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June 5th, 2018 | Washington, DC | FHI 360 Conference Center


Open source communities are the driving force behind innovation in today's technology defined world. Open Source is the new standard, not the exception. Join us to learn about the revolutions happening in communities around containers, data, and application modernization. This is an opportunity for you to hear how visionary teams in federal government are innovating with open source, and hear from leaders in the private sector doing the same.

Tuesday, June 5th

FHI 360 Conference Center

1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Red Hat Welcome | Evong Nham Chung - Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture Emerging Technology, Red Hat
Adam Clater - Chief Architect of Red Hat's North America Public Sector
9:10 - 9:40 a.m. DevOps is Not War | Chris Short - Senior DevOps Advocate
9:40 - 10:10 a.m. The Future of Emerging Innovation from Open Source Communities | Chris Wright - Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat & Adam Clater - Chief Architect, Red Hat
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Modern Application Infrastructure On Top of Kubernetes: Evolving Platforms | Clayton Coleman - Architect, OpenShift and Kubernetes, Red Hat
11:00 - 11:40 a.m. Implementing DevSecOps in Government | Ashley Mahan - FedRAMP Agency Evangelist, General Services Administration
Derek Weeks - Vice President, Sonatype
Chris Egan - Partner for Cyber and Biometrics, IBM
Peter Anih - Chief Technology Officer, Dynanet
Sarah Fahden - Director, DHS, USCIS
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Steal This Idea. | Molly Cain - Director, Office of Venture & Innovation, DHS & Jennifer Hoover - Deputy Director, Office of Venture & Innovation, DHS
12:10 - 1:00 Networking and Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Breakouts & Workshops
1:40 - 2:10 p.m. Breakouts & Workshops
2:20 - 2:50 p.m. Breakouts & Workshops
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Breakouts & Workshops
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour


9:10 - 9:40 a.m.

DevOps is Not War

Chris Short - Senior DevOps Advocate

Over the past 500 years, there have been 16 cases of a rising power threatening to displace a ruling power. 75% of those cases resulted in war. Although your organizational transformation probably won’t lead to war, it could be contentious. History can help prevent conflict when driving change. This talk will analyze human tendencies, historical data, and provide real-world examples of how to prevent conflict during your DevOps journey.

DevOps needs to focus on more than Dev and Ops to be truly transformative for an organization. What about your security folks? What about your network team? We’ll introduce the work of Thucydides and the concept of Thucydides’s Trap, a political scientist’s take on how rising and established powers are destined for conflict. Transformations can often be contentious and sometimes rebellious. History can actually help us avoid failure in our transformations. The more the merrier along this journey!

9:40 - 10:10 a.m.

The Future of Emerging Innovation from Open Source Communities

Presented by

Chris Wright, Chief Technology Officer | Red Hat
Adam Clater, Chief Architect | Red Hat

Open Source communities are a driving force of innovation in technology today, but what's next? Hear from Red Hat's CTO Chris Wright about where technology is heading and how open source communities are getting us there.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Modern Application Infrastructure On Top of Kubernetes: Evolving Platforms

Presented by

Clayton Coleman | Red Hat

Kubernetes exists to serve applications - to fulfill the joint needs of developers and operators when building and deploying applications. A rich and diverse ecosystem of tools must support and enable end users. However, as project built and run by humans, there are limits to how big the technical solution can grow. Therefore Kubernetes must enable other projects to succeed and grow.

In this talk, I'll cover examples of how Kubernetes tries to enable higher level platforms - projects like OpenShift, istio, and Deis are all layers on top of Kube, as well as explore parts of the cloud native design space that deserve more attention in the next few years as platforms - areas like serverless, identity and access management, and novel patterns like high scale sharding and ingress. Along the way I'll discuss specific ways we want to enable operators and admins to manage and run their own application-specific workflows by extending Kubernetes.

11:00 - 11:40 a.m.

Implementing DevSecOps in Government

Presented by

Ashley Mahan, FedRAMP Agency Evangelist | GSA
Derek Weeks, Vice President | Sonatype
Chris Egan - Partner for Cyber and Biometrics | IBM
Peter Anih - Chief Technology Officer | Dynanet
Sarah Fahden - Director | DHS, USCIS

DevSecOps implementations in a highly regulated environment like the Federal Government takes a level of knowledge, finesse and perseverance that our commercial counterparts might find alarming. ATO's, compliance and certifications are just a few of the obstacles that are required to move these efforts forward. Hear from our expert panel, moderated by Ashley Mahan - the evangelist for FedRAMP, on how they've helped guide agencies down the path towards DevSecOps.

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Steal This Idea.

Presented by

Molly Cain, Director Office of Venture & Innovation | DHS
Jennifer Hoover, Deputy Director Office of Venture & Innovation | DHS

Gordon Moore, father of Moore’s Law, was a big thinker, clearly. But he never imagined that we would surpass his theoretical prediction on computer processors. The speed of modernization is now morphing from Moore’s (correct) assumption which held strong for the past 50 years. And we are entering a new era of emerging technology.

With that, comes the obvious need to morph our most traditional industries and federal agencies to meet tomorrow’s technical challenges and unseen opportunities. Culturally, procedurally and strategically.

As people, we acknowledge this. As parts of whole organizations, we do not.

How can any employee at any level, contribute to the IT modernization movement? It’s easier than you think. Come learn how you can activate innovation in your organization and help define it as you go. We’ll teach you how to “see holes” like some of the best mavericks you’ve never heard of, and provide some easy tools and tricks that actually work when you’re pitching a new idea.

What is an innovation economy, and how can we launch one? We have a few ideas. And we want you to steal them.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Track 1 (Academy)

Containers don't matter. Long live containers!

Presented by

Jamie Duncan - Cloud Guy | Red Hat

It's amazing how fast the container ecosystem exploded. It's even more amazing how fast containers themselves have become a commodity. In this session we'll talk about why that happened, and how Kubernetes is making container-based application (and infrastructure) platforms the next standard for years to come.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Track 2 (Vista A)

Hortonworks DataFlow - Apache NiFi (Real-Time Data Insights for Actionable Intelligence)

Presented by

Michael Young - Senior Solutions Engineer, Public Sector | Hortonworks

Massive data streams that originate from connected yet disparate sources including sensors, machines, geo-location devices, social feeds, web clicks, server logs and more, are forming the Internet of Anything (IoAT).

This new data paradigm is driving the need for trusted insights from data at the very edge to the data lake and in real-time with full fidelity and security. To realize the potential from the massive and dynamically changing data that‚ being generated from various streams, systems must be able to ingest and process this information in a timely fashion, before its value perishes.

Join us to learn how Hortonworks Data Flow (HDF), powered by Apache Nifi, enables organizations to harness data streams to drive agency and operational insights. We will use the session to provide an overview of HDF, and specifically how to build HDF pipelines for capture and analysis of streaming data.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Track 3 (Vista B)

DevSecOps: Decoupling Microservice Development Teams with Ephemeral Application Environments

Presented by

Steven Terrana - Lead Technologist | Booz Allen Hamilton

When beginning a microservices journey, things often go smoothly. As more services are added and dependency chains grow, complexity sets in and the pain becomes unavoidable. Downtime in lower application environments can cause project wide blockages without a place to perform automated integration or exploratory testing. In this session, you'll see a live demo of an approach for achieving CI/CD nirvana with ephemeral application environments using Helm on OpenShift. A world where every pull request receives an isolated replica of production to perform penetration testing, browser based functional testing, and 508 compliance scanning. Develop code confidently while features flow seamlessly through your DevSecOps pipeline performing application dependency scanning, static code analysis, container image scanning, and penetration testing - working together with open source tools to create a secure supply chain to production.

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Track 4 (Angle)

Hybrid DevOps

Presented by

Anne Dalton - Consultant | Red Hat

Yet another millennial to tell you all about how awesome DevOps is, right? Wrong. I’m here to give a realistic view and approach to bringing DevOps to government. DevOps is like communism - great on paper, but difficult to carry out properly in reality. The main issue with DevOps is that it operates under the assumption that all development practices and processes can be made equal across wildly different enterprises. DevOps in Industry embraces and accommodates failure and risk in a way that the Federal sector simply cannot. In Industry, if you happen to knock out a database, no doubt there are severe consequences. When Amazon’s S3 went down in 2016, I had to remember how to turn on lights like a caveman! Dark times. However, when a similar issue happens in the Federal space, the consequences are devastating. This could mean the loss of lives, sending military troops off course, running a Navy ship aground, etc. Additionally, authority to promote applications from Dev to Test to Production environments in Industry may require input from a product owner, but in many cases, this is an automated process. In government, there are multiple teams, sometimes across multiple divisions, that must make these approvals for many apps with tight turn arounds. These approvals can’t be overridden and can’t be automated. Simply stated, to be a viable solution for Federal practice, we need a hybrid DevOps solution.

1:40 - 2:10 p.m. - Track 1 (Academy)

The Figures of Kubernetes: The Evolution of Development and Operations at Google and Beyond

Presented by

Tariq Islam - Cloud Solutions Engineer | Google

Kubernetes is now the de facto standard for container orchestration. With it comes an entire movement in the paradigm for how Developers and especially Operations teams execute on their mission. In this session you will learn the vision that Google has for Kubernetes through looking at its origin, and the intended consequences of its wide-spread adoption in the industry. We'll talk about the Google SRE paradigm and how it relates to DevSecOps. We will also cover the impact that Kubernetes is having on organizations today and into the evolutionary future. Finally, we will cover the specific impacts of Kubernetes on developers and operations teams in the context of available and emerging tooling, with the goal of shortening the ramp-up onto utilizing Kubernetes within an organization. By the end of the session you will walk away with an appreciation for how Kubernetes is changing the landscape of how organizations function, and how it can enable your organization to execute on its mission better.

1:40 - 2:10 p.m. - Track 2 (Vista A)

Understanding Apache Kafka

Presented by

Will LaForest - Event Streaming Advocate for Federal | Confluent

Processing real-time data, at internet scale, requires a special set of tools. Apache Kafka® lies at the heart of the largest data pipelines, handling trillions of messages and petabytes of data every day all in real-time. This breakout will explain the basic concepts behind Apache Kafka and how one works with it. It is complementary (but not required) to the workshop “Hands on With Apache Kafka”

1:40 - 2:10 p.m. - Track 3 (Vista B)

Agile Integration in a Microservices Architecture

Presented by

Kent Eudy - Technical Director | Vizuri

External business partners and 3rd party providers are key and essential to an organization's service delivery. Red Hat Fuse can be used to enhance your API strategy. The combination of Fuse and 3Scale can create robust integrations with 3rd party providers.
 - Interact and exchange data at scale based on industry standards like FHIR and HL7
 - Integrate easily with other systems and 3rd party providers in a secure and consistent manner with your API
 - Automate decisions and manage the business processes via a decision support system
 - Decouple existing monolithic processes to discrete, consumable and scalable endpoints

What you will learn:
 - How to use Fuse to enhance your API strategy
 - How to combine Fuse with 3Scale to create robust integrations with 3rd party providers

1:40 - 2:10 p.m. - Track 4 (Angle)

A Better Way to Develop Containerized Applications

Presented by

Gorkem Ercan - Red Hat

Eclipse Che provides a web-based integrated development environment (IDE) and workspaces that runs on OpenShift. Eclipse Che workspaces are combination of runtime stack(s), and everything needed to code, build, test, and run a project. These workspaces run in the cloud natively, making it easier to develop for services on cloud.

In this session, we are going to walk through the advantages of running an IDE natively on OpenShift. We will also demonstrate the advantages of the cloud based IDEs and how they can help your development teams in ways that traditional development setups can not.

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. - Track 1 (Academy)

The Tech, Business, and Politics of APIs In Federal Government

Presented by

Kin Lane - API Evangelist

Doing APIs across federal agencies is much more than just a technical initiative, and something that will have to involve business, developer, and IT resources. The design, deployment, management, and testing of APIs is just the beginning, and for APIs to truly be successful they need to be in alignment with business groups objectives, and address the procurement, authority, security, and communication challenges involved with moving projects through the government ecosystem. To be successful, API efforts will need to adopt a more microservices centered approach to delivering small, domain specific projects, and supporting a wide variety of known, and potentially unknown web, mobile, device, and desktop applications. I'd like to spend some time showcasing some examples of how this is being done at a variety of federal agencies, helping teams address not just the technology, but also the business and politics of doing APIs at the federal level.

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. - Track 2 (Vista A)

Tackling Microservice Challenges with Istio

Presented by

John Osborne - Principal Solutions Architect | Red Hat

Creating and maintaining production-grade distributed systems (microservices) is hard. Designers of microservices applications must account for service discovery, load balancing, fault tolerance, monitoring, dynamic routing, compliance, security. Current attempts to solve these big issues have been language or runtime specific, and require multiple technology solutions to be integrated together.

Enter Istio - a multi-vendor initiative to establish a uniform way to connect, manage, monitor and secure services without modifying application code. It includes tools to:
Connect: Resiliency, discovery, load balancing
Manage: Traffic control, policy enforcement
Monitor: Metrics, Logging, Tracing
Secure: End-to-end Authentication and Authorization

In this session you will learn about the Istio initiative to build and secure resilient applications.

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. - Track 3 (Vista B)

Open Source in the Government

Presented by

Konstantin Girkhovskiy - CTO | Acuity Systems
Faton Gjuka | Acuity Systems

Acuity was recognized by Red Hat as the 2016 Global Innovation Awards winner in the “Accelerate, Integrate, Automate” category for its GSA Data to Decisions (D2D) platform (, a next-generation Enterprise Information Management and Decision Management platform capable of government-wide scale in a cloud infrastructure. D2D allows for the integration and management of siloed data sources while providing a framework to manage GSA’s entire Data to Information to Knowledge to Decisions path. The D2D represents a great example of how open source technology can make a positive impact across the Government.

