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Containers and Cloud-Native Roadshow Boston

  • February 1, 2018
  • 70 3rd Avenue, Waltham, MA
  • The Westin Waltham Boston

Boston, MA, February 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Location: The Westin Waltham Boston, 70 3rd Avenue, Waltham, MA
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., EST
  • Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

What you'll learn

Dev Team Track:

  • Introduction to cloud-native applications
  • Building microservices with Wildfly Swarm, Spring Boot, and Eclipse Vert.x
  • Increasing developer productivity with containers
  • Resilient and fault-tolerant microservices' continuous integration and continuous delivery

Ops Team Track:

  • OpenShift and container-native storage fundamentals
  • Introduction to OpenShift platform management
  • Introduction to application management on OpenShift
  • Application storage management with container-native storage

About the event

The Containers and Cloud-Native Roadshow is a unique hands-on experience for building, deploying, and managing containerized cloud-native applications using industry-standard open source technologies. Focused on educating and enabling attendees based on their role (Ops or Dev), you'll learn how Red Hat® OpenShift changes the way you run mission-critical applications.

Who should attend

Dev Track:

  • Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Application Architect

Ops Track:

  • Directors
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Infrastructure Specialist
  • Enterprise Architect

Know before you go

Operations Track:
Participants should have a systems administration/storage/operations focus, with the following suggested tools and/or skills:

  • An SSH client on your laptop (PuTTY for Windows preferred)
  • Competency on the Linux command line
  • A general/high-level understanding of Linux containers (e.g., Docker, CRI-O, etc.)
  • A general/high-level understanding of authentication (e.g., LDAP/AD)

Developer Track:
Participants are expected to be familiar with general application development concepts and have basic skills with the following:

  • Java programming
  • Apache Maven build tool
  • Linux command line
  • Containers and Docker

About Red Hat OpenShift

Built on proven open source technologies, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform lets you streamline and automate development processes and accelerate product life cycles by giving developers more control over their environment and a wider choice of tools and components.


For all attendees:

  • A laptop with Windows, Linux®, or MacOS
  • WiFi

Ops Track:

  • An SSH client is required with the ability to use private key authentication.
  • Windows users are recommended to use PuTTY.

Dev Track:

  • Latest Container Development Kit 3.x with OpenShift Container Platform 3.6
  • Java Development Kit 8
  • Apache Maven 3.3.x
  • Git client
  • A text editor (e.g., Atom, Visual Studio Code) or an IDE (e.g., JBoss Developer Studio, Eclipse, IntelliJ)

Thursday, February 1

8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration/networking – break into Ops and Dev tracks
9 – 9:30 a.m. Introductions and overview – what to expect from the day
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. Hands-on lab
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hands-on lab
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 2:30 p.m. Hands-on lab
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 4 p.m. Closing remarks and questions
4 p.m. Day ends

About the hosts

Pete Bowden

Solutions Architect

Red Hat

Pete Bowden is a Solutions Architect working for Red Hat since 2016, supporting customers in the Northeastern United States. He has held multiple roles over his 8+ years in IT, including software development, systems management and cloud automation. He currently resides in West Hartford, CT.

Amritpal Jhajj

Senior Solution Architect

Red Hat

Amritpal Jhajj is a Senior Solutions Architect at Red Hat. He has over 19 years of extensive enterprise experience in the design and delivery of modern business solutions. Here at Red Hat, Amritpal helps enterprises leverage the latest emerging technologies to remain competitive and to provide added value for their customers.

Travel Information


The Westin Waltham Boston

70 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA