Sunday (DAY 1)
InterConnect officially started today. More than 10 000 people (yes, 10K) are gathered in Las Vegas to share their passion for cloud computing.
As part of the Cloud TechAcademy, I delivered a 3.5 hour session on Bluemix DevOps Services. Lots of demos, labs, and discussions with other practitioners. Lots of great people spending their Sunday morning to create Node.js apps. A special thanks to Lauren Schaefer, Rosa Naranjo, Adam Archer, Rob Rechtless and Scott Darlington who helped me during this session.
Here are some of the topics addressed today during this TechAcademy sesion
- Overview of Bluemix DevOps Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJesera9jR0
- DevOps Services Live edit, Sync, and debug (from lauren's lab Part 2 http://www.slideshare.net/LaurenHaywardSchaefe/open-lab-44892944)
- Nodejs development with Bluemix DevOps Services (from http://bit.ly/Blab102)
Now it is time to have some rest and relax before day 2.
Monday (DAY 2)
Day 2 started with some a demo session at dev@interconnect. A great opportunity to meet clients, hear about their problems, and show them the solutions we can suggest to help. And it is always fun to talk to geeks and techies. During two hours, we created Nodjs app, played with the code, found some bugs, fixed some (not all), and continuously built and deployed apps. All DevOps in the Cloud. Tomorrow, I really need to explore the other peds at the playground and play with Oculus Rift, Rasberry pi, and NodeCopter drones.
I also participated in an Academic Initiative Meetup with professors from some faculties who are teaching computer science and are (or plan to) use Bluemix DevOps Services in their course.
Then I spent a couple of hours in the Expo center. The DevOps zone was very, VERY crowded. And it was not only because of free beers.
Some topics addressed today
- Demo Ad (DEV-6848): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfslhz3Ox_c
- Academic Initiative: http://www-304.ibm.com/ibm/university/academic/pub/page/cloud_paas
- Training Students on Agile and Bluemix DevOps Services
Tuesday (DAY 3)
Busy Tuesday. It all started with another dev@interconnect demo session. People were interested in seeing Bluemix in action, and how you can easily create a new app in the cloud in less than 10 minutes.
What is really appealing to developers is how you can then have your whole development project in the cloud, to write code and collaborate with other team members. Compared to Day 2, I updated my demos to include the Live Edit and Debug capabilities (just released in Bluemix 10 days ago). People were quite impressed to see how easy and efficient it is for a developer to write code and test it in the cloud. They also liked the flexibility of the development platform, as in the same team, some developers can use the web IDE, while others code with an Eclipse clients, and others use their favorite text editor (Sublime or Notepad++ for instance).
In the afternoon, I was delivering a workshop on DevOps Steer - Agile Planning and Tracking with RTC. During three hours, we explored the different options to support agile activities and manage Scrum artifacts with Rational Team Concert. And yes, RTC connects to Bluemix. So it can be use as one of the option to write code.
Some topics addressed today:
- Easily create a Node.js app in Bluemix (this recording is based on Bluemix Oct0ber 2014. The current version is even better!)
- DAG-2848 slides: http://slidesha.re/1Dmuqj2
A couple of hours in the EXPO center, answering questions about RTC, CLM, SAFe, DevOps, Bluemix, and DevOps Services. I met A LOT of people (clients, business partners, and IBMers) from different countries and continents. I also met guys who leave where I reside (but I rarely see them).
One comment I heard a lot this morning – People are having hard time with the agile methodology when their team grows. I am not saying that it is the silver bullet, but SAFe can help. And you can manage a SAFe initiative within RTC.
Assets related to day 4:
- DevOps Community - IBM Support for SAFe