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101558 - Bring your performance problems to the experts Come and mingle one-on-one with Red Hat's performance-scale engineers and developers! Bring your performance questions and ask them one-on-one, in an informal atmosphere. You get to choose the topics! We'll have engineers ready to help you with your performance questions on topics spanning: - Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), - RHEL Atomic Host, OpenStack and OpenShift, - Linux Containers, Cockpit, Security, - Performance Tools, Networks, NFV - Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), - Red Hat Storage, Ceph, Gluster, - Persistent Memory, Async I/O, Block Layer, - Databases, Java, Third-party commercial applications. Joe Mario--with extensive performance background--will lead this interactive meet-up. He'll be accompanied by numerous Red Hat engineers with deep performance and tuning experience - all ready to answer your questions. Come see why this event was able to help so many in the past. 120 minutes Evening event Joe Mario
112430 - Government & education luncheon: The impact of the individual in government and education Join us at the Red Hat Summit government & education luncheon for a lively discussion on the impact of the individual in government and higher education. To continue the celebration and conversations around individuals making a difference in their organizations, we will take a deeper dive and discuss the innovative ideas and solutions happening within public service. The industry panel will include leaders from various government agencies and educational institutions, moderated by Red Hat’s Chief Technologist for North America Public Sector, David Egts. They will discuss personal stories, current projects, and visionary perspectives to increase efficiency with open source solutions. 1.25 hours Lunch David Egts
113388 - Opening General Session . 1 Hour 15 minutes General session
113390 - General Session 2 . 1 Hour 15 minutes General session
113392 - General Session 3 . 1 Hour 15 minutes General session
113393 - General Session 4 . 1 Hour 15 minutes General session
113394 - General Session 5 . 1 Hour 15 minutes General session
113395 - General Session 6 . 1 Hour 15 minutes General session
113396 - Lunch . 1 Hour 45 minutes Lunch
113398 - Welcome reception . 120 minutes Evening event
113401 - Happy hour . 120 minutes Evening event
113406 - Breakfast . 1 Hour 30 minutes Breakfast
B100807 - Fedora Friends The Fedora Project is a partnership of Free Software community members from around the globe who build open source software communities and produce a Linux distribution called "Fedora"; The project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community. Meet with other Fedora users, contributors, and project leaders to get swag, discuss the direction of the project, and learn how to get started. You'll get general background and metrics on the various subprojects and teams that build and ship Fedora, have the opportunity to ask questions, and of course, meet with other users and contributors. We can help you get started as a user, developer, designer, or admin—all disciplines and users are welcome. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Adam Miller
B102271 - Supporting IoT hardware in the community In this session, we’ll discuss everything from building an Internet of Things (IoT) development platform to building images and deploying updates. This session is for IoT developers and professionals interested in a complete workflow for IoT from development to deployment, using the tools common in community builds of CentOS and Fedora. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Jim Perrin
B102584 - Red Hat Satellite - BoF Red Hat Satellite is a systems management solution that makes Red Hat infrastructure easier to deploy, scale, and manage across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Whether you are a new user of Satellite, or an experienced pro, come join this conversation to learn about how to get the most out of your Satellite investment. Developers, consultants, and product managers will be present to moderate the conversation and help you understand Satellite. We'll share ideas on how to improve your projects, get involved upstream, and make your job managing infrastructure easier. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Daniel Lobato Garcia
B102599 - Preview BPM Suite 7 And meet the brains behind it This BOF will focus on providing a detailed preview of BPM Suite and BRMS 7.0. Also an opportunity to hear from and interact with community leads of Drools and jBPM projects. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Roger Palleja
Mark Proctor
B102657 - Taking Openstack to the next level with highly available instances In this session, we'll define what highly available instances are, explain why they are important to your OpenStack installation, show you how to effectively manage mixed pet and cattle workloads, and show you how highly available instances relate to service level agreements. Additionally, we'll cover the state of Instance HA; what is supported now and what's coming in the future. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Rob Young
John Williams
B102673 - Creating a more open, collaborative, and inclusive culture at work We’ve all wished that we could change aspects of our organization’s culture. We look around and see how our team’s effectiveness is hampered by organizational barriers, silos, or even fiefdoms. Information moves slowly and minimally between teams, and that creates unintended consequences and complexity for everyone. We want other teams to communicate more openly and effectively with ours, and they seem to want the same from us. We wish that someone would do something to fix these cultural challenges. Yet true change begins with each and every one of us. When individuals work together and share information, teams become more effective and collaborative. Whether you have a success story to share, a problem you’d like tips for solving, or both, this session is for you. Bring your ideas and topic suggestions, because in this birds-of-a-feather discussion, participants will suggest and vote on the topics for discussion. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Denise Dumas
