Check out the packed Agenda for the OpenShift Commons Gathering in Boston on May 6th!

The OpenShift Commons Gathering will feature speakers from NASA, Volkswagen, Microsoft Azure and Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering at Red Hat Summit brings together experts from all over the world to discuss the container technologies, operators, the operator framework, best practices for cloud-native application developers and the open source software projects that underpin the OpenShift ecosystem to help take us all to the next level in cloud-native computing. This next gathering will feature 700+ developers, project leads, cloud architects, DevOps professionals, sysadmins, and cloud-native practitioners coming together to explore the next steps in making container technologies successful and secure at scale.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering is co-located with Red Hat Summit and attendees will need to be registered for Red Hat Summit and add on the OpenShift Commons Gathering via the Summit registration process here.

Here's the latest updated agenda


8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Commons: Cross-Community Collaboration in Action Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
9:10 a.m. Fireside Chat with Red Hat's CEO, Jim Whitehurst Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat)
9:30 a.m. OpenShift 4.0 and Beyond Clayton Coleman & Mike Barrett (Red Hat)
10:00 a.m. Keynote: OpenShift at NASA Jeff Walter (NASA)
10:20 a.m. OpenShift in Telco Panel Moderator: Paul Lancaster (Red Hat)
10:40 a.m. Coffee Break
11:10 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Volkswagen Marcus Greul (Volkswagen)
11:30 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Percival Jacobs (NGA)
11:50 a.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Royal Bank of Canada Dhwanil Raval (RBC)
12:10 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Eli Lilly Dustin Jefford (Lilly)
12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. State of the Operators: Framework, SDKs, Hubs and Beyond Rob Szumski (Red Hat)
2:00 p.m. State of OpenShift on Azure Jim Zimmerman (Microsoft)
2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:40 p.m. OpenShift in Financial Services Panel
3:00 p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Thyssenkrupp Elevators John Rinaldi (TKE)
3:20  p.m. Case Study: OpenShift @ Best Buy Canada Jamil Ahmed (Best Buy)
3:40 p.m. The Road Ahead: OpenShift, Kubernetes and Beyond Brian Gracely (Red Hat)
5:00 p.m. AMA Panel with OpenShift PM team members Joe Fernandez (Red Hat)
5:30 p.m. Closing Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
5:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Reception & Networking Event


To stay abreast of all the latest releases and events, please join the OpenShift Commons and join our mailing lists & slack channel.

This OpenShift Commons Gathering will feature some of the brightest technical minds in cloud technology discussing the future of OpenShift and its related upstream open source projects. With OpenShift Container Platform quickly gaining adoption around the world, the OpenShift Commons Gathering offers talks from upstream project leads, and case studies from users across multiple industries and use cases. 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.

Limited spaces are still available. Register today

Highlights of the upcoming Gathering in Boston include updates on the forthcoming Red Hat OpenShift 4.0 release. With the move to Operators in this next release, many of the talks at this upcoming Gathering focus on the usage and creation of Kubernetes Operators. Engineers from NASA, Thyssenkrupp Elevators, Volkswagen and Eli Lilly will be on hand to discuss their usage of the OpenShift platform to complete business goals.

Red Hat's CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will also be addressing the audience in a fireside chat format, discussing the implications of Kubernetes, OpenShift, and the digital transformation for enterprises around the world.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with leading OpenShift and Kubernetes technologists from multiple open source upstream communities.

Red Hat Summit, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Boston, Massachusetts

May 6th, 2019
Registration fee: $99 USD

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.

Join OpenShift Commons today!