OTN Tour APAC Australia Sydney / Gold Coast: From on Premise to JCS and OCCS

The part of the OTN Tour 2016 in Australia was a personal highlight for me. This is where I wrote the biggest part of my cloud computing book and started a small subsidiary for my company.

Both OTN events weren’t massive but very well organized. Interested audience, lots of feedback and questions. Thanks to everybody who attended. I presented about WebLogic with Java Cloud Service (JCS) and Docker with the new Oracle Container Cloud Service (OCCS). Slides are available as usual on slideshare.

Here is a compilation of the event. Enjoy the video!

When flying back from Gold Coast I had the most amazing view ever on Sydney Harbour, the Opera House etc. A video you should not miss out!

OTN Tour Latin America 2016: Peru

Oracle Technology Tour 2016: Lima

I have been there for the second time now, and Lima is always a good to me. I like the city, its food, its people, and the great places to go. This year I was staying closer to the sea and the popular Larcomar.

The Conference

The OTN Lima 2016 conference was in a more central hotel and offered a number of great auditoriums. I gave 2 books away based on the number guessing game that I learned from Heli. Before I gifting them they were perfectly guarded at the ladies at the reception. Seemed like none of my books ever got more attention :-).

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Anyway, the audience was really interested in OFM as well. I spoke about What You Should Know about WebLogic 12c (12.2.1) and Docker Containers in the Oracle Universe.

After my presentation I had some good discussions and one even involved me drawing some impromptu technical solution design at the white board. So everyone was happy at the end.

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The Non-Conference Part

With 3 hours left in Lima I headed to one of the best Ceviche places (according to 3 out of 3 cab drivers!) – instead of going directly to the airport with some extra headspace. Obviously I arrived late at the airport but it was worth it. Lovely food, fab atmosphere, great people and good music at the ceviche place place vs. 30 minutes more waiting at the airport. Should I post the name of the restaurant here? Those in the know can tell from the pic I guess.

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OTN Tour Latin America 2016: Argentina

Oracle Technology Network Tour 2016 Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was the first city of the OTN tour where I was slightly less busy. We got there by ferry from Montevideo. Arriving at the conference site we could already see our pictures in the elevators:-) I talked about WebLogic Server 12c, the heart of SOA and did a live demo about Oracle’s perspective on Docker.

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The Conference

Apart from delivering my own presentations, also I attended Carlos’s Sierras workshop about tuning tools for data bases. Conference itself was great, very well organized and again I met some great people who became friends.

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Also I was asked to give an interview about the importance of conference like the OTN tour for students.

Some Sightseeing

I did a half day city tour with Carlos during half a day off.

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By the way here is a link to a video compiled of even more photos about Argentina.

OTN Tour Latin America 2016: Uruguay

OTN Tour 2016 Latam Stop in Montevideo

Next stop of the OTN tour after Brazil was Montevideo. We had a perfect start since Nelson from the Oracle User Group in Uruguay picked us up at the airport, we quickly dropped our luggage at the perfect Radisson hotel, had a perfect late lunch at the Mercado Central, with (you can guess it) perfect Tannat red wine, delicious meat and good company of fellow speakers. If Uruguay had been at the end of our trip and not only the second stop I would have bought some bottles of that wine.

The famous shot I always wanted to take myself after seeing it on the cover of some guide book:

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The Event

The event was very professionally organized and running in two auditories at the same time. I was doing my OSB and the FUD about Microservices presentation for the first time and also presented about Docker containers (including a live demo) and had a lot of fun!

Finally I had a copy of my Cloud Computing and Middleware book to give away.

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After Montevideo almost the whole ACE team took the night ferry to Buenos Aires.

Some Impression

Here are some more pics I took during our stay in Montevideo.

 

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The day after the conference I boarded a hop-on hop-off to see a bit of Montevideo and finally had a beautiful walk back from the beach to the city center.

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SOALatam Conference 2015 in Lima Review

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Now that the SOALatam Conference 2015 in Lima is over and work slows down a bit because Christmas is approaching it’s time for a summary. To conclude it was one of the best conferences I attended in 2015. You may ask why I favour SOALatam over the others and there are several reasons:

  • It’s vendor independent.
  • It’s cross technology.
  • Although it is cross technology, it is focusing on new developments, such as Docker, microservices and API Management.
  • It’s small but high quality. Good to fit into one single day!
  • There are brilliant people speaking from major companies such as ThoughtworksS&P Solutions but also independently working folks like Thomas Erl and me 🙂
  • There is a max of 2 parallel tracks (and one is more business oriented), so you never miss out a lot.

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I personally enjoyed it because I met a new bunch of colleagues. My presentation was about Linux Containers Docker: Thorough and Critical Overview, covering Docker security, Docker Swarm, Docker Compose and Docker Networking including some predictions for the future. Also I discussed some challenges that show up in a Docker environment when running non 12-factor applications such as Oracle WebLogic Server.

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