Rebecca Fernandez
DeLisa Alexander
B103109 - How to survive the Internet of Things: Security After years of warnings about poor Internet of Things (IoT) device security, devices such as security cameras and home routers were part of recent major attacks on key internet infrastructure. In this session, we’ll use a set of IP security cameras to explore general IoT security issues around IoT, including software, configuration, and deployment. We’ll attempt to secure these cameras, then look at system-level approaches for protecting them from the internet and vice versa while continuing to use them for their original purpose. We’ll conclude with recommendations for developing secure systems that include unsecure components. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Russ Doty
B103901 - Perfect Security: A dangerous myth? System security for open source System security is more than providing security application. It is about understanding security from a system point of view. System security architecture and engineering is different from application or feature security and requires different skills and a different mindset. In this session, system-level security experts and those interested in becoming experts can come together and share knowledge. Possible discussion topics include: What is system security? What do I need to do differently? How does open source affect system security? Why is perfect security impossible? What is the affect of certification at the system level? 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Mike Bursell
B103938 - The art of blameless retrospectives Retrospectives are not just about making you feel bad for missing your commitments, pointing fingers at your colleagues, and hearing your more talkative team members go on and on. They are supposed to help your team learn how to nimbly respond to failure and empower you to change the things that are not working for you. However, older management styles have helped us learn and perfect the arts of finger-pointing, competition, and siloism as methods of achieving success in the workplace. This workshop is for anyone who participates in retrospectives, doesn’t always feel they are useful, and wants to learn a better way to accomplish the intended goal. We will explore several different ways to help address areas such as: Understanding and approaching low team morale Setting up the team to support productive behavior Understand different perspectives of teams, especially when work crosses divisions, time zones and cultures Tactics for dealing with unfriendly behavior Improving team interactions in a remote environment 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Jennifer Krieger
B103948 - DirtyCow: A game changer? Cowabunga! We all know that you can never be fully secure and eliminate risks. DirtyCow was unique in many ways. How did your organization react? Come share your experiences of staying secure in a post-DirtyCow world. In this session with the Red Hat Product Security team, we'll informally discuss the DirtyCow vulnerability and how it affected us, including: What changed for you as a result? How did your organization react? What are your future expectations? Are there any special pressures for your organization from these high-profile issues? 45 Minutes Birds of a feather christopher robinson
Clifford Perry
B104113 - Developer tools discussion Abstract to come soon. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Pete Muir
B104230 - Containers and the enterprise—how do we accelerate adoption? There’s nothing stopping many of the biggest software companies from turning to containers to deliver their software, but the industry is struggling with organic enterprise adoption. Right now, containers are seen as too-in-the-weeds tech-y, and enterprises don’t always understand the benefits. However, container technology holds a solution to the problems many organizations struggle with when it comes to software delivery. In this session, we'll examine the great potential that container technology holds for enterprises providing new ways to process inefficiencies, increase collaboration, reduce vendor lock-in, and more. We'll also discuss how container technology needs to integrate with existing systems, such as enterprise security and identity access management (IAM), monitoring and alerting, and how it can significantly increase enterprise deployment cycles through deployment pipeline automation and integration. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Miska Kaipiainen
B104382 - Distributed CI: A collaborative continuous integration platform Testing a single piece of software is a proven practice - there's an extended ecosystem to ensure that a piece of software does what it's supposed to do in its sandbox. Testing a set of software components - a distribution - that are supposed to work together, and can be configured in a myriad of different ways, is something else. What every team wants when hitting their project's release button is a stable release that's been tested for all possible permutations and that doesn't break their setup. Enter: Distributed Continuous Integration (DCI). The more users, partners, and customers there are, the more configurations are tested, and the stronger the product stability gets. In this session, you'll learn about the elements of DCI, and how it's been used to provide feedback for a project as complex as OpenStack. We'll also look at how partners and customers are using DCI for completely different architectures and deployment use cases. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Gaël Rehault
