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Red Hat Summit: Connect

Austin | October 28, 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 Austin, Texas

Discover your next source of inspiration in the Austin 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 Austin event. Check out the session catalog for more details, including session and lab start times.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

All day


7:00 a.m. - 6:00 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.

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Red Hat Kiosks

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


7:30 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.

Ansible Windows automation


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

Bringing AI and machine learning data science into operation

Ask the experts

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

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

Breakout on Ansible

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

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

Breakout on RHEL

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


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


1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Labs & sessions

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

A practical introduction to container security

Lab (developer focus)

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The definitive Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 hands-on lab


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

Azure Unplugged: Everything you need to know about running Red Hat workloads on Azure

Ask the experts

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.


Other programs

Developer Programs

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

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

Developer demo and lunch

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

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

Developer demo

Partner Programs

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

Capitalize on the next-generation partner ecosystem

Partner breakout & luncheon

Getting to the event

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 07:00 - 18:00

Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard Austin, TX 78759


  • On-site parking fee: US$10 daily

  • Valet parking fee: US$25

  • Overnight fee: US$18 daily

How to get here:

Turn left onto E State Hwy 71 Service Rd. Take the ramp on the left onto TX-71 W. Take the ramp onto US-183 N. Take the ramp to US-183 N/Lampasas. Slight left onto US-183 N/Ed Bluestein Blvd. Continue to follow US-183 N. Take the exit toward TX-360 Loop/Capital of Tx Hwy/Great Hills Trail. Merge onto Research Blvd. Turn left onto TX-360 Loop S. Turn right onto Arboretum Blvd. Destination will be on the 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

Houston, TX | October 21, 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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