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OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit

Check out the updated agenda for the OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit in Boston on May 1st!

We're pleased to officially announce the final agenda and speakers list for the OpenShift Commons Gathering in Boston. We've just confirmed our final speakers from Aptco, Mass General Hospital and Inmarsat! This means we'll have 9 OpenShift customer case studies presented including La Poste, Swiss Federal Railways, Cisco, CA, Macquarie, and Point72 Asset Management.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering will bring together experts from all over the world to discuss container technologies, best practices for cloud native application developers, and the open source software projects that underpin the OpenShift ecosystem. The second event of 2017 will gather developers, devops professionals, service providers, host/operators and sysadmins together to explore the next steps in making container technologies successful and secure.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit will focus on presenting real-world use cases from customers with production deployments of OpenShift. The speakers will share best practices and give direct feedback to the engineers, product managers and key contributors working on the next releases of OpenShift and its upstream projects, Kubernetes and Docker. We've also included three "Ask Me Anything" panels with key engineers and product managers from the OpenShift team to give attendees the opportunity to connect, interact, and ask questions. These direct peer-to-peer interactions are helping to make OpenShift the leading open source container platform.

This event will also include face-to-face meetings for all the OpenShift Commons Special Interest Groups and allow ample time for peer-to-peer networking during breaks and at the evening reception.

Here's the updated agenda!

8:30 a.m.Registration Opens 
9:00 a.m.Diane Mueller & Joe Fernandes, Red HatWelcome to the Commons!
9:15 a.m.Rajay Rai, Mathias Faure, Jason O'Connell, Macquarie & Wayne Dovey, Red HatOpenShift at Macquarie
9:45 a.m.Anandhi Navaneethakr, Veerendra Akula, Mukul Nadkarni , AtpcoOpenShift at Atpco
10:15 a.m.Morning Break 
10:30 a.m.Steve Speicher, Diogenes Rettori, Paul Morie, Serena Doyle, Red HatAsk Me Anything: OpenShift Service Catalog, Brokers and the User Experience
11:15 a.m.William Shaw & Daniel Foley, Point 72OpenShift at Point72
11:45 a.m.Mike Barrett, Marc Curry, Clayton Coleman, Red HatAsk Me Anything: Kubernetes and the Container Cluster Infrastructure
12:30 p.m.Lunch 
1:30 p.m.Baltisar Oswald, Swiss Federal Railways, & Christoph Eberle, Red HatOpenShift at Swiss Railways
2:00 p.m.Michael White & Michael Duarte, CiscoOpenShift at Cisco
2:30 p.m.Jose Chavez & Jeff Richards, CAOpenShift at CA
3:00 p.m.Afternoon Break 
3:15 p.m.Marc Curry, Ben Breard, Dan Walsh, Red HatAsk Me Anything: Securing Containers, Hosts and Platforms
4:00 p.m.Guilhem Vianes, La PosteOpenShift at La Poste
4:30 p.m.Michael Steigman & Wayne Raila, Mass General HospitalOpenShift at Mass General Hospital/Partners Healthcare
5:00 p.m.Kevin Crocker, InmarsatOpenShift at Inmarsat
5:30 p.m.Ashesh Badani, General Manager Cloud BU (Red Hat)Closing Keynote
5:45 p.m.Reception & Networking Event 

Limited spaces are still available, register today
This event will be a valuable addition to your Summit experience, taking place May 2-4. Come and meet a variety of thought leaders in the OpenShift ecosystem.  This is a chance to get deeper into  container platform conversations before Summit starts! If you are already registered for Red Hat Summit, your registration includes the cost of the OpenShift Commons Gathering, but you still need to register for the event here.

Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts

May 1, 2017
Early Bird Price: $99
Full Price: $149

View the full schedule

Our partial list of speakers includes:

Diane Mueller

Director, Community Development, Red Hat

Serena Doyle

UX Design and Strategy, Red Hat

Clayton Coleman

Lead Architect, OpenShift, Red Hat

Christoph Eberle

Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Daniel Walsh

RHEL Container Team Lead, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani

General Manager, Cloud Business Unit, Red Hat

Daniel Foley

Systems Engineer, Point72

Joe Fernandes

Director, Product Mgmt, Red Hat OpenShift

Steve Speicher

Product Manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Michael White

IT Architect, Cisco Systems

Jon Deeming

Vice President, PaaS CoE, Experian

Veerendra Akula

Senior Java Developer, Atpco

Diógenes Rettori

Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Anandhi Navaneethakr

Solutions Architect, Atpco

Mukul Nadkarni

Senior Java Developer, Atpco

Paul Morie

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

William Shaw

Director, Systems Engineering, Point 72

Michael Duarte

Senior IT Design Engineer, Cisco Systems


What is OpenShift Commons?

Commons builds connections and collaboration across OpenShift communities, projects, and stakeholders. In doing so we'll enable the success of customers, users, partners, and contributors as we deepen our knowledge and experiences together. Our goals go beyond code contributions. Commons is a place for companies using OpenShift to accelerate its success and adoption. To do this we'll act as resources for each other, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer communication. Learn more at

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