With nowadays virtualization technologies, low latency communications, CPU Power and The Cloud, the Infrastructure paradigm is being changed from the static old-fashion way of managing servers to a new standard automation way of deploying services.
Red Hat Summit provides an experience for every type of attendee: Whether it be to attend as many presentations as possible to glean the best practices related to open source technology, to visit as many booths in the Partner Pavilion to see how vendors are enabling open source solutions (or to snag as much swag as possible), or to attend hands-on labs and training sessions to get practical experience with experts to provide guidance. 2017 was my fourth Red Hat Summit event and in each of the prior appearances, I have had the opportunity to participate in both traditional breakout sessions along with demonstrations at the Red Hat booth in the Partner Pavilion. One aspect of Red Hat Summit that I had yet to participate in was with one of the many hands-on labs that are available to attendees. For those unfamiliar with a hands-on lab at Red Hat Summit, the session consists of a two-hour instructor-led course that allows attendees to test drive many popular open source tools and technologies. It provides a way for attendees to have firsthand experience with many of the concepts that are mentioned during Summit. What I did not anticipate going in was the amount of coordination and hard work that was needed in order for the labs to flow seamlessly. Since attendees may not appreciate this effort either, this write-up is intended to provide insights into what it takes to put together and execute a successful hands-on lab at Red Hat Summit.
This year I was part of the process of selecting the labs you are going to experience at Red Hat Summit and wanted to share them to help you plan your cloud and containers labs experience. These labs are for you to spend time with the experts who will teach you hands-on and how to get the most out of development with containers and in the Cloud using products like OpenShift Container Platform.
Each lab is a 2-hour session, so planning is essential to getting the most out of your days at Red Hat Summit.
As you might be struggling to find and plan your sessions together with some lab time, here is an overview of the labs, you can find the exact room and times in the session catalog. Each entry includes the lab number, title, abstract, instructors, and is linked to the session catalog entry:
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10 years ago, I started my first day at Red Hat by relocating geek toys and Despair posters to my new work-home. This was back in the days when floor-to-ceiling office walls were a thing. While the cubicles were closed, I was amazed at how the organization was open… and honestly was a little concerned.
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