Instana Blog

Date: May 6, 2018

4 Tips to Making Red Hat Summit SFO a Success

Category: Events, Featured

San Francisco Welcomes the Open Source Community

Four years ago, Red Hat Summit first moved to San Francisco. To commemorate the third trip from the Back Bay to The Bay Area, we wanted to provide four hot tips for attendees coming to Red Hat Summit 2018.

For 3 days in May, San Francisco belongs to the open source community. With so many events around the show, how can you make the most of your time in our home city? Here are our 4 top tips for making the most of your trip to SFO this week.

1 – Blaze Your Own Trail

With almost 400 sessions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To help you find interesting sessions, Red Hat Summit has added a cool way to assist you in finding what you want (or need) to attend: Summit Trail Maps. Each trail map groups together related sessions, events and areas so you don’t miss a single moment of information. AND when you’re at the show, each trail has a specific icon you can look for at the event to keep you “on track.”

For all you microservice and container fans, here are a few trail maps of interest:

2 – Discover Game-Changing Tech

Whether you are looking for a solution to a particular problem, or just want to stay current on new technology, tclub here are over 100 exhibitor / sponsors for you to explore. Think of this as your one stop shop for understanding Red Hat solutions and vendors for Cloud, containers, Kubernetes and microservices.

3 – Enjoy the City (and the Show)

You know what they say: “All work and no play …” – well, it makes for a really boring show. There are some great events at Red Hat Summit this year: the Weezer concert on Thursday, dancing on Tuesday or running on Thursday — at 5:45 AM — YUCK!).

You can also do some “tourist” things, too. Head to North Beach or Fisherman’s Wharf for some great restaurants (of course, great restaurants pretty much dot the city). Go climb COIT tower for an amazing view of the Bay. Or just walk around Union Square and enjoy the ambience.

4 – Check out the latest Instana demo for Red Hat OpenShift

<SHAMELESS PLUG>If you haven’t already seen a demo of Instana’s monitoring solution for containerized microservice applications, come by booth #445 to see what’s new. We first announced the ability to monitor applications running on OpenShift last year, but the tool has evolved – it makes life even easier for everyone on the application delivery team: from Developers to DevOps and admins.

So stop by, see a demo, grab some stickers (and a Squeezy Stan). You won’t be sorry.

Container Season 2018
Red Hat Summit is stop number 4 on our Worldwide Container Tour, following our KubeCon stop last week. Check out our . Stay tuned this week for even more container-centric news. We’ll see you at the show. If you can’t make it, we’ll help you with the highlights.

Chris Farrell entered the systems management space as the first Product Manager for the industry's first APM provider. During that time, Chris has seen shifts in application platforms and technology advances in management tools, culminating in the automated microservice monitoring provided by Instana. Chris began his career in the IBM PC Company (now Lenovo) where he was the lead BIOS Engineer for ThinkPad and IntelliStation.

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