The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

The open infrastructure landscape is changing, and so is the Summit. Now that users are integrating dozens of open source tools into a modern stack that reaches well beyond the scope of OpenStack, we’re re-organizing the event to focus on specific problem domains like container infrastructure, edge computing and CI/CD and we are focusing on the hard work of integrating all of these tools developed in disparate communities. This is the essential work of 2018 and beyond, to ensure that open infrastructure is truly a viable path for operators.

Boston
May 8-11, 2017

The Must-Attend

Open Infrastructure Event

Join the movement behind the most widely deployed open source cloud platform. Whether you are pursuing a private, hybrid or multi-cloud approach, the OpenStack Summit is the place to network, skill up and plan your cloud strategy.

Boston
May 8-11, 2017

Event Details


Examining Different Ways to Get Involved: A Look at OpenSource

The technology industry has come to the point that OpenSource is a household term. While less intimidating, becoming more involved in the community can be a daunting task. Join OpenSouce industry leaders Alicia Abella (AT&T) and Rob Wilmoth (Red Hat) to find out how they got their start with Open Source, as well as gather a few recommendations on how to begin getting more involved within the communities that impact your own industry. We'll take a brief look at the history, how the communities have evolved, and the stages that communities can exist in so that you know where impacts stand to be made, and how to best align yourself and your teams of engineers to help drive projects to new heights. 


What can I expect to learn?

Those in attendance will leave with a better understanding of the vairous ways that both technical and non-techincal individuals can influence and become more involved in the Open Source communities impacting their industries. They will also garner an introduction to the various levels, users groups, and standards bodies impacting a few example organizations today, and how this involvement has helped the overall direction of these industries. 

Thursday, May 11, 9:00am-9:40am
Level: Beginner
Red Hat, Principal Architect
Rob Wilmoth is the Principal Solutions Architect (SA) for the Red Hat North American Telco/Service providers team. He helps customers and partners with challenges ranging from regulatory compliance and general IT, to changing the way that they view their business problems in the network and content delivery spaces. He has been with Red Hat for nine years in various SA roles supporting accounts... FULL PROFILE