It’s hard to break down what makes Red Hat Summit the premier open source technology event but we’re going to give it a shot. Let’s start by looking at Red Hat Summit 2018.
By the numbers, last year’s Red Hat Summit saw 315 breakout sessions and labs, 283 5k fun run participants, 125 sponsors, 110 customer speakers, 29 keynoters, a 20 percent increase in attendees, six middle-school age girls from our CO.LAB program on the mainstage, five Red Hat Innovation Award winners, two Women in Open Source Award winners and one Grammy Award-winning rock band.
Red Hat Summit also delivers useful and important content that our attendees can benefit from long after Summit is over. For example, the top ten breakout sessions from 2018 based on attendance and audience rating:
Performance analysis and tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Part 1 (video | slides) and Part 2 (video)
Demystifying systemd (video)
CoreOS and Red Hat (slides)
Red Hat Satellite 6 power user tips and tricks (video)
Container Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux: The road ahead (video)
The Ansible way (recording and slides currently unavailable)
Building production-ready containers (video | slides)
Automating day two Red Hat OpenShift operations with Ansible (slides)
Kubernetes and the platform of the future (video | slides)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap (video)
Check the Red Hat YouTube channel for more sessions from Red Hat Summit 2018.
Beyond the numbers and incredible content, we also saw exciting announcements from our customers and partners in a few key areas:
Hybrid cloud and container innovation in action
Microsoft Azure + Red Hat OpenShift collaboration
We expanded our alliance to empower enterprise developers to run container-based applications across Microsoft Azure and on-premises. Introducing the first jointly managed OpenShift offering in the public cloud, combining the power of Red Hat OpenShift, and Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud.
IBM + Red Hat OpenShift collaboration
Red Hat customers showcasing the best in open source
Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has moved to a hybrid cloud infrastructure based on Red Hat’s enterprise-grade open source technologies running on Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud.
Container-native storage momentum
Red Hat OpenShift on OpenStack momentum
Open source can change the world
We collaborated with UNICEF Innovation to advance the School Mapping Project, including enhancements to Magicbox, a software platform that uses real-time data from both public sources and private sector partners to inform life-saving humanitarian responses to emergency situations.
Boston Children’s Hospital
With the goal of providing a central collaboration platform that is open to the global medical imaging community, Boston Children’s Hospital built ChRIS using a variety of Red Hat’s open source technologies that allow for a flexible, open hybrid cloud architecture that is designed for agility and scale.
12th Annual Innovation Awards
Every year the Red Hat Innovation Awards recognize the technological achievements of Red Hat customers around the world who demonstrate creative thinking, determined problem-solving and transformative uses of Red Hat technology. The 2018 winners were: BBVA, Dirección Nacional de Migraciones de la República Argentina (DNM), IAG, Lufthansa Technik, and UPS. In addition, UPS was awarded as the 2018 Red Hat Innovator of the Year for its efforts to provide better data insight and scheduling through a new application platform. With help from Red Hat, UPS created a flexible, agile, container-based cloud computing environment—and adopted a collaborative DevOps approach.
Women in Open Source awards
Our 2018 award winners were Dana Lewis, founder of the Open Artificial Pancreas System (OpenAPS) movement, and Zui Dighe, a Duke University student. Both were recognized for their work to improve lives through healthcare. Lewis is the founder of the OpenAPS movement and creator of the DIY Artificial Pancreas System, and Dighe is a primary collaborator on an open source system that tracks vaccine temperatures and GPS locations as they enter developing nations using an Arduino-based device.
RHCP of the Year award
Neha Sandhu, a senior support engineer at Spark New Zealand, was named the 2018 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year for her work to help modernize and containerize Spark’s legacy applications and was key in its transition to DevOps and agile methodologies.
Open Source Stories premiere
Don’t miss out on Red Hat Summit 2019, register today! Early Bird registration is $1,300 through March 4, 2019. To save a bit more, use the code RHBLOG19 and you’ll receive $100 off your registration fees. (This code can only be used once per attendee, and cannot be combined with any other offer.)