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Powered by possibilities: Highlights from the biggest Red Hat Summit yet

The theme of this year’s Red Hat Summit in Boston was “expand your possibilities.” We also expanded the number of attendees and the size of the main stage (almost half as long as a football field).

If you didn’t make it to Red Hat Summit 2019, here’s some of what you missed:

35+ general session speakers, 589 breakout sessions and labs, major product launches including Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 8 and Red Hat OpenShift® 4, an inspiring CO.LAB performance, an Open Source Stories film premiere, so much swag, open source video games, custom caricatures, a 180-degree photo station, T-shirt and confetti cannons, T-shirt screen printing, a “playground,” these things, our CMO Tim Yeaton showing off his sweet new Red Hat logo tattoo, the Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community luncheon, a concert with Neon Trees and Fitz and the Tantrums, a 5K run benefiting Boston Partners in Education, more tattoos, new merchandise at the on-site Cool Stuff Store, and―a favorite―adorable puppies from Great Dog Rescue New England.

Scroll down for links to Red Hat Summit session recordings and presentations, as well as featured keynotes, top breakout sessions, award-winner information, and more.

But first, check out this short recap video:


Featured keynotes

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Q and A Jim Whitehurst and Ginny Rometty
HCA developed a predictive algorithm and workflow for early detection and treatment of sepsis.

Jim Whitehurst and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Q and A Jim Whitehurst and Satya Nadella
HCA developed a predictive algorithm and workflow for early detection and treatment of sepsis.


Dr. Edmund Jackson, HCA Healthcare
HCA developed a predictive algorithm and workflow for early detection and treatment of sepsis.

Optus is rethinking the humble phone call with Voice Genie, its real-time call translator.

Red Hat OpenShift 4 live demo
See how to manage large clusters of applications running Linux containers across the hybrid cloud.

Professor Neil Gershenfeld, MIT
Learn how Fab Labs, self-contained global maker workshops based on rapid prototyping, help consumers become creators.

Dr. Ellen Grant, Boston Children’s Hospital
See how the hospital is using Red Hat OpenShift and the Mass Open Cloud to fundamentally change medical research.

Melanie Shimano, Food Computer Program
Watch a live demo of the food computer used to teach Baltimore, Maryland, high school students about open source and agriculture.​

Students in this club at a Minneapolis, Minnesota, middle school participated in Red Hat’s CO.LAB program. Watch them perform a new song, written collaboratively just for Red Hat Summit, with their mentors and DJ Enferno.


Watch all the keynotes on demand:


"Every technology event or conference offers insight into the future of IT. Few, however, rival the breadth of digital business impact or the passion among the attendees that Red Hat displayed this week."


Top 10 breakout sessions

Of all the sessions available at Red Hat Summit this year, these had the highest attendance:

What’s new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?

What’s new in Red Hat Ansible® Automation?

Red Hat Satellite power user tips and tricks

A Kubernetes-native infrastructure deep dive

Performance analysis and tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux―part 1

Demystifying systemd

Security-enhanced Linux for mere mortals

Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap

Building production-ready containers

Virtualization now and in the future: Enterprise virtualization to container-native virtualization


Access session slides or watch recordings (viewing recordings requires login)*

*Slides and recordings not available for all sessions



Conquer complexity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8


Red Hat Summit 2019 by the numbers

were printed with 3-D printers and given to attendees.

photos from the 180-degree photo station were emailed to participants.

puppy-cuddling sessions
took place in the puppy pen.

custom caricatures
from “Comics & Coffee” at the Command Line Heroes booth were posted online.​

of analysts who attended agreed or strongly agreed that Red Hat Summit 2019 was informative and a good use of their time.

of analysts who attended agreed or strongly agreed that Red Hat is a leader in operating systems and containers.

Source: Red Hat Summit data, 2019.




Leading by example

HCA Healthcare Red Hat Innovator of the Year:
HCA Healthcare

Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year: Jason Hiatt Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year: 
Jason Hiatt

Women in Open Source Award winners: Limor Fried and Saloni Garg Women in Open Source Award winners: 
Limor Fried and Saloni Garg




Farming for the future

A new crop of farmers is rising in some unlikely places. What are the farmers of tomorrow doing with open tools and principles today? 


Save the date for Red Hat Summit 2020 

San Francisco, California  |  April 27-29


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