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Containers and Cloud-Native Roadshow Chicago

  • 27 de Septiembre de 2018
  • 1 W Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
  • Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Chicago, IL, September 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Location: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. local time
  • Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

What you'll learn

Dev Team Track:

  • Introduction to cloud-native applications
  • Building microservices with Wildfly Swarm, Spring Boot, and Eclipse Vert.x
  • Increasing developer productivity with containers
  • Resilient and fault-tolerant microservices' continuous integration and continuous delivery

Ops Team Track:

  • OpenShift and container-native storage fundamentals
  • Introduction to OpenShift platform management
  • Introduction to application management on OpenShift
  • Application storage management with container-native storage

About the event

The Containers and Cloud-Native Roadshow is a unique hands-on experience for building, deploying, and managing containerized cloud-native applications using industry-standard open source technologies. The event is focused on educating and enabling attendees based on their role (Ops or Dev), and you'll learn how Red Hat® OpenShift changes the way you run mission critical applications. Learn how a secure container platform from Red Hat and Intel enables fast and flexible application delivery using microservices and DevOps methodologies. Together, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and the Intel Xeon Scalable platform provide a high-performance, security-focused container foundation. With it, you can deliver modern, high-value applications and features faster.

Who should attend

Dev Track:

  • Developer
  • DevOps engineer
  • Application architect

Ops Track:

  • Directors
  • Infrastructure architect
  • Infrastructure specialist
  • Enterprise architect

Know before you go

Operations Track:
Participants should have a systems administration/storage/operations focus, with the following suggested tools and/or skills:

  • An SSH client on your laptop (PuTTY for Windows preferred)
  • Competency on the Linux® command line
  • A general/high-level understanding of Linux containers (e.g., Docker, CRI-O, etc.)
  • A general/high-level understanding of authentication (e.g., LDAP/AD)

Developer Track:
Participants are expected to be familiar with general application development concepts and have basic skills with the following:

  • Java programming
  • Apache Maven build tool
  • Linux command line
  • Containers and Docker

About Red Hat OpenShift

Built on proven open source technologies, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform lets you streamline and automate development processes and accelerate product life cycles by giving developers more control over their environment and a wider choice of tools and components.


For all attendees:

  • A laptop with Windows, Linux, or MacOS
  • Wi-Fi

Ops Track:

  • An SSH client is required with the ability to use private key authentication.
  • Windows users are recommended to use PuTTY.

Dev Track:

  • A modern browser with JavaScript and cookies enabled

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Thursday, September 27

8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration/networking/breakfast – break into Ops and Dev tracks
9 – 9:30 a.m. Introductions and overview – what to expect from the day
9:40 – 10:20 a.m. Hands-on lab
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hands-on lab
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 2:30 p.m. Hands-on lab
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 4 p.m. Closing remarks and questions
4 p.m. Day ends

Thank you for your interest. Online registration is closed at this time. Questions? Please contact

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Shawn Houston

Cloud Storage Solutions Architect

Red Hat

​Shawn Houston is a Red Hat Cloud Storage Solutions Architect bringing over 20 years of High Performance Computing experience to his position. Shawn has been a Red Hat Certified Engineer for more than a decade with a diverse background in programming, security, HPC cluster architecture, and storage systems.


Michael Dahlgren

Sr. Cloud Solution Architect

Red Hat

​Mike Dahlgren is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect for Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions. Mike brings almost 20 years of open source experience in an extensive career that spans private, public, and government agencies. His accomplishments have ranged from developing and implementing mission critical systems in airline flight coordination and scheduling to terrorist bomb tracking and counter intelligence.

He received his MBA from the University of Nebraska and leverages his business aptitude and IT experiences to develop comprehensive solutions around digital transformation and end to end automation. Currently Mike works with and advises many of the top Fortune 500 organizations with a combined net worth of over a trillion dollars. His passion for evangelizing the benefits of open source has never wavered as he focuses on addressing future digital problems in an ever accelerating business ecosystem.


Ravi Gupta

Solution Architect Specialist

Red Hat

​Ravi Gupta, solution architect specialist for OpenShift and Containers for Red Hat, is responsible for working closely with customers to develop, deploy and manage Containers. He recently returned to Red Hat after a brief position as a sales engineer with Mesosphere, a company that helps automate production operations for containers. Previously, he worked for Amentra, [a provider of systems integration services], where he worked in consulting services. Ravi resides in Austin, Texas.



Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 W Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL