Cloud Foundry quick start

Cloud Foundry is a complex distributed system that features a range of components which provide a faster and easier way to build, test, deploy and scale applications.

1. Talk by Manuel Garcia:

In this meetup, we will walk you through the most important elements and capabilities that make Cloud Foundry a first class citizen PaaS.

As a developer, you will learn to evaluate if Cloud Foundry is a good fit for your awesome app.

• What Cloud Foundry is not?

• Will my app run on Cloud Foundry just as it is?

• How do you deploy apps to Cloud Foundry?

• How do I scale my app up and down?

• How do I know if something goes wrong, how do my apps perform?

From an ops or DevOps point of view, you will learn about ways to deploy Cloud Foundry.

• Your local machine


• OpenStack

• Others?

How does Cloud Foundry solves issues of portability, scalability, reliability and extensibility?

2. Talk by John Wetherill:

Cloud Foundry Containerization and Service Architecture

It’s certainly possible to build a PaaS without making use of containers, but a container-based PaaS brings significant advantages such as maximizing resource utilization, enabling secure safe multi-tenancy, and scalability. Naturally, Cloud Foundry is based on containerization, and uses a Cloud Foundry component called Warden to manage and orchestrate the containers.

This moderately technical talk will introduce containerization concepts, with a focus on how containers ensure and enforce isolation. The talk will then discuss how the Cloud Foundry service architecture takes advantages of containers.


1. Manuel Garcia, Cloud Foundry Practice Lead at Altoros, has more than 15 years of experience as a software developer, project manager and product manager. Being a Certified Scrum Master and agile practices advocate, he knows how important is to put the infrastructure, platforms and tools at the disposal of the developers and not the other way around.

Follow Manuel Garcia @rmgarciap.

2. John Wetherill, ActiveState's Developer Evangelist, has spent much of his career designing and building software at a handful of startups, at Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc., and more recently in the smart grid and energy space. Currently, John is focused on sharing the power of ActiveState's Private PaaS offering Stackato with developers, CxOs, partners, and customers, while also contributing the core product code-base and building cloud-based proofs of concept.

Follow John Wetherill @bcferrycoder.

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  • Manuel G.

    I was very nice to share this talk with the audience and also listen to John talk

    November 21, 2013

  • tomas

    Hi All,
    Oakland urban design firm seeks experienced developer/co-founder for GIS-based web app for our clients.
    Development of full stack - database + ruby + front end web - or similar w javascript, node, etc.
    We are in the early stages of concept development, and are looking to move quickly. We have prospective clients awaiting development of the technology. Will discuss details as part of our interview process.
    tomas [at] oppsites [dot] com

    November 20, 2013

  • Vlad Leetventchouk changed the date and time from Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM to Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    November 19, 2013

  • Vlad L.

    Note, the meetup will be held on the 5th floor of the building.

    November 19, 2013

  • November 19, 2013

  • Vlad L.

    Hi everyone,

    Due to inability to confirm the space for Tuesday (today), we will have this meetup on Wednesday instead. The location (at Pivotal Labs) and the time are the same.

    My apologies for the short notice.

    Look forward to see you all on Wednesday!

    November 19, 2013

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