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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 - Red Hat

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

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.

Learn about our offerings for edge deployments, discuss Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8, Red Hat OpenShift® 4 and Red Hat Storage and talk all things open with our team.


The Rise of the End Users

Wednesday, November 18 | 1:48 p.m. - 1:53 p.m. ET

Speaker: Diane Mueller

Today, end users are not just "using" open source software, they are active and valuable  participants in the communities and are helping to drive innovation into the upstream projects, driving projects out into the open from behind the firewall for the benefit of all. 

End user participation is key to the success and health of the entire ecosystem.  After all, who understands better the challenges of cloud native adoption and migration than the users themselves?  Helping more companies to navigate the cloud native ecosystem and participate in open source is essential to all our success.  Come hear how they are making an impact in open source and learn what we can all do to ensure their success.


Speaking Sessions

Wednesday, November 18

3:00 p.m.

Evolution of Metric Monitoring and Alerting: Upgrade Your Prometheus Today

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Bartlomiej Płotka,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Björn Rabenstein,

Engineer, Grafana Labs

Julius Volz,

Founder, PromLabs

Richard Hartmann,

Community Director, Grafana Labs

Panel: Introduction to the Container Orchestrated Device (COD) Working Group

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Mrunal Patel,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Urvashi Mohnani,

Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mike Brown,

Software Engineer, IBM

Renaud Gaubert,

Software Engineer, NVIDIA

Alexander Kanevskiy,

Cloud Software Architect, Intel

3:50 p.m.

SIG Multicluster Intro

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Paul Morie,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Jeremy Olmsted-Thompson,

Staff Software Engineer, Google

4:55 p.m.

Admission Control, We Have a Problem

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Ryan Jarvinen,

Developer Advocate, Red Hat

Thursday, November 19

2:55 p.m.

Cloud Native Machine Learning Systems at Day Two and Beyond

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Sophie Watson,

Senior Data Scientist, Red Hat

William Benton,

Principal Product Architect, NVIDIA

CRI-O: The Runtime Control Room

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Urvashi Mohnani,

Software Engineer, Red Hat

Peter Hunt,

Software Engineer, Red Hat

Mrunal Patel,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Sascha Grunert,

Senior Software Engineer, SUSE

3:45 p.m.

Absorbing Thanos Infinite Powers for Multi-Cluster Telemetry

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Bartlomiej Płotka,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Kemal Akkoyun,

Software Engineer, Red Hat

Frederic Branczyk,

Principal Software Engineer, Polar Signals

CNCF Project Paperwork Working Session

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Josh Berkus,

Community Architect, Red Hat

Carolyn Van Slyck,

Principle Software Engineer, Microsoft

Dawn Foster,

Director of Open Source Community Strategy, VMware

SIG Architecture Intro and Update

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Derek Carr,

Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat

John Belamaric,

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google

4:50 p.m.

Having Cloud Native Fun with HonkCTL

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Jeffrey Sica,

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

SIG CLI Intro and Updates

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Maciej Szulik,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Phillip Wittrock,

SWE, Applie

Sean Sullivan,

SWE, Google

Eddie Zaneski,

Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong - Rook/Ceph and Storage Failures

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Sagy Volkov,

Storage Performance Architect, Red Hat

5:40 p.m.

Tune It Up! Enabling Low Latency in Kubernetes Clusters

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Francesco Romani,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Yanir Quinn,

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Friday, November 20

3:10 p.m.

Into the Deep Waters of API Machinery

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David Eads,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Stefan Schimanski,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Federico Bongiovanni,

Engineering Manager, Google

Daniel Smith,

Staff Software Engineer, Google

Rook: Intro and Ceph Deep Dive

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Travis Nielsen,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Sébastien Han,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Alexander Trost,

DevOps Engineer, Cloudical

Serverless Workflow - New Approach to Container Orchestration

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Tihomir Surdilovic,

Sr. Software Developer, Red Hat

Ricardo Zanini Fernandes,

Sr. Software Engineer, Red Hat

4:00 p.m.

Observing Cloud Native Observables with the New SIG Observability

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Bartlomiej Płotka,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Richard Hartmann,

Community Director, Grafana Labs

Virtual Application Networks for Cloud Native Applications

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Ted Ross,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Panel: Linux in the Kubernetes Era: Does The OS Still Matter?

