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Red Hat associates from Boston, Westford and several other US locations collaborate with New England and Mid-Atlantic researchers on many research projects. In addition to long-standing formal arrangements with Boston University, the Massachusetts Open Cloud, and the University of Massachusetts, we support student and faculty research and open source development work for undergraduates, Master’s and PhD students. We also teach classes, mentor students, deliver technology workshops, and support outreach programs that improve diversity in computer science and engineering.

 

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Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Announces Recipients of Research Incubation Awards

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Announces Recipients of Research Incubation Awards

the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University announced the inaugural recipients of the Red Hat Collaboratory Research Incubation Awards. The program, which aims to advance research in open source cloud computing systems, awarded $2.3M to 16 projects that will be driven by collaboration between Boston University faculty and students, Red Hat engineers, and industry collaborators

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