How would you sum up a decade of Kubernetes?

The CNCF is looking for a tenth anniversary logo

Logowatch Are you feeling creative? To celebrate ten years of Kubernetes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is seeking a design for an anniversary logo. Perhaps just the letters A and I crudely taped onto a ship's wheel would do the job?

According to the CNCF: "We're on the lookout for an anniversary logo that captures the spirit of Kubernetes – its openness, scalability, and the powerful community that drives its success."

You don't need to be a whizz with Photoshop or something similar. Whipping up something in Microsoft Paint would be equally good if you could provide an output of at least 300 dpi. The CNCF would, however, really like something using vectors, such as an SVG file.

The use of generative AI tools is permitted (this is 2024, after all), although the CNCF cautions: "Please be sure to comply with all license terms for any AI tools that you use." The artwork also needs to be original and unpublished.

A rationale for your design is needed. For example: "I stuck A and I on top of a wheel because AI is all you seem to talk about these days."

The prizes include tickets to an upcoming Kubecon and "global recognition" for your artistic endeavors. There was no indication of whether you can expect your logo to turn up on a laptop sticker or conference t-shirt, but both use cases carry a certain whiff of inevitability.

The competition closes on April 30 at 2359 Pacific Time (0600 UTC on May 1), and you could offer up a fresh interpretation of the classic Kubernetes logo or go for something entirely original.

The judges include Google's Tim Hockin, who designed the original Kubernetes logo, and Ashley Willis, GitHub's senior director of Developer Relations, who came up with the container orchestration tech's five-year anniversary logo.

If those creative juices really get flowing, then multiple entries can be submitted, although the CNCF has stated that each individual is limited to a maximum of three entries in the interests of "fairness and diversity." ®

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