Red Hat Summit: Connect

Dallas, Texas | September 27-28, 2022

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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Connect in Dallas, Texas

Discover your next source of inspiration in the Dallas 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 labs and demos, you’ll find options that fit your needs.

  • High-level roadmap and deep-dive technical sessions
  • 1:1 meetings and networking opportunities
  • Access to experts and insights at Red Hat and sponsor kiosks
  • Developer hackathon

Explore our session catalog to browse learning opportunities with Red Hat experts.

Hands-on lab options

Save your seat for our instructor-led labs

Join one of our popular, limited-space labs to find out more about specific products or solutions. Led by our knowledgeable instructors and powered by Intel, these labs provide all the tools you need to learn and embrace the future of innovation.

*You can also browse our list of self-paced labs to find technology topics you can explore at one of our Red Hat kiosks. 

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See what’s happening in your city

View what sessions, labs, and networking opportunities are in store for you at the upcoming Dallas event. Our exclusive presentations will not be recorded or shared afterward, so check out the session catalog for all the details you need to make sure you take advantage of these learning opportunities.

Dallas, Texas

September 27 - Evening

Welcome reception and developer hackathon

Kick off your Red Hat Summit: Connect experience by networking over appetizers and beverages with industry peers from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Legacy Food Hall. You can also join our limited-space Developer Console customization hackathon from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to show how you can set your team up for development success.

Learn more about our welcome reception venue

September 28

Sponsor kiosks and 1:1 meetings

From 7:30 AM to 6 PM, opportunities to connect with Red Hatters and fellow attendees, engage in demos, and visit sponsored kiosks will be available throughout your event. From face-to-face meetings about technology challenges to partner conversations about how to support customer needs, you’ll have a number of networking choices. For a fully immersive experience, stop by our Walk the Walls powered by Red Hat Open Innovation Labs kiosk. You can explore our Red Hat training, consulting, certifications, and technical account management team service offerings through our VR headsets (no registration required).


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Welcome message & live demo

Find your new normal with Red Hat

9:30 AM -10:30 AM: Sessions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

Architecting an open hybrid cloud environment

OpenShift Dev Spaces

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Sessions

Performance analysis and tuning of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

OpenShift roadmap

Microservices with Quarkus

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Labs

The definitive Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 hands-on lab

Red Hat field solution architects will lead you through a mix of self-paced and proctored exercises covering the core and updated capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.

Ansible: Ansible automation controller for advanced users

This workshop is geared for experienced Ansible users, offering insights into the capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Ansible automation controller.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch & networking


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Sessions

Red Hat OpenShift Cloud Services roadmap

Ansible Automation Platform roadmap

Developer products roadmap

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Sessions

Container development on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Scaling Ansible Automation Platform

Open source security

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Labs

OpenShift + cloud services: Using Red Hat Cloud Services to rapidly deliver cloud-native applications

Learn about the Red Hat Cloud Services portfolio and how to build data-driven applications using these services.

OpenShift + developer: Create your apps the cloud-native way with OpenShift developer tools

Walk through a complete e-shop implementation -- from code to deploy -- using OpenShift's ecosystem of tools and frameworks.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Sessions

Edge computing

Automate infrastructure optimization

Red Hat Application Services and data roadmap

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing reception

Getting to the event

LocationRenaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West
6007 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024

Special group rate (available until 9/6/22): US$249 per night, plus taxes and fees, for a standard room.

Parking rate: US$19 overnight self-parking; US$27 overnight valet

Cancellation Policy: All hotel room reservations canceled within 96 hours of check-in will incur a cancellation fee equal to one night's room and tax from the hotel to your card on file. Please contact the housing team at if you need to change or cancel your hotel reservation. Changes will be subject to availability

How to get here:

  • From Dallas/Fort Worth Airport - Follow International Parkway, TX-121 North, and Sam Rayburn Tollway to TX-121 North in Plano. Take the exit toward Legacy Drive from Sam Rayburn Tollway. Proceed to Legacy Drive in Collin County.
  • From Dallas Love Field Airport - Get on Dallas North Tollway North from Herb Kelleher Way and West Mockingbird Lane. Follow Dallas North Tollway North to Dallas Parkway in Plano. Take the exit toward Legacy Drive from Dallas North Tollway North. Proceed to Legacy Drive.
  • From Addison Airport - Head south on Dooley Road. Continue on Midway Road. Take Dallas North Tollway North to Legacy Drive in Plano.

Visit the hotel web site for more information on parking, amenities, and health and safety policies.



Pursue conversations and experiences with our sponsors

Connect with our sponsor companies in person. You can also power up your learning opportunities using tools provided by our exclusive equipment sponsor, Intel.

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Health & safety guidance

Review the requirements for in-person attendance

In addition to having no present symptoms of COVID-19, Red Hat expects all attendees attending the event to be one or more of the following: fully vaccinated against COVID-19, recently recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours prior to attending the event. Masks are encouraged but optional.

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