• Cloud-Native Applications - 12 Factors & Beyond

    REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cloud-native-meetup-in-nyc-cloud-native-applications-12-factors-beyond-tickets-61218807100 Agenda: 6:00 - Doors open. Networking. Food and drinks 6:30 - Welcome 6:40 - Cloud-Native Applications - 12 Factors & Beyond by Rajeev Kuruganti, Cloud-Native Software Architect at Altoros 7:20 - Q&A break and wrap-up Details: During Rajeev's talk, you will get answers to such questions as: - What are cloud-native applications? - What are the 12 factors? - Are there only 12? - How do the 12 factors relate to microservices? You will be also shown some code and demo on how our sample apps adhere to a few of the 12 factors Speaker: Rajeev Kuruganti is a Cloud-Native Software Architect and trainer at Altoros and migrates monolithic applications to the cloud following best practices such as TDD, pair programming, and 12 factors. He has 20+ years experience in designing and developing enterprise applications in various industries. Location: Pivotal 636 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 Stay tuned! To sponsor, speak or co-organize future events, please fill in the following form: https://forms.gle/brRToCNEDxmhKNb26

  • Hands-On Meetup in NYC: The Cloud Foundry Troubleshooting Challenge

    REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meetup-in-nyc-using-kubernetescf-stack-as-a-part-of-blockchain-cicd-pipeline-tickets-59318425006 Agenda 6:00 - Doors open. Networking. Food and drinks 6:30 - Welcome 6:40 - Hands-on: The Cloud Foundry Troubleshooting Challenge – Yauheni Kisialiou & Konstantin Burtsev, Altoros 7:30 - Q&A break and wrap-up HANDS-ON>>>The Cloud Foundry Troubleshooting Challenge In this hands-on meetup, participants will attempt to troubleshoot as many applications running on Cloud Foundry as they can. To keep it challenging, the applications will have bottlenecks hidden in different areas, such as in the configuration, in the code, or in the infrastructure. Why attend? You will see how to deal with real-life Cloud Foundry apps issues from the operator experience perspective. Attendees are expected: - to bring a laptop and work with a console - to be Linux or Mac user - to have installed Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI), Vim / Nano - to have basic knowledge of any programming language Speakers Yauheni Kisialiou, Cloud Foundry Engineers of Altoros. Yauheni specializes in enterprise cloud platform support and automation and has 8 years of experience in cloud administration and building cloud systems. Yauheni is highly adept at creating BOSH releases and utilizing it for deploying Cloud Foundry and other services. Now, he is part of the team working on container orchestration enablement for a leading insurance company. Konstantin Burtsev, Cloud Foundry Engineer, Altoros. He has over 12 years of experience in IT, including distributed systems administration, monitoring systems, and Cloud Foundry related activities. Konstantin is experienced with a wide range of operating systems, including RHEL, IBM AIX, etc. In addition, he is an IBM Tivoli certified specialist. He has a strong expertise in planning Cloud Foundry deployments and deploying the PaaS on a variety of infrastructures (e.g., OpenStack, VMware) and also in enabling continuous integration with Jenkins CI and Concourse CI. Venue Pivotal Office 636 6th Avenue 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 USA F&B sponsor - Altoros Altoros is a professional services company that helped 50+ Global 2000 organizations to obtain sustainable competitive advantage through adoption of innovative technologies. We offer methodology, training, technology building blocks, and deep industry knowledge for cloud automation, microservices, blockchain, and AI. As a Kubernetes adept, Altoros delivers full-scale solutions for Fortune 500 enterprise companies, enabling them with resilient, highly available deployments and transforming the future of software development.

  • YugaByte DB—A Planet-Scale Database for Low Latency Transactional Apps

    It is well understood that microservices are multi-cloud deployable in an active-active mode. The challenge has always been the data tier powering the apps which has remained as a high-latency, hard-to-scale master-slave RDBMS for a long time. Multi-master deployments as well as the use of a separate NoSQL DB for multi-region data distribution are simply band-aids to this problem and do not deliver the desired business outcomes. YugaByte DB, a planet-scale, highly performant, ACID compliant and transactional Database is a startup founded by the engineers who were instrumental in creating Cassandra inside FaceBook. Alan Caldera will be presenting YugaByte DB running across multiple datacenters in Pivotal Container Service (PKS) with a live demo of a large scale ecommerce app powered by Spring Framework. The talk will also highlight the distributed transactions capabilities with global consistency and tunable reads as well as ease of use for developers using familiar Spring Data Cassandra and Redis modules. About Alan Caldera: Alan Caldera is a Solutions Engineer at YugaByte. Alan has many years of experience as a developer, architect and consultant specializing in database systems. He is passionate about database extensibility and building scalable transactional systems. Alan previously worked at InfluxData, ParAccel (creator of Amazon Redshift) which was acquired by Actian, and IBM, where he specialized in Informix and DB2. He has a B.A. in Computer Science from Indiana University. References: https://www.yugabyte.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0neiV7Qbwgg&t=128s Location: Pivotal (2nd Floor) 636 6th Ave, New York NY

