It’s 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, and I’m deep within San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center. The clock seems to be racing at lightspeed toward the final day of Red Hat Summit 2018. I’m feverishly editing the conference recap video, which will play in 7 hours in front of thousands of people. I quickly scan through
For me, the 2018 Red Hat Summit was filled with firsts. It was my first Summit experience as well as my first time in San Francisco. Lastly (don’t tell anyone this), it was my first tech conference. While I’m no stranger to filming and editing live events, the approach Red Hat took to cover Summit
2018 was my second Red Hat Summit. Last year as a motion graphics designer, I was responsible for a single, 1-minute video on stage in general session. This year I had 2 keynotes: Matt Hicks’ keynote was an hour and a half with 42 animated slides and Chris Wright’s keynote was more than two hours
Each year, Red Hat Summit provides a forum to discuss open source technology and exchange ideas freely, so it’s especially fitting that this year, the theme at Summit revolved around Ideas Worth Exploring. Our team developed a fresh visual identity for this theme, using planetary orbits to evoke the gravity that strong ideas naturally generate.
[Read part 1 from Chelsea first!] Once we had a theme picked, we were ready to start planning the layout of each floor of the Moscone Center. Arranging and rearranging where signage, booths, activations, and all the other elements would live was a challenge and we made adjustments throughout the process (up until 2 weeks
Unsurprisingly, Red Hat Summit is a BIG deal here at Red Hat. It is our yearly event where passionate geeks around the world unite to learn about open source technology and how it is changing the very world we live in. It’s epic, it’s huge, and it’s a three-day conference that is planned from start
I could ply you with a broad overview of 2017’s Adobe MAX conference and 1,000 words to say “I had a good time and I’m one of many people grateful for being able to go.” I did, and I am. But the MAX site or a quick Twitter hashtag search will give you plenty of
At the beginning of November, a group of Red Hatters from the 9th floor packed our bags and headed to San Diego to attend AdobeMAX 2016. Designers, animators, videographers, event managers, content writers—we each had different agendas, but we had one common goal: to soak up as much information as possible and share it with
The theme for this year’s Summit was “The Power of Participation.” The entire process of creating the intro video took that theme and brought it to life. Not only did the animation showcase the power of participation, but the video and animation teams worked extremely collaboratively—showcasing everyone’s individual strengths to create a stronger whole.