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Dusty Mabe,

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Tasha Drew,

Director of Product Incubation, VMware

Kiko Reis,

VP Public Cloud, Canonical

Darren Shepherd,

Co-founder and CTO, Rancher Labs

High Performance KubeVirt in Action

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Huamin Chen,

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat

Marcin Franczyk,

Software Engineer, Kubermatic

Intro and Deep Dive: Kubernetes SIG Instrumentation

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Elana Hashman,

Principal Site Reliability Engineer, Red Hat

Frederic Branczyk,

Principal Software Engineer, Polar Signals

Han Kang,

Senior Software Engineer, Google

David Ashpole,

Software Engineer, Google

5:05 p.m.

Building Better Communication for Kubernetes Contributors with Marketing

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Matthew Broberg,

Technical Editor and Community Advocate, Red Hat

Kaslin Fields,

Google Developer Advocate, Google Cloud

Rajula Vineet Reddy,

Software Engineer, Cern

CNCF Serverless WG: CloudEvents and Serverless Workflow

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Tihomir Surdilovic,

Sr. Software Developer, Red Hat

Doug Davis,

PM CodeEngine/Knative, IBM


Raffle 1

Visit the OpenShift, Serverless and Management tabs in our virtual booth for your chance to win one of 300 Red Hat scarfs. A random drawing to select the 300 winners will take place after the conclusion of the conference.


Raffle 2

Enter for a chance to win a $300 Amazon gift card. To be eligible, attendees must fill out the raffle form to the right. A random drawing to select ten winners will take place after the conclusion of the conference. Winners will be notified and sent their prize via email within 2 weeks of the conference conclusion.

You may only enter once beginning November 17 at 8:00 a.m. ET and entries will conclude on November 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Any entries outside of that time frame will not be considered.


OpenShift Commons Gathering

The OpenShift Commons Gathering brings 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. 

This Gathering provides updates on key cloud native technologies that are part of the OpenShift ecosystem, features maintainers and leaders across different cloud native projects, and showcases the lessons learned from running AI/ML and HPC workloads on OpenShift in production. In addition, hear from CNCF upstream project leads including Kubernetes, ServiceMesh, Knative, Istio, Contour, Serverless, Operators, OKD, Konveyor and more.

Tuesday, November 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Red Hat Open Source Arcade

Play any of the games from the catalog for free—all built with open source software—and learn about the tools the developers used to create these games. Head over to their project pages for more details, and contribute anything from code to design. Then, check out Open Jam to see how open source games get made, and see what the Open Jam 2020 community accomplished.

Office Hours

Join us on OpenShift.tv for Office Hours

Project leaders and experts will be available to answer all of your questions. 

All office hours sessions will be on openshift.tv. Ask your questions and get swag!


Wednesday, November 18

2:30 p.m. ET | Event-driven Applications with Knative

4:15 p.m. ET | Cloud Native Storage with Rook

Thursday, November 19

12:00 p.m. ET | Cloud Native VMs with KubeVirt

2:30 p.m. ET | Implementing GitOps

4:15 p.m. ET | Red Hat Certifications

Friday, November 20

2:30 p.m. ET | OpenShift 4.6 Features

Demo Theater

Knative + Kafka for bursting workloads

Do you have "bursty" workloads in your environment?  Most of us do.

Watch this technical demonstration by Burr Sutter on how to combine

Knative, Kafka, Strimzi, and OpenShift in order to automatically scale

up and down bursts of requests.

Add the demo to your schedule here.

OKD Working Group

Birds of a Feather - OKD Working Group

OKD is the Community Distribution of Kubernetes that powers Red Hat OpenShift. Built around a core of OCI container packaging and Kubernetes container cluster management and leverages Fedora CoreOS. The community is invited to join this birds-of-a-feather (BoF) session to discuss the latest release of OKD 4, it's road map, and learn how to use the new CodeReady Container for OKD4 to get started locally. Members of the OKD4 Working Group and Fedora CoreOS community will be in attendance and able to answer questions on how to deploy and configure OKD4 on everything from BareMetal, Single Clusters to Amazon, Vsphere, Azure and more. Learn more at https://okd.io

Friday, November 20 | 12:00-12:45 p.m. ET

theCUBE Conversations

Red Hat is a proud sponsor of theCUBE at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020.

Check back here for after the event for links to our conversations.

Red Hat Jobs

Open source is more than code. It's culture.

We are so glad to be participating in KubeCon this year, especially because we are always looking for excellent technical talent to join our team. 

Red Hat is a global organization that hires where the talent is located. Our unique culture, environment for innovation, and open source ethos give you the opportunity to make an impact on the world.

Forrester Wave Report

Red Hat was evaluated for The Forrester Wave™ based on 29 criteria across three categories: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. Red Hat OpenShift received the highest scores among evaluated products in each of these categories, with the maximum possible score in both the Strategy and Market Presence categories.


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