We hope you already know that at Red Hat Summit 2019, taking place in Boston May 7-9, there will be a ton of interesting sessions and content to consider. With such a packed agenda, it may be difficult to choose which breakout sessions to attend and which will be the most meaningful for your personal "why" for attending Red Hat Summit. If your goal is to better understand cloud-native application development and how it fits into your enterprise goals, or how you can get started with developing cloud-native apps, we have you covered with a variety of breakout sessions to choose from.

In today’s always on, always connected, and fast-moving digital world, applications need to keep up. Cloud-native applications are composed of small, independent and loosely coupled services, and cloud-native application development can be seen as a way to optimize existing applications, speed up the process of building new ones and connect them together. We expect it will be a hot topic at Red Hat Summit because it touches many different aspects of the developer and user experience. Check out some of our recommended  breakout sessions, roadmaps and labs to help you build your schedule to maximize your time on-site!

Cloud-native smackdown VI
Cloud-native technology seems to be everywhere, but they can’t all be the best, right? Come find out at this interactive panel session where industry experts will be pitted against one another in a smackdown of cloud-native microservice frameworks, platforms and technologies. In this session, you will hear why they think their technology should be used for these new architectures and why others just won’t fly. Back again, this entertaining and (mostly) good-natured session will focus on many different aspects of modern cloud-native development—from MicroProfile to Vert.x, Kafka to Istio, Kubernetes to Red Hat OpenShift—and what development tools can bring them together. As you may have guessed, this is not a sit-and-listen kind of session. We want to hear from you, so come with your opinions, questions, and feedback. We’ll also poll the audience and should have some exciting voting options for those attending.

Using Vert.x to build a consistent, bank-wide, toolchain for modern application development at Royal Bank of Scotland
In this breakout session, attendees will learn how Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is building a modern development platform using Vert.x. The session will show the benefits of building a consistent platform to deliver new applications in a highly regulated environment. There will also be discussion on why Vert.x has become a standard for writing new microservices—and some of the benefits it has over traditional Java development.

Beyond MVP: Prometheus installation to monitor OpenShift cluster at Sabre
Sabre rolled out a Red Hat OpenShift-based platform in the summer of 2018, and it is about to reach general availability nine months later. In this session, we'll present the monitoring stack evolution from MVP to a highly available, self-service-oriented and  cost-effective Prometheus installation based on Cluster Monitor Operator (CMO), that includes Sabre-specific modifications to CMO, a custom Grafana operator, and Thanos integration to create a robust business metrics platform using open source components. We will present performance results for scraping 100M+ sparse and high-cardinality metrics (data points) each minute.

What developers need to know about MicroProfile, Enterprise Java/JakartaEE, JBoss EAP and roadmap
In this session, we will provide an update of the current state of things related to Jakarta EE, the new home of cloud-native Java; explain the relationship and synergies between the Eclipse MicroProfile project; and how Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) and Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes transition to support these community projects. We will discuss why it doesn’t matter whether you are a greenfield or brownfield developer, whether you have deployed Java EE into your organization or other popular Java framework, you need to know about Java futures if you're to embrace cloud-native applications with containers, Kubernetes, Istio, and even serverless.

Istio and the future of OpenShift service mesh
Over the last two years, Red Hat has been working with the upstream community on the development of Istio and evolved Red Hat's OpenShift service mesh. In this talk, we will cover the deployment and management of the service mesh, how Red Hat differentiates its OpenShift service mesh from the upstream projects, and the future of Red Hat's OpenShift service mesh. We'll outline concrete use cases we are attempting to solve as well as illuminating the big picture to share the vision of this technology's future.

Next-gen process management: A microservicess approach to business automation
Business processes are at the heart of organizations, implementing an organization’s value chain. Within the new modern application development landscape, built on top of microservices and containers, management of these business processes is becoming increasingly important. At the same time, we should move away from traditional business process management (BPM) to be able to benefit from the greater agility, reliability, and scalability that modern containerized application architectures can offer.

In this lab, we will introduce a new approach to process management based on a containerized, lightweight, distributed architecture. We'll use Red Hat Process Automation Manager to orchestrate, choreograph, manage, and monitor microservices implemented with Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes. You will learn how to:
- Embed Red Hat Process Automation Manager in a Spring Boot application.
- Use Red Hat Process Automation Manager to orchestrate microservices.
- Implement asynchronous, message-driven communication between microservices implemented with Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes.
- Add observability with distributed tracing.
- Add monitoring with Prometheus & Grafana.

Are you ready to register for Red Hat Summit?  We hope to see you on-site as you learn more about cloud-native application development and how it fits into your enterprise app development. Use the code RHBLOG19 and to receive $100 off your registration fees. (This code can only be used once per attendee, and cannot be combined with any other offer.)