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Triple Threat – Part Deux

For the meetup/mini-conference this quarter, we are extremely pleased to announce that we will be having some out-of-town guests along with a fantastic local speaker from Cerner, Aaron Gershman. Other local companies like Garmin, West Corp. and Burns & McDonnell will be in attendance as well to share their Cloud Foundry experience. This event will be sponsored jointly by Magenic ( and Pivotal ( who are coordinating the venue as well as providing food and drinks.

Networking & Food/Drinks: 5:30-6p
Speaker One: 6-6:30p
Cerner Corp: 6:30-7p
Speaker Three: 7-7:30p
Networking: 7:30-8p
Social: 8pm – ?

Speaker: Aaron Gershman, Sr. Software Engineer, Cerner Corp

Aaron Gershman is a software engineer on the GroundWorks team at Cerner. He hacks on Spring Boot, bash, and yaml. Aaron works with fascinating technologies like “BOSH”, “Kubernetes”, and “Microsoft Outlook”. Aaron has 4 Dell R710s in a homelab acting as a space heater. He uses a GitHub project board to organize his house chores.


As a CF admin, manually managing orgs and memory quotas is time-consuming, error-prone, and requires JIRAs. As a developer, filling out JIRAs sucks. Cf-Mgmt is multi-foundation management as code. It defines your orgs, spaces, quotas, permissions, and more, all with simple YAML. It inverts responsibility back to developers with a self-service, git-backed, pull-request workflow. It offers traceability, transparency, and reproducibility. We’ll cover why you should use CF-Mgmt, practical advice, problems we’ve faced with it, and how we intend to solve them. Next time when a team asks “How do I get a new CF space?”, tell them “Open a pull request”.

Speaker: Troy Gaines, Manager of Application Architecture, Shelter Insurance

Troy Gaines leads the architecture and build/DevOps teams at Shelter. With over 15 years of experience in software development, he continues to enjoy learning and applying new technologies. Recent projects are helping stand up an entirely new brand with modern cloud technologies and processes. He enjoys removing process and improving the delivery pipeline so developers can actually do what they love – to deliver. His greatest accomplishment though is writing an infinite loop that finally completed.


Having difficulties getting features to production? Does your company think it’s running when you know it’s walking? Come hear about how a 70+ year old insurance company is modernizing their environment with Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other engineering practices.
From standing up an entirely brand new insurance brand to modernizing a monolith, you will walk the story of how Shelter Insurance got started, some of their challenges and where they plan on going. The curtain will be peeled back and show you what transformation looks like on
the ground floor.

Speaker: Amey Banarse, Pivotal

Amey is an Advisory Platform Architect at Pivotal with a deep passion for Analytics and Cloud platforms. He is part of Pivotal’s Platform Architecture for Data team and helps enterprise customers across multiple industry verticals to extend their analytical capabilities using Pivotal/Open Source Big Data platforms. He is originally from Mumbai, India and has graduated with Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania(UPenn), Philadelphia.
Twitter @ameybanarse


As enterprises move towards hierarchical microservices architecture, Architects are often tasked to develop performant and scalable microservices which necessitates the need for caching in microservices. A platform managed solution inside Pivotal Cloud Foundry(PCF) makes it easy for these microservices to consume low latency caching while delivering self-provisioning for developers and automated day 2 operations. In this talk, you will learn about how Pivotal Cloud Cache(PCC) helps enterprises boost microservices app performance and deliver the seamless user experiences to their customers!