & Slovak 2023 - Telling Great Observability Tales Inspiring Action

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

KCD Czech & Slovak 2023 - Telling Great Observability Tales Inspiring Action

Next month the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is organizing the Kubernetes Community Day (KCD) in Bratislava,Slovakia

I've been to Bratislava in the past to keynote for another conference at the same location and was deeply impressed with the depth of knowledge walking around that university. 

On 19-21 May 2023 the KCD Czech & Slovak 2023 will take place in Bratislava and their call for papers went out at the beginning of the year. I was excited to be able to submit a few talks and even more excited to have the following accepted.

The idea behind this community day is to promote Cloud Native ideas, projects and software while enabling the people interested in modern IT technologies to meet and share their knowledge. A core focus as part of the CNCF is to also provide a platform to introduce projects included in their landscape, with a major focus on Kubernetes as one of them. 

The event is for all architects, CTOs, IT managers, developers, DevOps, administrators, SREs, students and anyone interested in learning more about the various CNCF projects, technologies and their architecture. There's always the opportunity to discuss hot topics with professionals and plenty of hands-on experiences provided. Those that join this event get the chance to experience the culture around DevOps and can join the large Slovak and Czech cloud native community.

Hope to see you all there and share some good storytelling with tips on how you can tell your stories for more impact.

Engaging Your Execs - Telling Great Observability Tales Inspiring Action

Anyone embedded in the cloud native observability teams in any organization can voice their frustrations at not being taken seriously by their executive decision makers. This leads to way too much on-call stress, frustrations, and eventual burnout. With research showing us DevOps spending over 10 hrs a week on issues in their environments, we could all use quick action by our executives when we find ways to fix our cloud native issues. The trick is to tell the tales we accumulate in such a way as to engage, inspire, and effect change in our organizations. This session provides attendees with ample cloud native bedtime stories, tricks that make your tales land within the executive human mind, and actionable insights to head home with immediate results. Join me for a half hour of power where you are empowered to tell better observability stories for better executive decision outcomes.

Key takeaways - Attendees to this session will be given a small yet powerful set of examples to help them effectively tell their cloud native observability tales to motivate their executives into action. Humans listen to stories (tales) more than they pay attention to pages of charts, dashboards, and data. Learn how to tell your tales, terrifying and educational, with tips and tricks to engage your executives into believing your need for organization’s  observability improvements.

Date: Friday, 19 May 2023
Time: 14:10 - 14:45
Location: FIIT Bratislava - Ilkovičova 2 Bratislava, 842 16

The agenda has not yet been published, but stay tuned and looking forward to meeting with the Kubernetes community in Bratislava next month!