Thursday, February 22, 2018

All Things Open 2018 - Career, Cloud and OpenSource

all things open
Last year I planned on targeting this great conference in the South of the US, called All Things Open. After submitting my talks I was forced to back out due to work priorities requiring my presence elsewhere, something I have never done to a conference, ever.

I made a mental note to go all in the next time around and here it is, in Raleigh, North Carolina from Oct 21-23.

The call for papers deadline is April 24th, so get your talks in if you have them. I have put forth a mix of soft skills and hard core cloud application delivery sessions that I hope get me in the door.

Here's what I came up with.



Real Cloud AppDev on a Laptop in Minutes

Modern cloud application development can become very complex, with many cloud platforms to choose from it only become harder and harder to sort out. No more, join us for an hour of power as your provide a complete cloud container-based application delivery platform on your very own laptop in just minutes. Showcasing live on stage a full local installation in just minutes along with more information pointing to a collection of projects to get you started with container deployments. Working on cloud application delivery has never been easier!

5 Steps to Ensure Your Successful Open Source Journey

As a developer, you're no longer just coders in the background but are front and center of every organization’s efforts to win their customers over. While technology is driving change with open source projects, new tooling, containers and cloud offerings galore, it's still about people and organizational culture. In this session you'll be given a 5 step guide to ensure you're success within any open source community, learn to maximize the value of open source in your daily life, and discover not only how, but why you're the most important asset of all.

How To Jump Start a Career in Open Source

It's not magic. It's not luck. It's not going to happen by itself, so what's the secret sauce? Understanding what makes a career in open source grow, what choices are crucial, and what actions accelerate or damage your open source future are sometimes hard to grasp. Learning to position, expand and grow your personal brand in the open source world is what this session provides. Be ready for your next step in open source. Join me for an hour of power where you'll be given a clear and easy to use plan for jump starting your open source career immediately.

Developers, the real emerging technology?

Developers are no longer just coders in the background but are front and center of an organization’s digital transformation efforts. While technology is driving change with open source projects, new tooling, containers and clouds offerings galore, it's still about people and organizational culture. Join us to discover why developers are the real emerging technology today and the most important assets of all.

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness

A modern developers world is full of new tools, new technologies and getting started can become a bit daunting. Let's take a tour of how to get started with containers, Cloud and some examples so that you have your very own private PaaS Cloud on your laptop. You'll be given a private Cloud in minutes that turns your laptop into a container platform where you then can explore a multitude of example projects from such domains as retail, travel, finance and more. Hold on to your developer hats as we get you started on application development in the Cloud with open technologies, Ansible deployment automation and container-based fun. Everything you're shown in this session is available for attendees to explore online and hands-on once they've returned home.

Hope to see you there!