On 09 July 2019, IBM completed the acquisition of Red Hat. Together, IBM and Red Hat will deliver next-generation hybrid multicloud platform that will be based on open source technologies, such as Linux and Kubernetes. IBM will preserve Red Hat's independence and neutrality and its commitment to open source will remain unchanged. More details can be found at: IBM- RED HAT (https://newsroom.ibm.com/2019-07-09-IBM-Closes-Landmark-Acquisition-of-Red-Hat-for-34-Billion-Defines-Open-Hybrid-Cloud-Future)

In light of above acquisition, IBM MEA University Relations Team in association with Red Hat is pleased to announce and invite Faculty from Computer Engineering/ Computer Science/ IT of your university for an Introductory Webinar on Red Hat Academy (RHA) - Filling the Gap between Education and Industry.

We look forward to meeting you all virtually for the Webinar session. Details are provided below:

The Webinar will be held on:

Date: Monday 06 July 2020

Time: 1pm-2:30pm EAT( Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia)

Time: 12pm-1:30pm (Rwanda)

Registration Link: Please use the link below to register for the Webinar. Upon completing the registration, you will receive an email with the Link to join the session.


Furthermore, Please find enclosed below a brief overview about Red Hat, Red Hat Academy, Flyer and the Agenda for the proposed Webinar:



Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments.


Red Hat Academy provides a curriculum to help education institutions keep pace with the demands of industry and offer top-quality education programs on Red Hat technologies for students to reach their academic and career potential. The curriculum involves hands-on instruction across platform, middleware, and cloud technologies built with input from Red Hat development, support, and field consulting teams. Rather than learning theoretical skills, students learn practical skills based on use cases from thousands of enterprise implementations.


  • 1. Welcome and Introduction;
    2. Why Open Source? Why Red Hat;
    3. Red Hat Academy Program;
    4. How to become a RHA, Next steps; and
    5. Q&A Session

I look forward to your attendance at the meeting.


Kind regards


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