1Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
2The Power of Participation
The theme of Red Hat Summit 2016 was the power of participation, which was visibly demonstrated onstage with an orchestra performing ahead of Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s keynote. The message being sent was that while the individual musicians are talented, together as an orchestra they deliver an even better experience.
3How Humans Will Progress in the Next Century
During his keynote address, which came off as a lesson on the history of innovation, Red Hat’s Whitehurst said that organizational hierarchies of the industrial revolution don’t work for the modern era. Instead, he advocated for an innovation-based approach, where the best ideas win and will determine human progress for the next century.
410 Years of Red Hat JBoss
5JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7
6MicroProfile Project Launched
In a bid to help evolve and expand enterprise Java usage for the new era of containers and microservices, the MicroProfile Project was launched at DevNation. The goal of the MicroProfile Project is to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. It benefits from the support of such organizations as IBM, Tomitribe, Payara and Red Hat.
7Microsoft Makes Its Open-Source Pitch
8Cisco Previews Platform for Data Analytics
Partners are always a key part of the Red Hat Summit, and among those that stood on the keynote stage this year was Cisco. Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco, used his time on stage to talk about Cisco’s open-source efforts and to preview a new open-source platform for data analytics.
10Target the Jedi
Elwin Loomis, senior director of Store of the Future at Target, detailed in his keynote how the retailer is remaking itself to become more innovative. Part of the drive to be more innovative at Target involves indentifying those who are “doers,” the people who are open to change and innovation. When identifying those people, Loomis grants them a Star Wars-themed challenge coin emblazoned with the Yoda quote, “Do or do not, there is no try.”
11Taking Innovation to Mars, Jupiter and Beyond
12Red Hat Summit Hosts a Wedding
The Red Hat Summit keynote stage wasn’t just about technical and partner presentations this year. A real wedding ceremony took place, with Shannon Montague, an American Sign Language interpreter, and Matt Hargrave, senior Linux engineer at GM Financial, tying the knot on stage. Red Hat President and EVP Paul Cormier got his one-day marriage license to perform the ceremony. “Pushing a commit to github isn’t the same as committing to a life partner; there is no forking this project,” Cormier said as he presided over the ceremony.