At Red Hat Summit 2016, you’ll see the power of participation at work. The Red Hat® technologies that help you keep your business moving start with community participation. That’s why we feature many of our key communities in the Community Central area. At Community Central, you’ll meet principal community leaders and participants who are making the future of open source even better than it is today.
Community Central is located alongside the Partner Pavilion, on level 1 of Moscone Center West. Visit any time the Pavilion’s open. Refer to the Red Hat Summit agenda, or the Summit mobile app, for details.
Here are some of the communities you’ll see at Community Central this year:
- Ansible is an open source automation platform configuration management and orchestration. At the booth, you’ll see a demo of ansible-container for building and orchestrating containers with the same powerful Ansible workflow and formats you already know and love. You can pick up swag like an Ansibull and stickers. And you can also learn about the over 180 Ansible meetups happening around the world, so you can keep participating after the Summit at a venue near you.
- CentOS is a leading community platform for deploying open source technologies such as OpenStack for cloud, Project Atomic for container management, and oVirt for virtual machine deployment. At the CentOS booth you’ll find not only CentOS running on the MinnowBoard, but also a demo cluster with reference hardware and Ansible playbooks. You can use these to spin up projects in a home lab just as the CentOS project community does. At the booth, we’ll showcase CentOS running Foreman and RDO (see below).
- The Fedora Project is a community project that leads the advancement of free and open source software and content. Twice a year the project releases a complete Linux®-based operating system with editions for server, cloud, and workstation. Everything Fedora builds is contributed back to the open source community, and anyone can participate. At the booth, you’ll be able to pick up an assortment of stickers, see demos of Fedora in action, and meet some of the people involved in leading the community.
- Foreman is a life cycle management system that handles physical and virtual server provisioning, configuration management, and light monitoring, and is fully extensible via integration points for plugins. Foreman is the upstream for the Red Hat Satellite 6 product. At the Foreman booth you can see an extensive demo for provisioning, discovery system management, content management, and more. You can also consult with Foreman experts on new and existing features.
- ManageIQ is a manager of managers for hybrid IT environments, providing common management, policy enforcement, and self service across a range of platforms. At the booth you’ll learn more about the growing ManageIQ community, and you can pick up stickers, treats, 3D printed MIQ logos, and a few surprises you’ll have to see for yourself. Plus, you can help name the new ManageIQ mascot when you visit.
- oVirt is an open source virtualization platform, powered by KVM on Linux, that provides an easy web interface to manage virtual machines, storage, and networks. At the booth you’ll be able to see oVirt in action, and learn from community experts about the future of the platform. And of course you can pick up some cool 3D printed swag, as well as USB keyboard lights.
- PatternFly is a community of designers and developers collaborating on a user interface framework for enterprise web applications. Their goal is to provide a common set of resources for a consistent user experience across these apps. At the booth, you can pick up a T-shirt and stickers and see a demo showing how to use PatternFly to build your user interfaces (UIs). You can also pick up a Google Cardboard VR viewer by taking a usability test at the booth.
- Project Atomic advances the way users create, deploy, and manage containerized applications. Tools, specifications, and platform improvements make container infrastructure secure and sustainable. Software such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host, OStree, Cockpit, Atomic.app, and the Atomic Developer Bundle support a fast, maintainable workflow for container applications from development to operations.
- RDO is a distribution of OpenStack you can run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, and other derivative distributions. The RDO community packages and tests every upstream commit and the pushes fixes upstream. At the RDO booth, you’ll see how to deploy RDO using TripleO, and experts at the booth can answer your RDO and OpenStack questions.
- The University Outreach team works with computer science and engineering programs and institutions to expand understanding of open source development, tools, and culture. There’s a vast potential for increasing the impact of open source by educating future software developers and computer scientists. Educators from Drexel, Western New England Unversity, and Purdue–all speakers at this year’s Summit–will be at the booth to provide an educator’s perspective on open source in higher education.
We hope your experience at Community Central inspires you to participate with us in these open source communities. Together, we are defining the future of technology.