Saturday, March 24, 2012

Codemotion 2012 Rome OpenShift Primer Adventure

I am in Rome, Italy this week giving my OpenShift talk at Codemotion 2012. This conference was a very large (I was told, the largest in Italy) and had over 3000 attendees. Being in Rome must have helped if you take a walk through the set of pictures I took of not only the conference but of the city.

I arrived a day early as I had some work to do at the local Red Hat offices, giving a JBoss BRMS 5.3 preview session to the local Solution Architects and Consultants. The office is located a stones throw from  Vatican City. Nothing like that view out the window of your office to distract you, I don't know how anyone gets any work done! Enjoy the pictures I put together here.

I discovered that OpenShift released not only a new website and logo, but also a new version with some interesting features (DIY and Node.js cartridges). Damn, now all my session slides included screenshots that were outdated. Back to the drawing board and I worked out the new slides to showcase OpenShift logo and new site look. While I was at it, I decided to demo the HTML5 mobile demo based on the JBoss AeroGear project, but then tailored a bit to become the Codemotion 2012 mobile registration application. You can view it as long as it is available on codemotion-inthe.rhcloud.com.
Friday the conference started at the University and was very busy. The wifi was not working very well if you were not a student so I was a bit worried about my chances to demo OpenShift live. It turned out to work fine if you were in a presentation room.

My talks had around 60 attendees and they were some of the most enthusiastic participants I have yet had in a session. We had a lively discussion, many questions, a mobile registration application demo and they were even cheering the results.

I have decided I will be submitting every year to the Codemotion conference in Rome. I hope to see you all again next year!