Red Hat Summit 2019

Boston, MA May 79

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Share your ideas with thousands of open source enthusiasts by submitting a session for Red Hat Summit 2019.

Get the latest on Red Hat Summit 2019, held in Boston, MA, from May 7 - 9.

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Use our submission guide to gather your abstract and session details.
Submit your abstract through our portal by Friday, November 19, 2018.
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This year's session topics

There's a lot going on in open source, and we need your help to talk about it. Please submit an abstract based on one of the topics we will feature this year.

  • Best practices, tools, & frameworks for developers on containers and Kubernetes
  • Service mesh/Istio
  • Microservices: Development, deployment, monitoring, tracing, & management patterns
  • Serverless computing: Event-driven development
  • Serverless computing: Knative overview
  • Serverless computing: Roadmap and best practices
  • Microservices: Data patterns & event sourcing/CQRS
  • Microservices: Consumer-driven contract (CDC), data streaming, & caching strategies
  • Microservice development: How to build an enterprise service architecture
  • DevOps for developers: CI/CD and continuous testing & deployment
  • Language runtimes, frameworks guidance, and best practices (including Java, Node.js, MicroProfile, SpringBoot, Vert.x Reactive toolkit, and more)
  • Updates on Java frameworks, Microprofile, Jakarta EE, and OpenJDK
  • Security for developers: DevOps, DevSecOps
  • Security for developers: Application security, SSO, autentication and authorization patterns
  • Security for developers: Tools, frameworks, and best practices
  • Application transformation: Optimization, revitalization, modernization
  • Application transformation: Integration
  • Application transformation: Migration
  • Mobile application development
  • MBaaS
  • Mobile application integration
  • Customer implementation, architectures, and case studies related ot any or all of the above
  • Low code development: Rules-driven development, process automation development
  • Process & decision automation
  • Streaming APIs
  • API life cycle
  • Data-driven APIs
  • Istio & API management
  • Open banking/GDPR
  • Red Hat Fuse's role in building data pipelines for AI
  • Red Hat Fuse Ignite and the role of citizen integrators
  • Reactive messaging & streaming
  • Hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Tuning Red Hat Gluster Storage
  • Modernizing infrastructure
  • Tuning Red Hat Ceph Storage
  • Migrating infrastructure from VMware
  • Customer/partner feature: A modernization journey
  • Software-defined storage customer use cases
  • How to get started managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Insights, Red Hat Ansible Automation)
  • Security responses, CVEs
  • Overview of identity management
  • Red Hat OpenShift on Red Hat Virtualization
  • SELinux overview
  • Red Hat Virtualization solutions overview
  • Value of a Red Hat subscription
  • Simplifying storage deployments
  • Healthcare (ERP, EMR) or web server workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Migrating from VMware virtualization to Red Hat Virtualization
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux's ease of use
  • Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux at scale
  • Moving from virtualization to a container world
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Performance tuning
  • Infrastructure as code
  • SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SAP HANA on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Virtualization: Customer case study
  • Using Red Hat Insights with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Security and compliance in the hybrid cloud
  • Hybrid cloud workloads
  • Costs and the hybrid cloud
  • Network function virtualization
  • How the cloud drives emerging technologies
  • The future of the cloud
  • Big data cloud deployments
  • Hybrid cloud to a hybrid cloud environment
  • DevOps with Red Hat OpenShift
  • OpenShift in a multi-datacenter environment
  • Red Hat OpenShift and OpenStack
  • Improving service and operations management in a hybrid environment
  • Multicloud infrastructure
  • A cloud-native approach to secure your Cloud
  • Cloud trends
  • How Red Hat Cloud portfolio fits together
  • Role of automation in cloud
  • Hyperconverged storage
  • Data lakes
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Operating systems in the hybrid cloud
  • Networking integration with OpenShift and OpenStack
  • Scalable application platforms
  • Cloud strategy: Public, private, and/or hybrid
  • Automation & management in the cloud
  • Securing the private cloud
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the best guest OS for any cloud
  • How the operating system secures the cloud
  • OpenShift Container Platform on OpenStack Platform: Containers on cloud
  • Planning application lifecycle and the infrastructure needed
  • High-performance computing in the cloud
  • Red Hat Management demos and use cases
  • Optimizing& securing across hybrid clouds
  • Red Hat Ansible use in enterprises
  • Red Hat Ansible for IT infrastructure (config and provision)
  • Red Hat Ansible for networking
  • Red Hat Ansible: Getting started
  • Red Hat Ansible: Making the case
  • How to operationalize your DevOps infrastructure
  • Insights and data concerns
  • Red Hat Management at mega scale
  • Customer/partner feature: Automation solutions
  • Extensibility of Red Hat management solutions
  • Managing and automating your Red Hat hybrid/multicloud environments
  • The social impact of artificial intelligence
  • AI and machine learning strategies
  • Security strategy
  • Trends in the developer community
  • Storage strategies
  • The future of networking
  • The future of container platforms and Kubernetes
  • Open source data & data policies (e.g., OpenData)
  • Distributed computing & unified platforms
  • Research and customer influence on the future
  • Blockchain
  • Making hardware cool again
  • Moving development from Waterfall to Agile & DevOps
  • Change fatigue: How to tell if you have it and what to do about it
  • Agile & DevOps transformations that pass an engineer's "stink test"
  • How to collaborate in any environment
  • How to use open source development in your organization's digital transformation
  • Effective Agile leadership
  • Building the right products in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) world
  • Top open source projects that will accelerate your digital transformation
  • Integrating security, architecture, and/or design into an Agile & DevOps workflow
  • The technology, processes, and culture of digital transformation
  • How to succeed and what to avoid in a digital transformation
  • Product planning and development in an Agile/DevOps environment
  • Open culture in practice
  • Creating an open organization
  • How to collaborate effectively within a team
  • Diversity in open source: Gender, race, sexuality, age, ability, and more
  • Building a neurally diverse team
  • Leading in an open source environment
  • Multi-generational organizations

Keynote highlights from 2018

Red Hat Summit 2018 featured executives, open source leaders, and some of our most innovative customers discussing trends, telling stories, and anticipating the future.

photo of Jim Whitehurst

Jim Whitehurst

President and chief executive officer, Red Hat

Saron Yitbarek

Saron Yitbarek

Founder, CodeNewbie

Burr Sutter

Burr Sutter

Director of developer experience, Red Hat

Kerry Peirse

Kerry Peirse

General manager, Infrastructure and Operations, Cathay Pacific

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Learn more about the 2018 Red Hat Innovator of the Year, UPS.