With the new year comes new excitement, including Red Hat winning new industry award accolades. Since our last award round up, Red Hat has been honored with over twenty-five new award wins across our organization. Our latest roll call includes recognition in categories from our unique culture and why it is a special place to work, to the design and creative strategies behind Open Source Stories, and the depth of our product portfolio.

Our culture

Fortune - 2018 Best Workplaces for Parents and Best Workplaces in Technology
Red Hat has been ranked number 27 on Fortune’s 50 best workplaces for parents. To determine the list, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work, to compare parents' and non-parents' survey feedback representing more than 5 million US employees on more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers. The analysis focused on parents' overall feedback, looking at how their experiences compared to that of their colleagues, whether job level or other personal characteristics changed the level of support received as a parent, and assessing the quality of parental leave, adoption, flexible schedule, child care and dependent health care benefits. Red Hat is honored to be on this list, and is committed to providing the best possible workplace experience for both mothers and fathers. We are excited to be named number five in large companies on the Fortune Best Workplaces in Technology. As stated by Red Hat employees "Red Hat has a very unique culture and embraces the open source/community driven model not just as our development model but also as our business model in which everyone is encouraged to contribute to the organization."

FlexJobs Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs
Red Hat was named number 43 on the list of top 100 companies for remote jobs. The list is based on an analysis of over 51,000 companies and their remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database to identify the top 100 companies with the highest number of remote job openings during 2018. The jobs offered had to be remote-friendly, either allowing for candidates to telecommute entirely or part of the time. Remote jobs in sales have increased, surpassing education as the third most represented career field on the list. The healthcare and computer/IT industries continue to offer the most remote-friendly jobs, with sales and customer service remote jobs also in high demand. Overall, these 100 companies represent more than 15 industries and are headquartered across 11 different countries. At Red Hat, we believe in hiring the right person for the right job, regardless of location.

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) Best Workplaces for Commuters in 2019
Red Hat was recognized as a best workplace for commuters by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. It is the annual list of U.S.-based employers who meet the program’s National Standard of Excellence. To qualify for the national designation, workplaces must submit an online application annually to demonstrate they meet the BWC National Standard of Excellence. These qualifications include offering Primary Benefits such as offering a significant telework program that reduces by at least 6% the number of commuting trips employees make per week and transit pass options. As a global company Red Hat strives to make commuting easy and seamless for all workers, and is proud to be recognized on this list.

Our people

CRN Channel Chiefs
CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs of 2019 are an elite group drawn from the larger pool of channel chief honorees each year that represent the cream of the IT channel crop - leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This year, Red Hat is thrilled to note that five Red Hatter’s have been named to the list: Mark Enzweiler, Margaret-Ann Bolton, Terri Hall, Robert Martin and Steve Mungall. They were selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. We are so proud of all of these individual Red Hatter’s for their incredible contributions to and leadership in the channel space.

Triangle Business Journal C-Suite Awards
The C-Suite Awards honor outstanding C-Level executives for their contributions to the Triangle community. The 2018 class includes individuals from a variety of industries, including technology, health care, finance and engineering. Our executive vice president and chief people officer, DeLIsa Alexander was honored to receive this prestigious award.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business    
We are pleased to share that the Stevie Awards for Women in Business recognized two Red Hat women for their outstanding accomplishments. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are a worldwide awards program that honors the business achievements of female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations that they run. Terri Hall, vice president of Global Cloud and ISV Partners and Alliances, took home the silver award for Woman of the Year - Technology, and Laurie Krebs, global vice president of Tax, took home the bronze for Women Helping Women – Business, and Denise Dumas, who has been recognized by the Stevie Awards three years in a row, took home the bronze award for Lifetime Achievement - Business.

CNCF Community Awards
CNCF Community Awards reward the community members, developers and advocates working hard to advance cloud native. We were honored to have two Red Hatters recognized. Michael Hausenblas was selected as the Top Ambassador; a champion for the cloud native space who helps spread awareness of the CNCF and its projects. The CNCF Ambassador leverages multiple platforms, both online as well as speaking engagements, driving interest and excitement around the ecosystem. Diane Mueller was recognized as a Chop Wood Carry Water Award recipient; a special award for the community contributors who give countless hours of their time to complete often mundane tasks associated with open source projects.  

Our community

The Raw Science Film Festival, Flathead Lake International Film Festival and Tally Shorts Film Festival
Part of our Open Source Stories documentary series, "The Science of Collective Discovery" is the latest installment to highlight and share stories about how openness is a catalyst for change. The documentary film dives into the world of citizen scientists and how open hardware is enabling them. The film premiered at Red Hat Summit 2018, and since then has been featured at several film festivals including:

  • The Raw Science Film Festival, where the film was an official selection and received 2nd place for professional documentary.
  • Flathead Lake International Film Festival, where it was an official selection and awarded with Best Short Documentary.
  • Tally Shorts Film Festival, where it was an official selection.  
Our product portfolio

2019 DEVIES
Node.js for Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes won a 2019 DEVIES Award for the Best Innovation in Code Frameworks/Libraries. As part of the Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes offering, Node.js is an asynchronous event-driven JavaScript runtime designed to build scalable network applications. As one of the supported runtimes in Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, Node.js offers developers an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, well-suited for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed architectures. The 2019 DEVIES Awards recognize technical innovation, adoption and reception in the developer technology industry and by the developer community.  

IoT Breakthrough Awards
The IoT Breakthrough Awards showcase technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in IoT technology solutions across the globe. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from companies all over the world. Red Hat was recognized for our alliance with Eurotech and Cloudera to combine strengths and integrate technologies to deliver an enterprise-grade, end-to-end IoT architecture. Building on Red Hat’s experience in open source, Eurotech’s capabilities and experience in operational technology environments, and Cloudera’s skills as a leading data analytics and data management company, the three companies are enabling organizations to build their IoT business on a modular, flexible, and standards-based foundation that is designed to be open, interoperable and cost-effective.

Business Intelligence Group BIG Innovation Award
The BIG Innovation Awards recognize those organizations and people who bring new ideas to life. Whether that idea is big or small, these ideas can change the way we experience the world. They are judged by recognizable leaders. Red Hat was recognized for both Red Hat Ansible Tower and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in the Product Award category.

Computing Technology Product Awards
The Computing Technology Product Awards recognise the very best in technology talent. Awards range from focusing on security and cloud computing to business software and infrastructure, as well as showcasing the movers and shakers - the innovative technology heroes and projects that deserve industry-wide praise. Red Hat Storage was recognized as Best Business Storage, and Red Hat Fuse won Product of the Year.

2018 Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing
The Stratus Awards recognize those companies and individuals innovating in the Cloud and providing offerings that are truly differentiated in the market. As modern consumers and businesses alike adopt more and more cloud-based services rewarding those who are uniquely adding value to our daily lives is increasingly more important. Red Hat received recognition in three categories: Infrastructure as a Service; Storage Technology; and Kubernetes.

And to think it is only February! Congratulations to all involved in these awards to make them a reality - we can’t wait to see where the rest of this year takes us.

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