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Kubecon North America Virtual OpenShift Commons Gathering 2020

November 17, 2020 | 9:00 AM8:00 PM EST | Virtual Gathering at Day Zero Kubecon North America

Where users, partners, customers, contributors and upstream project leads come together to collaborate and work together across the OpenShift Cloud Native ecosystem.

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Event Overview

This OpenShift Commons Gathering is a Day Zero event co-located with Kubecon North America on November 17th!

The OpenShift Commons Gathering brings together experts from all over the world to discuss container technologies, best practices for cloud native application developers and the open source software projects that underpin the OpenShift ecosystem. This event will gather developers, devops professionals and sysadmins together to explore the next steps in making container technologies successful and secure.


Virtual Gathering at Day Zero Kubecon North America
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020



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Code of Conduct: We follow the Code of Conduct of other events such as KubeCon. Similarly we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events, whether they are held in person or virtually. All event participants, whether they are attending an in-person event or a virtual event, are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer's policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

COVID-19 Health + Safety Information: CNCF is committed to our attendee's health and safety; this remains our top priority as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and look to the venue, local, state, CDC, and WHO guidelines to make the best and most informed decisions around onsite safety and requirements.

Health and safety information for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

See sessions from previous gatherings

9:00 AM
Welcome to the Commons Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
9:10 AM
Keynote: Better Together: OpenShift and RHEL Dr. Stefanie Chiras (Red Hat)
9:30 AM
OpenShift 4.6 and Beyond: New Release Deep Dives and Road Ahead Mike Barrett (Red Hat)Clayton Coleman (Red Hat)Derek Carr (Red Hat)
11:05 AM
The Operating System for Enterprise Edge Ben Breard (Red Hat)
11:35 AM
HPC on Openshift: Deploying scientific workloads on Red Hat OpenShift with the MPI Operator David Gray (Red Hat)Kevin Pouget (Red Hat)
11:52 AM
Open Hybrid Cloud: Enabling Innovation Matt Hicks (Red Hat)
12:00 PM
What's New in OpenShift Serverless Paul Morie (Red Hat)William Markito Oliveira (Red Hat)
12:40 PM
To Serve or not to Serve: Serverless, Microservices, and Service Mesh Paul Morie (Red Hat)Jamie Longmuir (Red Hat)Daniel Berg (IBM)Lin Sun (IBM)Brenda Chan (VMware)Nick Young (VMware)
1:20 PM
Deep Dive into Red Hat OpenShift on AWS Andrew Cathrow (Red Hat)
1:50 PM
Operators Everywhere Jason Dobies (Red Hat)Josh Wood (Red Hat)


Amith SingheeSenior Manager for Hybrid Cloud Research

Andre TostDistinguished Engineer

Andrew CathrowSenior Director, Global Product Management
Red Hat

Ben Breard
Red Hat

Brenda Chan

Charro GruverSenior Architect
Red Hat OKD Working Group

Christian GlombekSoftware Engineer and OKD Working Group,Co-Chair
Red Hat OKD Working Group

Christy NormanSenior Software Engineer, Cloud & Container Development for Cognitive Systems

Clayton ColemanLead Architect, OpenShift and Kubernetes
Red Hat

Daniel Berg

David GraySoftware Engineer
Red Hat

Derek CarrSenior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Diane MuellerDirector, Community Development, Distinguished Community Architect & Co-Chair OKD Working Group
Red Hat

Diane FeddemaPrincipal Software Engineer,AI and Machine Learning CoE
Red Hat

James LabockiDirector, Product Management - Solutions
Red Hat

Jamie Longmuir
Red Hat

Jason DobiesDeveloper Advocate
Red Hat

Josh Wood
Red Hat

Karena AngellPrincipal Product Manager, OpenShift
Red Hat

Kevin PougetSenior Software Engineer
Red Hat

Lin Sun

Marcel MitranDistinguished Engineer - CTO IBM LinuxONE

William Markito OliveiraSenior Principal Product Manager
Red Hat

Matt HicksExecutive Vice President, Products & Technologies
Red Hat

IntroJoining Red Hat in 2005, Hicks has experienced its growth from a single product company to the multi-billion dollar enterprise it is today. He was also one of the founding members of the OpenShift team and has been on the forefront of cloud computing ever since. With more than 20 years of experience in Linux and a background in Computer Engineering, Hicks has always had a passion for combining infrastructure and application technologies. His engineering background before Red Hat includes several years at IBM as well as startup experience but he has also served in a variety of roles in IT and consulting. That breadth of experience enables Hicks to help guide technology to solve customer and business problems across all areas of IT. With technology innovation converging on open source, Linux and containers, his experience has placed Hicks at the center at what he believes is the most exciting time in the technology industry’s history.

Michael BennettEngineer, Server CTO Office

Mike BarrettVice President of Product Management, OpenShift
Red Hat

Nick Young

Paul MoriePrincipal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Priyanka SharmaGeneral Manager
Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Dr. Stefanie ChirasSenior Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat

IntroDr. Stefanie Chiras is the Vice President and General Manager of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux organization at Red Hat. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux organization is responsible for the successful definition, execution, and delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Dr. Chiras’s organization sets the worldwide business standards and works in tandem with customers and partners to ensure Red Hat Enterprise Linux exceeds market demands.

Todd MooreVice President Open Technology and Developer Advocacy


November 17, 2020 | 9:00 AM8:00 PM EST

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Virtual Gathering at Day Zero Kubecon North America