Friday, April 18, 2014

Red Hat Summit in San Francisco - all things JBoss, xPaaS, and baseball



This week was full of Summit fun down in San Francisco with my sessions and workshops around xPaaS, JBoss BRMS, and JBoss BPM Suite.

Now that the dust has settled I can take a look back and show you some of the excitement that you might have missed.

JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite Lab
First off, the weather was great with warm pre-summer days and cool evenings making the various events we walked to a pleasure.

We often stopped on a hill to take in the view or snap a picture of the park, a sunset, or just enjoy sunshine on our face after the harsh winter.

The Summit kicked off with the renowned JBoss Keynote, where Burr Sutter and company again rocked out an exciting and intriguing demo of our technology.

This time they featured the integration of OpenShift, Fuse, and JBoss BPM Suite in a provocative mix of JBoss technology.

I spend a lot of time at the booth, talking with attendees, demoing the newest JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite products, helping out at the OpenShift pods with bpmPaaS demos, and whiteboarding.

Whiteboarding at booth
Between all of that I gave a two hours JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite lab which I am slowly releasing to the public week by week starting you off on building the JBoss Cool Store. This was packed and many stayed on to work on this even though I had to leave the room for the next lab sessions that were waiting in the hall.

That evening I headed with a group of friends to the local ballpark (if you know me, you know that is where I eventually end up every chance I get)to watch the Dodgers play the Giants, with hot dogs for dinner and extra innings win it could not have been more fun!

The last day I had a session that I gave jointly with Andrew Blok on JBoss xPaaS and OpenShift where he also showcased his newly released OpenShift mobile application.

After all of that, it was time to have a final dinner with colleagues and some of the new friends that were made this week. We laughed, said our goodbyes, and I look forward to seeing them all again next year.

If you missed the keynote live feed, we have some video links you can enjoy that let you view sessions, keynotes, and breakout sessions. More will be coming online every day.

General sessions and keynotes: