I Am Red Hat

This year, during We Are Red Hat Week, I wanted to share why the words “I am Red Hat” mean so much to me:

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I am Red Hat.

I am strong.

I am Open.

I have helped as the power of Freedom brought technology to children in tiny villages all over the world.

I have helped as the power of Freedom proved itself in the datacenters of massive, multinational corporations.

I am Red Hat.

I am inclusive.

I have marveled at the love I see as this amazing extended family celebrates the beauty in differences of culture, gender, and orientation.

I have been a part of something amazing – the fostering of respect, and the championing of equality, for all.

I am Red Hat.

I am responsible.

I am humbled by the courage of fellow Hatters announcing their true identity in a world which, too often, stigmatizes them.

I am honored to work with people who are at the same time supportive and caring, yet wholly drama-free in their support. Never have I been so impressed by so little fanfare when a Hatter has come out or taken on their true gender.

I am Red Hat.

I am proud.
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I cannot watch this Red Hat video addressing “It Gets Better” without being reminded of how incredibly proud I am to be a small part of this amazing community and company:

http://youtu.be/p4geTMvTwE8

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About excogitatus
I'm a Digital Transformation strategist at Red Hat.

2 Responses to I Am Red Hat

  1. harishpillay says:

    And I am proud to stand with you on this, Thomas. Proud to be a Red Hatter, ten years of awesome.

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