Don't miss the upcoming virtual OpenShift Commons Gathering on Community Development! We’ll be streaming talks live June 15th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET. Pre-register now for more speaker announcements, log-in details and notifications.

This Gathering of Community Leaders from across the Cloud Native Ecosystem will feature discussions of best practices and lessons learned driving community engagement and measuring community health for the open source projects that support OpenShift and Kubernetes.

Check out the full agenda for the OpenShift Commons Gathering on June 15th to hear from community leaders from across the Cloud Native Ecosystem!

Please note: Pre-registration is requested, but not required. Virtual OpenShift Commons Gathering on Community Development will be simulcast live to youtube, and facebook


  • “Lessons Learned Incubating Cloud Native Projects” by Liz Rice, Aqua Security, CNCF Technical Oversight Committee Chair
  • “Re-Commoning Communities with Jabe Bloom, Red Hat and Dimeji Onafuwa, Microsoft who will lead a conversation on developing effective practices of Allyship within our communities.

In addition, we’ll have talks on Community Development Best Practices and Lessons Learned by community leads from OpenSource Initiative (OSI), CHAOSS, InnerSource Commons,and OpenStack Foundation. We’ve invited over 20 Open Source Community leaders to join the conversations and answer your questions via Live Chat AMA style sessions on each of the topics.

Live chat and Q&A will be available during all sessions throughout the day with guest speakers and community leaders from across the cloud native ecosystem. This event will be live streamed on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook, and is available to all participants.

We’ll open the day with Fireside Chat with Bitergia's Daniel Izquiredo and Red Hat’s Diane Mueller on State of Community Development and close with a conversation about Community Development in the Age of Continuous Connection, and hopefully we’ll set the stage for a continued conversation to help you and your organizations better understand how to engage and connect across all the communities that make up the Cloud Native ecosystem and beyond!

Check out the full agenda for the event.


Time (EST)



9:00 AM

Fireside Chat with Red Hat's Diane Mueller and Bitergia's Daniel Izquiredo

Diane Mueller (Red Hat) | Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia)

9:30 AM

Keynote Lessons Learned: Incubating Cloud Native Projects

Liz Rice (Aqua Security)


AMA Live Chat Panelists

Liz Rice (Aqua Security) | Alois Reitbauer (Dynatrace) | Bryan Liles (VMWare) | Erin Boyd (Red Hat)

10:30 AM

Keynote: ReCommoning Communities 

Jabe Bloom (Red Hat) | Dimeji Onafuwa (Microsoft)


AMA Live Chat Panelists

Jabe Bloom (Red Hat) | Dimeji Onafuwa (Microsoft) | Diane Mueller (Red Hat)

11:30 AM

Measuring Community Health - CHAOSS Project

Georg Link (Bitergia) | Dr. Matt Germonprez (University of Nebraska at Omaha)


AMA Live Chat Panelists

VM Brasseur (Shoeless Consulting) | Griselda Cuevas (Google) | Georg Link (Bitergia) | Dr. Matt Germonprez (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

12:30 PM

Lessons Learned on the DevRel Road

Tamao Nakahara (Weaveworks)


AMA Live Chat Panelists

Tamao Nakahara (Weaveworks) | Ryan Jarvinen (Red Hat) | Gina Rosenthal (Digital Sunshine Solutions) | Toni Willberg (Microsoft)

1:30 PM

Lessons Learned under the Big Tent: The OpenStack Journey

Thierry Carrez (OpenStack Foundation)


AMA Live Chat Panelists

Thierry Carrez (OpenStack Foundation) | Amy Marrich (OSF, Red Hat) | Lisa-Marie Namphy (Independent) | Diane Mueller (Red Hat)

2:30 PM

Building Bridges Between Open Source Communities

Joshua Simmons (OSI, SalesForce)


AMA Live Chat Panelists:

Hong Phuc Dang (Zalando, FOSSASIA) | Elana Hashman (OSI, Red Hat) | Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia, InnerSource Commons)

3:30 PM

Community Development in the Age of Continuous Connection

Diane Mueller (Red Hat) | Daniel Izquierdo (Bitergia)

All times are subject to change, so please check back here for updates.

Code of Conduct

We follow the Code of Conduct of other events such as CNCF’s KubeCon and Red Hat’s Summit. Similarly, we are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events, whether they are held in person or virtually. All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, and with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

Pre-Register today.

WHERE: Virtual OpenShift Commons Gathering will be simulcast live to youtube, and facebook

WHEN: June 15th, 2020 Starting at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time

Registration is FREE

What is OpenShift Commons?

Commons builds connections and collaboration across OpenShift and Cloud Native communities, projects, and stakeholders. In doing so we'll enable the success of customers, users, partners, and contributors as we deepen our knowledge and experiences together.

Our goals go beyond code contributions. Commons is a place for companies using OpenShift, Kuberentes and other Cloud Native technologies to accelerate its success and adoption. To do this we'll act as resources for each other, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer communication.

To stay abreast of all the latest releases and events, please join the OpenShift Commons and join our mailing lists & slack channel.

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