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From the Desk of the Executive Director – August 2017

Summer is coming to an end and Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is just around the corner. The Foundation is focused on getting ready for Basel, and we look forward to seeing you there. I’m traveling quite a bit this fall — please reach out if you’d like to meet up! My full itinerary is below.

Join Me in Basel

We recently announced our initial schedule for Summit Europe, with more incredible speakers to be shared in the coming weeks. The Summit sponsorships are nearly sold out — please reach out to Marissa [EMAIL LINK] to find out what is still available. Register before September 8th to take advantage of discounted pricing!

Participate in the Cloud Foundry User Advisory Council

The Cloud Foundry User Advisory Council brings together Cloud Foundry end users to collaborate and share ideas, implementation strategies and best practices with other users. The User Advisory Council meets on a monthly basis via teleconference, and is open to all Cloud Foundry end users. If you would like to join, request access to the email distribution here. And don’t forget to join us for our users-only event at Summit Europe: Cloud Foundry User Day.

Member Spotlight – Mendix

In 2014, Mendix joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation and has now fully adopted Cloud Foundry as core technology within its runtime engine. Mendix is the only low-code development platform that offers customers out-of-the-box application resilience and scalability through its Cloud Foundry-based public cloud service, Mendix Cloud. In addition, Mendix provides unrivaled flexibility to deploy applications to any Cloud Foundry environment, including IBM Bluemix, VMware Cloud Foundry and SAP Cloud Platform.

Cloud Foundry Marketplace

We are creating a “marketplace” on to showcase the depth and breadth of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, with categories including Training, Distributions, Infrastructure Services, Tools, App Services and Consulting & Integrators. For those just getting started, or who want to expand their use of the platform, it will be a comprehensive directory of available solutions and services. The Cloud Foundry Marketplace will have a soft launch in September, with a public launch in October. Look for information requests in the next couple weeks, as we gather more details. If you have questions, email Kim McMahon.

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Abby is the Executive Director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation.