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December 5th, 2017 | Austin, TX   

OpenShift Commons Gathering

Where users, partners, customers, contributors and upstream project leads come together to collaborate and work together on OpenShift.

The OpenShift Commons Gathering will be co-located in Austin with CNCF's KubeCon at the Fairmont!

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. The Austin event will gather developers, devops professionals and sysadmins together to explore the next steps in making container technologies successful and secure.

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Austin, Texas

Fairmont Austin



Early Bird Price: $99
Full Price: $149

By being co-located in Austin with KubeCon at the Fairmont, the OpenShift Commons Gathering will provide a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the OpenShift ecosystem and help bring cloud native project communities together. We strongly encourage you to partake in the full week of events.

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Have something to say about container, microservices and/or upstream open source projects as it relates to the OpenShift container platform and it’s ecosystem? We’d love to hear from you, submit a talk proposal and we’ll be in touch!



The day will have a mix of keynotes, panels, ted-style talks, SIG break-out sessions, plenty of time to network over local craft beers and be continuously fuelled by local baristas.

8:30 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Commons: Making Collaboration that Works - Diane Mueller, Red Hat
9:10 a.m. Keynote: Challenges of Digital Transformation - Chris Wright, Red Hat
10:00 a.m. Kubernetes 1.8 and Beyond from Google’s PoV – Aparna Sinha, Google
10:30 a.m. OpenShift 3.x: Features/Functions/Future – Clayton Coleman, Red Hat
11:00 a.m. OpenShift Case Study: Telco
11:30 a.m. Panel: Upstream this! – Stormy Peters, Red Hat, Moderator
Panelists: Paul Morie (Red Hat), Kris Nova (Microsoft), Clayton Coleman (Red Hat), Aparna Sinha (Google)
12:00 p.m. Lunch in Exhibition Hall
1:30 p.m. The State of the Container Ecosystem - Dan Walsh and Mrunal Patel, Red Hat
2:00 p.m. OpenShift Case Study - DHS/USCIS - Robert Brown, Steven Grunch, Adrian Monza (USCIS/DHS) with Tariq Islam (Red Hat)
2:30 p.m. Panel: Members Talk Back! – Brian Gracely, Red Hat Moderator
3:30 p.m. The Next Chapter for Cloud Natives & Kubernetes from Amazon’s PoV – David Duncan, Amazon Web Services
4:00 p.m. OpenShift Case Study - RackSpace - Greg Swift, Rackspace
4:30 p.m. OpenShift Case Study - NTT NT Labs with Hyde Sugiyama, Red Hat
5:00 p.m. Wrap Up: The Road Ahead @ OpenShift - Ashesh Badani, Red Hat
5:30 p.m. Reception & Networking Event


View the 2017 schedule from the Boston event »

View the 2017 schedule from the Berlin event »

View the 2016 schedule from the Seattle event »


December 5th, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fairmont Austin
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701