  • Cloud Foundry Summit Europe 2018

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    From startups to the Fortune 500, Cloud Foundry is used by enterprises around the globe to automate, scale and manage cloud apps throughout their lifecycle. Cloud Foundry Summit is the premier event for end users to learn the platform from those who build and use it every day. Join thousands of developers in Basel to learn how to run apps at scale – using a platform or containers on multiple clouds: https://goo.gl/aW7XeT Please feel free to use discount code, provided by Altoros (https://www.altoros.com/). To register this code, select "Attendee Registration", and enter the code: CFEU18ALT20 Register here: https://www.cloudfoundry.org/event/eusummit2018/?utm_source=alt&utm_medium=mem&utm_campaign=eu18&utm_content=l See you at the summit!

  • Washington SpringOne Platform Conference

    Needs a location

    SpringOne Platform (https://springoneplatform.io/) is the premier conference for those who build, deploy, and run cloud-native software. This unique four-day event brings together leading software companies, enterprises, and cloud experts to collaborate, share knowledge, and create transformational software. Please feel free to use 20% off promo-code: S1P_SPON_ALTOROS20 provided by Altoros (https://www.altoros.com/). You can get your ticket here: https://2018.event.springoneplatform.io/register/registration/select Hope to see you at #S1P Conference!

  • RediSearch - A Redis-powered search engine

    Talk Description: One of the key announcements at RedisConf was the aggregation engine for RediSearch (version 1.1.0). Aggregations are an incredibly powerful feature for a real-time search engine like RediSearch. They allow for data to not only be queried, but summarized mathematically to gain analytical insight. In this talk, Kyle Davis will give a brief crash course in RediSearch query and aggregations as well as several demonstrations. About Kyle Davis: Kyle is a full-stack architect working full-time as a Technical Marketing Manager at Redis Labs. He has written extensively on Node.js and Redis, including his 33 chapter Node Redis series: https://medium.com/@stockholmux/the-node-redis-series-e812085c917f. Kyle holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Publishing and Telecommunications from the University of Southern Indiana and a Masters of Science in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

  • Microservices and Cloud Foundry - Best Friends Forever

    Please register as there is limited seating: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuFfUmfGPvDhCGE-SPyP2bt0uX_jA9mB9EnnwX2nWubNrkMw/viewform?c=0&w=1 If you're a developer writing code, chances are that you're working on a monolithic application and you're having difficulty changing, testing, and committing updates simply because it requires that much time to work through the large code base. When you've figured all of that out, where will you deploy? Luckily, with the advent of platforms like Cloud Foundry there is an easy place to deploy your code using the buildpacks that exist. As you refactor your monolith into microservices and tie everything together with APIs there are new challenges that arise. How can I make sure my new microservice is event-driven?How can my microservice accept input from different sources without changing the code? In this session you'll learn: - How to deploy ultralight microservices to Cloud Foundry using the binary buildpack; - What Microgateways are and how to use them; - How to deploy those to Cloud Foundry. Presenter: Leon Stigter, is a developer advocate at TIBCO Software, where he creates tools and technologies to help drive the (r)evolution of digital business. He is passionate about helping developers unlock the value of technology and about shaping the developer experience and ecosystem around open source software projects at TIBCO. He has held various positions in solutions consulting, product management, and product strategy with a penchant for Cloud and APIs. He contributed to both Project Flogo and Project Mashling, technologies that enable developers to create smarter, event-driven microservices and embedded machine learning capabilities that can be deployed across cloud, edge, and hybrid environments. Leon received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

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  • Up and Running with Cloud Foundry and Its Service Broker API

