Eric D. Schabell: JUDCon & Red Hat Summit 2013 - my adventures with OpenShift, jBPMMigrations, and becoming a JBoss Rock Star

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

JUDCon & Red Hat Summit 2013 - my adventures with OpenShift, jBPMMigrations, and becoming a JBoss Rock Star

I am just back from a week long visit to Boston for the JUDCon 2013 conference in Boston and the follow on Red Hat Summit 2013 conference. I wanted to share my impressions, slides from my sessions, and link to a collection of pictures I took around the two events.

Below you will find the abstracts for each talk followed by the slides for that session. There are two that have been done with Awestruct/Reveal.js and one that is an embedded presentation from Slideshare.

Ever wondered about 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 an action-packed hour of power where we'll show you how to deploy your existing application written in the language of your choice - Java, Ruby, PHP, Perl or Python, with the JBoss project of your choice - jBPM, Ceylon, Switchyard, Drools Planner, Aerogear, GateIn, Drools (Rules / BPM) and more deployed into 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 45 mins of your time can change everything you thought you knew about putting your business applications in the cloud, this session is for you!

(Speaker is author of e-book: OpenShift Primer, will be giving away copies in this session)

Since its birth in late 2010, the jBPM migration tool project has been marching forward to support the transformation of your jBPM3 processes to the latest versions of jBPM. It has been a journey that covers the support of a vast array of use cases, example enterprise process projects, supports various process designers and has finally been included into the Drools / jBPM project team as an official project.

This session will outline the status of the jBPM migration tooling project. We will take a look at the background of jBPM 3 process projects and detail what is supported right now to get your processes deployed onto the current version of jBPM. We will demo the existing tooling on several real life enterprise jBPM projects and outline our strategy for the various conceptual problems we encountered in moving your process constructs to BPMN2. These examples will provide you with real life scenarios to take home as an example for your own BPM projects.

We will finish up with a demonstration of the jBPM migration tooling running in the Cloud. Each participant will depart this session fully enabled with their very own Cloud deployed jBPM Migration tooling.

jBPM Migration - generating your process future

So you have seen the perfect JBoss project for your current development problem. Now what?
You have seen amazing demos done by the core developers of these projects, but you want to create your own awesome demo to convince your friends, team and boss that this is exactly what they need. We can help you to become a local JBoss Rock Star with this session. We will provide you with the tools to setup repeatable demos and provide you with guidelines to allow you to consistently amaze and dazzle. This session will walk through three example integration demonstrations that span multiple JBoss components and are setup from scratch in minutes.

You won't want to miss this session as it is the first step towards a future as a JBoss Rock Star!

Red Hat Summit 2013
Here are my impressions and images from around Chicago where I stopped first for a few meeting, then Boston, JUDCon 2013, and finally the Red Hat Summit 2013, I hope you enjoy them.