At this event, the fantastic Bart Farrell will host demonstrations, inspirational use cases, war stories, deep-dive tech sessions, and best practices on how Kubernetes is applied at and on the edge! 

By joining us, you'll meet other developers, engineers, and others who all share a love for working with Kubernetes. With them, you can learn more through the different demonstrations and presentations. Not only that, mini-workshops are offered, so you can get a more hands-on experience.

The impressive industrial event location has some cool surprises in store too. So, feel free to take a look around and explore! 

Visit different booths, taste exceptional food and drinks, listen to music, see engineers on-site getting things done, and lean back during interesting demonstrations. You don’t want to miss this. And don’t forget to take your swag home!

Register now, you certainly don't want to miss this. It's totally free, and food & drinks are included!

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Call For Proposals

Edgecase 2023 brings together hundreds of Kubernetes enthusiasts. Do you have any lessons learned in building, breaking, and bettering edge infrastructure? An inspirational use case to share or something super exciting?

We have one 45-minute slot available, specially reserved for our call for papers. We would love to give our main stage to our community members. This can be a single or a duo presentation. Don't be shy and share your ideas and the work that you are doing with an audience full of K8s fans!

Deadline: July, 1st 2023 

CFP is now closed

Submit your proposal
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Get your Swag!

One of the souvenirs you can take home from our event are the awesome T-shirts! We have a broad range of sized but they're limited in availability so make sure you get yours as soon as you can :).


Speakers & Trainers

Anthony Hodson

Anthony Hodson
cloud native architect


Anthony Hodson spent his career in various roles from software delivery in Fintech, to managed services for enterprises. He has architected for Hyperscale Cloud and helped customers digitally transform with DevOps practices and software. When not working, he likes to collect hobbies, skills and ideas, what a golden age it is for this.


Bart Farrell

MC & HOST: CNCF Ambassador and DoK Community LeadeR

Bart Farrell is a CNCF Ambassador and Freelance Content Creator, event host, and community consultant. He brings creativity and passion to everything he does, whether it's rapping about Kubernetes or producing creative videos to bring technical concepts to life.


Bas Bremer

Cloud native engineer 

Bas Bremer is a DevOps engineer and enthusiast with a specialization in AWS, Kubernetes & Automation. Bas has worked with both Linux and Windows Kubernetes Clusters and has a strong focus on automation. He’s eager to learn new things and likes to help organizations in their Cloud Native journey.

Brian Chambers

Brian Chambers

Chief architect
Chick-fiL-a, inc. 

Brian Chambers is Chief Architect at Chick-fil-A, Inc., a Quick Service Restaurant company with ~2,800 locations in North America, where he was worked for the last 19 years. Brian is passionate about a broad range of technical topics from cloud computing to edge computing and loves maximizing the value of technology in business.


David Sterz

Solutions Architect mindcurv Group
Hi, I am David, typing on keyboards since I was a kid - started on a PC MSDOS 3.3. Looking back to >15 years of cloud computing experience to build platforms for teams preferably on Kubernetes nowadays where i am practicing and sharing FinOps.

Eelko de Vos

Cloud native engineer 

Eelko has been fascinated by artificial intelligence since he was a little boy. From Asimov’s worlds he fell into the academic world of A.I. where he went on to programming large dynamic web systems during the internet explosion in the early ’90s. Through building websites. he entered the realm of virtualizations to end up as a cloud engineer at Fullstaq. But his little boy’s heart still skips a beat when it comes to A.G.I. systems.

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Erwin de Keijzer

Cloud native engineer 

Erwin de Keijzer is a DevOps consultant at Fullstaq, he loves cloud native applications and just wishes that everyone would make all software with the 12 factor app guidelines incorporated. When not working for fullstaq, he loves connecting stuff to the internet, including his garage door, smart meter and home elevator.


Fabian Met


Fabian Met is a Cloud-Native Architect and Open Source Enthusiast. As one of the founders of Fullstaq, he is the technical heart and conscience of the company, helping customers and engineers with guidance and being a nice sparring partner.


Gerrit Tamboer


Gerrit Tamboer is an Open Source, Cloud Native, and Kubernetes enthusiast who co-founded Fullstaq in 2016. He recently exchanged his role as Cloud Native engineer for the role of chief meddler of Fullstaq.

