Follow our Red Hat Summit speakers

Prior to each Red Hat Summit, we receive thousands of submissions for speaking sessions through our CFP process. A team of content experts then reviews these submissions and narrows it down to the best and most relevant sessions. Follow the Twitter list from @RedHatSummit to stay up to date on this yea’rs speaker. Be sure to follow them on social media for updates on Red Hat Summit sessions.

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Participate in Red Hat Summit 2017

Celebrate innovation and knowledge at the world’s leading open source technology event. Red Hat is seeking session content and award nominations to help promote and award IT open source expertise and success at Red Hat® Summit 2017.

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Call for content now open:

Share your expertise with thousands of IT professionals from a variety of industries. Submit your original idea for a Red Hat Summit session. The deadline is December 2.

Red Hat Innovation Awards:

Know a leader in IT and open source innovation? Nominate an individual or company to win a 2017 Red Hat Innovation Award recognizing their creative thinking, determined problem solving, and open source innovation. The deadline is November 9.

Women in Open Source Awards:

Nominations are open for the 2017 Women in Open Source award. Recognize women making an impact today.

Red Hat Summit sponsorship opportunities now available
Recruitment of partner sponsors for the 2017 Red Hat Summit has begun. Partners of all types from all geographies are encouraged to participate as sponsors, exhibitors and speakers at the event. In 2016, we had record-setting attendance and over 103 partner sponsors at Summit. We look forward to expanding the partner presence in 2017 with your help! Partners interested in sponsoring and exhibiting at Summit may contact sponsorships@redhat.com or complete the Sponsor Interest web form.

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Taking the FUD out of private cloud and OpenStack

Even though it’s been around since 2000, with technology like OpenStack, there’s a lot of hype (and fear, uncertainty, and doubt–or FUD) to weed through. Is OpenStack being used in production? Is public cloud the new cloud?

Margaret Dawson, head of global product marketing at Red Hat, started her Building a private cloud with OpenStack Summit session saying she would arm us with “ways to combat the hype in the marketing, ways to justify why you want to use OpenStack, and real-world examples of OpenStack deployments.”

What is OpenStack?

A modular, open-source software platform for cloud computing with components that manage resources or compute, networking, and storage. In IT parlance, it’s private cloud, or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

Why should you care?

  • Private cloud computing is the #1 major IT initiative planned for completion in 2016 by Red Hat customers
  • OpenStack is the leading private cloud technology (40% of Red Hat customers polled plan on launching OpenStack POC or production deployment)

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Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit

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Federal government spends roughly 80 percent of its $80 billion annual IT budget on maintaining legacy systems.  Well, it’s about time that these systems are modernized.  However, when migrating legacy environments to microservices and the cloud, it is not just the systems and applications that need to go through modernization.  Shake up your integration strategy to enable digital transformation, says VP & Gartner Fellow Massimo Pezzini.  This includes the approach and techniques used for enterprise integration.  What may have worked in the past will no longer be applicable going forward.  “Integration is dead. Long live integration!” screams the title of this session on the Integration track at the Red Hat Summit — hinting at the continuing need for enterprise integration with modernized approaches. This comes across loud and clear when I take a look at the sessions on this track.  Join me as I explain why Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit.

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Summit sneak peek: Ansible, Atomic Host, and containers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsing Ansible to install containers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a useful Linux distribution because its small footprint makes it ideal for hosting container deployments. Ansible is an automation tool with an elegant simplicity that allows you to orchestrate containers and everything around them.

In this Summit session, Greg and Matt will show you (in gory detail) how to use Ansible and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host together to build, manage, and scale your container infrastructure.

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Ansible community guy who thinks about a lot of container stuff. He has more than a decade of open source project and community leadership experience, including time as the Fedora Project Leader and head of the Fedora Project Board during his first stint at Red Hat.

Matt Micene is a solutions architect for DLT who does a lot of container stuff, and sometimes writes about it.  He’s earned both his RHCE and RHCA accreditations and was a 2010 RHCE of the Year.

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SESSION DETAILS
10:15 a.m., Room 3007
Thursday, June 30
Technical difficulty: 4 (out of 5)
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Self-paced labs at Red Hat Summit

Red Hat Summit 2016: Self-paced labs

Choose from 50+ labs featuring a range of Red Hat products and solutions to complete at your own pace, on your own time. Self-paced labs are available each day from 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hands-on labs are available for topics such as:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat JBoss Middleware
  • Red Hat Satellite 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • OpenShift
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat Atomic and Containers

Don’t forget, these labs fill up fast! Add them to your Red Hat Summit agenda today.

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