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This invitation-only event will feature lively talks and interviews with Cloudflare’s executive team, sneak peeks at the future of Internet technology, and parallel tracks of hands-on instruction and best practices for securing and accelerating your websites, applications, and APIs.

Get answers to questions like:

  • How can I secure my site without sacrificing performance?
  • What are the latest trends in malicious attacks — and how should I prepare?
  • What site optimizations am I leaving on the table?


Cloudflare’s bleeding-edge serverless platform — Cloudflare Workers — allows you to write and deploy code without the hassle of worrying about underlying infrastructure. Better yet: Workers puts your code at Cloudflare’s network edge, as close to your users as possible.

Learn how to leverage Workers for cost savings, performance acceleration, and flexibility you can’t get anywhere else.

Only at Cloudflare // Connect.


The Internet is built on standards, but many of its stakeholders seem to have forgotten that. Cloudflare has long been a leader in advancing the latest, making it easy to deploy key security-enhancing protocols like DNSSEC.

At Cloudflare // Connect, you’ll hear about recently-released and forthcoming standards — and how to plan for their impact and opportunity for your business.


From Bot Management to WAF Rules and DDoS Mitigation — security is a pillar of Cloudflare’s platform.

Attend Cloudflare // Connect, and familiarize yourself with the tools you need to secure your site (or any Internet-connected device) from the threats of malware, bot attacks, content scraping, and other malicious activity prevalent on the web.


Cloudflare operates the world’s fastest DNS service and is the go-to content delivery network for some of the world’s biggest brands. And that’s just the start.

At Cloudflare // Connect you’ll learn everything you need to ensure your site renders as fast and efficiently as possible, from whatever device a visitor is surfing from.


Ensuring the availability of your Internet properties is just as important as protecting them from malicious requests. Leveraging Cloudflare’s massive edge network means that instead of relying on only a handful of servers, you now have thousands of machines around the world making sure that visitors can reach your content.


Many companies rely on multiple cloud services for their technology stack. Cloudflare is an independent third party in your multi-cloud strategy — capable of centralizing your security and operational needs into a single dashboard.

Learn how to leverage Cloudflare to simplify your multicloud strategy at Cloudflare // Connect.


Heather Brunner

Heather Brunner, as chairwoman and CEO, has steered WP Engine to hyper-growth and global expansion, with offices in Austin, Brisbane, Limerick, London, Omaha, San Antonio and San Francisco serving 120,000 customers in more than 150 countries.

A 27-year technology veteran, Ms. Brunner helped create billions in value, driven customer success, and led business strategy for both privately funded new ventures and Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Brunner received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Central Texas award for technology and was named a 2019 Great Place to Work For All Leadership Winner.

This year, Fortune has given WP Engine four awards as a Great Place To Work in Technology, as a Great Place to Work as a Mid-sized Business, and as a Great Place to Work in both the UK and Ireland. She serves on the board of directors for Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT)

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Matthew Prince

Our event opens with Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, as he shares his vision for Cloudflare’s future — and explains why it’s time to leave the convoluted solutions of the past behind.

Zack Bloom

Zack Bloom is a Director of Product on the Product Strategy team at Cloudflare where he works on Security and Platform products. Zack served as the engineering manager for Cloudflare's Edge Compute product, Cloudflare Workers, as it was brought to market. He joined Cloudflare through the acquisition of his company, Eager, in 2016.

Jen Taylor

Cloudflare Head of Product Jen Taylor will share the latest on Cloudflare’s innovations in security and performance, with special attention given to how we turn deeply technical solutions into products you can enable in a single click.

Dane Knecht

Dane Knecht is head of product strategy at Cloudflare, where he has worked for more than five years. He started at Cloudflare in the early days--when the company had fewer than 20 people. He previously founded FanForce, which was acquired by Dell and Tippr and also worked at MessageOne. At Cloudflare, Dane is currently focused on pinpointing the up-and-coming products and new lines of business that will be key to Cloudflare’s ongoing evolution and strategy. He graduated from Columbia University and resides in Austin, TX.


12:00 — 12:45

Registration & Lunch in the Voltron Room

13:00 — 13:30

“Helping Build a Better Internet”

Matthew Prince, CEO/Co-Founder, Cloudflare

13:30 — 14:40

“Next Generation Security & Performance”

Jen Taylor, Head of Product, Cloudflare

14:40 — 15:00

Break, and relocate to ACL and Antone on 16th Floor, or enjoy our interactive booths in Voltron

ACL & Antone

Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

14:40 — 15:10

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Magic Transit: Security & Accelerating Layer 3

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Introduction to Workers

15:20 — 15:50

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Terraform & Control Plane

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Workers Developer Workflow

16:00 — 16:30

Session 1: Secure and Accelerate Internet Applications

Zero Trust in the Enterprise

Session 2: Build Serverless Applications on Cloudflare

Building Cloudflare on Workers: Access

16:50 — 17:20

Break and relocate back to Voltron

17:20 — 17:50

Keynote with a Fireside Chat: WP Engine's Journey to Success from technology, product, and happy customers

Jen Taylor, Head of Product, Cloudflare & Heather Brunner, CEO & Chairwoman, WP Engine

Until 19:00

Cloudflare Hosted Reception

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Capital Factory, Austin, TX


Cloudflare strives to make its events welcoming environments for everyone, and we’ve selected a venue that shares that aim. Austin, Capital Factory offers accessible toilet facilities on every floor of the venue. If you would like to use a Hearing/Induction Loop, the venue will be glad to provide one at no cost (please let us know ahead of time). Assistance dogs are welcome for anyone with sight, hearing difficulties, epilepsy, diabetes, and other physical mobility challenges (again, prior notice is appreciated).

For other concerns, or if you’d like to double-check that the venue can accommodate your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to global-strategic-events@cloudflare.com. Please do inform us ahead of time of any severe allergy sensitivities.


How to find the Capital Factory

The Capital Factory Austin entrance to the Omni Hotel parking garage is located on the east side of Brazos Street just north of 7th Street.

Capital Factory offers parking validations in Austin Monday-Friday, between 5 pm-10 pm. Guests must enter the garage at 5 pm or later and leave before 10 pm to have their parking validated down to $7. Additionally, guests will need to scan their original ticket and then the validation. Below are some other parking options around the area.

  • Capital Factory is bicycle-friendly! There are bike racks in the garage and members can also reserve a bike spot near the kegs on the 16th floor.
  • car2go is also a good option for downtown transportation.
  • Many Capital Metro buses drop off within a few blocks of Capital Factory.

Taxi / Car Share Service

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The nearest airport is Austin-Bergstrom (AUS). This offers direct flights from numerous locations across the US and internationally.

Hotels Nearby

Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

211 East 3rd St
Austin, Texas, 78701

The Driskill In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt

604 Brazos St
Austin, Texas 78701

InterContinental Stephen F. Austin

701 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701