Jegor van Opdorp

Jegor van Opdorp


Jegor is a software engineer and entrepreneur with a wealth of expertise and experience, having spent more than a decade as a full-stack engineer. As CTO and co-founder of Leafcloud, he blends his passion for software engineering, DevOps, electronics, and AI with a drive to push positive change. Beyond the cloud, Jegor is a talented musician and fond of building robots.

Jeroen Houwen

Jeroen Houwen

Trybes is a Digital Agency for Non-profits. We are helping our customers to make the world a better place by building marketing journeys and online Campaigns for Fundraising and lead generation. We reshape their communication landscape and create innovative digital concepts and experiences.
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Jesse Kastelijn

Account manager

Jesse Kastelijn is an Account Manager and technical enthusiast when it comes to hardware and complex applications. Jesse focusses on a consultative business approach to help solve customer problems with the best solution possible. I like to think of myself as open, honest and responsible.

John Stroosnijder

John Stroosnijder

Innovation Manager
Dutch Ministry of Defence, Joint IT Command

John Stroosnijder is an all-round IT enthusiast with a solid background in datacenter infrastructure, specifically storage, virtualization and containers and was involved in the introduction of containers and Kubernetes within the ministry of Defence (MoD). John loves to solve complex issues for the MoD and is always on the lookout for new and exciting technology to improve how the MoD operates, both in the Netherlands, as well as abroad.


Joost Buskermolen

Cloud native engineer 

Driven by an ever increasing interest in everything related to Cloud Native and automation, Joost Buskermolen is a passionate IT-professional that turned his hobby into his career. As a tech lead within Cloud Native Teams @ Fullstaq he assists companies to achieve a superior Cloud Native infrastructure using the latest and greatest tools.

Jurrien Bloemen

Jurriën Bloemen

Solution Architect
Jurriën Bloemen is Presales Consultant (Techie) at SUSE. Before he joined SUSE Jurriën was a Linux Consultant for over 12 years. During his consultancy career, he became a SUSE Certified Instructor. Within SUSE Jurriën is responsible for the Enterprise market of the Benelux. You can ask him anything about SUSE!

Marcel Claassen

Sr Solutions engineer at sysdig

Marcel is known for his focus on cyber security and threat detection, he is CISSP certified and he has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and Security field. In his spare time he loves home automation projects and his most recent tinkering resulted in a solar-heated pool automated via a Raspberry Pi, some Java and a K3S cluster.



Patrick Aalders

Patrick Aalders

Solution Architect
Team Rockstars IT
Patrick Aalders is a Solution Architect with an averse to repetition and is obsessed with automation. Streamlining processes and liberating businesses. Being visionary, disruptive and efficiency-driven to craft intelligent systems and eliminating mundane tasks.

Rio Kierkels

Cloud native engineer

Rio Kierkels makes things work with him, not against him. Utilizing the best of Cloud Native infrastructure software and tooling he always aims to make the process of development and operations one integrated experience with the least exceptions possible. Seemingly always on the verge of finding something new, he's very happy to share his findings with you!


Sander ter Schure

Cloud native engineer 

Sander ter Schure is a Cloud Native Engineer and Technical Lead for several customers of the CNT service from Fullstaq. He is interested in all kinds of different Cloud landscapes and loves challenging architectures and solutions.

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Sietse Bruinsma

manager Platform Engineering & Cybersecurity Vandebron

Leading the (K8s) platform, cloud, cybersecurity and workspace engineering teams at Vandebron that are dedicated to keeping our business and digital services secure, reliable, and ready.

Stefan van Gastel

Stefan van Gastel

Head of Innovation & Research
Dutch Ministry of Defence, Joint IT Command

Starting his career as a web developer, Stefan van Gastel has seen and joined the rise of innovative technologies, methods, and principles. Being responsible for starting movements to implement CI/CD, DevOps, containerization, and other modern software development practices within the Dutch Ministry of Defence, he is no stranger to resistance and bringing change to a traditionally conservative organization. Stefan has identified and implemented multiple technological innovations within the Dutch MoD.

Stuart Carrison

Stuart Carrison

Sales Engineer

Stuart has over 25 years technology experience in hands-on technology roles and, over the last decade, has served as a strategic technology leader in global organisations across Assurance & Compliance, Business Intelligence and Retail. His experience revolves around the development and reshaping of IT teams and technology that underpin business change and growth initiatives. Ultimately he aims to help IT teams become key contributors to business success.


Tim Jones

Operations Engineer

A career spanning 20 years in development, network administration, and cloud engineering, Tim has worked in multinational financial institutions with months-long standards compliance practices to small & scrappy startups where the first step was building his own desk. A firm proponent of the GitOps declarative-everything paradigm, Tim now gets to work on bringing the Kubernetes-style declarative & immutable workloads directly into the operating system itself with Sidero Labs' Talos.

William Rizzo

William Rizzo

Lead Architect - Consulting

 William is focused in helping customers designing, building, and running their Kubernetes, and Internal Developer Platforms. He wore many hats in the IT world, Engineering, Pre-Post sales, Product Owner and Consulting. from HPC, Storage and Distributed Systems.
William enjoys volunteering at the Dutch Cloud Native/Kubernetes Meetup and the NL KCD. Has lived in many European countries and now Netherlands is the place he calls home.


Wolter Kamphuis

Cloud native engineer

As an Azure consultant he now helps customers succeed in their cloud ambitions by building cloud infrastructure and helping the customers use it. Wolter Kamphuis is an Azure infrastructure and Kubernetes specialist. For the past 20 years Wolter has been working in IT as a platform and DevOps engineer.

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Program announcements



Fantastic pipelines and where to run them

By Fabian Met
Nowadays we, as (software|infrastructure) engineers, will automate as much as we possibly can.
The tool we inevitably use in our journey through the magical wonderland of IT is pipelines.
Each flavour of git server comes with their own pipeline solution and there are separate solutions for pipelines as well.
But when should you pick what? And where should they run? On your own infrastructure or in the cloud, amidst the birds and the bees?
I'll illustrate different solutions based on real-life experience, pain and suffering!
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The Truth about Kubernetes 

By Gerrit Tamboer
Kubernetes, the game-changer revolutionizing infrastructure, has taken the world by storm. Its impact goes far beyond just the cool kids in SaaS startups; even large corporations are jumping on the bandwagon, eager to embrace its transformative potential.
But here's the catch: while Kubernetes is booming, there's still a surprising amount of resistance to innovation and a lack of maturity in its widespread adoption. So, why aren't more companies riding this wave of change?
In this presentation, Gerrit will take us on a journey through the origins of Kubernetes, explore its current state, and chart a course for the future. More importantly, he'll show us how WE—the passionate minds of today—can play a pivotal role in shaping the Cloud Native space for the better.

Join us as we uncover the truth about Kubernetes and discover how this cutting-edge technology holds immense potential for innovators. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this transformative movement!


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Chick-fil-A's Edge Architecture

By Brian Chambers
Chick-fil-A runs a fleet of Edge-deployed Kubernetes clusters across our 2.800+ Quick Service Restaurants to enable highly resilient in-restaurant application deployments. In this session you will learn about Chick-fil-A’s Edge Architecture, how it adds business value, and how we manage a large deployment in a highly constrained environment.

We’ll share about the tradeoffs that were made to keep the architecture as simple as possible. You will also learn about how we solved some of the common edge challenges such as cluster provisioning, app deployment, and observability.

Finally, we’ll share lessons learned from operating at scale in production for 4.5 years.


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Do you need to take General Relativity into consideration when measuring your elevator?

By Erwin de Keijzer
During KubeCon this talk was completely full so, because of the huge success now also at Edgecase! Erwin's house has an elevator so you might think it's an apartment, but no, it's a family home with an elevator. Ever since moving in Erwin has wanted to upgrade the elevator experience. In this talk, Erwin explains how he used open-source projects like NATS, Grafana, Prometheus and InfluxDB to measure performance.

He will show some epic dashboards with insights into the elevator performance. This talk will not feature a live demo, Erwin thought about bringing the elevator with him, but it was not accepted by his family. 

Erwin de Keijzer

Kubernetes f*ckups, learn and laugh at our pain

By Fabian Met
In this unforgettable presentation, our witty speaker will take you on a rollercoaster ride through a series of real-life Kubernetes "f**kups."
We have gathered some beautiful blunders, epic fails, and jaw-dropping mishaps that can occur when working with this powerful container orchestration system.

All for your viewing pleasure. You animals..
From mind-boggling configuration errors to resource allocation mishaps that will make you facepalm, this talk will expose the darkest and most comical side of Kubernetes. Brace yourself for tales of scaling gone wrong, security faux pas that will make you cringe, and more eyebrow-raising adventures.

Join us at EdgeCase 2023 for a side-splitting journey through Kubernetes failures, where laughter meets enlightenment. You'll leave with a smile on your face, armed with newfound knowledge to avoid these blunders and conquer Kubernetes like a pro. Don't miss this hilariously educational experience!

Fabian Met

(Military) Edge Of Tomorrow

By John Stroosnijder & Stefan van Gastel
Not all edges are alike. The Dutch Ministry Of Defence (MoD) has a need for edge computing in some very special, high-demanding and constrained locations. Besides modern data centers, the MoD also requires computing power and storage in remote locations. These can be in small local data centers (aka broom closets) or abroad in (physical) containers or tents but also think of ships and vehicles that are on the move and not always connected to the network or main power grid. Running edge computing on these locations is always an issue. This asks for a new approach on edge computing, making it robust and secure with a minimal power consumption, but still easy to use. We will share our vision and work on creating an army green tainted edge, using green energy resources, mobility and modern communication methods.

John Sander

Kubernetes as a cornerstone in your Edge

By Patrick Aalders
When running your Kubernetes cluster(s) on the Edge you are bringing a part of your infrastructure to state-of-the-art. But that doesn’t mean that things are changing for the infrastructure already found on-site. Let it be machinery running at your customers all over the world or windmills scattered through Europe. Kubernetes allows you to run modern-day DevOps practices for your Kubernetes stack but what if I tell you that it can be so much more? 

The Kubernetes ecosystem allows you to put it into a cornerstone position in your remote infrastructure and in some cases hard-to-reach sites. It can enable you to use the same state/desired state practices you are getting used to when using Kubernetes itself. You can fight the configuration drift of your network equipment, centralize and automate the configuration management and take full ownership.
Embrace the extraordinary and revolutionize your Edge.
Patrick Aalders

AI on the K8s-Edge

By Eelko de Vos
A.I. has been exploding since 2022 and is affecting every workforce. We imagined A.I. would introduce itself through tasks like robots cooking, cleaning and driving cars and then move to more cerebral processes. But translators, photographers, designers, writers and programmers turn out to be the first true targets. How did we get here and what can cloud engineers expect in the coming years?”

In this talk we will explore the current and future possibilities of using A.I. in our field of expertise.

Eelko de Vos

Lights, Camera, Automation! From Scrap to Smart

By Marcel Claassen
Get ready to be inspired as Marcel takes you on his remarkable journey from scrap to smart home automation. With his curiosity and a touch of IT humor, he will share how he ingeniously integrated second-hand appliances into an harmonious ecosystem. With the Marktplaats App under his fingertips and the power of Kubernetes at his side, he transformed an eclectic mix of solar panels, heat pumps and camera’s into a well oiled (digital) machine. In this age of “Circular” Marcel proves how scrap can evolve into treasures at the edge.


Sidero Labs Omni & Powerflex: Managing hundreds of clusters at the edge

By Tim Jones

A customer case study of how Powerflex uses Sidero Labs' Omni to deploy and maintain hundreds of Kubernetes clusters at edge EV charging sites all over the US ranging from inhospitable deserts to underground parking garages. Discover the flexibility of using Talos, a Kubernetes-native, API-driven, immutable operating system, to simplify deployment and maintenance of clusters from cloud to edge and everything in between.

FinOps - your competitive edge to save your business and our planet

By David Sterz

In 2019, the FinOps Foundation was founded to disseminate best practices around Cloud Financial Management or Finance and DevOps, in short FinOps. 

Similar to DevOps, the main focus is on collaboration between worlds.

In this talk we will go through a story of a Container Platform team that is provided to development teams, to learn why collaboration is key and how the FinOps framework can help.

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Vandebron and OnLogic: Building sustainable energy solutions

By Jesse Kastelijn

OnLogic and Vandebron talk about their collaboration. How OnLogic helped Vandebron identify an industrial,
low-cost, energy-efficient platform to power their green energy balancing solution for the Dutch energy grid.
OnLogic developed an industrial Raspberry Pi-based system that perfectly fit the needs of Vandebron.
Together they discuss the project and the future of computing at the edge.
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Delivering more agile, resilient and efficient IT

By Stuart Carrison

The growing pace of digital transformation has made it difficult for business leaders to improve agility and capability while ensuring the value and resilience of their technology.

In this session, we’ll identify the culprits that cause organisations to amass technical debt and prevent them from moving faster. We’ll then explore an approach where IT can reshape the balance between speed & performance by examining how platform thinking can help reconcile innovation & efficiency.

Stuart Carrison

Sidero Labs Omni & Powerflex: Managing hundreds of clusters at the edge

By Tim Jones

A customer case study of how Powerflex uses Sidero Labs' Omni to deploy and maintain hundreds of Kubernetes clusters at edge EV charging sites all over the US ranging from inhospitable deserts to underground parking garages. Discover the flexibility of using Talos, a Kubernetes-native, API-driven, immutable operating system, to simplify the deployment and maintenance of clusters from cloud to edge and everything in between.







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Enabling Experimentation with Ephemeral Environments

By Rio Kierkels
Join our workshop where we'll examine two methods for setting up dynamic environments using ArgoCD and Kubernetes, alongside GitLab. We'll guide you through how these environments are initiated by pull requests, updated with each Git push, and automatically tidied up after merges or closures. This practical understanding of the full lifecycle of on-demand ephemeral environments will showcase the flexibility of modern DevOps workflows. By the conclusion of this session, you'll be better prepared to apply these processes in your work, fostering an environment that encourages experimentation with your DevOps practices.

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Always gonna keep you up. Never gonna let you (go) down

By Jegor van Opdorp
Ready to take control of your digital sovereignty and free yourself from the constraints of US/China legislation and the whims of big tech companies? Say goodbye to the nightmares of downtime caused by the unavailability of a single provider. Discover strategies to distribute your application's workload across multiple clusters and clouds. Join us for a workshop where we will empower you to deploy load-balanced stateful applications across multiple clusters and clouds, all while keeping everything within the European Union and without relying on big tech giants.  
Gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience with the following topics:

  •  Configuring Inter-cluster Networking: Establish efficient and reliable communication between your application's clusters. 


    Deploying Highly Scalable Databases: Discover the best practices for managing and scaling databases in a distributed environment across three clusters in an active-active setup. 


    Automating Multi-cluster Application Stacks with Nova by Elotl: Automate and streamline the deployment process of your multi-cluster application stack. Learn how to leverage Nova, developed by Elotl, to simplify the orchestration and management of your distributed applications.

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Become a Cilium badass in 30 minutes

By Bas Bremer

Do you want to get started with Cilium, but don’t know where to begin?
During this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Install Cilium using Helm;
  • Learn how to monitor and debug with the user interface;
  • Add security to deployments with the use of network policies.

This workshop is for the absolute beginners, some basic Kubernetes and Helm knowledge is needed.


Setting up sensors at the edge and managing the OS

By Jurriën Bloemen

Bring your laptop and start building an edge device with sensors. In this workshop, we will start setting up an edge device and connect a sensor to it. We collect the data and send it to a central point to display the information.

In this way, we try to give an overview of what is possible in this space. We cannot go into much detail but for sure it will be fun!

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Bringing Persistent Kubernetes to the Edge with Portworx

By Anthony Hodson

In this hands-on session we'll get to grips with Portworx Backup SaaS service; while learning how industries from Automotive, manufacturing, Telco's, and Retail are making use of persistence at the edge with Kubernetes and Portworx. 

We'll explain how to maximise Availability, Recoverability with the Portworx tooling.
Then let you loose with our tool to help with this. Best of all you'll walk away with a 1TB backup management solution free forever.
Bring your laptops.

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Managing secrets at scale

By Wolter Kamphuis

When moving from data centres to the edge most likely your number of clusters will increase. This will bring many new challenges, secret management is one of them. So how do you enable your developers to manage secret at scale at all these clusters? And how do you manage secrets whenever you don't even have permanent access to these clusters?

During this workshop, you will try two solutions for two different use cases, SOPS and the External Secret Operator. Both very powerfull and both very useful, especially combined with GitOps. Your developers will love it.

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Workshop registrations

Aside from the presentations and general spaces full of activities, we have workshops at the ready! Learn about the importance of experimentation. How to set up a Cilium environment or 

The workshops are free to follow. You only need to register to attend. 

You will receive a separate mail to register for the workshops. 


KubeClash free-roam VR

Not to be missed during our event: KubeClash free-roam VR experience! Battle against fellow engineers and rise victorious in this cops vs. robbers-style shooter🏆. With KubeClash your walking (or running) in the real world is tracked into the game so you're not stuck to anything. Hiding, ducking and jumping actually works! Come give our KubeCon hit a try! 

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