SlideshowPhotos: Red Hat Gets Hot & Sweaty
Mitch Wagner
5/11/2018
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Red Hat Summit -- I needed a Star Trek transporter this week, as there were at least six major cloud-related conferences worth covering. Because I can't be in more than one place at a time, I picked Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, and I'm OK with my choice. With one exception.

The conference featured updates on Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT)'s march to the cloud, Kubernetes and serving bigger enterprises, highlighted by deals with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Our coverage so far:

Like I said, I was mostly OK with my choice to attend Red Hat rather than the alternatives. My one complaint:

Tech conference protip: When attending conferences, my rule is I wear jeans to events with the name "open" in the title, and otherwise wear a suit. Red Hat is a unique edge case -- the word "open" isn't in the title, but the company is founded on open source. On the other hand, it's enterprise focused, suggesting a suit as appropriate business attire. I went with a suit on day one, and jeans on day two.

When I was not running around working on articles, and feeling the pain of sugar/carb withdrawal, I found some interesting oddities in corners of the conference. Click on the slideshow below for some of what I saw.

 

These stationary bikes had built-in generators and USB ports, letting you charge your devices while you sweat.
These stationary bikes had built-in generators and USB ports, letting you charge your devices while you sweat.


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Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/11/2018 | 3:22:06 PM
Red Hat + dress code
I used to have the same difficulty making the jeans-vs-pants decision for conferences. For most conferences, I tend to be either the best-dressed or the worst-dressed. I've since defaulted for all but the most conservative conferences to usually going with jeans with a blazer or sport jacket. (Even if it's summer and 90 degrees out, I'll grin and bear it because extra pockets means less I have to carry in my shoulder bag.)

Red Hat Summit is kind of right up my alley dress-wise (I wasn't there this year but have attended a couple previously) because it seems to be equally for open-source devs and besuited senior Fortune 1000 executives.
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