Eric D. Schabell: APAC Red Hat Tech Conference 2012 in Beijing China

Saturday, September 15, 2012

APAC Red Hat Tech Conference 2012 in Beijing China

I have just returned from a two week trip to Beijing, China. I was there the first week for the APAC Red Hat Technical Conference 2012, an event setup for the Red Hat Solution Architects, Consultants and selected Red Hat JBoss Partners from the Asian Pacific region.

It was filled with sessions on all things JBoss and Red Hat, with my focus a single day with four sessions around JBoss SOA-P, EDS-P and BRMS products. I focused on the changes in these products with the v5.3 releases. The sessions were open and filled with discussions around the various regions challenges and experiences with the products. These regions were Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. Very fun to work in such mixed cultural sessions.

The sessions were surrounded by evenings of dinners, networking and chatting about all things related to the APAC teams experiences around using, selling and implementing these integration products. I met many new colleagues, made some new friends and enjoyed the various dinners that included all manner of foods from China.

There was also a day trip on the last day to The Great Wall, something that is very hard to describe in words. I have therefore included a photo album here to give you an impression of the conference and tour we took.

I look forward to seeing my new APAC friends online and maybe again in the future. Hope this event is on my agenda again next year. In closing, a video of the street vendors providing all manner of food on a stick... enjoy! :-)