Go upstream at Summit Community Central

 

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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:

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Our largest Partner Pavilion to date

Each year, we join forces with some of the most innovative technology organizations, and this year is no exception.

We’re proud to have more than 100 sponsors joining us at Red Hat Summit 2016. In the Partner Pavilion, you can connect with thousands of technology experts in booths, mini-theater sessions, and more.

Check out the map, and start planning your stops.

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Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit

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Federal government spends roughly 80 percent of its $80 billion annual IT budget on maintaining legacy systems.  Well, it’s about time that these systems are modernized.  However, when migrating legacy environments to microservices and the cloud, it is not just the systems and applications that need to go through modernization.  Shake up your integration strategy to enable digital transformation, says VP & Gartner Fellow Massimo Pezzini.  This includes the approach and techniques used for enterprise integration.  What may have worked in the past will no longer be applicable going forward.  “Integration is dead. Long live integration!” screams the title of this session on the Integration track at the Red Hat Summit — hinting at the continuing need for enterprise integration with modernized approaches. This comes across loud and clear when I take a look at the sessions on this track.  Join me as I explain why Integration gets modernized at the Red Hat Summit.

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Summit sneak peek: Open Source Stories

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Open source was popularized long ago with Linux, but it’s everywhere now. And it’s doing more than helping companies innovate.

From cancer support groups and maker movements to food production and citizen-run government apps, open development has grown into the default innovation model for the 21st century, affecting every facet of life.

What are Open Source Stories?

With Open Source Stories, Red Hat documents and celebrates the impact of open source on everyday lives. It could be an open healthcare initiative that calls for a universal medical data hub.Or a high school program that empowers students to operate a laptop help desk. Or a foundation that turns open source 3D printing into prosthetic hands for children. From global movements to individual accomplishments, we shine a light on the people who are bringing open source thinking from tech and business out into the world.

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Continuous IT optimization evolves purposeful business modernization at Red Hat Summit

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“Your company has to change and adapt or it will go out of business”. So reads the abstract for the session by Christian Posta on SOA to microservices—continuous modernization with microservices and containers .  Fact is there are many “good-old” logos that have been impacted by change.  Remember Blockbuster? Kodak? Borders? As Charlie Feld asserted during his keynote about the enterprises of today at the Evanta CIO Summit in Chicago last year, “If you don’t like change, you will hate extinction!”.  Posta’s session at the Red Hat summit is particularly interesting because it highlights the continuous evolution of legacy architectures while purposefully modernizing the business to leverage state-of-the-art technological and architectural paradigms. “Just uber-jar everything” is a gross misnomer when evolving from SOA to the reality of microservices.  No matter where you are on your enterprise transformation journey, please join me in this tour of the sessions on the Modernization and IT optimization track.

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Summit sneak peek: Ansible, Atomic Host, and containers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUsing Ansible to install containers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is a useful Linux distribution because its small footprint makes it ideal for hosting container deployments. Ansible is an automation tool with an elegant simplicity that allows you to orchestrate containers and everything around them.

In this Summit session, Greg and Matt will show you (in gory detail) how to use Ansible and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host together to build, manage, and scale your container infrastructure.

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Ansible community guy who thinks about a lot of container stuff. He has more than a decade of open source project and community leadership experience, including time as the Fedora Project Leader and head of the Fedora Project Board during his first stint at Red Hat.

Matt Micene is a solutions architect for DLT who does a lot of container stuff, and sometimes writes about it.  He’s earned both his RHCE and RHCA accreditations and was a 2010 RHCE of the Year.

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SESSION DETAILS
10:15 a.m., Room 3007
Thursday, June 30
Technical difficulty: 4 (out of 5)
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Cool Stuff Store at Red Hat Summit

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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