Jessica McKellar and Preeti Murthy win the 2016 Women in Open Source Award

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Two incredible developers were recognized today for their contributions to open source. Delisa Alexander, Red Hat’s executive vice president and chief people officer, announced that Jessica McKellar and Preeti Murthy won the 2016 Women in Open Source award during this morning’s general session.

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Amadeus wins 2016 Innovator of the Year award

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“If we don’t continue to evolve and take on challenges, we will get left behind… Innovation is when you take this idea, you cultivate it, and you make the world a better place.” – Genfare

Marco Bill-Peter and Chris Wright took to the main stage early Thursday morning to announce the 2016 Innovation Awards winners. This year, Red Hat celebrates 10 years of the Innovation Awards, which highlights the achievements made by partners and customers around the globe. What makes each winner stand out is their creative thinking, problem solving, and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.

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CEO Jim Whitehurst opens Red Hat Summit 2016

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“Our ability to harness and distill the best ideas will determine human progress for the next century.”

Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat’s President and CEO, delivered the opening keynote to a crowd of more than 5,000 Tuesday morning. The 2016 Red Hat Summit theme: The Power of Participation. His message: Participation and innovation are tightly linked. Helping communities innovate beyond the sum of their individual members is the leadership challenge of our time.

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