Red Hat Summit Alumni survey 2017 sweepstakes official rules

Red Hat Summit Alumni Survey 2017 Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ENTRY IN THIS PROMOTION CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

  1. Eligibility. The Red Hat Alumni Survey 2017 Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of Australia (excluding the states of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory), Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, or the United States, who are the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry (“Participant”). Employees of Red Hat, Inc. and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and other agents, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, such employees are not eligible to enter. Government employees and contractors are not eligible to enter.

If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.

2.Entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Promotion begins on December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and all entries must be received by January 18, 2018  at 11:59 EST (the “Promotional Period”). Entry in the Promotion is completed by registering for the sweepstakes at https://goo.gl/forms/6O2bxyVfipwQKabv1 (“Entry”). You must complete all required information on the registration form to be eligible to enter. You may be asked to answer optional questions and/or register for future notices of online promotions, but you are not required to answer any optional questions or agree to receive future e-mails from Sponsor to be eligible for entry in the Promotion.

LIMIT – One (1) Entry per Participant. Subsequent Entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Only eligible Entries actually received by Sponsor within the Promotional Period will be included in the Prize Drawing. Use of automated entries or programs or entries submitted by third parties is prohibited and such entries will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for Entries that are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, manipulated or obtained through fraud or lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries or email, or for any computer related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur whether or not within Sponsor’s control and such Entries are void. In the event of a dispute, all online Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email account as submitted in the online event entry form. For these purposes, an email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any questions regarding the number of Entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Promotion. Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entry not in compliance with these Official Rules.

3. Selection of Winner. On or about the week of January 22, 2018, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to select one (1) potential winner from the pool of eligible Entries received by Sponsor during the Promotional Period. The potential winner will be notified by email (“Prize Notification”) on or about the week of January 22, 2018 using contact information provided by the Participant in his or her Entry. If the potential winner does not respond within three (3) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if the Prize Notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize, and Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining eligible Entries until all Prizes have been awarded.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.  Noncompliance with the foregoing, failure to abide by these Official Rules, or return of the Prize Notification as non-deliverable may result in disqualification and naming of an alternate potential winner.  

4. Prizes and Odds. The Participants whose Entries are drawn at random will each receive one (1) full-conference pass to Red Hat Summit 2018 (“Prize”) valued at approximately $1100 (“ARV”).  The total ARV of all Prizes awarded is $1100. Travel, accommodations, and other related expenses are not included.

Prizes are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.  The Prize may not be redeemed for cash value and may not be transferred or assigned, except by Sponsor.  The Prize consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the Prize. Instructions on how to redeem the Prize will sent to the Winner via email approximately one (1) to two (2) weeks after the drawing takes place. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen gifts.  Prize is awarded without warranty of any kind from Sponsor, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the reporting and payment of all applicable taxes, fees, duties, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of the Prize, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply.

Any trademarks associated with the prizes awarded under this Promotion are registered or unregistered trademarks of their owners, who are not affiliated nor have endorsed this Promotion.  Prizes awarded under this Promotion may be subject to restrictions and licenses from their manufacturers and may require additional hardware, software, service, or maintenance to use. The prize recipient shall bear all responsibility for use of such prize in compliance with the conditions imposed by the manufacturer, and any additional costs associated with its use, service, or maintenance.

5. Condition of Participation. By entering the Promotion, Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Award Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor or its agents. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Promotion as solely determined by Sponsor.

Prize Winner may be asked to participate in publicity. Except where prohibited by law, the Winner’s acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use such Winner’s name, address (city and state only), statements, photograph, voice and/or likeness for any advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Promotion, in any media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice, compensation, consideration, review or consent and without regard to moral rights.

6. Compromise of Promotion.  In the event the Promotion is not capable of running as planned as the result of bugs, virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering, technical failures, fraud, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

7. Limitations of Liability. By entering the Promotion, Participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and Participant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any Participant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; or theft, destruction of, alteration or unauthorized access to Promotion Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of the Winner.

8.  General Release. By entering the Promotion, Participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

9. Privacy. Participants will be asked to provide personal information to enter the Promotion, which will be transferred to servers located in the U.S. By entering the Promotion, you consent to transfer of your personal information and to the terms of the Sponsor’s privacy policy located at www.redhat.com/legal/privacy_statement.html. If you wish to opt out of receiving further communications from Sponsor or have other questions regarding Sponsor’s privacy policy, please contact Sponsor at Red Hat, Inc., 100 E Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, Attn: Newsletters.

10. Governing Law. The Award Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. The Award Contest and Official Terms are governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of North Carolina (U.S.), without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

11. Official Rules / List of Winners.  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or the Winner List (available after January 27, 2017), please email your request to rh-summit@redhat.com no later than July 27, 2017.

12. Sponsor. Red Hat, Inc., located at 100 E Davie Street, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA, is the sponsor of the Promotion (“Sponsor”).

5 things to do while you’re in Boston for Red Hat Summit

Boston. Known for its rich history, thick accents, and multiple sports teams, this city has so much to offer!

You know Red Hat Summit is THE event to learn about the best open source solutions for your organization. But, do you know the best places to explore while you’re onsite? We’ve got you covered. Check out this list of cool things to see and do, including places to eat and drink nearby — compiled through extensive research guided by our stomachs.

THE FREEDOM TRAIL: A 2.5 mile journey through Boston where you can stop at some well-known historical sites.

FANEUIL HALL MARKETPLACE: Located along the Freedom Trail, it’s known for great places shop and eat.

FENWAY PARK: Legendary baseball stadium and home to the Boston Red Sox. Don’t worry if you can’t stop by in your free time–we’re taking our full-conference pass attendees to the game on Wednesday, May 3! Get the details here.

  • Eat & drink: Hotdogs and beer! Or check out Bleacher Bar (also inside the stadium).

CAMBRIDGE: Home to multiple prestigious universities, this area holds a lot of history.

(*Tip: Visit with Harvard and MIT alumni also attending Red Hat Summit, and they can show you the hot spots.)

CHEERS: Also known as “the bar shown in the credits of that 90’s sitcom, Cheers,” this place is a local favorite.

  • Eat & drink: Great range of food and drinks here. So grab a seat and stay awhile!

And these are just SOME of the Boston attractions and things to do while attending Red Hat Summit. View the conference agenda to get the latest on breakout sessions, hands-on labs, keynotes, and more, and find some time in your schedule to go see the sights.

Not registered yet? Don’t delay!

5K Fun Run liability waiver

Red Hat Summit

5K Run / Walk

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Boston, MA
I know that running or walking for a road race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them.  I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, lighting, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or roller blades, animals, and personal music players are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Red Hat, Inc. and Red Hat Summit, the commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Westford Run Club of Westford, Massachusetts, ITA Group, Inc., and all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your IoT Labs

summit-labs

This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share here some to help you plan your hands-on time with IoT focused labs. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on how to get the most from IoT using open technologies.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs you can find in the session catalog for exact room and times. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors and is linked to the session catalog entry:

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your Security Labs

summit-labs

This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share here some to help you plan your hands-on time with security focused labs. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on how to get the most secure environments and applications you can using your open technologies.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs you can find in the session catalog for exact room and times. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors and is linked to the session catalog entry:

Continue reading “Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your Security Labs”