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Millions of developers worldwide want to learn more about serverless computing. If you're one of the lucky thousands attending Red Hat Summit in Boston May 7-9, you can gain hands-on experience with the help of Burr Sutter and the Red Hat Developer team.

Guru Night is a BYOL (bring your own laptop) event taking place Wednesday, May 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Event Center in ML2 East-258AB. (Doubtless there will be a map to show you where or what ML2 East etc. is; we have no idea.) Head to the signup page and fill out your details now.

TL;DR: Beer and pizza will be served.

We felt compelled to point that out. But read on.

The details

Although most of us would attend a serverless workshop sight unseen, here's more information that may help you decide to sign up. In this three-hour, hands-on workshop, designed specifically for software developers and architects, Burr and team will cover:


Istio brings an array of powerful features to the basic Kubernetes platform, including sidecar proxies and a service mesh for smarter canary deployments and dark launches. (Check out Don Schenck's series of Istio blog posts for a great overview of the technology, how it works, and what it does.)


Knative is the heart of the serverless infrastructure you'll use. Built on Istio and Kubernetes, it provides scale-to-zero support for services that aren't currently in demand. In addition, it can autoscale services in response to events and build container images inside the Kubernetes cluster. (Our friend Kamesh Sampath has an excellent Knative tutorial that's not to be missed.)


Anxious that your hard-earned Java skills may not be as useful in the world of containers, microservices, and serverless computing? Worry not. Quarkus is a revolutionary technology that optimizes Java for those environments, delivering a performance improvement of 10x to 100x in many cases. It's supersonic, subatomic Java.

Apache Camel K

Camel K is built on Camel's event-driven architecture. It is a lightweight integration framework that runs natively on OpenShift or Kubernetes that is specifically designed for serverless computing and microservices. Check out an introduction to the platform itself and an article on how Camel K works with Knative.

Apache Kafka

Data pipelines and event streams are a vital part of many modern applications. The Kafka website describes it as "wicked fast." It's an established technology, and it runs in production in thousands of enterprises today.

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Want hands-on experience with these cutting-edge technologies? Yah, you betcha. Sign up now. 

As you would expect, you must be a registered Red Hat Summit attendee to attend this session. If you haven’t registered yet, visit Red Hat Summit to sign up. See you in Boston!

Last updated: March 14, 2024