Thursday, June 23, 2022

OpenShift Commons Dublin - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Cloud Data (slides)

Today, 23 June 2022, I spoke at the OpenShift Commons event in Dublin. 

It was open to all community participants: users, operators, enterprises, non-profits, educational institutions, partners, and service providers as well as other open source technology initiatives utilized under the hood or to extend the OpenShift platform.

I shared some insights into cloud, public cloud, and the way cloud data is having a huge impact on our organizations. I pointed out three aspects to show how sometimes we are missing a very crucial aspect of our usage (and the cost) of data in the cloud. It's not just about storage, but observability and some of the choices we make when collecting metrics on our cloud applications.

Below you'll find the abstract and slides I used in Dublin and I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

OpenShift Commons Dublin - 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Cloud Data


I've been invited to share my insights into cloud data at the upcoming OpenShift Commons event in Dublin, Ireland.

On Thursday, 23 June 2022 I'll be on stage with other community members and customers sharing their stories as they work with OpenShift and other cloud technologies. OpenShift Commons is open to all community participants: users, operators, enterprises, non-profits, educational institutions, partners, and service providers as well as other open source technology initiatives utilized under the hood or to extend the OpenShift platform.

It's a great place to find your community:

  • If you are an OpenShift Online or an OpenShift Enterprise customer or have deployed OpenShift on-premise or on a public cloud.
  • If you have contributed to the OpenShift Origin project and want to connect with your peers and end-users.
  • If you simply want to stay up-to-date on the roadmap and best practices for using, deploying, and operating OpenShift.

Now about that talk I'm going to share with you...

Monday, May 23, 2022

Devoxx UK 2022 - Designing Your Best Architectural Diagrams (video)

devoxxuk 2022 Devoxx UK 2022 conference a week ago has posted recordings of all the sessions. I wanted to share our workshop session on how to start designing your best architectural diagrams

The Devoxx series is well know and I've attended and spoken at multiple sessions for the Belgian version in the past. It's very developer centric with a lot of good depth and knowledgable attendees.

Below you'll find the video recording of this 30 minute session and links to the free online workshop and slides used in this talk.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Devoxx UK 2022 - Designing Your Best Architectural Diagrams (slides)

devoxxuk 2022Today I presented at Devoxx UK 2022 conference and shared our workshop on how to start designing your best architectural diagrams

The Devoxx series is well know and I've attended and spoken at multiple sessions for the Belgian version in the past. It's very developer centric with a lot of good depth and knowledgable attendees.

In London I was presenting a short introduction to our diagram tooling, freely hosted online and here are the introduction slides.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

London OpenShift User Group - Talking Architecture Shop

My second trip this year takes me to London for some fun later this week at Devoxx UK 2022 and a chance to speak with our customers at the London OpenShift User Group.

As the official site says, Tuesday 10th May we have a special meeting of the London OpenShift User Group featuring:

  • Enterprise Portfolio Architecture - the open source way
  • Uncover the genius within your ranks - A live stream of the Keynote presentation from Red Hat Summit in Boston featuring Paul Cormier (President and CEO), Stefanie Chiras (Senior VP) and Matt Hicks (Executive VP)

Below you'll find the slides from my talk.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Application Development Collection

 

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Data Engineering Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Retail Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Finance Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

DevOpsDays Raleigh 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop (slides)

I've mentioned previously that I had a talk accepted to the DevOpsDays Raleigh 2022 conference this year. 

Today was the day after travel to Raleigh that we got  to chat with a room of super enthusiastic architects.

Thanks for the time and lending us your ears. Below you'll find the talk title and abstract along with the slides for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Infrastructure Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Automation Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Edge Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Telco Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Portfolio Architecture Examples - Healthcare Collection

Figure 1: The portfolio architecture process
For a few years now we've been working on a project we have named Portfolio Architectures. These are based on selecting a specific use case we are seeing used in the real world by customers and then finding implementations of that case using three or more products from the Red Hat portfolio.

This basic premise is used as the foundation, but many aspects of open source are included in both the process and the final product we have defined. There is a community, where we share the initial project kickoff with a group of architects and use their initial feedback from the start. We also present the architecture product we've created right at the end before we publish to ensure usability by architects in the field. The final publish product includes some internal only content around the customer projects researched, but most of the content is open and freely available through various open source channels. 

This article is sharing an overview of the product we've developed, what's available to you today in our architecture center, and concludes by sharing a collection of architectures we've published.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

DevConf.US 2022 - Talking more architecture shop

defconf us
DevConf.US 2022 the 5th annual, free, technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies was a few weeks ago. 

The plans are to again bring this back to an in person event later this summer, August 18-20 in Boston, MA.

For the first time in years I am not part of the selection committee and therefore wanted to take this opportunity to share our teams progress over the last year with the talks in our series Talking Architecture Shop. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Devoxx UK 2022 - Designing Your Best Architectural Diagrams (accepted)

devoxxuk 2022

As mentioned previously, I've pushed a few talks to the Devoxx UK 2022 conference being held from 11-13 of May in London.

The Devoxx series is well know and I've attended and spoken at multiple sessions for the Belgian version in the past. It's very developer centric with a lot of good depth and knowledgable attendees.

The selection committee decided that the workshop I submitted would fit their developer tools and productivity theme nicely so I'll be sharing this great material with you in London.

Monday, March 7, 2022

DevOpsDays Raleigh 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop (accepted)

 I've mentioned previously that I was trying to join the DevOpsDays Raleigh 2022 conference this year, to be hosted on April 13-14 in Raleigh, NC. 

I submitted a few talks, a workshop, and crossed my fingers to await the selection committee results.

The verdict is in, I've got a session talking architecture shop selected. It's going to be fun to share my teams research and development of open source DevOps architectures.

