Thursday, 21 May 2015

NorDev Event: Bluemix, a Platform for Digital Transformation and An Introduction to CoreOS

What: Bluemix, a Platform for Digital Transformation and An Introduction to CoreOS

When: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH


There will be Free burgers, and the usual free drinks!

6.15pm - Free Food and Drink
7.00pm - Introduction
7.10pm - Bluemix, a Platform for digital Transformation
7.55pm - Break
8.10pm - An Introduction to CoreOS
8.55pm - End

Bluemix, a Platform for digital Transformation 
Sukhvinder (@saujla)

In this session, Sukhvinder will describe and show the IBM BlueMix platform, demonstrating how it fits into an innovative organisation and how its DevOps approach leads to quicker time to deployment. Bluemix is IBM’s Digital Innovation Platform to enable developers to rapidly build, deploy, and manage their cloud applications, while tapping a growing ecosystem of available services and runtime frameworks.

Attendees can download a free 30 day trial of Bluemix from this link -

Sukhvinder has worked in the software industry for over 25 years in roles including software development, design and architecture. He is now helping organisations take a business outcome focused view of Cloud, including using it as a platform for digital transformation. He is a firm believer in the transformative approach of the API economy and Mobile devices.

An Introduction to CoreOS
Dom Davis (@idomdavis)

Docker, containers and immutable infrastructure seem to be the buzzwords of the day, but while it’s easy to get immutable infrastructure in Docker it’s not always so easy with the infrastructure that runs the infrastructure. Enter CoreOS, a simple, relatively lightweight Linux implementation designed out of the box to run containers as distributed infrastructure. In this talk we’ll be having a brief look at what CoreOS is, why it’s needed, and some of the things you can do with it.

Dom Davis is a veteran of The City and a casualty of The Financial Crisis. Not content with bringing the world to its knees he then went off to help break the internet before winding up in Norfolk where he is now a technology evangelist for a small startup. Dom is an enthusiastic and impassioned speaker [read: he gabbles] who uses a blend of irreverent sarcasm and flippant humour to bring complex technical subjects to a broad audience. Whether or not they understand him is up for debate, but he likes to believe they do.

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