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Red Hat User Groups: Boston

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  • 25 gennaio 2017
  • Boston, MA
  • Harpoon Brewery

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Join us at the Boston RHUG at Harpoon Brewery from 3-5pm. Come at 2pm for Brew Tour!  Food and beers (of course) on us!

Topics:   OpenShift and Microsoft

Speakers:   Matt Hicks, Vice President, Software Engineering, Openshift and Management, Red Hat

                       Todd Mancini, Senior Principal Product Manager, Developer Experience, Red Hat

2pm-  Brew Tour 

3pm-  OpenShift presentation

4pm-  Microsoft presentation

5pm-  Network with your peers


OpenShift & DevOps

IT is being continuously driven to be more responsive in reacting to the needs of the business.  In this session we’ll discuss barriers enterprises face when trying to move towards more agile technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.  We’ll cover infrastructure challenges holding Corporations back and the issues of scaling development in a dynamic environment while at the same time sustaining stable  operations when everything above the stack is changing.  Finally, we’ll discuss where Red Hat is investing to simplify those problems.


In November, 2015, Red Hat and Microsoft entered into a partnership which included bringing open source .NET to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In June, 2016, Microsoft and Red Hat jointly launched .NET Core 1.0 at Red Hat's DevNation conference, and in November, 2016, both companies released .NET Core 1.1. Red Hat's distribution of .NET Core is the only commercially supported distribution of .NET on Linux.

So, is .NET on Red Hat real? Does it work? And how's the partnership really working out? Come find the answers to those questions and more in a technical deep dive, co-presented by speakers from both Red Hat and Microsoft.


Speaker Bios:

Matt Hicks

Disruptive technologies are rooted in two requirements: building a great application and utilizing infrastructure to the application’s advantage. Today, successful businesses need to harness technology to better serve their customers. Over the last 15 years Matt Hicks has worked in the epicenter of this technological shift and has developed the expertise to steer companies toward a more competitive future.  As one of the founding members of Red Hat’s OpenShift offering (now an award-winning PaaS solution), his passion is around using development, operations, and infrastructure to take winning concepts from ideation to reality.

Todd Mancini

Todd Mancini is a Senior Principal Product Manager for Developer Tools at Red Hat, covering such products as Red Hat Development Suite, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and Red Hat Container Development Kit. He's also the product owner for Red Hat's distribution of run times such as OpenJDK and .NET Core. His stated goal is to "make stuff to make developers better."

Prior to joining Red Hat in November, 2015, Todd was Microsoft's US Director of Developer Technology Specialists, a role which not only had him engaging face-to-face with development teams at some of Microsoft's largest customers but also acting as one of the primary feedback channels to the Visual Studio product team. Todd learned first-hand about the broad set of challenges real-world development teams encounter on a daily basis.

Before joining Microsoft, Todd was an active .NET developer dating back to the original public announcements at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference 2000. He wrote a commercial,  enterprise grade search engine entirely in .NET Framework 1.0/1.1, which was used by Microsoft to help test the 64-bit version of .NET Framework 2.0. Todd has recently started the process of blogging about his journey to convert that 250,000 line code base to .NET Core and releasing it as open source software.; @ToddMancini