openshift-commons-gathering-postcard-newThis past week's OpenShift Commons Gathering in Seattle brought together experts and thought leaders from all over the world to discuss the container technologies, best practices for cloud-native application developers and the open source software project that underpin the OpenShift ecosystem to help take the OpenShift ecosystem to the next level in cloud-native computing. 200+ developers, DevOps professionals, and sysadmins came together to explore the next steps in making container technologies successful, scalable and secure.

Co-located with both CloudNativeCon and KubeCon, the OpenShift Commons Gathering provided a platform for showcasing a full range of technologies that support the OpenShift ecosystem and helped to bring Cloud Native Open Source project communities together.

The day included a mix of keynotes, panels, ted-style talks, SIG break-out sessions, plenty of time to network over local craft beers and was continuously fuelled by local baristas.

Thank you and we'll see you in Berlin!

Many thanks to all the speakers for their contributions to the wonderful conversations and to all the participants for making the event such a success. The next OpenShift Commons Gathering will be March 28th in Berlin co-located with CNCF's Kubecon and CloudNative Europe at the Berlin Congress Center. More details and early bird registration links will be posted at shortly!

Links to OpenShift Gathering Presentations & Slides 

We encourage you to take a look at the presentation slides, reach out to the speakers directly and continue the conversations. We will be uploading all the videos in the next few days and adding in the links to our youtube channel as well as to additional resources. So bookmark this blog post, reach out to the speakers and your fellow participants and continue the conversations!


Diane Mueller (Red Hat) Opening Keynote:The Future is Collaboration
Chris Wright & Matt Hicks (Red Hat) Keynote Matt Hicks Chris Wright Emerging Technology Trends and Red Hat's Full Stack
Craig McLuckie (ex-Google) What is Next for Cloud Native? Cloud Native Operations
Clayton Coleman (Red Hat) OpenShift 3.3 Features Functions and Future
Will Benton (Red Hat) Big Containers, Big Orchestration, Big Data
Alex William (The New Stack) Panel: Upstream this! with Panelists: Craig McLuckie (now -ex-Google), Brendan Burns (Microsoft), Clayton Coleman(Red Hat) and Brandon Philips(CoreOS)
Kelsey Hightower (Google) The State of the Container Ecosystem
Brian Gracely (Red Hat) Panel: Members Talk Back! Panelists: Christophe Attias (Amadeus), Robert Lalonde (Unvia), Jeff McCormick (Crunchy Data) Shea Stewart (
Mateus Caruccio (GetUp Cloud) Kubernetes On Microsoft Azure: Hosting OpenShift
Diane Mueller (Red Hat) Panel: Community Leadership Panelists: SIG Chairs Judd Matlin (Dell), Erin Boyd (Red Hat Storage), Chris Kretler (UMich), Prashant Mishra (Click2Cloud)
Brendan Burns (Microsoft) Running Kubernetes on Azure
Ashesh Badani (Red Hat) Keynote Ashesh Badani The Road Ahead at OpenShift
Troy Hakala & Gay Gilmore (Optimism Brewing) From Techie to Brewmaster:the Optimism Brewery story


About OpenShift Commons

OpenShift Commons is the place for organizations that are part of the OpenShift community to connect with peers and other related open source technology communities to communicate and collaborate across all OpenShift projects and stakeholders.

The Commons' goal is to foster collaboration and communication between OpenShift stakeholders to drive success for all members, and expand & facilitate points of connection between members for sharing knowledge and experience to help drive success for the platform and for participants: customers, users, partners, and contributors.

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