Still not into Cloud Foundry? Join Our Hands-on Workshops to Get the Most of the CF Summit

Manuel García


On Jun 9-11, 800+ Platform-as-a-Service fans will gather at the Cloud Foundry Summit in San Francisco to discuss DevOps topics, CF roadmap, community contributions, and operational best practices. Altoros, which has recently become a Silver member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, is also participating. Besides providing the gold-level sponsorship to the event and delivering a 10-minute lightning talk, we will organize two in-depth hands-on training for developers and DevOps.

Cloud Foundry training: $300 off with the promo code CFWS

If you are amazed by the capabilities Cloud Foundry provides, but your experience with this PaaS is not long, you may be interested in one of the two workshops organized by Altoros. They will give knowledge and hands-on skills you need to become an active participant of the Cloud Foundry Summit. The workshop before the event will be focused on how to use this PaaS; while the workshop held after will explore how it works. Both workshops are based on real-life examples and will help you to develop practical skills. Register right now for the Workshop for Developers and Workshop for DevOps Engineers and use your chance to get 30% off with the CFWS promo code.

Most events around Cloud Foundry are aimed at people who already opted for this new development model and are seeking solutions to some specific issues. Focused on expert knowledge demanded by the mainstream, conferences and meetups do not cover the fundamentals essential for newly-joined community members.

The upcoming Cloud Foundry Summit in San Francisco will feature plenty of exciting tech talks, such as “Autoscaling distributed system with BOSH,” “How to build a high performance application using Cloud Foundry and Redis,” etc. To get most out of these sessions, you are supposed to have some engineering background. If you have been into Cloud Foundry for less than six months, your investment into attending the CF Summit may result in less value than expected due to lack of required expertise.

Workshop summaries

On June 9 and June 12, 2014, Altoros will hold two workshops—for developers and DevOps engineers respectively—to help you use the knowledge from the conference to your best advantage.

The workshops will cover fundamental concepts related to setup, deployment, and application development (June 9), as well as Cloud Foundry architecture (June 12). At the Workshop for Developers, you will be prepared for the upcoming CF Summit—to fill any gaps you might have or master tools you did not have a chance to work with. The Workshop for DevOps engineers will be focused on how this PaaS works and its architecture. You will learn how this platform provides portability and scalability of apps, coupled with much faster time-to-market. In addition, you will be able to ask questions related to the sessions given at the CF Summit and get comments from Manuel Garcia, an active contributor to the Cloud Foundry project. Both workshops develop hands-on skills and cover the most essential ALM use cases.

How to choose a workshop

Below, you will find a table that compares these two workshops to assist you in your choice. To be on the safe side, you can choose both. 🙂

The Workshop for Developers
The Workshop for DevOps Engineers

Questions discussed

  • Will my app run on Cloud Foundry?
  • CF architecture overview
  • Best practices in designing and developing w/ CF
  • Hands-on training on working with an existing Cloud Foundry instance
  • Installing and setting up CF on a local machine
  • Standard and customized applications runtimes and middleware with buildpacks
  • Scaling apps up and down
  • Troubleshooting (retrieving logs, events, monitoring, etc.)
  • Blue-green deployment
  • Deep dive into Cloud Foundry architecture
  • How to deploy Cloud Foundry: from small evaluation to hundreds VMs and High Availability production environments
  • Scale your infrastructure up and down. Can you auto-scale?
  • Zero-downtime upgrades
  • Auto-healing deployments
  • Cloud Foundry system logging and monitoring
  • Services: types, current restrictions, and expectations
  • Understand how a PaaS helps to enable developer agility and boost time-to-market performance
Who should come
  • Developers
  • Enterprise and solution architects
  • IT operations and management
  • DevOps and infrastructure engineers
  • Enterprise and solution architects
  • IT operations and management
What to bring with youA laptop with pre-installed Vagrant, VirtualBox (preferable Mac OS or Linux), and Cloud Foundry. Read how to install CF locally using BOSH Lite.A laptop with pre-installed Vagrant, VirtualBox (preferable Mac OS or Linux), and Cloud Foundry. Read how to install CF locally using BOSH Lite.
Date and timeJune 9, 2014June 12, 2014
Pivotal Labs, 875 Howard St., Conference room Platinum, San Francisco, CA 94103Pivotal Labs, 875 Howard St., Conference room Platinum, San Francisco, CA 94103

Limited offer: get 30% off using the CFWS promo code (valid for the first 20 registrants)


Limited offer: get 30% off using the CFWS promo code (valid for the first 20 registrants)

Workshop for DevelopersWorkshop for DevOps Engineers

To visit the workshops, please register in advance.

About the mentor

Manuel Garcia, @rmgarciap, is Director of Operations at Altoros’s office in Santa Fe (Argentina) and Cloud Foundry Practice Lead. He has more than 15 years of experience as a software developer, project manager, and product manager. Manuel is a co-author of the First Cloud Foundry Version 2 installer for developers evaluation/learning and a frequent speaker at Cloud Foundry meetups and cloud conferences. Being a Certified Scrum Master and Agile practices advocate, he knows how important it is to put the infrastructure, platforms, and tools at the hand of developers and not the other way around.

If you’d like have a cup of coffee with us, discuss Juju Charms for Cloud Foundry, MBaaS on CF, or learn how to select a PaaS, you can also visit our booth during the summit.

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