With technology, there are a lot of things that you kinda know, you’ve heard of, you think you know … but you need to know more. There are so many changes — containers, microservices, reactive programming, agile development, devops, mobile applications, IoT — and the technology directions are constantly shifting.
Red Hat Summit is one of the places that you can go to get a realistic perspective on where technology is going and what is specifically means to your applications and IT planning. This is something that hits an unbelievable array of topics, from the new hotness like microservices to the known (yet somehow still evolving) areas like security, storage, and automation. There are developer-centric tracks and even a new collaboration track that focuses specifically on organizational culture and processes.
And the sessions hit every experience level: there are high level conceptual overviews, product-centric roadmaps, hands-on labs and codestarters where you can actually apply knowledge, and customer use cases where real life people walk through how they used open source. In real life.
There’s also a balance to the voices. Yeah, there are a lot of Red Hatters with a long history in open source, but there are a lot of other innovative and technical people there from companies like Microsoft (Azure), Google (Cloud), Dell, Ericsson, and HP.
You can still register, if you haven’t already. Early registration is $1600; onsite registration is $1800 (and guest passes are sold out, so it’s full pass or bust).
And if this isn’t yet your year, no worries — the general sessions are streaming live on SiliconAngle TV, and there will be interviews with a variety of different people streamed live on the Red Hat Facebook page (and available to view post-Summit, too).