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Red Hat OpenShift evangelists will be providing developers attending Red Hat summit a variety of interactive sessions to learn the latest Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift practices.  Come by the DevZone booth to connect with these evangelists between sessions.

OpenShift Workshops

Build your own Kubernetes Operator

Tuesday, May 7, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Jorge Morales, Michael Hrivnak, Jan Kleinert, Josh Wood, Ryan Jarvinen

Instructor-led lab
Codify your operational tactics and container-management best-practices using the Kubernetes Operator pattern. Operators feel like native features to Kubernetes end-users, because they extend the basic platform APIs by taking advantage of the included third-party resource and custom controller abstractions. This session provides architectural overviews, implementation patterns, and a look at a few popular solutions on this topic. Learn how to establish higher-order interfaces that represent the logical domain expertise (and perhaps the ideal product output) of a Kubernetes SRE. Bring a laptop to follow along as we build and distribute container-management tactics and strategies using the Operator Framework and Operator Lifecycle Manager.

Track: Cloud-native app dev
Topics: Application delivery, Application platforms, Containers
Audience: Build applications, Design application/system architectures
Technical difficulty: Deep dive

Developing applications on OpenShift as mere mortals

Thursday, May 9, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Jan Kleinert, Jorge Morales, Graham Dumpleton

Instructor-led lab
Many developers face challenges and frustration when learning to develop applications on a platform that's new to them. We've heard from developers that they want to be able to focus on what matters to them—writing code—rather than on learning the ins and outs of platforms like Kubernetes and OpenShift. If this sounds like you, then join us for this workshop, where you'll learn to use OpenShift Do (odo), a new CLI tool for developers who are writing, building, and deploying applications on OpenShift. Get hands-on experience with the way odo abstracts away Kubernetes and OpenShift concepts while supporting fast, iterative development.

Track: Cloud-native app dev
Topics: Application development, Application platforms, Containers
Products & services: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Technical difficulty: Deep dive

OpenShift Breakout sessions

Put the dev back in DevOps: Cloud-native at local speed

Tuesday, May 7, 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jorge Morales, Red Hat; Jan Kleinert, Red Hat

The popularity of cloud-native applications, along with the pressure to build faster, has led to sweeping changes in the software engineering field—and to the rise of DevOps practices. However, deploying applications to the cloud has brought a host of concerns that slow down developers. This problem is highlighted during the write-deploy-test phase of the dev cycle, also known as the inner loop, when applications are deployed in an environment similar to production to test them in real-world conditions. Converting applications to a set of linked services, packaging them into containers, or instructing the target cluster to deploy the application (and its dependencies) are important considerations.

Moreover, Kubernetes, the defacto orchestrator on which cloud applications run, brings its own concepts that need to be understood, while not being essential to the core functionality of applications. This need increases the development effort just to get an app up and running, not to mention the slowness of the process itself, as containers are built and then deployed. What can be done to improve the day-to-day experience of developers targeting Kubernetes clusters? What can make this inner loop faster, and bring the focus back on code?

In this session, we'll look at the friction points that slow development early in a project, and then we'll see where things can be improved.

Track: Cloud-native app dev
Topics: Application development, Containers
Audience: Build applications, Contribute to community projects
Session includes: Demo
Products & services: Red Hat Application Runtimes, Red Hat JBoss Frameworks, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Technical difficulty: Introduction

Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Day/Time: Thursday, May 9, 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Speaker(s): Grant Shipley, Red Hat
Session type: Breakout

Everyone's heard about containers, and how they're going to solve all of our problems—or not.

In this session, we'll walk you through using containers and:
•  Discuss why using a scheduler and orchestration system like Kubernetes is important.
•  Dive into Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to show how it makes both containers and Kubernetes accessible to everyone.
•  After deploying several containers, we'll turn up the heat by showcasing scaling and moving on to deployment strategies including blue/green and rollbacks.

We'll keep the slides to a minimum and instead focus on live demo, coding, and deployments. It'll be 95% hands-on demo using the latest version of OpenShift Container Platform and will be a great introduction to the platform if you haven't used it before or if you just want to understand what OpenShift is.

Track: Hybrid cloud infrastructure
Topics: Containers, Hybrid cloud
Audience: Build applications, Manage infrastructure, Make final decisions about IT purchases/vendors, Serve in an executive (VP or higher) role, Sell technology or services, Market technology or services, Have another enterprise technology role
Products & services: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Technical difficulty: Introduction