5 Red Hat Summit sessions developers won’t want to miss
Oh sure, like countless thousands of others you’re planning on attending Red Hat Summit in Boston this year. But you’re a little anxious that you might miss the best sessions at the show. In no particular order, here are five sessions (actually five sessions and a workshop) that will enrich your life, expand your horizons, and give you the knowledge you need to lead your team forward. Be sure to check them out.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux roadmap
Wednesday, May 8, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Perry Myers and Ronald Pacheco will talk about how the new capabilities being built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux make it the foundation for the open hybrid cloud. There is a whole track titled “Road to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8” that includes lots of great sessions. If I had to choose only one (and I just did), this is the one I’d attend.
For a great discussion of the open hybrid cloud, see Irshad Raihan’s excellent article “The why, what, and how of the open hybrid cloud.”
How do you OpenShift?
Tuesday, May 7, 2:30–3:15 p.m.
Jared Burck will run the gamut of ways to build cloud-native applications with OpenShift, covering Minishift versus CodeReady Containers (formerly the Red Hat Container Development Kit), oc versus odo, IDEs, utilities, runtimes, and other things you need to know to become a container development expert.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta container tools
Wednesday, May 8, 4:30–5:15 p.m.
Scott McCarty and Dan Walsh will show you how to use the post-Docker container tools in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta. Podman, buildah, and skopeo make it easy to build rootless containers (containers that don’t require root access). Combining those tools with base images and container runtimes based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives you a powerful way to build and manage your containers. Dan and Scott will demonstrate podman in action, including its support for pod management and superior security features.
See William Henry’s article “Podman and Buildah for Docker users” if you’d like some background before the session.
Deliver cloud-native microservices with Knative on Red Hat OpenShift
Thursday, May 9, 12:45–2:15 p.m.
In this workshop (no, it’s not a session, but you’ll learn a lot), David Gordon and Michael Costello will give you hands-on experience with cutting-edge tools. You’ll build a microservice on Red Hat OpenShift, you’ll set up a cloud-native CI/CD pipeline, then you’ll work with Knative. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the most important serverless framework around.
Quarkus—The framework and stack for a true cloud-native Java future
Tuesday, May 7, 3:45–4:30 p.m.
TL;DR: Quarkus makes your cloud-native Java code run 10x to 100x faster. Seriously.
Assuming your heart is pounding at the thought of your hard-earned Java skills remaining relevant in today’s containerized world, attend this session to learn about one of the hottest topics in the development world right now.
InfoQ recently published a very interesting Q&A with Red Hat’s John Clingan and Mark Little if you’d like more information.
Streamline cloud-native application development with CodeReady Workspaces
Tuesday, May 7, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Stévan Le Meur will demonstrate the features of CodeReady Workspaces, the Red Hat-supported version of Eclipse Che. In this session, you’ll learn how to set up workspaces and factories to standardize development environments across your team. CodeReady Workspaces enable container-based development, simplify onboarding for new team members, and eliminate the “It works on my machine” syndrome.
(Note: It’s possible your author will be part of this session. Stévan is awesome, so don’t let that scare you away.)
Where and how to register
If you haven’t registered yet, visit Red Hat Summit to sign up. See you in Boston!