Opsani had a great time during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 in Seattle. This year, we’re just as excited to participate. Check out Opsani’s VP of Sales & Marketing Kim Shaffer talk about last year’s conference.
San Diego is famous for its beautiful beaches, world-class museums, and geeky attractions. While you’re here for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019, we thought you should check these out:
Borrego Springs’ Galleta Meadows
Live out your dreams of becoming Indiana Jones at Borrego Springs, one of the world’s most well-preserved palaeontology sites in North America. It houses fossils like the Sabertooth tiger, the Columbian Mammoth, the giant bird Aiolornis, and the elephant-like GomphothereI. Artist Ricardo Breceda created giant sculptures of these extinct animals to showcase that they once lived in the area. It may be 2 hours northeast of San Diego, but it’s worth the drive!
Geek Out at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery
While Comic-Con 2020 is not until April next year, you can still get your comic fix at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. If you’re an avid comic book reader, you will instantly recognize the names of artists whose works are displayed in this permanent art gallery. They have an array of original comic books and graphic arts displays from local and renowned artists. For the latest events, check out their website to find out when the next graphic or comic book artist is appearing at San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
Hike the Trails of Balboa Park
Balboa Park is San Diego’s answer to Central Park, with a zoo, museums, a concert hall, and miles of green grass. Less well-known are its hiking trails, which crisscross the park and even encompass a cactus garden, making urban explorers feel like they’re on a mountain rather than smack dab in the middle of a city. You can also tour the museums there instead. There are a bevy of world-class museums housed within Balboa Park: The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Man, Museum of Photographic Arts, and the San Diego Natural History Museum are just a few out of many to explore!
Take a Self-Guided Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum Tour
Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum was known to have vacations in the Coronado neighbourhood of San Diego. Visit his Coronado home where he wrote 3 of his Oz books, or the Coronado Museum of History and Art and see a rare collection of his first 3 editions of Oz books. Fun fact: Hotel del Coronado inspired Baum’s Emerald City. For more Wizard of Oz inspired activities, you can check out San Diego Family’s listing here. You can also take a guided walking tour with Coronado Walking Tour to find out all the hidden gems and history of Coronado and L. Frank Baum’s favorite spots.
Visit the USS Midway Museum
Did you know that San Diego is the base of the US Navy and Navy Seal training program? San Diego is home to the USS Midway Museum, a museum made from an old aircraft carrier. Located downtown and docked at the pier, this naval museum is one of the biggest museums focusing on carriers and naval aviation, and has over 60 educational exhibits. Upon entering the museum, visitors can imagine they are one of the 225,000 Midway sailors who were stationed on this carrier. Through this tour, you can learn about the US Navy and the importance of the USS Midway in American history.
See you all at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon! Don’t forget to drop by booth SE24. In the meantime, feel free to check out this video of Opsani CEO Ross Schibler talk about how Opsani is changing the way people deploy applications in the cloud. You can also book a time to meet with us to learn more.