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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DOAG Conference 2015 – It’s a wrap!

 

20151117_175947DOAG Conference is completed and it was a good one. I did two presentation, both are available for download now from the official DOAG site and from slidshare:

Also I enjoyed meeting my top 3 customers at the conference, attending some great sessions about Hadoop Security, API management and Dueck’s keynote (elaborating about how to treat techies more like cats than dogs, instead of talking about volkswagening). Also, for the first time we had an Oracle ACE dinner organized by Björn Rost and Martin Klier – thanks to OTN!

 

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Oracle Open World Expert Session: WebLogic 12cR2 (12.2.1)

iamspeaking oow15I will be presenting an expert session together with Dave Cabelus from Oracle WebLogic product management about the newest WebLogic 12c at Oracle Open World 2015.

Do you know about WebLogic 12 resource management policies for heap that can trigger a slow action? WebLogic’s microcontainer for multi tenancy? Scale up actions for elastic clusters? createForms for the RESTful management APIs? why Docker is almost zero overhead, how Docker works with WebLogic and that it is officially certified by Oracle?

Come and see us, Tuesday 18h.

DOAG Conference 2015 Middleware & Volkswagening

DOAG Conference 2015 in Nürnberg is getting closer. This is a great opportunity to hear about what is announced at Oracle Open World 2015, mingle with peers and enjoy this years’ invited speaker Gunter Dueck. He published an essay about volkswagening (german only) that is worth reading. Reminds a bit about the graphic card producers that optimized their card specifically for the benchmarks used by IT magazines a couple of years ago. Anyway, Gunter Dueck is worth listening to – another reason to attend DOAG conference!

I usually tell German IT professionals and even attendees at international workshops that this is the must-do event if you are even only remotely working with Oracle technology. It’s great because it’s full of Oracle tech.  Although it’s not only about the Oracle red opinion because there are lots of consulting companies, individuals and people like me presenting :-).

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Make sure you don’t miss out the two presentations that I will deliver this year about WebLogic 12c features and about Docker. Also think about doing your own presentation maybe next year. You will get a free entry ticket (not mentioning all the fame due to the presentation).

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OTN Tour Latin America 2015: Ecuador

Quito

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Quito first of all surprises by its altitude. The altitude of the city of Quito is pretty much the height the highest mountain in Germany (2880m). I was absolutely looking forward to be in Quito, since the last time I was there was more than 20 years ago when I was backpacking through South America.

20150824_101946For me the event was another wonderful hotel and another perfectly organized conference with a surprisingly high number of attendees! Both my sessions were well attended, I’d guess up to 80 people, and there was even live translation provided for the attendees! Also I liked the idea of two parallel streams only, so at the end we had more attendees in each stream. In my Docker presentation I focused even more on a longer live demonstration accompanied  by a few slides only.

Paola, our charming host did everything to make the event a great success. She invited us for a guided city trip so we had a chance to see the equator, the historic center and Panecillo, the mountain overlooking Quito and the city center. At night we went again to Panecillo for a excellent dinner and a view of the city’s lights.

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Oracle ACE Directors: Heli, Frank, Ronald, Deiby

Btw, I uploaded the WebLogic with Docker and 12 new features of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c presentation slides to slideshare.