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Red Hat Summit: Connect

Boston | October 14, 2021

The future of open technology starts with you. Join our in-person event as we learn, share, and contribute to the open source conversation.

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As our premier open source event of the year, Red Hat Summit: Connect brings interactive sessions, labs, and networking opportunities directly to the open source community across 20 cities.

Event Overview

Connect in Boston, Massachusetts

Discover your next source of inspiration in the Boston open source community at Red Hat® Summit: Connect. Whether you’re looking to engage with Red Hat thought leaders, technologies, and solutions or participate in activities like breakout sessions and instructor-led labs, you’ll have all the tools to help shape your future.

  • Ask the Experts sessions
  • Labs and demos
  • Partner programming

Explore our session catalog to discover your hands-on learning opportunities with Red Hat experts.

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View what sessions, labs, and networking opportunities are in store for you at the upcoming Boston event. Check out the session catalog for more details, including session and lab start times.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

All day


7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1:1 meetings

Get acquainted with your Red Hat sales representative, a Red Hat expert, or a fellow attendee through face-to-face meetings.

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Red Hat Kiosks

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Morning welcome

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A practical introduction to container security


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Quarkus hands-on practices for Spring developers

Lab (developer focus)

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Ansible Automation Platform: Getting up and running

Ask the experts on Ansible

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Red Hat for government


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Red Hat OpenShift Application Services roadmap

Breakout on managed services

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

API gateways and service meshes: Opening the door to application modernization

Ask the experts

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Assessing and addressing security at scale with Red Hat Insights and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Breakout in RHEL

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The definitive Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 hands-on lab


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ansible network automation


2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

DevSecOps and supply chain security: Where are we, and where should we be?

Ask the experts on DevSecOps

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Deploying an automation strategy and implementing an infrastructure code approach with Ansible Automation Platform

Breakout on Ansible

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Red Hat OpenShift as the innovation engine for container workloads

Ask the experts on OpenShift/containers/Kubernetes

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Container engines: Podman, Buildah, Skopeo, and CRI-O

Ask the experts

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Other programs

Developer Programs

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Dining Demo: DevOps, data scientists, and developers, oh my!

Developer lunch and demo

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Hands-on workshop: Events stream processing with AI/ML

Developer demo

Partner Programs

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Capitalize on the next generation partner ecosystem

Partner breakout & lunch


2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Healthcare at the edge and the transformation required

Breakout on healthcare

Getting to the event

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 07:30 - 16:00

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116


  • Off-site parking, fee: US$42 daily
  • On-site parking, fee: US$52 daily
  • On-site self-parking is available with in/out privileges for US$52 per night
  • Valet parking is currently not available


Follow signs for Boston/Sumner tunnel. Pay the toll and stay in the right lane in the tunnel. Follow signs for Exit 26/Storrow Drive. After you emerge from the tunnel, take the second left exit to Copley Square/Back Bay. At the first light, turn right onto Beacon St. Follow Beacon St. for 4 blocks and make a left on to Exeter St. After 5 lights, Exeter St. ends at Huntington Ave. Turn right onto Huntington Ave. At the first light, under the sky bridge, make a U-turn to the left. The hotel entrance will be immediately on your right.

Find a Red Hat Summit: Connect city

Take a look at what other Red Hat Summit: Connect sessions and activities are happening in other cities.

View all cities and dates

Boston, MA | October 14, 2021

Houston, TX | October 21, 2021

Omaha, NE | October 27, 2021

Raleigh, NC | October 27, 2021

Austin, TX | October 28, 2021

San Francisco, CA | November 3, 2021

Philadelphia, PA | November 4, 2021

San Jose, CA | November 4, 2021

Phoenix, AZ | November 10, 2021

Dallas, TX | November 11, 2021

Seattle, WA | November 16, 2021

Chicago, IL | November 17, 2021

Montreal, QC | November 18, 2021

Atlanta, GA | November 18, 2021 

Washington, DC | November 30, 2021

Nashville, TN | November 30, 2021

Toronto, ON | December 2, 2021

Minneapolis, MN | December 2, 2021

Jacksonville, FL | December 2, 2021

New York, NY | December 8, 2021

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