Newest Cloud Foundry Dojo opening in RTP, North Carolina

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Republished from the OpenTech blog

IBM is proud to announce the opening of our newest bundle of joy, the RTP Cloud Foundry Dojo! We’re so excited about our new arrival that we decided to throw a party and invite some of our closest friends to speak including Cloud Foundry CEO Sam Ramji. We invite you to join us for this celebration on March 22, 2016 at The Frontier, the home of the Cloud Foundry Dojo. This free event will feature speakers from IBM and The Frontier in addition to Sam Ramji. Speakers will be followed by a reception featuring cool demos, a tour of the Dojo and more information about the Cloud Foundry Foundation. To learn more and register for the party, visit our party invitation page on Eventbrite.

New to the Cloud Foundry Dojo concept?

cloud foundry The Cloud Foundry is one of the most exciting open source projects in the industry today, providing an industry standard platform for cloud application that is built for fast-cycle innovation and designed for the enterprise. It’s the reason that IBM’s premier cloud platform, Bluemix, is powered by Cloud Foundry.

In open technology development, one of the most compelling aspects is the concept of growing an ecosystem of developers to drive rapid technology innovation – by and for the whole community. Developers helping developers means that the open code base grows at accelerated pace to the benefit of all adopters. The Cloud Foundry Foundation has developed a uniquely creative program to support growth of Cloud Foundry developer skills through its Cloud Foundry’s “Dojo” program where programmers are paired in an intense 6 week program. Dojo graduates leave the program well prepared to contribute to growth of the code base, become core contributors and in turn help train newer developers.

Cloud Foundry Dojo in RTP

At IBM, we love this concept so much that we created the IBM Cloud Foundry Dojo in RTP, NC. Our Cloud Foundry Dojo is a physical place open to all developers where IBM will help accelerate skills on the Cloud Foundry Code base and mentor developers to dramatically increase the number of code committers to Cloud Foundry.

Because IBM already has 17 Dojo graduates on its team as well as a dedicated team of 25 full time developers to work solely on Cloud Foundry code contributions, the team is excited to give back to the community by supporting the ever expanding community of dojo graduates.

So with that context as a backdrop, you can see why IBM is pleased to launch the new RTP Cloud Foundry Dojo at the Frontier! Join us for this celebratory evening featuring guest speakers from Cloud Foundry Foundation, the Frontier and IBM. Come for the food, drink and celebration, stay for the engaging discussions with guest speakers.

The Evening Line Up

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Welcome Reception including cool swag from Cloud Foundry & IBM Bluemix
  • 6:30-6:40pm: Kickoff with Meg Swanson, IBM VP Marketing for Bluemix & SoftLayer, Angel Diaz, IBM VP, Cloud Architecture & Technology
  • 6:40-6:45pm: Bob Geolas, President and CEO, Research Triangle Foundation of NC
  • 6:45-7:00pm: Sam Ramji, CEO Cloud Foundry Foundation
  • 7:00-7:10pm: Tim Vanderham, IBM VP Cloud Platform Services Development
  • 7:10-8:30pm: Reception & demo time.

See you there!!

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