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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 Hilton Austin!

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

Hilton Austin



Early Bird Price: $99
Full Price: $149

By being co-located in Austin with KubeCon at the Hilton Austin, 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.


Interested in sponsoring OpenShift Commons Gathering? Apply here.


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.

Click on a session title to view the video recording.

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Commons: Making Collaboration that Works - Diane Mueller, Red Hat
9:10 a.m. Perpetual Pursuit of Excellence - Chris Wright, Red Hat
9:45 a.m. Kubernetes 1.8 and Beyond from Google’s PoVAparna Sinha, Google
10:15 a.m. OpenShift 3.x: Features/Functions/FutureClayton Coleman and Michael Barrett, Red Hat
11:00 a.m. OpenShift Case Study: Phil Dufault, Alexandar Podobnik & Tom Vogel, Telus Digital
11:30 a.m. Panel: Upstream this! Red Hat, Google, Microsoft, and Heptio - Stormy Peters, Red Hat - Moderator
Panelists: Paul Morie (Red Hat), Brendon Burns (Microsoft), Kris Nova (Heptio), Clayton Coleman (Red Hat), Aparna Sinha (Google)
12:15 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. Panel: .Gov on OpenShift - US Courts, USCIS/DHS, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory with Evong Nham Chung (Red Hat) moderator
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Openshift on AWS - Kubernetes, the Open Service Broker and Customer Obsession – David Duncan, Amazon Web Services
3:15 p.m. OpenShift Case Study - RackSpace - Greg Swift, Rackspace
3:45 p.m. OpenShift Case Study - Seishio Yasukawa, NTT NT Labs with Hyde Sugiyama, Red Hat
4:15 p.m. Panel: What's Next? Machine Learning on OpenShift – Tushar Katarki, Red Hat, Moderator
Panelists: Matthew Farrellee (Red Hat), David Aronchick (Google), Mathew Lodge (Anaconda)
5:00 p.m. Wrap Up: The Road Ahead @ OpenShift - Brian Gracely, Red Hat
5:20 p.m. Closing - Diane Mueller, 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.
Hilton Austin
500 East 4th St
Austin, TX 78701

View the Videos:

Part 1 (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.):

Part 2 (1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.):

Part 3 (2:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.):