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Red Hat at Open Source Summit North America 2019

August 21, 2019 - August 23, 2019San Diego, CAHilton San Diego Bayfront


Red Hat at Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America 2019


Visit the Red Hat booth to speak with our open source experts. As the largest open source company in the world, we build and support open source products from open source projects. With open source, we equip our customers for success.

Speak with our Fedora and CentOS subject matter experts, discuss Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8 and Red Hat OpenShift® 4 and talk all things open with our team.


Red Hat and the Enarx Project Pleased to be a Part of the New Confidential Computing Consortium

About CCC

The Confidential Computing Consortium will bring together hardware vendors, cloud providers, developers, open source experts and academics to accelerate the confidential computing market; influence technical and regulatory standards; and build open source tools that provide the right environment for TEE development. The organization will also anchor industry outreach and education initiatives.


About Enarx

Enarx was built to create a way to create and run "private, fungible, serverless" applications using Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs). In other words, to provide a platform abstraction for TEEs.


CCC Press Release


Red Hat is a gold sponsor of CHAOSScon which is taking place on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

At CHAOSScon attendees can learn about open source project health metrics and tools used by open source projects, communities, and engineering teams to track and analyze their community work. This conference will provide a venue for discussing open source project health, CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health. We will also share insights from the CHAOSS working groups on Diversity and Inclusion, Evolution, Risk, Value, and Common Metrics.



10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Application Whitelisting

 (Linux Security Summit)

Steven Grubb

Steve Grubb is a Senior Principal Engineer whose role in Red Hat Engineering is as a Security Architect with a focus on Security Certifications (such as Common Criteriai, SCAP, and FIPS-140) and configuration Guidance (such as DISA STIG, USGCB, and the CIS RHEL Benchmark). He also performs Software Assurance studies such as reviewing protection mechanisms, threats, and vulnerability detection and analysis to secure Linux systems.


10:10 a.m.


Chris Wright

4:20 p.m.

Monsters, Ghosts, and Bugs: How to Choose a Kernel

Laura Abbott

Most users and developers don’t think too closely about what kernel is running, yet the kernel is a vital piece of software. There’s many choices of what kernel to run, from a well tested enterprise kernel to forward looking community distributions to running your own compiled version. Each of these options has a use case and the choice of kernel can have a big impact on your system. So how do you choose? The focus of this talk is the many ways a kernel can be maintained and what it means for consumers of that kernel. Emphasis will be given to the trade offs of features vs. security vs. ease of management and mistakes you can make when maintaining a kernel.


12:05 p.m.

Introduction to Using and Use Cases of KubeFlow

Jonathan Gershater & Boris Lublinsky (Lightbend)

Kubernetes is evolving to be the hybrid solution for deploying complex workloads on private and public clouds. KubeFlow is an open source project that provides Machine Learning (ML) resources on Kubernetes clusters. This talk will provide an introduction to KubeFlow, and its main components. Kubeflow is an open source platform for developing and running kubernetes-native machine learning workloads. Then, we’ll walk through a small end-to-end example of machine learning using Jupiter notebooks, converting it to a MLJob and using a trained model for machine serving to demonstrate the power of KubeFlow components and its Kubernetes native approach. The session will include a demonstration of a machine learning model for a recommender, suggesting products based on customers’ prior purchases and a products that a company wants to promote. Attendees will learn the basics of KubeFlow, machine learning and how to get involved in the KubeFlow community. Code samples will be provided.

3:00 p.m.

A Community-generated Content Strategy that Works

Jason Hibbets

Go behind the scenes at to learn how we are building a community and creating the world's premier open source story telling platform. On average, we publish 90 articles, generate 1.5M page views, and receive 1M unique visits each month. In this session, we'll look at the content strategy and community building efforts for this publication. Attendees will see the nuts-and-bolts of what we do, including the tools, the metrics, and the strategy that’s helped this project grow site traffic by 10-20% year over year. This session will: * Provide details about our content strategy * Outline the value of our community moderator program * Share techniques we use to get community-generated content

4:05 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Content is Queen, Maximize Open Source Project Engagement with the Right Content, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Ben Cotton with Jennifer Lankford (AnyContext), Amanda Katona (VMware), Kim McMahon (McMahon Consulting)

You have an open source project. You want to reach developers, open source contributors, maintainers, and community managers. There are only so many hours in the day. What do you do? This panel of open source marketing experts will share their experiences on building organic, authentic marketing programs with useful and best-of-breed content, social media, and digital techniques that gets the message out, engages the community, and builds a following. All with staying within your resource budget of people and dollars. There will also be time for audience engagement in an interactive conversation on best practices we all use in our communications activities.

