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Red Hat Summit Connect

Developer Experience

London | 19 October, 2021

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Join developers for the Red Hat Summit Connect Developer Experience.

This one day event will offer different streams of session topics that will host tech talks led by Red Hat experts. The sessions will provide you with real solutions and code to help you build with open source.

There will also be live demos that will deep dive into code and commands plus lightning talks that will give a brief insight into the latest technologies. 

The event will also bring you a host of activities including coding challenges, arcade games and hands on labs.

Find out more below.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

09:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Welcome to Developer Connect, London

Graeme Colman, Developer Advocacy Lead, Red Hat

Diversity & inclusion in technical communities

Joanna Hodgson, Director Solution Architects UK&I, Red Hat

The future of Java

Mark Little, VP of Engineering, Red Hat

11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Red Hat Engineering Talks  (Partnership 1 )

11:30 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Common patterns for integrating Apache Kafka with Quarkus

Ozan Gunalp, Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat,

Developing a Quarkus application using Kafka is a breeze. However, data-streaming applications are seldom about pure message processing and applications often need to integrate Kafka messages to a web app, transform and persist messages to a data store, or relay them to a third-party service. This talk will explore common patterns for integrating Kafka into a Quarkus application through a live-coding session.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Quarkus: a quantum leap for Java performance

Sanne Grinovero, Sr. Principal Software Engineer & John O'Hara, Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat ,

This session will discuss the performance and efficiency metrics of Quarkus applications and how we’re ensuring constant improvements since the project was first announced. We’ll look at internals, discuss recent leaps in efficiency and how a constant focus on runtime performance is driving innovation in both the Quarkus core architecture and the frameworks it’s integrating.

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


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Applying Camel K as a cloud-native data collector to help cross-team collaboration

Bruno Meseguer, Principal Product Marketieng Manager, Red Hat ,

This session explains how the latest Camel K evolution allows Camel K users, both first timers in Camel (no-code) and also experienced Camel riders, to create and run kubernetes native integrations with minimal effort. An illustrative demo will chain various Camel K lightweight components to enable cross-team collaboration in an organisation, where both the regular user and the experienced developer participate in enabling data flows between different systems. Attendees will learn about some basics of Camel K and its latest technical evolution, how it fits both the experienced developer profile and the no-code user profile. Witness some examples of its super-connectivity to cloud services and see the technology applied to solve some of our daily headaches at work.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

TrustyAI: Ensuring the fairness and transparency of decision models

Rob Geada, Associate Software Engineer,

Red Hat’s TrustyAI initiative seeks to connect the cutting edge of XAI research with enterprise applications and deployment, such as, to facilitate the development of powerful decision models that are simultaneously fair and transparent. In this session, we’ll look at some practical examples of the pitfalls often found within machine learning development and deployment, and explore how TrustyAI’s suite of model monitoring, auditing, and explanation tools can help us identify and correct problems as they arise

11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Languages & Frameworks  (Partnership 2)

11:30 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Adopting GitOps and Quarkus, at the same time at Motability Operations

Alex Bandtock & Jonathan Marsden-Hockham, Motability Operations,

A journey of our (still in progress!) transition to Quarkus and embracing GitOps in parallel.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Reacting to our data driven world

Grace Jansen, Developer Advocate, IBM,

This session will focus on reactive technologies - including reactive programming and reactive systems. Introducing app architecture/style and providing an understanding of what it could offer to your own applications. You will then be guided through how you can start implementing it.

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


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Making the most of Service Mesh with Rust and WebAssembly

Murph Murphy, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat ,

Did you know you can use WebAssembly extensions to add new features directly into the Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh proxies? This allows you to move even more common functionality out of your applications, and implement them in a single language that compiles to WebAssembly bytecode. This talk will introduce you to developing Service Mesh extensions in Rust, building and packaging with wasm-pack, and deploying into OpenShift.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Developing reactive applications the easy way with Quarkus

Joseph Baxter, Associate Solution Architect

11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Enterprise Development  (Partnership 3 )

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

How we built rules driven EDA

Graeme Colman, Manager Solution Architecture & Developer Advocacy Lead, Red Hat,

In this session you will learn how we built a core generic event driven architecture that provides specialisation logic through business rules and cloud native container adapters.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Next generation event based systems with knative cloud events

Ian Lawson, Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat ,

The next generation of microservice development, event based knative service architecting and developing Quarkus, camel-k and kafka.

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


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

An eventful journey of resources and responsiveness - Taking our website serverless

Alex Groom, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat,

How do you deliver a responsive and low resource experience to your customers and also serve those outside your region? See how easy it is to convert applications - whatever the language to Serverless and then utilise eventing sinks, brokers, and triggers. Also, see how frameworks designed for Kubernetes and microservices can enhance that experience. Join this session to follow the “Knative” journey of Red Hat's Coolstore website.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Replicating production in your tests with the magic of containers

Grace Jansen, Developer Advocate, IBM,

Containers have revolutionised how we design and build our applications. But with this move to containers, the parity between our development, testing and production environments has drifted even further apart. So, how do we effectively test our cloud-native applications? Enter MicroShed and the Testcontainers frameworks - enabling true-to-production environments by leveraging the magic of containers with minimal re-writing of your test code. This session will give you a great overview of this technology and will demo how simple it is to create and run a MicroShed test in Maven.

11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

*Ops  (Affiliation 2)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

How we’re trying to simplify our software delivery with GitOps and everything as code

Raj Dasoar, Principle Engineer, NatWest and Bal Kang, Head of digital platform engineering,

At NatWest we have a complex environment. With different compute platforms and teams delivering services such as SDN, storage and compute. We are on a mission, to define everything an application needs to be developed and deployed, as code. We’re doing this to speed up the deployment of software and allow developers to focus on adding business value. We haven’t finished this journey but we want to share out thought process and learnings to date.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

How to secure your CI/CD processes

Mark Roberts, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

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


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

GitOps is not for developers...or is it?

Ian Lawson, Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat & Erica Langhi, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat ,

This session will talk through using the ArgoCD technology as a developer within OpenShift to deploy and make your applications consistent.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Everything you need to know about GitHub actions

Sunny Kumar Senior, Software Engineer, Red Hat,

This session will explain how GitHub Action lets you automate, customise, and execute your software development workflows right into your repository. Hear how with GitHub Action it is possible to create, and share actions to perform any job you'd like, including CI/CD, and combining actions in a completely customised workflow.

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lightning Corner  (Foyer)

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

Try the coding challenge - Yes, we have swag

Murph Murphy, Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat ,

Introducing a great opportunity to try your hand at the multi-level coding challenge that offers the chance to win some cool Red Hat Swag including a Lego Red Hat Fedora. From the novice to the experienced developer there is something for everyone.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AI/ML in containers using Apache Spark

Ian Lawson, Principal Domain Solution Architect, Red Hat ,

This session will examine the options for running Spark jobs natively in Kubernetes/OpenShift.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Developers: How to boost your creativity

Katrina Novakovic, Chief of Staff, EMEA Presales & Services, Red Hat,

This session will provide practical tips to research, experiment and discuss ideas with peers to better solve technical challenges, make technical decisions, and improve workflows. Join if you would like to increase your creativity and become more innovative!

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Migrating Fuse to the cloud - Case Study & technical challenges with Tier 2 Consulting

John Cornforth, Tier 2 Consulting,

The session will detail the process that Tier 2 Consulting went through to migrate Motability Operations' on-premise Fuse integrations onto OpenShift, with specific focus on some of the technical challenges. Join to hear some key takeaways that will help those considering a cloud migration project of this kind.

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


1:15 p.m. -1:45 p.m.

Goldfish bowl discussion

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

GitLab CI/CD , Ansible, OpenShift: A love story

Johana Limka, Solution Architect, Red Hat,

This session will show how you can automate GitLab CI/CD pipelines using Ansible for OpenShift deployments.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Using application modernization to minimize your environmental footprint

Florian Moss, Solution Architect, Red Hat,

The world has taken a stance against the climate crisis yet software engineering as a discipline has still mostly ignored it. This session looks at underlying concepts such as application architecture and requirements gathering as drivers to minimise an application footprint.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Getting started with Python development on RHEL8

Richard Walker, Consultant, Red Hat ,

This session will offer a quick 'how-to' on using Red Hat Developer subscription, Python module streams and Python virtual environments.

11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Cloud Native Workshop  (Affiliation 3 )

11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hands on cloud native workshop

Alex Groom, Senior Specialist Solution Architect,

In this workshop you will: Get hands on with cloud based code development using CodeReady workspaces Create and test simple microservices with Quarkus, Spring Boot and .NET Deploy a web based application to OpenShift and monitor it's health Discover OpenShift service resilience, scale and fault tolerance Utilise external configuration to leverage OpenShift database access

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


1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Part 2

*Please note that no software will need to be installed, all hands on work will be via web browser (Firefox or Chrome preferred) accessing an OpenShift 4 cluster in the public cloud. Being internet hosted, local network configurations like web proxies or VPN are not recommended. **Please ensure you register for this workshop separately to the main event, a link will be shown on the confirmation page once you initially register for the developer event.

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Networking drinks


Join us for games and activities.


Inner and outer loop development on Openshift

Deep dive with this demo

Measuring software delivery performance

Deep dive with this demo

Coding challenge

Challange your coding skills

Check back soon for more details on the coding challenge.

Arcade games

More information about this is coming soon.

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