Cloud Foundry revival with Josh McKenty

By: | February 28, 2018

In this revival edition of the Cloud Foundry meetup, we bring to you international experts who will go through the lessons learned in real-world projects as well as sharing tips and tricks for getting the most out of the platform.

Headlining the event is Joshua McKenty, the VP of Technology at Pivotal. While these days he spends most of his time travelling the world talking about Cloud Foundry, previously, he has worked with NASA on OpenStack. Joining him are Adi Foulger and Cassie Zimmerman from Redis labs. Completing the high quality line up will be Rico Hensen from Rijkwaterstaat, the Dutch utilities bureau. He will be presenting a real-world case study that you’re sure to get a lot out of.

Venue/Host: Trifork Amsterdam
Costs: Free of charge
Speakers: Rico Hensen, Joshua McKenty, Cassie Zimmerman and Adi Foulger
Food & refreshments included

18:00 Welcome & Food
18:30 Short Intro
18:45 Rico Hensen
19:15 Short break
19:30 Joshua McKenty, Adi Foulger and Cassie Zimmerman
21:00 Ending with beers

Rico Hensen is Jr Platform Manager Cloud Foundry at Rijkswaterstaat. He coleads the Cloud Foundry team and evangelises their platform.

Talk Abstract – The Journey of Rijkswaterstaat with Cloud Foundry, lessons learned
Rijkswaterstaat are the Dutch utilities bureau. This is the journey that Rijkswaterstaat has been through with Cloud Foundry. They’ve built up a modern, highly available cloud platform, doing fully automated updates and patches. Rico will be sharing some of the lessons learned along the way about the position of the platform within the organisation and some technical tips and tricks for managing and building out the platform.

Joshua McKenty
Entrepreneur and technologist Joshua McKenty works with Fortune 100 customers who seek to transition to a cloud native architecture, and with Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry team to bring new features and functionality to Cloud Foundry-based products, the industry-standard enterprise platform for the cloud era. He co-founded OpenStack, the definitive open cloud solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and Piston (acquired by Cisco), which provides OpenStack-based private cloud solutions for marquee enterprises across industries. As the founding Chief Architect, McKenty led the development of NASA Nebula, the Federal Government’s first cloud computing platform.

Adi Foulger is a Principal Architect with Redis Labs. Formerly Head of Strategic Technology Initiatives at Fandango he’s been a key asset in various acquisitions, platform and product development projects and now as a part of the Redis Labs team working on platform integration technologies such as Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry and Mesos’ DCOS. In his free time he’s a fan of road biking, good whiskey and tinkering with IOT toys.

Cassie Zimmerman leads Strategic Alliances and Ecosystem at Redis Labs. She brings a combination of experience building strategies in the open source software industry in the fields of data and cloud. She acquired experience in the open source world at companies such as Couchbase and Redis Labs. Today, she specializes in working with enterprises to address their data needs and how it relates to cloud native architectures.

Talk Abstract – How the broader ecosystem is driving success
This talk brings together some interesting stories of using Cloud Foundry across multiple data centers, using Redis for active/active geo-replicated data storage. They’ll highlight how the ecosystem is driving success, weaving in some customer use cases.