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KCD Czech & Slovak 2024

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6 Jun 2024

event ends

7 Jun 2024


Fakulta informačních technologií ČVUT v Praze, Thákurova 9, 160 00 Praha 6, Czechia Prague, Czechia

On June 6 -7 2024, we will meet together at KCD Czech & Slovak in Prague, Czech republic. Developers, platform people, and other IT professionals from open source and cloud native communities will meet during this community-organized event to learn, collaborate, and network about cloud native technologies. The community event is supported by the CNCF.


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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

17 Jan 2024

Call closes at 11:59 PM

31 Mar 2024

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Thanks for your interest in submitting your proposal for KCD Czech & Slovak 2024!

First time submitting? Don’t feel intimidated
KCD events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing. You do not need to be a chief architect or long-time industry pundit to submit a proposal, in fact, we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for all of our events. We want to hear all of your stories! If you need help with your proposal, reach out to organizers at

Consider the following as you write your proposal:

  • What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  • How will you demonstrate your knowledge?
  • Why should YOU be the one to give this talk? You have a unique story. Tell it.
  • Be prepared to explain how this fits into KCD and the overall Open Source Ecosystem.
  • You will need to present your session only in-person. We are not accepting online sessions.
  • You will be able to present in English or Czech/Slovak
  • You can submit more than one proposal (Up to 2)
  • You can edit your proposal(s) after submission (until the CfP Closes)
  • We encourage you to invite your less experienced colleagues or friends to be your co-speakers.
  • The information (like title and abstract) from your proposal will be used by the program committee during the reviewing process, but also for promotion of your session, if you get accepted.

What are the things that you should avoid?
We definitely do not expect every presentation to have code snippets and technical deep-dives but here are two things that you should avoid when preparing your proposal because they are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees:

  • Sales or Marketing Pitches
  • Unlicensed or Potentially Closed-Source Technologies

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

What formats of sessions can you submit?

  • Solo Presentation: 35-minute presentation (Including the Q&A), limited to 1 speaker
  • Dual Presentation: 35-minute presentation (Including the Q&A), limited to 2 speakers
  • Panel: 60 minutes of discussion amongst 2 to 4 speakers + 1 moderator

Note: All submissions with 3–5 speakers are required to have at least one speaker that is a woman and the speakers must not all be from the same company.

What track does your session fits the most?

We are looking for any content that is focused on cloud native world. During the submission, we will ask you which of the following tracks your session fits the most. It should serve more as an inspiration for you, rather than limiting you when putting your proposal together:

  • Cloud Native Novice - Content best suited for people who are new to Cloud Native. This covers foundational concepts across multiple domains through introductory presentations.
  • SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) - Application development and CI/CD topics
  • Platform Engineering - Building a platform using cloud native projects, customizing & extending cloud native projects, automating infrastructure operations, and increasing the velocity of self-service tool chains and workflows for cloud native developers.
  • Operations + Performance - Autoscaling, high availability, performance optimization, operators, and reliability of cloud-native clusters topics
  • Security - Security specific aspects of cloud native from detections to threat modeling, security education, identity and credential management, multi-tenancy, confidential computing, vulnerability management in cloud native, and other topics
  • AI/ML + Data Processing + Storage - Managing data models and data streaming, novel uses of machine learning in cloud native workloads or infrastructure, and storage functions, techniques and challenges.
  • Networking + Edge + Telco - Load balancing, service discovery, network security, and network automation. This track also covers edge computing and telco use cases.
  • Service Mesh - Service mesh technologies and best practices for deploying and managing service mesh in cloud native environments.
  • Observability - Covers methodologies and projects for instrumenting, collecting, processing, storing, querying, curating, and correlating metrics, logging/events, trace spans, and general observational profiling of workloads.
  • Emerging + Advanced Concepts - Research and academia, high performance computing for specialized workloads, and highly advanced cloud native computing concepts.
  • Cloud Native Experience - Business Value of CNCF technologies and Community topics, building Cloud Native Start Ups, and sharing misadventures.
  • Open track - Did we miss anything that you feel would be useful for Cloud Native enthusiasts? This is a track for you.


KCDs are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review the complete CNCF Code of Conduct.

event fee

free for speakers