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Onsite activities

Red Hat Summit is more than just keynotes and sessions and labs.

You + Weezer at Red Hat Summit

The Grammy Award-winning band Weezer will be performing at this year’s Red Hat Summit party. Join us for a night of food, drinks, and music, at the San Francisco Armory at 7:00 p.m. A full-conference pass or guest pass is required for entry.

DATE: Thursday, May 10
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: San Francisco Armory, 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Weezer

Break fix challenge

Be the fastest to fix some broken code and walk away with a Nintendo Switch. Of course, you’ll have to be faster than every other conference attendee, but we’re giving you 3 chances to win (1 competition each day). The challenge changes by the day, and your score will be cast to a live arena leaderboard.

DATE: May 8-10
LOCATION: Moscone West, second floor lobby, Customer Success Zone

Command Line Heroes

Command Line Heroes

The team behind Red Hat’s new podcast, Command Line Heroes, wants to hear your command line origin story.

Come by our booth in the Hat Rack Cafe. Tell your epic tale. Grab some coffee. And even get your own customized comic book cover. We’ll be there Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

DATE: May 8-10
LOCATION: Hat Rack Cafe

Command Line Heroes

GPL Cooperation Commitment
An open source licensing advocacy initiative

Do you care about the future of open source? Join the growing community of GPLv2 copyright holders, engineers, and open source advocates who are making the GPL Cooperation Commitment. Red Hat open source attorneys will be in the DevZone to answer questions about this initiative. You can also visit GitHub to learn more or make the commitment.

DATE: May 8-10
LOCATION: Moscone West, first floor, DevZone

GPL Cooperation Commitment

User Experience Design and Research

Do you use our products? Our websites? The User Experience Design and Marketing Communications teams invite you to participate in research and design activities to help influence and improve our products. Stop by to demo new concepts and ideas and walk away with free stuff.

DATE: May 8 - 10
TIMES: May 8 - 9 from 9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and May 10 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Moscone West, second floor, Feedback Zone

Website feedback

Government and education lunch

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

DATE: Thursday, May 10
TIME: 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Marriott Marquis San Francisco, salon 8
780 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Government and education lunch

Diversity and inclusion communities social

It’s the party before the party that ends this year’s Red Hat Summit. Start your Thursday night at the diversity and inclusion communities social, and discuss everything you learned in San Francisco with members of Red Hat Pride, our Women’s Leadership Community, Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (B.U.I.L.D.), Military Veterans, Neurodiversity at Red Hat, and more.

DATE: Thursday, May 10
TIME: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Diversity and inclusion communities social

Open Source Stories film premiere

Open Source Stories is a series about people who dare to build things out in the open for all to share and build upon. Red Hat’s latest film—The Science of Collective Discovery—looks at how people are using open hardware to make scientific discoveries. Experts featured in the film will be at a party before the screening (along with food and drinks), and the first 150 attendees get a limited-edition t-shirt.

DATE: Wednesday, May 9
TIME: 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Moscone West, second floor, room 2007

Red Hat jobs social

It's never just a job at Red Hat. If open source means as much to you as it does to us, come see why working for the open source leader is a future worth exploring. Join us for food, drinks, and a chance to win free Red Hat stuff.

DATE: Wednesday, May 9
TIME: 5 - 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Novela, 662 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Red Hat jobs social

Red Hat Developers

Join the Red Hat Developer program as we celebrate the builders—the women and men that are shaping the world of tomorrow—and the role that Red Hat plays to equip, connect, and empower them. We're thanking our members with cupcakes and champagne in the DevZone on Wednesday afternoon.

DATE: Wednesday, May 9
TIME: 3 - 5 p.m.
LOCATION: DevZone

Command Line Heroes

Telco partner day

The inaugural Red Hat telco partner day—held in conjunction with Red Hat Summit—offers a full-day agenda for strategic partner executives. You’ll learn how you can accelerate customer success and increase customer satisfaction by collaborating with Red Hat and our open ecosystem.

You will hear from industry thought leaders and customers as they share their perspectives on how open source is creating the next wave of telco innovations. In addition, Red Hat’s senior leadership team will offer ways for partners to engage in a more significant way.

DATE: Monday, May 7
TIME: 7:30 a.m.
LOCATION: InterContinental San Francisco 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Telco partner day

CO.LAB workshop

CO.LAB introduces middle school girls to the principles of open source using a combination of poetry, photography, circuit boards, and programming. Now, it’s your turn. Put technology, emotion, and art together by building and coding your own Raspberry Pi digital camera (don’t worry, a CO.LAB alumni will teach you how to do it). Then it’s up to you and your fellow developers to create a visual interpretation of a poem that will be featured in the Open Source Stories booth. Registration limited to first 25 participants per session.

DATE: Monday, May 7
TIME: 1 - 2:30 p.m. and 4 - 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Moscone South Room 206

CO.LAB workshop

Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community lunch

Join Red Hatters, customers, partners, and open source contributors as Jennifer Cloer, executive director of the Chasing Grace Project, discusses how women are rising in the face of adversity to pursue their dreams in technology. All are welcome.

DATE: Tuesday, May 8
TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, salon 8

Women's Leadership Community Luncheon

Cut Chemist kicks off the general sessions

Start your Tuesday with an immersive music and video experience on the keynote stage. Trailblazing DJ Cut Chemist kicks off the general sessions with tracks from his long-awaited second artist’s album Die Cut.

DATE: Tuesday, May 8
TIME: 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
LOCATION: Moscone West, Level 3

Cut Chemist

Financial services happy hour

Explore the ideas presented during the 4 sessions you attended as part of the financial services trail map—a list of suggested sessions we think you should attend—over drinks with other industry professionals from around the world.

DATE: Tuesday, May 8
TIME: 5 - 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Moscone West, room 2012

Financial services happy hour

5K Fun Run
Sponsored by Arm

You’ve spent most of the week exploring ideas under a roof and 4 walls, but it’s time to get outside and explore San Francisco. Join the sixth annual Red Hat Summit 5K Fun Run, sponsored by Arm, on Wednesday, May 9 to benefit Girl Develop It—a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for women interested in web and software development.

DATE: Wednesday, May 9
TIME: 5:45 a.m.
LOCATION: Moscone Center West, San Francisco, CA 94103

5k fun run