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. - Track 4 (Angle)

OpenShift: Delivering Secret Zero with HashiCorp Vault

Presented by

Teddy Sacilowski - Senior Solutions Architect | HashiCorp

Learn how HashiCorp Vault provides for the secure introduction of secrets into OpenShift (and other Kubernetes-based) environments. HashiCorp Vault provides secrets management and identity brokering that allows for secure, simple, and programmatic access by applications at scale.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Track 1 (Academy)

Red Hat Solutions on Microsoft Azure Government Cloud

Presented by

David Yu - Chief Azure Architect | Microsoft

By now, it is not a secret that Microsoft loves open source technologies. Through strong partnership with Red Hat, Microsoft provides a secure and compliant environment for government customers to run Red Hat solutions such as Openshift, Ansible, and Terraforms. Microsoft Azure Government cloud is industry leading fedramp high certified cloud for secure and compliant open source workloads. Join this session for an overview of developing and deploying Red Hat solutions in Microsoft Azure Government cloud. Also get a scoop of the latest and greatest open source announcements from Microsoft.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Track 2 (Vista A)

What is when and how fast? Automatically collecting logs and metrics from apps in Kubernetes

Presented by

Mike Barreta - Principal Solutions Architect | Elastic

Organizations large and small are increasingly looking into container-based infrastructures, and Kubernetes is emerging as the de facto standard to orchestrate those containers. While the dynamism of the infrastructures are a benefit, they can make it a challenge to monitor deployed applications: Where are all the parts of my application? How are they performing? How can I correlate events from all those parts in a single place?

In this session, I will describe features that a logging and metric collection solution should have:
 - Automated: when new replica is added or new pod deployed, data collection should not have to be added manually. Further, the solution should be able to autodetect what is running in the pod and configure itself accordingly
 - Centralized: Pulling logs and metrics into a central location has many benefits, including holistic views, event correlation, and faster diagnostics
 - Scalable: A centralized solution is no good if it can't handle the influx of data from all the components while also providing a responsive query environment for monitoring and diagnosis

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Track 3 (Vista B)

Digital transformation of a tactical fighter. DevOps at high speed

Presented by

Scott Croft - Senior Architect - Red Hat
Louis Santillan - Senior Architect - Red Hat

The advent of digital transformation, devops and emgerging technologies have given rise to the need for organizations to migrate and evolve their environments to keep pace with the fast moving IT industry. Currently, a tactical figher undergoes lengthy processes that involve multiple levels of development, testing and acceptance before deployment on a multi-million dollar aircraft. Red Hat's Open Innovation Labs was engaged to assist a large contractor to employ the Labs approach to devops allowing for rapid development and deployment of software to their tactical fighter. The contractor faces the challenges of their customer requirements, keeping costs low, and maintaining the safety and integrity of the aircraft. Today, we will walk through how the contractor achieved success during the engagement, learning how to migrate from traditional development methods, overcoming challenges in their organization and rapidly achieving success.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Track 4 (Angle)

Secure modern software delivery for government—the Booz Allen Way

Presented by

Joshua Boyd | Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen spent the last year building a container-based solution for modern software development and delivery. The Solutions Delivery Platform (SDP) is the solution that puts the DevSecOps processes, practices, and philosophy into action. SDP is a container-based DevSecOps platform that accelerates modern software development and delivery. It is comprised of 4 key components—CI/CD pipeline, continuous security workflow, CaaS/PaaS, and DevSecOps dashboard.

Join this session to see a live demo on OpenShift that shows how this solution provides secure, modern software delivery for government and to learn about how Booz Allen used open source solutions to solve their customers' everyday challenges.

All workshops require pre-registration and are at capacity.



OpenShift for Developers

Trainer: Gbenga Taylor
  • Introduction to cloud-native applications
  • Building microservices with Wildfly Swarm, Spring Boot, and Eclipse Vert.x
  • Increasing developer productivity with containers
  • Resilient and fault-tolerant microservices' continuous integration and continuous delivery


OpenShift for Operations

Trainer: Jared Hocutt
  • OpenShift and container-native storage fundamentals
  • Introduction to OpenShift platform management
  • Introduction to application management on OpenShift
  • Application storage management with container-native storage


Ansible Workshop

Trainer: Russell Pavlicek and Chris Reynolds

Join our technical experts from Ansible for a hands-on workshop where you will get an overview of Ansible and then dive into Ansible Tower and how they work together. You will be equipped with the skills to take this back to your company and implement right away.


Hands on With Apache Kafka

Trainer: Jeffrey Needham, Principal Systems Engineer | Confluent

This workshop will walk participants through basic operation and usage through hands on exercises. In this session you will stand up an Apache Kafka cluster on OpenShift, publish a stream of events, operate on them, and subscribe to the data. Bring your own laptop to fully participate.


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