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The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


Join us for the Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience Open House

On July 15 Red Hat is opening its virtual doors for an Open House, building on the Red Hat Summit 2020 Virtual Experience from April with an additional set of sessions, more "Ask the Experts" sessions, and live access to C-level tech experts.




Built In - How to Contribute to Open Source: The Ultimate Guide

We talked to open-source experts at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the Drupal Association, Red Hat, Superhuman and Capital One and collected their tips on how to start contributing and build your presence in open-source communities. Read on to learn more.



CHECK IT OUT: - Why the Success of Edge Computing Relies on a Linux Legacy

For edge computing innovation, we need to be thinking more about how we create sustainable solutions and technologies given how many deployments will require a longer life cycle and are more tightly bound to hardware and equipment refreshes. The path of innovation leads from Linux to and through the network edge. Companies that follow this approach will be better positioned to leverage the promise and power of the edge while avoiding fragmentation and lock-in.



Digital transformation in financial services without breaking the bank

Digital transformation is a top business priority for many financial services companies; however, the path may not always be straightforward. Red Hat's Gordon Tillmore shares tips to help these organizations overcome common hurdles that can prevent them from increasing the value and impact of their investments in digital transformation.



TechRepublic - Java's 25th birthday prompts a look at which tech products have survived since 1995

Java is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, further cementing 1995 as an auspicious year for the tech world. The internet and dozens of corresponding technological advances were emerging that year as unparalleled sources of culture and financial wealth, paving the way for much of what exists today. Red Hat's Rich Sharples explains how the programming language and others have been able to stand the test of time.


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