Pre-Conference Agenda: Rackspace Technology Solve Conference 2021

August 3, 2021

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Pre-Conference Agenda

With rapid changes in technology across industries, your business is likely facing new challenges. And while it remains important to keep looking to the future, your current challenges need to be resolved, as well. The theme of the Solve Conference 2021 is real technology solutions, today, and our goal is to help technologists, CxOs and business leaders solve real business challenges with technology.

Join us for an exciting pre-conference day of enhancing your technology skills and take advantage of the opportunity to receive free enrichment and training. 

Those who are registered for Solve Conference 2021 are invited to our pre-conference events on August 3rd. Attend our two free Rackspace University certification courses that will prove to be beneficial for you and your staff. Additionally, put your skills to the test and compete in our 'capture the flag' style hackathon.

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Day 1 Agenda

Time Activity
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT Hack the Box
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT Learning: Flexible Thinking
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT Lean Six Sigma – White belt certification
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CT Lunch Break: Innovation of Coffee with Andrea Allen
12:30 APM - 1:00 PM CT Lunch Break: Lunch Hackers with Tiffani Faison

Pre-Conference Details

Calling All Hackers

What: Put your skills to the test in a 'capture the flag' style competition on Hack the Box. Competing against other teams, you will get practical experience through a variety of tasks while training your penetration skills. HTB is the world's largest hacking community, with scalable difficulty levels. This breakout is a must for anyone interested in cybersecurity. 

This session will include: 

  • Many challenges over 3 hours of live multi-team competition​
  • Time to exchange ideas and methods with other hackers​
  • A crowned champion at the end​

When: Aug 3, 2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CT

data center facility and security

What:  The rise in importance of self-management skills has no doubt resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to remote work. In fact, Flexible Thinking was named one of the top ten job skills needed for the future by The World Economic Forum in October 2020.​

Join us for this free certification course open to anyone interested in improving their soft skills. Topics that we will discuss include:

  • How to enhance your Flexible Thinking​
  • The 5-Second Rule mindset​
  • “Analysis paralysis” and how to avoid it​
  • Spotting and acting on cognitive biases​

Trainer: Rackspace University, Eduardo Nevado​


  • PDF certification of completion from Rackspace University
  • Flexible Thinking on pager

When: Aug 3, 2021 - 10:00 am - 10:30 am CT (30 min)

person working on the desk of their room with a laptop

White belt certification

What:  Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology that was created in a manufacturing world and adopted into other industries due to its efficacy.  Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology designed to eliminate problems, remove waste and inefficiency, and improve working conditions to provide a better response to customers’ needs.​

Trainer: Rackspace University, Brandi Andrews


  • White belt certification in Six Sigma as well as the prep for the yellow belt 
  • PDF certification of completion from Rackspace University

When: Aug 3, 2021 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CT (90 min)

person coding on an imac in the room

What: Attend an educational segment on the Innovation of Coffee to learn about…​

  • The science behind coffee.​
  • Crafting the perfect cup of coffee at home.​
  • The must have tools for the coffee enthusiast.​

Speaker: Andrea Allen, 2020’s US Barista Champion

When: August 3, 2021 at 12:00pm - 12:30pm CT (30 min)


What: Join in as Tiffani Faison shows you how to…​

  • Tips and tricks of the kitchen to use at home​
  • Preparing a quick gourmet meal for lunch and prep for dinner using minimal ingredients in your fridge. ​

Speaker: Tiffani Faison, Top Chef Finalist and renowned chef

When: August 3, 2021 at 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CT (30 min)


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