Here's the talk and abstract and really looking forward to seeing you all in person!

Sunday, February 20, 2022

DIY Guide to Building a Pitching Pocket 9 Hole

DIY pitching pocket

I'm a fan of pitching and the sport of baseball for most of my life and have been wanting to own one of these pitching pocket 9 hole tools for awhile now.

I am also an OverseasFan, so that makes ordering things online in the USA a bit expensive, especially when they are heavy or large shipments. 

A seconde obstacle is that these things can be found online for between $200-$350, which is not a simple click and buy to help your local pitchers out.

I have been coaching pitching for quite a few years now and you can imagine the difficulties of securing a bullpen catcher for younger pitchers. 

This tool fixes that problem.

I did some research around the sizing, materials I might use here locally, and settled on last weekend to kick off my Do-It-Yourself (DYI) project to build a pitching pocket. I would be remiss if I didn't share this online so that many of you others out there would be able to make your very own pitching pocket too. 

Let's take a look, from start to finish, how you too can build your own pitching pocket with materials found in almost any home improvements store (either in US or in Europe where I built it) in just a day and stay under the 80 euro mark.

Monday, February 14, 2022

DevOpsDays Raleigh 2022 - Talking Architecture and Career

 It's been some years since I've been to this conference, mostly due to the worldly situation and travel restrictions, but thought this year was a great time to jump back in.

The 2022 edition will be held on April 13-14 in Raleigh, NC. You can register for tickets and join the fun for a really interesting array of talks and workshops. 

I'm going to give it a good shot this year and have submitted two sessions and a workshop. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Example data insights

intelligent data as a service
Part 4 - Example HL7 & FHIR integration

In our previous article from this series we talked about the example iDaaS data architecture specifically integration for HL7 and FHIR healthcare standards.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. It continued by laying out the process of how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.

Having completed our exploration of an HL7 and FHIR integration architecture, we'll walk you through a more specific example. This scenario is showing a proven and scalable architecture for integrating data insights into your healthcare solutions.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Devoxx UK 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop

This year with hopes of attending some events in person, I've pushed a few talks to the Devoxx UK 2022 conference being held from 11-13 of May in London.

This is a rather close location for travel for me so seemed like a good one to put on my Spring list of conferences to target.

The Devoxx series is well know and I've attended and spoken at multiple sessions for the Belgian version in the past. It's very developer centric with a lot of good depth and knowledgable attendees.

My submissions are diverse and across the board as far as technical depth, architectural coverage, and type of sessions.

Friday, January 28, 2022

DevConf.CZ 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop with Anyone (slides)

devconf.cz I mentioned previously that I had a talk accepted for  DevConf.CZ 2022 with a focus on the architecture work I've been doing lately. 

What's DevConf.cz? 

It's a free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies coming to a web browser near you!

There is no admission or ticket charge for the DevConf.CZ event. Talks, presentations and workshops will all be in English and recorded for post event viewing.

The following session was presented today, so let's share the slides with you.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Example HL7 and FHIR integration

intelligent data as a service
Part 4 - Example HL7 & FHIR integration

In our previous article from this series we talked about the example iDaaS data architecture which outlines at a higher abstraction level the solution for any healthcare organisation.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. It continued by laying out the process of how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.

Having completed our discussions on the example data integration architecture, we'll walk you through a more specific example. This scenario is showing a proven and scalable architecture for integrating HL7 and FHIR solutions into your healthcare organisation.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Example data architecture

intelligent data as a service
Part 3 - Example data architecture

In our previous article from this series we talked about the logical common architectural elements found in an intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) solution for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. It continued by laying out the process of how we approached the use case by researching successful customer portfolio solutions as the basis for a generic architecture.

Having completed our discussions on the common architectural elements, it's now time to look at a specific example. This article walks you through an example data integration scenario showing how expanding the previously discussed elements provides an example for healthcare data integration scenarios.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Red Hat Summit 2022 - Talking Architecture Shop Series

 red hat summit 2022

It's that time of year again when we get the Red Hat Summit 2022 call for papers!

I heard the call and thought this year would be a perfect time to go all in with sessions around our architectures based on a series of talks we've designed to showcase the various aspects we cover. Some are vertical aligned and others are just customer domains, but all of them include extensive research into how to implement successful architectures at scale.

Last week the call for papers closed and the internal committees are starting to churn through all of the excellent content they've been given. Sometime in March 2022 we should hear back from them.

How about a look at the various sessions we've put together where I'll be presenting with my good friends in the architecture team?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) - Common architectural elements

intelligent data as a service
Part 2 - Common architectural elements

In the previous article from this series we introduced an architecture around intelligent data as a service (iDaaS) for the healthcare industry.

The process was laid out how we approached the use case and how portfolio solutions are the base for researching a generic architecture. 

The only thing left to cover was the order in which you'll be led through the details.

This article starts the real journey at the very top, with a generic architecture from which we'll discuss the common architectural elements one by one.

Monday, January 10, 2022

CodeReady Containers - Beginners guide to OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.10 with business automation tooling

code ready containers
Some time ago, back in December of 2020, I shared with you how to get started with business automation tooling on your developer machine using CodeReady Containers. 

In this four part series you were familiarised with the OpenShift Container Platform, the business automation operators, and given a project to install the developer tooling needed to begin designing processes, rules, and much more.

Recently, there were updates to the CodeReady Containers offering that gives you the latest OpenShift Container Platform 4.9.10 to run quite easily on your local developer machine.

Time to update the various projects for leveraging to learn business automation tooling better known as the Red Hat Process Automation Manager and Red Hat Decision Manager. Along with these installation projects, you'll be able to use the free online workshops with the latests tooling.