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Ancillary activities

From concerts to a 5k, socials and luncheons to happy hours, we’ve got the events to round out your Red Hat Summit social agenda.

Monday, May 6

OpenShift Commons

OpenShift Commons

TIME: 8:00 a.m - 5:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Westin Hotel- Waterfront Pavilion
Cost: SOLD OUT

The OpenShift Commons gathering at Red Hat Summit will focus on talks from end users with production deployments of OpenShift® sharing their use cases, lessons learned, and best practices with experts from all over the world. We'll also discuss container technologies, best practices for cloud native application developers and the open source software projects that underpin the OpenShift ecosystem to help take OpenShift to the next level in cloud native computing. The event will gather developers, DevOps professionals, and sysadmins to explore and collaborate on making OpenShift and the container technologies successful and secure at scale.

First timer’s reception

First timers’ reception

TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BCEC, L2 ROOM 210B

If you are new to Red Hat Summit, please join us for the first timers’ reception. Red Hat Summit is a collaborative forum—a place to expand your possibilities, and where ideas become reality. Come join us for a drink and learn how to get the most out of your Summit experience, from growing your professional network to envisioning ideas you could soon make reality. We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, May 7

Executive tour & panel discussion at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs executive tour

TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Red Hat Boston Office

We invite executives at Red Hat Summit to experience how we use our flagship Red Hat Open Innovation Labs space to catalyze application development and a new way of working for organizations. Attendees will learn about the impact that Red Hat Open Innovation Labs has had through a customer panel, embark on an immersive tour to experience some exercises and tools that we use to help customers transform, and network with peers.

Command Line Heroes

Command Line Heroes

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BCEC, East lobby, across from theCube

Visit the Command Line Heroes space. Play open source video games, get yourself drawn as a command line hero, and chat with members of the podcast team.

Culture of Collaboration social

Culture of Collaboration social

TIME: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Boston Convention Center, Exhibition Hall

Have fun, unwind with hors d'oeuvres and drinks, engage with colleagues, and interact with your favorite speakers from the Culture of Collaboration track.

Wednesday, May 8

Red Hat Summit 2019 5K Fun Run

Red Hat Summit 2019 5K Fun Run

TIME: 5:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

We’re excited to host our seventh annual Red Hat Summit 5K Fun Run, sponsored by IBM. The run is free and open to all attendees who register for the race and wish to participate. Limited edition running shirts are available to participants who donate $15 or more to this year's cause, Boston Partners in Education.

Boston Partners in Education enhance academic achievement and nurture the personal growth of Boston’s public school students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school volunteer support.

Command Line Heroes

Command Line Heroes

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BCEC, East lobby, across from theCube

Visit the Command Line Heroes space. Play open source video games, get yourself drawn as a command line hero, and chat with members of the podcast team.

Puppy pen - Expand your PAWsabilities

Puppy pen - Expand your PAWsabilities

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Expo Hall, North side, across from Demo Village

Doggone it if there isn’t a puppy pen in the Expo Hall this year, care of Great Dog Rescue New England. This rescue saves dogs from kill shelters, streets, and from owners who can no longer care for their pets. So if you just need an event pick-me-up that only canine cuddles or puppy kisses can bring, stop by the pen on Wednesday from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. or Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you fall in love, know that all dogs are available for adoption.

Red Hat Women's Leadership Community Luncheon

Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community Luncheon

TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - ML2 West, 210B

Join Red Hat associates, customers, partners, and open source contributors for a presentation that will celebrate the contributions women make to technology. This event is sponsored by HPE. All are welcome.

North America government and education luncheon

North America government and education luncheon

TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A

Take a closer look at the open source technologies that promote collaboration in the public sector at the government and education lunch.

Open Source Stories Film Premiere

Open Source Stories Film Premiere

TIME: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: BCEC, L2 ROOM 210A

What can the farmers of tomorrow do with open tools today? Find out when the newest Open Source Stories film premieres on May 8.

Financial Services Happy Hour at Red Hat Summit

Financial Services Happy Hour at Red Hat Summit

TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Scorpion Bar, 58 Seaport Blvd, Suite 200, Boston, MA

Join the Red Hat financial services team for engaging conversation, libations, and networking with your peers. Connect with colleagues and learn what is possible through collaboration.

Guru night

Guru night

TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BCEC, Room 258AB

Join us on for a 3-hour hands-on serverless workshop led by Red Hat technologists. This workshop will cover:

  • Istio: Sidecars and a service mesh for smarter canaries and dark launches
  • Knative: Scale-to-zero, in-cluster image builds, event auto-scale
  • Quarkus: Java optimized for containers, microservices, and serverless architectures
  • Camel: Event-driven enterprise integration
  • Apache Kafka: Streaming applications all on OpenShift

Note: This is a BYOL Event - Bring-Your-Own-Laptop

Thursday, May 9

Puppy pen - Expand your PAWsabilities

Puppy pen - Expand your PAWsabilities

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Expo Hall, North side, across from Demo Village

Doggone it if there isn’t a puppy pen in the Expo Hall this year, care of Great Dog Rescue New England. This rescue saves dogs from kill shelters, streets, and from owners who can no longer care for their pets. So if you just need an event pick-me-up that only canine cuddles or puppy kisses can bring, stop by the pen on Wednesday from 10 a.m to 1:30 p.m. or Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you fall in love, know that all dogs are available for adoption.

Command Line Heroes

Command Line Heroes

TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: BCEC, East lobby, across from theCube

Visit the Command Line Heroes space. Play open source video games, get yourself drawn as a command line hero, and chat with members of the podcast team.

Summit party entertainment

Red Hat Summit Party

TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave, Boston

What better way to wrap up the event than by attending the annual Red Hat Summit party with our two bands, Fitz and the Tantrums and Neon Trees! Join your friends and colleagues for food, drinks, and two stellar performances at Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion.