Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Contributor Celebration Frequently Asked Questions.

General Information

What is the Kubernetes Contributor Celebration?

The Kubernetes Contributor Celebration is an attempt to reclaim that and celebrate our accomplishments. It’s a time for us to relax, chat and do something fun with your fellow contributors!

When is it?

It will be from the afternoon (Pacific Time) December 10th through the weekend, ending on December 13th.

How do I register?

Please fill out the registration form.

Are friends and family allowed?

Allowed and encouraged! Please have them register as a friend or family member and use the email you registered with as the reference. They must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct while attending.

Where is the celebration being held?

The celebration will be hosted on Discord, a hosted online communication platform similar to Slack, but with a focus on voice and video in addition to text base chat. It’s been built to support the hosting of a safe, positive and inclusive space.

When will I get my invite?

Discord server invites will be sent out closer to the event.

What sort of activities are planned?

There will be trivia and other games available. For more information see the activities page.

Discord Information

How do I join?

Please see the How to join page.

Why do I need to verify myself once I connect (complete captcha)?

Spam bots and raids are more common with Discord than other platforms such as slack. Completing the external Captcha helps us keep Discord a safe place to have fun <3

Why do I need to agree to abide by the Code of Conduct?

Much like other communication platforms used by Kubernetes (and other CNCF projects) we want this to be an inclusive and inviting place for everyone. We understand that certain things like profane language are used by many while gaming, please still try to be inclusive and not offensive.

Remember: Don’t be a jerk. :)

Why can I only see the instructions-to-connect and info channels?

You’ve completed the captcha, but haven’t agreed to the code of conduct, head over to the #code-of-conduct channel and accept it, and you’ll be able to see everything. If you need assistance, join the #help channel.

What is this and why is it messaging me?

YAGPDB (Yet Another General Purpose Discord Bot) is a verified discord bot that we use to manage a variety of services within discord, from verification and moderation to role selection and automation.

How do I display my pronouns in Discord?

In Discord, you can set a nickname per-”server”. We recommend putting your pronouns in your nickname so they are visible at all times in Discord and with overlays. A few examples of what this would look like:

  • Arty (they/them)
  • Bob (he/him)
  • Jamie (she/her)

1 ) To do so, click the server dropdown (Top Left)

2 ) Select “Change Nickname”

3 ) Then follow the template of “nickname (pro/noun)” like so:

What are the #<channel>-info channels for?

For games that are popular enough to have their own category, the info channel in them will describe the game, links to where it can be downloaded, and will provide guidance on reporting people for that game/platform.

Often when you’re having a conversation in one of the voice channels you’ll want to share a link with the other people on voice. You can’t do this directly in the voice channels, and it can clutter up the main text-chat channels, so the #<channel>-links channels are a scratch-pad for links or other things that are only relevant to the conversation carrying on in voice chat.

How do I know if someone is a Moderator, Staff Member or an Admin?

The member list on the right hand side of Discord will display the active members and which group they are. Mods, Staff Members, and Admins can also be recognized by the color of their username.

  • Members are blue
  • Staff members are orange
  • Moderators are yellow
  • Admins are red

Someone is spamming/harassing me, what should I do?

If they’re within discord, use the command:

/report <@username> <reason>

You can also ask for assistance in #help. A member of the mod team will reach out.

If it’s within a game and the person is not a part of this event, please use the in game method of reporting / blocking the person.

Discord is running slowly or stuttering, what should I do?

On Mac and occasionally on other platforms, Discord can stutter and consume a significant amount of CPU resources. The current workaround is to disable Hardware Acceleration. You can disable it in your User Settings by clicking on the cog next to your username and navigating to the setting here:

User Settings -> Appearance -> Advanced -> Hardware Acceleration

Help! I have a question?

You can ask in the #help channel and a staff member will try and help.