Build Your Own PaaS

Steven Pousty (Red Hat OpenShift), Grant Shipley (Red Hat)
Location: E142 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)

Public and private cloud offerings are enabling innovations to help make life easier for developers and system administrators. In this session you’ll learn how to build your own Platform as a Service (PaaS), with the open source code (OpenShift Origin) Red Hat uses to power its OpenShift Online and Enterprise. OpenShift Online is a FOSS, auto-scaling PaaS based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and currently running on Amazon EC2.  We will cover some of the basic pieces of the architecture, what we do with Linux kernel “magic”, such as CGroups, and SELinux, and how you can run it yourself. Our community is growing and we are looking for active members to help us improve our community – everyone from doc writers to developers to unit testers are welcome.

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Steven Pousty

Red Hat OpenShift

Steve is a PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, PostgreSQL MongoDB, mobile JavaScript, some Android, a little bit of iPhone, and even some Python. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, Statistics, and Ecology. He has spoken at over 50 conferences and done over 30 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, BAPI, CTIA, AjaxWorld, ESRI Developer Conference, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and SAP TechEd. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn and deCarta. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.

Grant Shipley

Red Hat

Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS Evangelist at Red Hat focused on cloud technologies. Prior to that, Grant was a Manager of Software Development with responsibilities over the website and supporting infrastructure. Grant has over 15 years of software development experience focusing on Java and PHP. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects as well as developing iOS applications. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.


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