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Red Hat Summit: Connect

Raleigh | October 27, 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 Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

All day


7:00 a.m. - 5:00 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. - 5:00 p.m.

Red Hat Kiosks

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


7:00 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.

The definitive Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 hands-on lab


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

A practical introduction to container security


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

DevSecOps and supply chain security: Where are we, and where should we be?

Ask the experts on DevSecOps

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

Fast track AI/ML projects with an open hybrid cloud framework


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

Red Hat OpenShift Application Services roadmap


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


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


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

Labs & sessions

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

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

Breakout on Ansible

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ansible security automation


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Containerizing applications: Existing and new


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

Red Hat OpenShfit as the innovation engine for container workloads

Ask the experts on OpenShift/containers/Kubernetes

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

Red Hat for government


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

Bringing AI and machine learning data science into operation

Ask the experts on AI/ML in practical applications

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

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

Breakout on RHEL

5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.


5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Other programs

Developer Programs

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

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

Developer breakfast & demo

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

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


Partner Programs

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

Capitalize on the next-generation partner ecosystem

Partner breakout and luncheon

Getting to the event

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 07:00 - 17:00

Location: Raleigh Marriott City Center

500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601


Parking: Off-site parking fee: US$3 hourly, US$15 daily

How to get here:

I-40E toward Raleigh. S Saunders St. exit - 298B toward downtown. Merge onto S Saunders, 401 N. Continue on 401 N. Turn right onto Lenoir St. Parking garage will be on left entrance side of the hotel off Lenoir St. For valet parking, continue past the parking garage entrance and turn left onto Fayetteville St.

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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