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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“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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At 6:00 this morning, hundreds of Summit attendees lined up at the starting line outside the Moscone Center. After a full day of sessions yesterday (and, for some, a late night out on the town afterward), these runners braved the early morning call to come out for the annual Red Hat Summit 5k.
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Each year, Red Hat brings together a network of technology experts, customers, partners, and IT visionaries for the Executive Exchange. At the forefront of everyone’s mind this year is digital transformation. Nowhere was this more apparent than during the final panel discussion and Q&A.
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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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