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OpenShift Commons Gathering at Kubecon North America

October 25, 2022 | 8:00 AM6:00 PM EDT | Detroit, Michigan

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 Hybrid OpenShift Commons Gathering will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac on October 25th live in Detroit, Michigan and co-located with CNCF's Kubecon/NA as well as hosted virtually via Hopin. The Westin Book Cadillac is a short 10 minute walk from the CNCF/Kubecon/NA conference venue.

This Hybrid OpenShift Commons Gathering will be held in-person and all talks will be delivered live and streamed live via Hopin to attendees around the globe. As always, our focus is on creating a welcoming and inclusive space for peer-to-peer interactions online. This Gathering will focus on talks from and by Cloud Native practitioners with production deployments sharing their use cases, insights into their workloads and lessons learned along the way.


Detroit, Michigan
Westin Book Cadillac


Tuesday, October 25, 2022



All times are local.


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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

8:00 AM
Registration Opens OpenShift Commons (Red Hat)
9:00 AM
Welcome to the Commons: Open Source Collaboration in Action Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
9:10 AM
Emerging Tech Keynote: Driving Open Source Innovation at Red Hat Erin Boyd (Red Hat)
9:30 AM
OpenShift Release Update and Road Map Karena Angell (Red Hat)
10:05 AM
Lightning Talk: CoreOS Layering Colin Walters (Red Hat)
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Customer Keynote: ING 3 years later Thijs Ebbers (ING)Sandeep Kaul (ING)
11:45 AM
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security Update Doron Caspin (Red Hat)Michael Foster (Red Hat)
12:05 PM
12:45 PM
Customer Case Study: AI from Training to Edge with MicroShift Ian Miller (Lockheed Martin)Matt Wittstock (Lockheed Martin)
1:15 PM
Lightning Talk: Podman Expands to the Desktop Peter Hunt (Red Hat)
1:25 PM
Customer Case Study: Building DevSecOps into AWS EKS using Red Hat ACS at Informatica Pathik Patel (Informatica)
1:55 PM
Lightning Talk: Disaster Recovery for OpenShift Workloads Annette Clewett (Red Hat)
2:05 PM
Customer Case Study: The OpenShift Journey at Ford Motor Company Satish Puranam (Ford Motor Company)
2:35 PM
Lightning Talk: Enhancing Developer Productivity for the New Normal Serena Nichols (Red Hat)Raffaele Spazzoli (Red Hat)
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Building a Namespace-as-a-Service on OpenShift Jan-Willem Bijma (ING)Arno Vonk (ING)
3:30 PM
Lightning Talk: Red Hat OpenShift Database Access (RHODA) Service Update Raghuram Banda (Red Hat)
3:45 PM
MicroShift on the Edge Jon Cope (Red Hat)Frank Zdarsky (Red Hat)
4:15 PM
AMA Session: Live Q/A with Guest Speakers, Red Hat Engineers & Project Leads Joe Fernandes (Red Hat)
4:45 PM
Closing Keynote: Kubecon and beyond Diane Mueller (Red Hat)
5:00 PM
Reception sponsored by Kube by Example


OpenShift Commons
Red Hat

Alberto García LamelaSenior Software Engineer
Red Hat

Andy GoldsteinArchitectural Lead for Kubernetes Container Platform
Red Hat

Annette ClewettRook/Container Native Storage
Red Hat

Arno VonkProduct Owner Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS)

Austin MacDonaldSoftware Engineeer, CNCF Operator SDK Working Group Lead
Red Hat

Raghuram BandaSenior Specialist Solution Architect
Red Hat

Colin WaltersSenior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Daniel OhDeveloper Advocate, CNCF Ambassador — Co-Host, OpenShift Commons (Virtual)
Red Hat

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

Doron CaspinSenior Product Manager, Security Product Platform Development
Red Hat

Michael McCuneSoftware Engineer, Member OKD Working Group
Red Hat

Erin BoydDirector of Emerging Technologies, Distinguished Engineer, CNCF TOC Board
Red Hat

Fabian Von FeilitzschPrincipal Software Engineer - Openshift Engineering
Red Hat

Frank ZdarskySenior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Ian MillerMLOps Engineering Manager
Lockheed Martin

Jaime MagieraLead DevOps Engineer, Co-Chair OKD Working Group
ICPSR at University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Jan-Willem BijmaDevops Engineer

Joe FernandesVP and GM, Hybrid Cloud Platforms
Red Hat

Jon CopeSenior Software Engineer
Red Hat

Karena AngellPrincipal Product Manager, OpenShift
Red Hat

Matt WittstockSenior Manager, AI Infrastructure
Lockheed Martin

Michael FosterPrincipal Product Marketing Manager
Red Hat

Michael HrivnakSenior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat
Red Hat

Pathik PatelCloud Security Lead

Peter HuntSenior Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Raffaele SpazzoliSenior Principal Architect
Red Hat

Sandeep KaulIT Area Lead, Global Cloud Tribe

Satish PuranamTechnical Leader – Cloud
Ford Motor Company

Savitha RaghunathanSenior Software Engineer @ Red Hat, KBE Insider co-host, Konveyor Maintainer, K8s Sig-Security-Docs Lead
Red Hat

Serena NicholsSenior Principal Product Manager
Red Hat

Dr. Stefan SchimanskiSenior Prinicpal Software Engineer
Red Hat

Thijs EbbersCloud Native Architect

Tushar KatarkiDirector of Product Management for OpenShift Core Platform
Red Hat


October 25, 2022 | 8:00 AM6:00 PM EDT

Westin Book Cadillac
Detroit, Michigan