Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shift Developer Conference 2018 - How to Jump Start a Career in Open Source

shift developer
A conference in a resort town of Split, Croatia was something I had to see, as you know I have a lot of content to share so I dove in deep on open, application development, cloud and containers with the call for papers.

The acceptances came in and I've been asked to provide a session on the softer skills area of developer and development career advice.

My career in open source has been a long one and I think I've got a few good tips, tricks and pieces of advice based on what's worked on this long and wonderful journey.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Red Hat Summit 2018 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Mulitcloud (recording)

red Hat sumit
In my previous article I highlighted the talk and lab I'm presenting at this years Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA next week.

As promised in the session talk we have, both Roel Hodzelmans and myself have the slides used here online and available for your viewing pleasure.

The only thing missing was the video recording... which we have now online:

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Red Hat Summit 2018 - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Mulitcloud (slides)

red hat summit
In my previous article I highlighted the talk and lab I'm presenting at this years Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA next week.

As promised in the session talk we have, both Roel Hodzelmans and myself have the slides used here online and available for your viewing pleasure.

For completeness, the abstract is presented here and followed by the slides.

3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multi-Cloud

red hat summitThe daily hype is all around you. From cloud, hybrid cloud, to hybrid multi-cloud, you’re told this is the way to ensure a digital future for your business. These choices you’ve got to make don’t preclude the daily work of enhancing your customer's experience and agile delivery of those applications. Let us take you on a journey, looking closely at what hybrid multi-cloud means for your business, the decisions being made about delivering applications, and dealing with legacy applications, likely the most important resources to your business. Join us for an hour of power, where real customer experiences are used to highlight the three top lessons learned as they transitioned into hybrid multi-cloud environments.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with DevOps, Modern AppDev and more

ultimate guide red hat summit labs
This year you've got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you're trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let's try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article you'll tour the theme of get hands-on with labs focused on a mix of topics that have yet to be covered yet in this series. You'll experience a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency, modern application development techniques, real devops solutions, and data storage in the cloud.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let's look at the details of each one.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with Hybrid Cloud

ultimate guide red hat summit labs
This year you've got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you're trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let's try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article you'll tour the theme of get hands-on with labs focused on hybrid cloud. You'll learn how to get started with cloud native apps, using OpenShift on a public cloud, focus on operator tasks with a container platform, optimize your existing IT by migrating VM's easily from one infrastructure to another in your hybrid cloud, and build base images for your public cloud infrastructure.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let's look at the details of each one.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Book Signing: Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM

developers
Early this year the book Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM launched a free ebook on Red Hat Developers that you can download.

Next week I'll be at the Red Hat Summit 2018 conference in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center speaking and presenting a hands-on lab.

The surprise event is that Red Hat authors will be spending time at the booth where we'll be signing copies of our respective books.

Look for me at the following times at the section labeled DevZone ready to give you and sign a copy of Effective Business Process Management with JBoss BPM:
  • Tuesday, 8 May: 12:00 - 13:00
  • Thursday, 10 May: 13:00 - 13:45

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Portland Java User Group (PJUG) Session and Slides

portland java user

As I mentioned previously, I was going to be on the west coast for a few weeks and was invited to speak for the Portland Java User Group (PJUG).

The eventing was hosted by a recruitment company with pizza and drinks for all. We had 29 registered for the event an about 20 in the room when I kicked of the talk.

There was a lot of active discussions at the end and several attendees approached afterward about getting started on their own laptops with the workshop that was showcased.

Here is the abstract again and the slides:

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ultimate Guide to Red Hat Summit 2018 Labs: Hands-on with Cloud Management

ultimate guide red hat summit labs
This year you've got a lot of decisions to make before you got to Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, CA from 8-10 May 2018.

There are breakout sessionsbirds-of-a-feather sessionsmini sessionspanelsworkshops, and instructor led labs that you're trying to juggle into your daily schedule. To help with these plans, let's try to provide an overview of the labs in this series.

In this article, the focus narrows to cloud management, where you can get hands-on with everything from open cloud management technologies, create a self-service portal, ensure you're familiar with all the details behind your infrastructure configurations, learn how to manage a container platform beyond initial installation and experience diverse infrastructure automation tools.

The following hands-on labs are on the agenda, so let's look at the details of each one.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inside Open Innovation Labs Residency (Part 3)

inside open innovation labs
This article is the final in a series taking the reader on a journey. We're taking a peek inside life in a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs residency.

This is the top tier experience for any customer*, exposing them to open collaboration, open technologies, and fast agile application delivery methods.

This experience often escapes organizations attempting digital transformation, so through submersion in an Open Innovation Labs residency Red Hat shares its experience in managing, developing, and delivering solutions with communities, open technologies and open collaboration.

Join me as I share experiences from inside a real life residency, watching Red Hat work intimately with a customer, exposing new ways of working, leveraging open technologies using fast, agile application delivery methods and open collaboration.

In the first part, I shared what's in a Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Residency. Then in part two, I looked at what I encountered as the residency progressed towards delivery. All that's left is to share the delivery week, known as Demo Day.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cloud Happiness - How to install new OpenShift Container Platform 3.9 in just minutes

cloud happiness
Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.9 today!
Since the release of the OpenShift Container Platform  it has been my desire to provide a simple, fully configured and easy to use installation.

This installation needs to have the Red Hat Middleware product streams installed (pre-configured container options) and all the extras like source to image and .Net Core containers.

Since I last updated this project, OpenShift Container Platform 3.9 was released.

As of today you can now install this new release in just minutes on your laptop, machine or where ever you might like if you have the time and inclination.