Recapping the Recap | Red Hat Summit 2018

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

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CO.LAB at Red Hat Summit 2018

Working on the CO.LAB initiative has been the most rewarding project of my career. So far, we’ve been to 4 cities and have taught nearly 100 middle school girls in underserved areas how to code their very own Raspberry Pi computers into digital cameras. But it’s more than just coding. It’s about collaboration—the students are

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Keynote process for Red Hat Summit 2018

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

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How to bring a Summit theme to life | Part 2

[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

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Next Stop: Boston-Bos-Boston

It was the summer of 2008. I was a wide-eyed intern working on the Brand team helping produce video content for what would be my first Red Hat Summit. The video below was the promo piece we produced to announce the date and location of that year’s Summit, which was being held in Boston for

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2017 American Advertising Awards

Red Hat went to the local American Advertising Awards at the Durham Armory last Thursday night. And we got a little fancy, as we do. This is our second year in a row entering our work into this distinguished national competition, whose aim is “to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the

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Creative Conference: AdobeMax

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

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Red Hat Community Posters

During the chaos leading up to Red Hat Summit, our design team had the amazing opportunity to create communities posters to display in the Community Central area at the event itself. It all started with a “Friday Inspo” email to our team that included a link to these beautiful posters. They were designed for NASA

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The Power of Participation: How We Worked With an Orchestra to Make an Amazing Event Opener

  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.

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