Eric D. Schabell: Codemotion 2012 Rome OpenShift Primer Adventure

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 Damn, now all my session slides included screenshots that were outdated.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

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!