Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Shift Developer Conference 2018 - Diving in deep with Open, Containers, Cloud and AppDev

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I have been watching the Shift Developer Conference for some time, but it rarely has fit into my schedule so attendance was never an option.

This year the stars are aligned and I pulled this one into my must-do list.

Not only do I plan to attend this conference, I've taken it a step farther and submitted some of my ideas as a test bed for their validity. I am always working towards new and better ways to share what's going on in my world, so here's what I have come up with.

I have a few ideas to share some of the softer skills that have been a part of my toolbox as a developer in the open source universe I live in. These first two sessions target these kinds of talks, so we'll see if this conference gives them any traction:

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.

The following sessions are covering my current focus of AppDev in the Cloud, giving developers real hands-on workshop materials, example projects to explore and quick easy installations:

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.

Real Cloud-Native AppDev on a Laptop in Minutes

Modern cloud-native 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-native container-based application delivery platform on your very own laptop in just minutes. Showcasing live on stage a full local installation of the OpenShift Container Platform in just minutes along with more information pointing to a collection of AppDev projects to get you started with container deployments. Working on cloud-native application delivery has never been easier!

AppDev in the Cloud - Not my circus, not my monkeys...

When faced with all the hype around Cloud, most application developers are not really all that excited. Maybe you get that feeling that it isn't your problem, just leave me to my applications. Let me show you why, as an application developer, you can't ignore your Cloud stack anymore. We'll examine your Cloud stack anxieties and provide you with a solutions to ease you into your first private PaaS on your own local machine that you can install in just minutes. Finally, you will be given a collection of example projects showing you how to take control of this circus and own the monkeys!

Hope to see you in Split, Croatia later this summer and enjoy a chat about anything related to open source, cloud and application delivery!