Red Hat Summit: Connect

Houston | October 21, 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 Houston, Texas

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

Thursday, October 21, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.


7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.


Morning welcome

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

Labs & sessions

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

Containerizing applications: Existing and new


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

Foundations for energy transition projects


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


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


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

Labs & sessions

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

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


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

Machine learning workflows on Red Hat OpenShift Data Science


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

Ansible Security Automation


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

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


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

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

Ask the experts

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Special program

Industry-focused programs

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

Autonomous production with Universal Wellpad Controller (with Intel)

Lunch and breakout (oil and gas industry)

Getting to the event

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 07:00 - 18:00

Location: Westin Memorial City
945 Gessner Road, Houston, TX  77024 


  • Off-site parking fee: US$50 daily
  • On-site parking fee: US$16 daily
  • Valet parking fee: US$28 daily


George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) - Head east toward Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 125 ft. Turn left toward Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 331 ft. Turn right toward Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 92 ft. Turn right onto Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 135 ft. Use the left lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Gessner Rd for 492 ft. Use the left lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Interstate 10 Frontage Rd W/Old Katy Rd for 0.1 miles. Slight left to merge onto Sam Houston Tollway N Partial toll road for 19.0 miles. Continue onto TX-8 Beltway E/Sam Houston Tollway E for 2.0 miles. Take the Hardy Toll Rd N exit Toll road for 1.3 miles. Merge onto Hardy Toll Rd Toll road 0.5 miles. Take the Central Green Blvd exit toward Intercontinental Airport/Greens Rd Toll road for 0.2 miles. Keep left, follow signs for Airport Toll road 0.3 miles. Continue onto Hardy Toll Rd Toll road for 0.6 miles.


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.

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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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