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.

Labs at Red Hat Summit 2017

Red Hat Summit 2017: Self-paced labs

Choose from more than 50 labs on a range of our products and solutions—completed at your own pace, on your own time. Self-paced labs can be found on the session catalog.

Hands-on labs are available for topics such as:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Troubleshooting (new this year!)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-On (new this year!)
  • Middleware
  • Container Application Development
  • OpenStack
  • Red Hat Network Satellite
  • Ansible
  • Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Red Hat Virtualization

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

Red Hat at Microsoft Ignite

Red Hat’s technical cloud evangelist, Nick Gerasimatos, gives an overview of Red Hat’s presence at Microsoft Ignite. Come by booth #539 at Ignite to learn more.


Red Hat and Microsoft partnership:

On November 2015, Red Hat entered into a partnership with Microsoft to make Red Hat’s open technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, available on Microsoft Azure pairing the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform with one of the globe’s largest public cloud platforms.

This availability also marks the first instance of Red Hat and Microsoft’s integrated support, a unique offering in the IT world, offering a seamless experience for customers seeking to engage with industry-leading support teams to address technical challenges.

Continue reading “Red Hat at Microsoft Ignite”

Cool Stuff Store at Red Hat Summit

Can’t wait to get your hands on some Red Hat branded gear? The Red Hat Cool Stuff Store will be open from 7am-3:30pm TuesdayThursday (June 28-30) during Red Hat Summit. We’ll have polos, jackets, pens, travel cups, and many more items from our company store. While you’re there, be sure to grab this year’s official Red Hat Summit tee.

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Come say hello to us in Moscone North (just past the registration desk). Can’t make it during the event? Most items are for sale at our online shop: red.ht/coolstuff

Red Hat Summit: Product Focused Sessions

The 2016 Red Hat Summit agenda is packed with hundreds of sessions, and labs, and more. You can meet with Red Hat experts at our booth all week long to hear what’s new and what’s coming next with our products.

Some highlights include:



Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)

See what else is planned in the full session catalog, and register now to join us in San Francisco, CA, this June.



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