Tuesday, June 10, 2014

APAC Tech Exchange Day 1 - OpenShift Primer & guide to all things JBoss xPaaS

It has been a wild few weeks running up to and including the start today of the APAC Tech Exchange conference.

I want to start by saying the organization has been amazing and done nothing short of move mountains in the face of many obstacles. Kudo's to Quinten Laureijs for first setting it up for Bangkok, Thailand, then moving it to Phuket, Thailand in the face of a military coup, then having to cancel it there to finally arrange a virtual event to deliver the planned content in the face of all odds.
Severe weather warnings...

Today we kicked off the agenda and I got up early to present two sessions, both related to JBoss technologies in the OpenShift Cloud.

Sound-proof office?
As an additional challenge to present these sessions virtually over video conferencing tools, the weather took a very nasty turn here in the Netherlands.

I had to find someplace safe and quiet as multiple severe thunderstorms (there was a national weather alarm in effect) blew through.

As the sessions started, I was most worried about losing Internet and power, but all went off without a hitch.

Adapt... overcome... teach!
Well, almost, if you listen carefully you might hear in the background some thunder, rain, and lightning but I was in a pretty sound proofed shed so I think we pulled it off.

With nobody the wiser, I gave my first session in one of the strangest places I have ever had to work from as a JBoss Technology Evangelist.

I had to unplug everything just in case of lightning surges, was worried about losing connection, but the weather passed during the session and the sun came out after I was finished.

We adapt, overcome, and continue to teach no matter what the conditions are.

OpenShift Primer - time to launch your project into the Cloud

Ever wondered about all 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 action-packed hour(s) of power where we'll show you how to deploy your existing application leveraging the xPaaS power of Openshift and JBoss. with 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 just a morning of your time can change everything you thought you knew about putting your business applications in the cloud, this session is for you!



The JBoss Cloud Guide to all things xPaaS

Whether your business applications are based on Java EE 6, PHP, or Ruby, cloud environments are turning out to be perfect for business development. There are plenty of cloud and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) options to choose from, but where do you start?

In this session, Eric Schabell will provide examples, demos, and practical tips for ratcheting up your knowledge of open source, middleware-based xPaaS functionality. Not only will you be able to set up diverse PaaS solutions, you’ll also learn how to use your existing application with the product of your choice. Using OpenShift by Red Hat, our PaaS, we’ll show examples with Red Hat ‘s BPM and mobile solutions, SwitchYard, Opta Planner, and Red Hat JBoss Portal, in just minutes. Join us to learn more about the practicality of Red Hat’s xPaaS vision and the role Red Hat JBoss Middleware can play.