As we approach the one-month countdown to Navigate North America 2024, excitement is building for what promises to be an unforgettable tech event in Austin, Texas, on February 20th & 21st.

In this blog, we're offering a sneak peek into the rich schedule and diverse array of speakers at our event. Our lineup includes some of the most influential voices and thought leaders in the tech industry, ready to share their insights, experiences, and visions for the future. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, this is your chance to gain valuable knowledge, network with peers, and get inspired by the pioneers shaping the technological landscape.

What’s the schedule for Navigate NA 2024?

With over 40 speakers across a two-day schedule, Navigate North America 2024 will feature some of the leading experts in cloud native technology. The event will feature speakers from renowned organizations such as Dell, CISCO, AWS, GitHub, and Accenture, alongside an opening keynote talk from Founder of Docker and currently Dagger, Solomon Hykes.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Mainstage: On the mainstage, Keynote speakers and industry experts will be giving thought-provoking talks and in-depth panel sessions on a range of topics from Kubernetes, the future of AI, and open source technologies.
  • Legends: This room will have a core focus on cloud native practices and disciplines with talks, practical how-to's and tutorials.
  • Cowboy: Dive into emerging technologies covering everything from Edge computing to Wasm, to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Schmidt & Nowotny: Roll up your sleeves and get practical with a range of hands-on, technical workshops.

Read more about the schedule here.

Keynote speaker for Navigate NA 2024

Solomon Hykes will be joining us on the mainstage at Navigate North America 2024 as our Keynote speaker to give insight on the current cloud native industry. As a pivotal figure in the world of software development, Solomon Hykes is best known as the Founder, former Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Architect of Docker - widely acknowledged as revolutionizing container technology in software engineering. Currently, Solomon is the founder of Dagger, a programmable CI/CD engine that runs pipelines in containers, allowing development in various programming languages and execution across diverse environments.

In anticipation of his keynote, Solomon Hykes shared his thoughts:

“Cloud native technologies should be open to all, and I'm thrilled to be part of an event that's leading the way. Open access to cloud native tech has always been something I've looked to develop through my work, first with Docker and now with Dagger. It's great to both be the keynote at an event and surround myself with the community that shares this ethos. I look forward to meeting everyone in Austin.”

Meet the speakers for Navigate NA 2024

Laura Santamaria - Lead Developer Advocate at Dell Technologies

Join Laura Santamaria, Lead Developer Advocate at Dell Technologies, for her engaging talk, "A House of Cards: The Dangers (and Benefits) of Third-Party Tooling." Laura, an experienced voice in tech and an active community member, will delve into the double-edged sword of using third-party tools in system development. She'll explore the risks of dependency on these tools and how it can lead to system vulnerabilities, offering insights on building more resilient and understanding-based platforms.

Talk information: Tuesday February 20th | 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm | Connally Ballroom (Main Stage)

Matt Butcher - CEO and Founder at Fermyon

Dive into the world of serverless WebAssembly with Matt Butcher, CEO of Fermyon, in his workshop, "WebAssembly on Civo Kubernetes with Spin”. Matt will demonstrate how to deploy serverless WebAssembly applications using Spin in a Kubernetes environment hosted by Civo. This interactive session promises a journey from crafting a basic WebAssembly application to mastering its lifecycle management within Kubernetes.

Talk information: Tuesday February 20th | 1:30 pm - 3:10 pm | Schmidt & Nowotny Room

Nathan Peck - Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Explore the cutting edge of chaos engineering in containerized environments with Nathan Peck, Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services. In his talk "Chaos in Containers - Unleashing Resilience," Nathan, will guide you through the practicalities of enhancing system robustness in the era of containerization. This session is tailored for developers, DevOps engineers, and SREs seeking real-world insights and strategies. You'll learn how to conduct controlled chaos experiments to improve the stability of containerized applications, using open-source tools and best practices.

Talk information: Wednesday February 21st | 4:45 pm - 5:10 pm | Legends Room

Einat Orr - CEO & Co-Creator at lakeFS

Discover the future of data systems with Einat Orr, Co-founder and CEO of Treeverse, in her talk "Engineering Data Systems for the next 10 years of growth." With over 20 years of experience and a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Einat will share her insights on scaling data systems, addressing the complexities and challenges in this rapidly evolving field. This session is perfect for those interested in the latest developments in data management, offering a glimpse into effective strategies for product quality, delivery velocity, and outage recovery in scalable data environments.

Talk information: Wednesday February 21st | 10:30 am - 11:10 am | Cowboy Pavillion

James Gress - Emerging Technology Director at Accenture

Join James Gress, Emerging Technology Director at Accenture, for his compelling session "Delivering Generative AI Solutions in the Enterprise." With his extensive background in AI, DevOps, and leading Accenture's Generative AI Center of Excellence, James will guide attendees through the essentials of planning and executing Generative AI projects in large-scale environments. This talk will cover the critical steps from selection to execution, emphasizing the importance of aligning business and technical goals, stakeholder engagement, and risk management.

Talk information: Wednesday February 21st | 11:15 am - 11:55 am | Cowboy Pavillion

Find out more about Navigate North America 2024

Don't miss your chance to stay ahead of the curve in the cloud native industry. Discover new developments, get a glimpse of future trends, and connect with industry leaders. So don't wait, register now to attend Civo Navigate and be part of the conversation.

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