This is a group for anyone interested in learning about #IBMCloud, the cloud built for business. You can be an existing #IBMCloud user, or someone who has never touched the #IBMCloud before. Meetup topics will vary and could be of interest to developers, administrators, or business leaders.
We are interested in using cool tech to grow business and make the world a better place. Some of the technology topics that we care about are: cloud platforms, artificial intelligence, blockchain, analytics, automation, cloud services / APIs, data science, integration, application development, and governance.
When building an open source enterprise solution on the cloud, there is a lot to consider before you get started. Will your solution scale? How resilient will it be? Does your team have the time and skills to handle timely provisioning and upgrades? What about compliance?
Come to IBM Cloud’s meetup where we will answer these questions and dive into: What is the difference between Kubernetes and OpenShift? How do I build highly available and secure applications using OpenShift? Through step by step demos and looking at common use cases and aproaches to this as well as a hand-on workshop we will answer all these questions!
17:30: Welcome! Food, drinks and networking
18:00: What is the difference between Kubernetes and OpenShift?
18:20: How to build highly available, secure applications using IBM RedHat OpenShift & IBM Cloud Databases
18:30: See a demo in action!
18:45: Building resilient applications:
- Use cases
- Best practices
19:15-21:30: MiniShift Workshop with ongoing Q&A
For the Minishift workshop - first please signup for IBM Cloud here: https://ibm.biz/Bdzbtv ; Please also install MiniShift on your machine, so you can do the hands-on exercises with us: https://docs.okd.io/latest/minishift/getting-started/installing.html
John Campbell is an experienced Cloud Engineer. Currently working with clients around the world to help them get the best value developing and delivering services through cloud. Most recently he has worked with Government and Defence organisations designing and deploying secure cloud capabilities, moving a private healthcare client through their initial move to public cloud, taking new SaaS offerings to market with a partner, and designing a large scale global analytics cloud service, for a major banking client.
Stephen Woolman is a container technical specialist for IBM UKI. He focuses on all things PaaS including containers, kubernetes and DevSecOps in a variety of industries with a focus on Banking and Finance. He has worked with IBM Cloud Platform for over 3 years with a focus on managed kubernetes and Openshift offerings and has helped many clients see value as they move to cloud.