B104701 - Red Hat JBoss A-MQ performance and scalability The Performance and Scale Engineering team at Red Hat is responsible for performance and scalability of Red Hat JBoss A-MQ. We'll share results of our work and lessons learned. In this session, we'll cover an entry-level view of the architecture of JBoss A-MQ and how to use it; how JBoss A-MQ is being used in other projects such as Oslo messaging, Messaging-as-a-Service, and Internet of Things (IoT); the latest performance and scalability results, the tools available to help tune and monitor your deployment, and tips and tricks on how to best configure and tune your system for maximum performance and scale. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Mark Wagner
B104805 - Writers Write! The Documentation BOF People often say that documentation is boring. Not us! Let's talk about documentation. How do you write it? How do you publish it? What tools do you use? How do you encourage other people to write? Let's share ways to get other people to love and appreciate documentation just as we do. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Jason Porter
B104862 - Atomic BOF Do you use or contribute to Atomic Host, the Container Development Kit, our Docker extensions, Ansible-Container, Atomic Registry, or other tools in the Atomic Suite? Please join several of the leaders of the various projects which make up Atomic for a short presentation and to discuss your ideas about where Atomic should go in the future. We will start off with some very short presentations by engineers working on Atomic Host, RPM-OSTree, container security and other projects about what they're working on for Atomic's future. Then we will open up the session to find out about you: how you're using the Atomic platform and tools, what works and doesn't work, and what you need out of the platform in the next year. We'll also talk about how you can participate in development. Bring your questions, your ideas, and your comments! Be part of our community and the future of Atomic. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Dan Walsh
Colin Walters
Josh Berkus
B104924 - High-performance computing in hybrid clouds Many high-performance computing (HPC) sites support large-scale bare-metal deployments and focus on delivering cost-effective solutions with great performance. In the recent past, however, HPC workloads have increasingly moved to cloud environments built to support all aspects of compute and data-driven research. Join us for a discussion on building high-performance research clouds using both on-premise and off-premise resources, as well as the ability to burst workloads to the public cloud when needed. The discussion will be lead by moderators from Penn State University and Red Hat and will leverage lessons learned in several recent implementations. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Daniel McGuan
Chuck Gilbert
B104934 - The age of uncertainty: how can we make security better Building a digital fortress has been a security practice for the last few decades. However, data breaches continue to occur. What we consider impenetrable and safe gets defeated. We lose trust in third-party service providers attacked by hackers. Let's have an interactive discussion about top security and privacy threats for modern applications and the challenges faced by software engineers and security experts. How do we make things better and stronger? How does the role of security change in a rapid deployment world? 45 Minutes Birds of a feather William Henry
Bruno Oliveira
B104942 - Women in IT Following the success of last year’s Red Hat Summit 2016 "Women in Information Technology (IT)" session and incorporating the feedback provided, this interactive session will explore topics crucial to women with careers in technology. It'll cover how to speak up and voice concerns in difficult situations without seeming negative, as well as how to influence and engage others in complex and challenging environments in an often male-dominated industry. This birds-of-a-feather session offers an opportunity to participate in the conversations by sharing your insights and experiences, hearing what's worked well for other women, and getting to know women in information technology from all over the world (professional networking). This session has something for everyone, whether you're a woman in IT or you just want to learn more about how to support the women you work with. Dive in and join the conversation, or just sit back, observe, and listen. All are welcome to attend. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Katrina Novakovic
Annagreth Flierl Williams
B104997 - Telecommunications birds-of-a-feather gathering Join other Red Hat Telecommunications customers, partners, and Red Hat associates for an informal gathering to discuss what each other is doing in relation to the latest trends facing our industry. For example, we can discuss 5G and the operationalization and management of NFV, and how Red Hat technologies and partners are helping overcome these challenges. Join Red Hat business leaders, partners, and technical architects to pose questions and engage in discussions. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Gordon Keegan
Rob Wilmoth
B105189 - Advanced Drools This is an open discussion BOF driven by audience interests. Topics could include the new language efforts to replace DRL, various AI improvements such as bayesian or fuzzy integration, decision model notation, complex event processing and general infrastructure questions. It's also a great opportunity to give us your feedback and ideas. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Mark Proctor
Mario Fusco
B107536 - Explore new AI frontiers with machine learning technologies The last few years have seen explosive growth and interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine intelligence. The big companies are adopting them with incredible speed, but what does that mean for everyone else? Deep learning and other techniques are also coming into focus. Are we on the cusp of a new revolution? Is this the true democratization of AI? Join us for an open discussion on what is happening with AI and machine learning in the enterprise. We will discuss how to scale, mitigate security risks, provide transparency, and keep these technologies running when entire businesses are on the line. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Daniel Jeffries
