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Red Hat Summit 2020 Goes Virtual Over Coronavirus Concerns


The coronavirus outbreak impacts Red Hat Summit 2020 as well as the open source giant has decided to cancel its upcoming event.

Red Hat Summit 2020, scheduled to take place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from April 28-29, is moving to an online-only event as a safety measure against the current coronavirus outbreak.

“The safety and well-being of Red Hat Summit attendees is our top priority, and as a precautionary measure, we have decided to rebuild Red Hat Summit 2020 as a virtual event and cancel the physical event at San Francisco’s Moscone Center,” Red Hat said in a blog post.

Red Hat added that the same content would be provided to those who connect to the live streaming, including keynotes, breakout sessions, and access to Red Hat experts. The company is still working through many of the details for the virtual event.

With an accelerating pace of new coronavirus case reported in the United States, more than 230 cases were added over the weekend. The national total has reached at an alarming 600 now.