Guide to meeting Red Hat authors at Red Hat Summit 2018

 

Early this year the book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM launched a free ebook on Red Hat Developers that you can download. Next week I’ll be at the Red Hat Summit 2018 conference in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center speaking and presenting a hands-on lab.

The surprise event is that Red Hat authors will be spending time at the booth where we’ll be signing copies of our respective books. Look for me at the following times at the section labeled DevZone ready to give you and sign a copy of Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM:

  • Tuesday, 8 May: 12:00 – 13:00
  • Thursday, 10 May: 13:00 – 13:45

Should you not be able to make one of the times listed, just stop by for a copy of the book and find me somewhere in the halls, at a session or maybe at a baseball game down the street for a chat and signing. I’m pretty flexible and happy to meet someone interested in the book.

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Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with RHEL

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.

In this article let’s examine a track focusing only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It’s a selection of labs where you’ll get hands-on with package management, OS security, dig into RHEL internals, build a RHEL image for the cloud and more.

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

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your IoT Labs

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This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share here some to help you plan your hands-on time with IoT focused labs. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on how to get the most from IoT using open technologies.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs you can find in the session catalog for exact room and times. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors and is linked to the session catalog entry:

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Red Hat Summit 2017 – Planning your Security Labs

summit-labs

This year in Boston, MA you can attend the Red Hat Summit 2017, the event to get your updates on open source technologies and meet with all the experts you follow throughout the year.

It’s taking place from May 2-4 and is full of interesting sessions, keynotes, and labs.

This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share here some to help you plan your hands-on time with security focused labs. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on how to get the most secure environments and applications you can using your open technologies.

Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.

As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs you can find in the session catalog for exact room and times. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors and is linked to the session catalog entry:

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Taste of Summit – Plan your time with session previews

It is coming very soon….

 

Red Hat Summit, it’s back for 2017 in Boston, MA from 2-4 May.

 

The agenda is online, you can search for your favorite speakers and start planning your time between sessions, keynotes, labs and more.

 

To tease you even more, there is a neat feature this year called Taste of Summit, where you can get free access to many of the sessions to be given in May.

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Figure 1. My taste of summit preview.

 

Today you can register online and gain access to short, 15 min previews of session by the speakers you will meet in person at Summit.

 

They are giving you a teaser on the content and style you can expect, allowing you to make some early decisions on sessions you might want to see.

 

For example, my session shown in figure 1 is available as a Taste of Summit virtual session, where you get a preview to Discover the Foundations of Digital Transformation.

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Figure 2. Entering theater for sessions.

 

After registration you will be emailed a confirmation of registration with details to log in using the email address you registered with. You will find yourself standing in front of the entrance to a virtual hall just like Red Hat Summit in Boston will look like.

 

Enter the Theater room and select from Keynote, 2017 Session Previews or Open Source Stories to select from an extensive list of previews, as shown in figure 2.

 

Click on 2017 Session Previews and use the Watch on Demand button to start previewing a session.

 

If you still need convincing, here are the slides for my preview:

Enjoy the Taste of Summit previews and see you very soon in Boston. Be sure to stop by and chat!

 

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Girl: Don’t be shy. Develop it.

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Corinne Warnshuis speaking at Red Hat Summit 2016

That’s the matter-of-fact tagline of a pioneering organization called Girl Develop It, headed up by Executive Director Corinne Warnshuis.

You’ve probably heard that the number of women in technology is low. But the number of women in open source development is even more abysmal—about 11%. The industry is notoriously hard for women to break into.

Breaking down barriers to women in open source

Girl Develop It is on a mission to change that. The group is working hard to “provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.” Founded in 2010, Girl Develop It embodies the idea of the power of participation and aims to make women feel comfortable learning technology.

And it’s truly changing lives.

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Red Hat Cloud roadmap

Spanning the development and production spectrum

Tuesday’s discussion of the Red Hat Cloud Roadmap began with a brief overview of the current portfolio. Host James Labocki, Red Hat senior manager of strategic design practice for integrated solutions, described Red Hat’s vision of a unified cloud solution that meets IT needs “all the way from development to production.”

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NASA’s JPL: Protecting the planet through open, advanced development

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First selfie on Mars, courtesy of the Mars rover

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has achieved a lot of firsts: First flyby of Mars. First interplanetary spacecraft. And first selfie on another planet, to name a few.

They got there by staying at the forefront of technology, said Tom Soderstrom, JPL’s chief technology and innovation officer—who also likes to call himself chief toy officer.

To keep innovating, change how you work

With this legacy of firsts, how will JPL get to the next firsts? In his session titled “Innovation is everywhere: Opportunities in a changing world,” Soderstrom said JPL has to change the way they work.

Once every IT decade (that’s 3 years for you and me) JPL looks at what key disruptors are coming and embraces them. What’s coming now? Innovation in the consumer space. There, innovation happens rapidly, unlike in the enterprise where innovation happens at a glacial speed.

The enterprise space could learn a thing or 2 from the consumer space. So JPL researched human behavior as it relates to IT. They discovered that if engineers and scientists can get tools quicker and see what IT disruptors are coming, they’ll be more productive. And that will help all of humanity.

Now JPL practices what Soderstrom calls E4: Engage and enable everyone and everything. It’s about the power of participation (which just happens to be this year’s Red Hat Summit theme).

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