Women in open source at the Summit

Who are the women leading the way in open source and the technology industry?

Brianna Wu keynoting DevNation

Brianna Wu, founder and CEO of Giant Spacekat, a female-led game development team, will talk about ways to help (and not hurt) women in technology. Brianna’s an outspoken developer, blogger, and podcaster who was threatened during the GamerGate controversy. Her experiences in the male-dominated gaming industry echo those of many women in many areas of technology. What she’s learned can help us improve our communities, make everyone feel welcome, and keep each other safe.

9 ways to stop hurting and start helping women in tech
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Ballroom A, 3rd floor
Date: Tuesday, June 23, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Red Hat Summit sessions

Jane Circle on public cloud and hybrid cloud strategies
Jane Circle is the manager of the Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program and the Cloud Access ecosystem at Red Hat. She has 20 years of IT experience at companies like EMC, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, and Iron Mountain Digital. For the last 4 years, Jane has helped build Red Hat’s certified cloud ecosystem, and at Summit she will be speaking about the best ways for companies to include public cloud services in a complete cloud strategy. She will help you better understand which workloads are best suited for public cloud providers and the best ways to maintain security, efficiency, and portability.

Including the public cloud in your hybrid cloud strategy
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 313
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 1:20 p.m.

Dianne Mueller on OpenShift Commons and DevOps
Dianne is the director of Community Development at Red Hat. She has been designing and implementing financial applications at Fortune 500 corporations for more than 20 years. She is particularly keen on cloud interoperability standards development. At Red Hat, Dianne builds community around the OpenShift Origin PaaS open source project. She and the OpenShift team will be discussing the peer-to-peer network and virtual commons where OpenShift customers and users can connect and develop openly using various technologies, including Heat, Solum, Docker, Kubernetes, Puppet, .Net, and more. Dianne will also participate in a panel discussion about DevOps.

Beyond the cathedral and the bazaar: OpenShift Commons initiative
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 200
Date: Wednesday June 24, 1:20 p.m.

DevOps, The UnPanel
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 200
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 6 p.m.

Denise Dumas on the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Denise Dumas is the vice president of Operating Systems at Red Hat. She has held many software development and management roles, spanning 3 major operating systems and 25 years. Today, she is responsible for delivering Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In her roadmap talk, you will get an overview of new features, updates, and emerging trends and technologies from the engineering management team.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 312
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 4:50 p.m.

Karen Noel on present and future KVM features
Karen Noel is a senior software engineering manager in Platform Engineering at Red Hat. Her background is in kernel development, and she has been working on virtualization technologies since 2005. Today, she helps lead a team of developers that contribute to KVM technology in the Linux kernel, QEMU, and libvirt and works with upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. In her session talk, she and her engineering team will be discussing current and future KVM features and functionality, as well as allowing time for audience feedback about the technology.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor: KVM now and in the future
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 312
Date: Thursday, June 25, 1:20 p.m.

DevNation sessions

Robyn Bergeron on the democratization of DevOps
Robyn Bergeron is an operations advocate from Elastic and was the first female Fedora Project leader. She has been a system adminstrator, program manager, and business analyst, and is passionate about improving deployment for users, infrastructure, and applications. Today, she will be discussing the ability of tools (that work) to break down technical barriers and create new communications channels. She will talk about Flow, Kanban, feedback loops, continuous improvement, and the many buzzwords we all know and love.

The democratization of DevOps
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 204
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2:45 p.m.

Sarah Novotny on the rewards–and pitfalls–of microservices
Sarah Novotny is an technical evangelist and community manager for NGINX. Her background is in systems engineering and database management, and she worked for Amazon.com and founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company. Today, she’ll be talking about strategies you can use to move from a monolithic, limited architecture to a collection of microservices delivering specialized features.

Making the case for microservices: faster application development and repair
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Room 204
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 4:50 p.m.

Women in Open Source award

Today, we announced the winners of our first-annual Women in Open Source awards. Read more about Sarah Sharp and Kesha Shah, this year’s winners, on opensource.com.

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

On Thursday, Red Hat will host the third-annual women’s leadership luncheon. Stormy Peters, director of websites and developer engagement at Mozilla, will give a keynote talk at this year’s event. Learn more about the Women’s leadership luncheon.

Location: Republic Ballroom at the Sheraton (registration required)
Date: Thursday June 25: 11:50 a.m.