4:55 p.m.

BoF: Ask The Linux Foundation TAB

Laura Abbott with Steven Rostedt (VMware), Greg Kroah-Hartman (Linux Foundation), Tim Bird (Sony)

The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is an elected group designed to represent the kernel community's interests as part of the Linux Foundation. The TAB has been part of the Linux Foundation since its early days and has worked on wide variety of projects that impact the kernel community, from UEFI specifications to issues with the GPL. Join us for a panel discussion with members of the TAB where they will talk about the work of the TAB how this impacts both kernel community and the wider Linux ecosystem.


11:30 a.m.

Upstream First: Open-Source Documentation Best Practices

Robert Kratky

Open-source projects continue to struggle with documentation -- it is often cited as the weak spot of open source. Many projects have failed to attract docs contributors, and many companies that contribute code don’t have processes for working with upstream docs. How can you, both as a corporate and individual contributor, help to create a healthy documentation set? What are best practices for writing and maintaining open docs? This session will introduce attendees to basic principles of fitting docs work into the open-source collaboration model. You will learn about open-source documentation what you may already know about open-source code: how to be a good community member, how to contribute meaningfully, and how to ensure the resulting docs serve the community well and can also be downstreamed easily.

Pass the Torch Without Dropping the Ball: Lessons in Community Management

Rich Bowen & Rain Leander

A replacement plan/document is a great community resource, even when you’re not being replaced. Two years ago, as the role of OpenStack community manager at Red Hat was moving from one person to another, we started thinking about what needs to be in place to effectively transition a role. More generally, we started thinking about planning, and documenting, for your eventual replacement. We’ll talk about what worked, what didn’t, and what had unexpected benefits for the larger community.

Keylime, Securing your Slice of the Cloud

Andrew Toth

Keylime is a scalable cloud trust attestation management system. Keylime provides both bootstrapping of hardware rooted cryptographic identities for IaaS nodes and for system integrity monitoring of those nodes via periodic attestation, using Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology. Keylime was originated by the security research team at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory and has since grown into opensource community concentrating on securing untrusted remote infrastructures. We will discuss the what, why, and how of keylime and TPM followed by a demo of the technology.

12:20 p.m.

How to Grow Communities, Not Just Code

Ruth Suehle

Good code isn't enough for a successful open source project. First of all, only you know how to use what you've made. Maybe it's time for a little UI and UX help? At the very least some documentation! Next, how is anyone else going to find what you've created? And that's only the beginning. Ruth Suehle, manager of Red Hat's Open Source and Standards community leadership team, will take you through examples of the best and the worst, from projects large and small, to help you see what you need beyond your code to build a successful open source project and community.


Command Line Heroes tells the epic true tales of how developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels are revolutionizing the technology landscape.

Come celebrate the makers who transform technology by playing our open source games - running in an open source browser - on an open source operating system. You can check out the games ahead of time on GitHub.

Command Line Heroes: Learning the BASICs (S3, E2)

Every beginning has a language. Listen to past episodes and subscribe to the podcast at:

Red Hat User Group Meet-up

The Future of Operating Systems

August 20, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: Stone Brewing Tap Room | 795 J Street, San Diego, CA  92101

Join the Red Hat San Diego User Group during the 2019 Open Source Summit. There will be time for networking and we’ll have several presentations including a featured talk by Ben Cotton about Fedora and the Future of Operating Systems. 

This meet-up is brought to you by Enable Sysadmin - A new community for system administrators.

Learn more about the group here.