Tuesday, January 7, 2014

O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2014 talks submitted

This year I have pushed a few submissions to the O'Reilly OSCON 2014 event that will be hosted from 20-24 July in my hometown of Portland, Oregon.

I have long wanted to attend this event and have now decided to see if they would be interested in some of the topics I can cover.

This is an ongoing process as the Call For Proposals will not close until Jan 30, 2014 so I will add my proposals as I come up with them between now and then. For now I have pushed a PaaS lab (a three hour session) around my OpenShift Primer, stay tuned for more.

OpenShift Primer - getting your applications into the Cloud

Ever wondered about the new Cloud offerings out there? What is a PaaS? What is this thing called OpenShift?

Whether your business is running on applications based on Java EE6, PHP or Ruby, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing your business. There are plenty of clouds and platform-as-a-services to choose from, but where to start? Join us for an action-packed hour of power where we'll show you how to deploy your existing application written in the language of your choice - Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl or Python, with the Java project of your choice deployed into the OpenShift PaaS in just minutes. All this and without having to rewrite your app to get it to work the way the cloud provider thinks your app should work.

If you want to learn about OpenShift PaaS and see how investing a few hours of your time can change everything you thought you knew about the Cloud!

(Speaker author e-book: OpenShift Primer, can give away free copies in session if desired)

From Zero to Hero with Open Source JBoss Rules & BPM

This session will get you started with the Open Source JBoss Business Rules and BPM tooling. It will walk you through some of the capabilities, components and basic concepts that one needs to understand to start building process and rule-driven applications. 

Join us for an hour of Business Process Management (BPM) concepts, explanations of how to capture your enterprises logic in business rules and a demonstration or two from real live processes that bring these concepts to life. Take a walk with us through several live demos where we explain step by step what is happening and how you too can reproduce these locally. 

By the end of this session you too can amaze your friends and colleagues, becoming the local JBoss Rules & BPM hero!