Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Linux is Containers

This year you’ve got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you’re trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let’s try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

Our first article is starting with a focus on Linux containers, where you can get hands-on with everything from container security, containerizing applications, developing container solutions and digging in to container internals.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let’s look at the details of each one.

Linux Container Internals: Part 1

Have you ever wondered how Linux containers work? How they really work, deep down inside? Questions like:

– How does sVirt/SELinux, SECCOMP, namespaces, and isolation really work?

– How does the Docker Daemon work?

– How does Kubernetes talk to the Docker Daemon?

– How are container images made?

In this lab, we’ll answer all of these questions and more. If you want a deep technical understanding of containers, this is the lab for you. It’s an engineering walk through the deep, dark internals of the container host, what’s packaged in the container image, and how container orchestration work. You’ll get the knowledge and confidence it takes to apply your current Linux technical knowledge to containers.

Presenters: Scott McCarty, Red Hat, John Osborne, Red Hat, Jamie Duncan, Red Hat

Linux Container Internals: Part 2

Have you ever wondered how Linux containers work? How they really work, deep down inside? Questions like:

– How does sVirt/SELinux, SECCOMP, namespaces, and isolation really work?

– How does the Docker Daemon work?

– How does Kubernetes talk to the Docker Daemon?

– How are container images made?

In this lab, we’ll answer all these questions and more. If you want a deep technical understanding of containers, this is the lab for you. It’s an engineering walk through the deep, dark internals of the container host, what’s packaged in the container image, and how container orchestration work. You’ll get the knowledge and confidence it takes to apply your current Linux technical knowledge to containers.

Presenters: Scott McCarty, Red Hat, John Osborne, Red Hat, Jamie Duncan, Red Hat

A Practical Introduction to Container Security (3rd Ed.)

Linux containers provide convenient application packing and run time isolation in multi tenant environments. However, the security implications of running containerized applications is often taken for granted. For example, today it is very easy to pull container images from the Internet and run them in the enterprise without examining their content and authenticity.

In this lab, you’ll complete a series of low-level, hands-on exercises aimed at understanding the concepts, challenges, and best practises associated with deploying containers in a secure fashion. Topics include registry configuration, SELinux, capabilities, and SECCOMP profiles, along with image inspection, scanning, and signing. This third edition may be based on CRI-O, depending on Red Hat Enterprise Linux feature release time frames.

Presenters: Bob Kozdemba, Red Hat, Inc., Daniel Walsh, Red Hat, Aaron Weitekamp, Red Hat

Containerizing applications – existing and new

In this hands-on lab, based on highly rated labs from Red Hat Summit 2016 and 2017, you’ll learn how to create containerized applications from scratch and from existing applications.

Learn how to build and test these applications in a Red Hat OpenShift environment, as well as deploy new containers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. You’ll quickly develop a basic containerized application, migrate a simple popular application to a containerized version, and deploy your new applications to container host platforms. You’ll get a feel for the different container host platforms and learn how to choose the best one for your container needs. And finally, you’ll learn what to consider and what tools you can use when implementing a containerized microservices architecture.

Presenters: Langdon White, Red Hat, Scott Collier, Red Hat, Tommy Hughes, Red Hat, Dusty Mabe, Red Hat

Develop IoT solutions with containers and serverless patterns

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate a diverse range of data types that will need different mechanisms to process and trigger actions. Combined with other considerations, like total cost of ownership, required skill set, and operations, the back end solution may be composed of different architectures and patterns.

ultimate guide red hat summit labsIn this hands-on lab, you’ll learn how to build a containerized. intelligent IoT solution that can process different data types using the elasticity of a container platform, such as Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and serverless architectures to execute on-demand functions in response to IoT events. Using the qualities of each architectural style, developers can focus on writing code without worrying about provisioning and operating server resources, regardless of the scale. The methodologies exemplified within this lab can be used by companies looking to use their cloud computing infrastructure to build complex and robust IoT solutions.

Presenters: Ishu Verma, Red Hat, Andrew Block, Red Hat

Stay tuned for more Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs and watch for more online under the tag #RHSummitLabs.

Red Hat Booth Drawing at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018 Official Rules

Red Hat Booth Drawing at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018
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Red Hat Summit Alumni survey 2017 sweepstakes official rules

Red Hat Summit Alumni Survey 2017 Sweepstakes
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  1. Eligibility. The Red Hat Alumni Survey 2017 Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of Australia (excluding the states of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory), Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, or the United States, who are the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry (“Participant”). Employees of Red Hat, Inc. and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and other agents, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, such employees are not eligible to enter. Government employees and contractors are not eligible to enter.

If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.

2.Entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Promotion begins on December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and all entries must be received by January 18, 2018  at 11:59 EST (the “Promotional Period”). Entry in the Promotion is completed by registering for the sweepstakes at (“Entry”). You must complete all required information on the registration form to be eligible to enter. You may be asked to answer optional questions and/or register for future notices of online promotions, but you are not required to answer any optional questions or agree to receive future e-mails from Sponsor to be eligible for entry in the Promotion.

LIMIT – One (1) Entry per Participant. Subsequent Entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Only eligible Entries actually received by Sponsor within the Promotional Period will be included in the Prize Drawing. Use of automated entries or programs or entries submitted by third parties is prohibited and such entries will be disqualified. Sponsor will not be responsible for Entries that are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, manipulated or obtained through fraud or lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries or email, or for any computer related, online, telephonic, or technical malfunctions that may occur whether or not within Sponsor’s control and such Entries are void. In the event of a dispute, all online Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the email account as submitted in the online event entry form. For these purposes, an email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any questions regarding the number of Entries submitted or the owner of an email account shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Promotion. Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entry not in compliance with these Official Rules.

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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.