Scott Soutter
B113761 - On the path to persistent memory Persistent memory is an exciting new storage technology that combines the durability of storage with the low access latency and high bandwidth of DRAM. This new technology provides interesting opportunities and new challenges for application developers. During our BoF we'll explore persistent memory hardware you can use with RHEL today, the different programming models available for using it, some practical advice for today's systems, and what we might see in the future. 45 Minutes Birds of a feather Jeff Moyer
Linda Knippers
C144001 - Self-healing networks using Ansible Network device automation is a rapidly growing field, with Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Netflix all having recently stepped into the field. With Ansible Core support for networking devices maturing quickly, the possibilities of what can be done with automated network health checks and state-dependent remediation brings the promise of self-healing networks that could be monitored, configured, and controlled by various Ansible playbooks through Ansible Tower. In this interactive session, we'll walk through the steps of creating a self-healing network using Ansible, and see it applied to relevant use cases. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Jon Bersuder
Walter Bentley
C144002 - A design approach to bridge DevOps and Business Automation In today's market, businesses are increasingly challenged to merge legacy tooling, systems, process, and skills with the hallmarks of a seemingly elusive DevOps culture - and BPM is no exception. Business process management (BPM) and business rules management systems (BRMS) provide a lightweight, modular platform that can be tailored for your organizational structure and technical architecture. In this interactive session, learn about a proven design approach that adds rigorous engineering practices to BPM while eliminating additional risk so businesses can codify business logic in a way that ensures the higher quality, faster time to market, and lower, predictable cost associated with modern software development. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Ron Murhammer
David Bush
C144003 - Defining operational roles with containers and DevOps Container application platforms have provided a new category of enterprise software, offering more powerful technology for developing and delivering applications. However, realizing the true benefits of containers requires carefully defined operational roles and adaptable teams and processes. In this interactive session, we'll focus on mapping various roles and responsibilities from traditional server environments to a container-based environment while maintaining operational controls and governance. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Drew Stockdreher
C144004 - Container-driven continuous delivery In order for businesses to stay agile, developers must be able to deploy applications quickly, efficiently, and in a streamlined manner. Creating automated CI/CD pipelines is a widely accepted process to accelerate the release process, and is critical to success in adopting OpenShift. But, what should a minimal viable pipeline have? What does a good pipeline look like? What are the right tools for building a pipeline? In this interactive session, we'll look to answer these questions so you'll walk away with an understanding of how to create container-driven continuous delivery that works for your organization. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Raffaele Spazzoli
C144005 - A holistic approach to advanced cloud migration The long-term business value of introducing cloud infrastructure to the enterprise remains clear and uncontested. Standardizing and automating a cloud infrastructure leads to a reduction in TCO and yields a high-performing, cost-effective, and stable platform that accelerates innovation. However, cloud migration depends on more than just the introduction of a new technology. Its success rests on the inclusion of people and methodology to drive and sustain the change. In this interactive session, learn how a holistic approach to a staged migration on multiple platforms reduces TCO and delivers better agility to stakeholders. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Bill Helgeson
C144006 - Building mobile workforce-management solutions With a workforce that is always on the go, mobile solutions help keep track of maintenance needs, improve service delivery, and optimize operational efficiency. For customers, mobile apps also play an especially important role in engaging with passengers, improving service, and creating new revenue streams. In this interactive session, we'll discuss the benefits of building mobile applications to address workforce management requirements as well as common use cases for workforce management solutions using the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform Raincatcher framework. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Philip Hayes
C144007 - Best practices for successfully deploying NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Network functions virtualization (NFV) has revolutionized the way communications providers operate and deliver services. With a virtualized network infrastructure, service providers are able to move beyond traditional, proprietary hardware and achieve greater efficiency and agility, and reduce operational costs. However, the need to accommodate a wide range of potentially conflicting performance and reliability requirements on the same platform can be complex. In this interactive session, discover a holistic approach to creating a successful NFV architecture from infrastructure to orchestration to the application itself. You'll walk away with best practices and a greater understanding of platform features and tools that contribute to service assurance, performance, manageability, and operability. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Rimma Iontel
Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino
