Thinking of heading to CamelOne, Red Hat Developer Exchange, JUDCon2013 or the Red Hat Summit in Boston?

If so, come a day early and join us for the free OpenShift Origin Open Source PaaS Community Day & mini-hackathon event at the Sheraton. The event is free but registration is required..

Origin is the Community-Driven, Red Hat-Sponsored Open Source Next Generation of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Here's your chance to take a deep-dive into Red Hat's OpenStack and OpenShift engineering efforts on the next generation of Platform as a Service. Included are hands-on tutorials on how to deploy OpenShift on OpenStack plus building your own cartridges. Everyone who comes is invited to stay for a min-hack-a-thon & social hour with pizza & beer supplied.

Click here to register for OpenShift Origin Community Day!


11:30 - 12:00 / Registration & Lunch served

12:00 - 12:10 / Welcome to the Community: Building the Nex Gen Open Source PaaS together

Presenter: Diane Mueller

Diane Mueller (Cloud Ecosystem Evangelist) will set the stage for the day's event with a history of the OpenShift Origin Community efforts. She'll discuss the need for an Open Source Platform-as-a-Service, the contributions made to date, and how to contribute to OpenShift Origin.

12:10 - 12:30 / Introduction to OpenShift - Private, Public and Community

Presenter: Bill DeCoste

Bill DeCoste (Principal Software Engineer for OpenShift) will introduce Red Hat's PaaS. He'll describe the flavors of OpenShift, ranging from the upstream community project Origin, the EC2-based online offering at, to the corresponding commercial offering, OpenShift Enterprise. OpenShift Origin and Online will be demonstrated.

12:30 - 1:30 / OpenStack + OpenShift Integration, Demo and Roadmap

Presenters: Chris Wright & Krishna Raman

Chris Wright (Lead Architect for Red Hat Cloud Engineering) will introduce Red Hat OpenStack (RHOS), and describe how Red Hat is playing a major role in the evolution of a truly open infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform. Chris will describe the upstream OpenStack project as well as the components, and what RedHat brings to the table in providing an enterprise OpenStack distribution. Chris and Krishna Raman (OpenShift Engineer and Community Lead) will then demonstrate running OpenShift on a RHOS installation and discuss the benefits of running OpenShift in this configuration as well as as present a joint roadmap for future integration.

1:30 - 2:00 / DevOps @ OpenShift Online

Presenter: Adam Miller

As the Release Engineer and a member of Operations team for OpenShift Online, a downstream consumer of OpenShift Origin and the largest Public implementation of OpenShift to date, Adam Miller will discuss what it's like behind the scenes at and share lessons learned and bring his thoughts and feedback on the future direction of Origin.

2:00 - 2:15 / Break

2:15 - 3:00 / OpenShift Origin Internals

Presenters: Bill DeCoste & Krishna Raman

In this talk. Bill and Krishna will dive deep into Origin's internals and architecture. Topics covered will include a platform overview and the role Brokers and Cartridges play. An examination of system resources and application containers called "Gears" and "Nodes."

3:00 - 4:00 / Containing the Gear: Deep Dive on Multi-tenancy, Containers & Security with Dan Walsh

Presenter: Dan Walsh

In this talk, Dan will do a deep dive into the Origin PaaS use of SELinux and containerization. He will discuss how using SELinux ensures that Origin is the the most secure PAAS available today. He will address some of his ideas for the future of Origin and SELinux.

4:00 - 5:00 / Extending OpenShift Origin: Build Your Own Cartridge

Presenters: Jhon Honce

Cartridges allow developers to provide services running on top of the Red Hat OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). OpenShift already provides cartridges for numerous web application frameworks and databases. Writing your own cartridges allows you to customize or enhance an existing service, or provide new services. In this session, Jhon will discuss best practices for cartridge development and the latest changes in the OpenShift cartridge support.

  • Latest changes made in the platform to ease cartridge development
  • OpenShift Cartridges vs. plugins
  • Outline for development of a new cartridge
  • Customization of existing cartridges
  • Quickstarts: leveraging a cartridge or cartridges to provide a complete application

5:00 - 9:00 / Round Table & a Happy Hour Hack-a-thon

Here's your opportunity to give feedback, influence the roadmap, learn about Origin's governance policy and how to start contributing code to the project.

We'll supply the pizza & beer, and host a mini-Hack-a-thon so you can jump start your own Cartridges or learn the ropes of OpenShift Origin with other community members and the Red Hat engineers!

Click here to register for OpenShift Origin Community Day!

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