    IBM Cloud Garage / Galvanize

    As an application developer your concerns generally involve provisioning and maintaining services that provide you with a persistent data store, a message bus, a search or discovery tool, and a plethora of other services that easily integrate with your application. With the evolution of cloud services, it has become easier than ever before to provision and attach these services to your applications. Particularly in the context of cloud platforms (PaaS), existing solutions like Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes offer implementations of the Open Service Broker API as an elegant way to provide, provision, and attach services to applications running on top of these platforms with minimal efforts. Are you thinking of migrating your applications to a Cloud Foundry or Kubernetes platform? Are you already using these platforms?Are you interested in connecting your applications to a SQL database you don’t have to deploy yourself? Do you need a message bus but you don’t know how to set it up? Come join us for an interesting session where we will bring up and register a service broker with Cloud Foundry and attach it to CF container runtime. We will demonstrate how your applications can seamlessly connect and switch services when using a service broker. AGENDA 630pm - Doors Open 630-7pm - Networking, food, & drinks 7pm-830pm - Presentation 830-9pm - Networking 9pm - Doors Close PRESENTER/BIO(s) Swetha Repakula has been working in IBM's Open Technologies division for the last two and half years. Since November 2017, she has been working on the Hyperledger Fabric, an open source Blockchain platform, specifically the EVM integration. Previously she was a full time open source contributor for Cloud Foundry. Working as a CF committer, she had the opportunity to directly work with engineers from different companies and witness how corporations can come together and effectively cooperate to contribute to open source technology. Nima Kaviani is a cloud engineer with IBM and a contributor to CF Diego. Nima holds a PhD in computer science and tweets and blogs about Cloud Foundry, distributed systems, block chain, conversational bots, and technology in general. On the side Nima enjoys skiing, diving, and surfing.

  • Location Aware Web & Mobile Apps using Redis

    IBM Cloud Garage / Galvanize

    The NYC Cloud Foundry meetup invites you to "Location-Aware Applications with Redis". We'll look at how the geospatial indexing features of open source Redis supports geographical data queries from your application. Using a 'bike sharing app', we will parse publicly available data feeds provided by bike share systems around the world (CitiBike in New York City, Hubway in Boston) and load it into Redis. From there, we'll build a query API to find nearby bikes using location, and update the availability data in real-time based on rentals in the system. Example code will be provided in Python, but it is very accessible to developers unfamiliar with the language. As described on its website (https://redis.io), "Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker." Its support of useful datatypes and highly optimized access methods make it popular for many layers in the stack. Redis has consistently been ranked as the top key-value datastore by DB Engines (https://db-engines.com/en/ranking/key-value+store ) and has been available on the IBM Cloud (Bluemix) and other Cloud Foundry-based Platforms-as-a-Service since 2014. It is a worthwhile NoSQL option to consider for your toolbelt. This talk will cover datatypes and APIs for handling points, sets, set searches and intersections for geographic, time-series and live real-time data at speed. Agenda: 6:30 pm Networking w/ Food & Drinks 7:00 pm Welcome 7:15 pm "Build Location Aware Web & Mobile Apps using Redis" by Tague Griffith (https://twitter.com/tague) 8:30 pm Q&A & Wrap-up About the Speaker: Tague Griffith is a self-professed database geek who runs the developer relations program for Redis Labs. At Redis Labs he focuses on supporting and growing the Redis developer community through community meetups, technical training, and various technical materials. Prior to joining Redis Labs, he led the internal infrastructure team at the photo sharing site Flickr building large scale distributed systems and infrastructure to support monitoring, caching and image serving. Venue Sponsor: IBM Cloud Garage

  • All Day DevOps, Live Online

    From your desktop, laptop, or mobile device

    On October 24th, The New York City Cloud Foundry Meetup will be supporting the Live Online All Day DevOps (http://www.alldaydevops.com/) Conference. This is a 24 hour event with 5 simultaneous tracks, delivering 96 sessions and 4 keynotes in 38 time zones. Session tracks include Automated Security, CI/CD, Modern Infrastructure, DevOps in Government, and the Tech Crawl, where companies will take you behind the scenes of their DevOps working environments. Featured speakers include Gene Kim, John Willis, Dave Farley, Patrick Dubois, James Wickett, Shannon Lietz, Damon Edwards, and Jez Humble. Registration is free (https://www.alldaydevops.com/all-day-devops-2017-register-now). Full details are located at AllDayDevOps.com (https://www.alldaydevops.com/) or watch this 40 second video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXnRxptwcTE) to see what it’s all about.