C144008 - Accelerate application development with Event Storming and Open Innovation Labs Event Storming is a workshop format for quickly exploring complex business domains. With this method, practitioners can yield a comprehensive model, aligned with Domain-Driven Design, in an accelerated timeline while also bringing together people, process, and technology. In this interactive session, using real-world examples and demonstrations, work with the experts from Red Hat Open Innovation Labs to explore how Event Storming is being used to drive innovative modern application development. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Matyas Danter
Justin Holmes
C144009 - Enable agility with infrastructure-as-code Infrastructure-as-code is becoming extremely relevant for operational teams looking for consistent provisioning across environments, always-accurate documentation, granular control, enhanced security, repeatability, and low risk changes to production in hours instead of weeks. In this interactive session you will learn about how to effectively and efficiently develop a plan for infrastructure-as-code using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform,leveraging an ecosystem of tools and technologies like CloudForms, Ansible, and OpenShift to deliver a cloud native platform and a cloud-ready infrastructure. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Stephane Lefrere
Julio Villarreal-Pelegrino
C144010 - Converting a Tibco BusinessWorks application to Apache Camel Due to recent developments at TIBCO, a multitude of their existing customers are looking to minimize operational risk by diversifying their middleware strategy. However, rewriting Tibco BusinessWorks applications in a trusted project like Apache Camel is often a daunting and complex undertaking. In this interactive session, we'll walk through a "how to" demonstration to incrementally deconstruct a BusinessWorks application and rebuild it in Apache Camel. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Ashwin Karpe
Sundar Munirathnam Rajendran
C144011 - Modernizing storage infrastructure with open scale-out storage Extracting value from rapidly expanding volumes of unstructured data has become a business imperative across a wide variety of industries. To exploit opportunities and minimize risks in an increasingly complex world, organizations need to apply the right tools to the right data at the right time. For decades, storage appliance vendors have held users hostage, selling storage products which were highly proprietary, expensive, and don't offer any options for elastic scaling. Red Hat's open source scale-out storage products provide a way to escape lock-in and harness that value. In this interactive session, explore use cases that are suitable for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. 45 minutes Consulting discovery session Wolfgang Schulze
L100049 - Practical SELinux: Writing custom application policy In this hands-on workshop we will show how SELinux works and why policy is needed. Changes in RHEL 7.3 SELinux userspace introduced the Common Intermediate Language (CIL). We will write policy for a custom application in the current m4 macro language and then compare the same policy when written in CIL. Along with tips and tricks we will show the benefits of CIL and interaction with the new policy analysis tool. 2 Hour Instructor-led lab Lukas Vrabec
Simon Sekidde
Miroslav Grepl
L100070 - OpenShift for administrators or operators OpenShift is not just a simple container orchestration platform. It combines a wealth of developer-focused, self-service features with a rich set of administrative policy controls. The OpenShift operator's job is to pull the right levers in the right ways to enable their organization's applications to be built, deployed, scaled, and managed effectively using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. In this lab, you'll learn how to manage various run-time aspects of an OpenShift cluster, from quotas and limits, to user management and node management tasks. This lab is highly recommended for administrators or operators who are considering using, or deploying, OpenShift. 2 Hour Instructor-led lab Harrison Ripps
Erik Jacobs
Jim Minter
L100472 - Hands on HACEP: Highly available and horizontally scalable complex event processing Recognizing important patterns in data, as they occur in real time, is critical. With complex event processing (CEP), organizations can recognize, understand, and react to business events faster by processing large volumes of inbound data. This includes data from social networks, remote sensor readings, online-gaming player events, credit card transactions, and location data from delivery vehicles. Critical CEP workloads require solutions that tolerate the failure of one or more processing nodes, while easily scaling to handle growing data volumes. They must process a high volume, velocity, and variety of inbound data, infer the context, and take appropriate action in real time while adhering to stringent availability and scalability service level agreements. In this lab, you'll implement a simple rule-based, event-based application on a cluster of distributed nodes. You'll see your events and rules scale up and down thanks to HACEP, which is the combination of Red Hat JBoss BRMS superpowered with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid. 2 Hour Instructor-led lab Ugo Landini
Sanne Grinovero
Andrea Leoncini
Andrea Tarocchi
L100810 - From source to RPM in 120 minutes In this lab, we'll learn best practices for packaging software using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux native packaging format, RPM. We'll cover how to properly build software from source code into RPM packages, create RPM packages from pre-compiled binaries, and to automate RPM builds from source code version control systems (such as git) for use in CI/DevOps environments. And finally, we'll hear tips and tricks from lessons learned, such as how to set up and work with pristine build environments and why such things are important to software packaging. 2 Hour Instructor-led lab Adam Miller
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