HPE Discover Hackathon Wrap-up: Top 10 List of What You Should Know

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Said Syed
Director Developer Experience and Product Incubation at HPE and the HPE Developer Community

At HPE Discover 2018 Las Vegas this year, HPE held their first ever hackathon for customers in a Hack Shack located in the event showcase. The goal of the hackathon was to promote innovation through open source collaboration.

During the 3-day event, over 280 people experienced the HPE Hack Shack. They entered a large workspace with slated wood walls containing 10 tables, chairs, and computers available for hacking – all complete with a mood lighting disco ball and background music. A backyard recreational area was also provided (just for hanging out) complete with Astroturf grass, swings, video games, a giant Jenga tower, and a Corn Hole game.

Seventy-three enthusiastic would-be hackers sat down for one of five two-hour sessions to test their coding chops. The participants’ skills ranged from absolute beginner to intermediate levels. All participants received a coveted HPE DEV T-shirt. And one talented and creative hacker secured the grand prize of a DJI Mavic Air Drone with accessories. Second place received a DJI Spark drone with accessories. Amazon Echo Dots were also awarded to top finishers.

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Top 10 things you should know about the first-ever HPE Discover Hackathon

10. You didn’t need good looks or coding skills to get into the HPE Discover Hack Shack

But you did need a willingness to learn. Because no coding talents were required, even novices participated…and did well!

9. Pretty much everyone thought it was cool

Hackathons are a fun way to learn software development and coding skills—and the first ever HPE Discover hackathon delivered. Participants were able to tap into skills that helped them better understand infrastructure as code, a great skill to have in this market.

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8. A common question: “Why I am coding “Hello World?”

Traditionally, “Hello World” is the very first program people write. It’s used to illustrate the basic syntax of programming languages. Hey, we didn’t make the rules…we just follow them…well, at least sometimes. J

7. Most common reaction of participants: Shock and awe-some!

The HPE Developer Community (HPE DEV) expected as much. Many people typically think of HPE as an infrastructure company. HPE DEV is starting to change that. An awesome team of experts are working hard to build out a vibrant, collaborative, and contributing software developer community. So stay tuned…

6. Top question asked: Where’s the beer?

As esteemed hosts, the HPE DEV team saved it for the end, knowing all hackathons end well with a beer. Besides, you don’t win friends (or hackathons) over salad.

5. Everyone loved Sir Hackington Appbuilder III

Who doesn’t love an adorable puppy – even if he is a statue? Sir Hackington Appbuilder III will be attending all upcoming hackathons, as he is now the HPE DEV team’s official mascot.

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4. The winner’s hack was amazing

Congratulations to Michael Lai who participated in the HPE OneView detect infrastructure failures hack. He created a server profile from a template and applied it to a server hardware. He then created an alert resource to monitor the server profile. A script runs every 10 seconds, which monitors the status and sends a status alert to the user.

3. HPE loves Open Source and sharing!

The winner’s script is in a state that can be easily extended and shared with the open source community to monitor infrastructure resources. It’s also something HPE DEV will add as an example to the SDKs – along with other hacks. To learn more, check out the HPE Developer Community (@HPE_DevCom).

2. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

As the first-ever HPE Discover Hackathon, the HPE DEV team wasn’t really sure what attendees would think. The “Hello World” hack was eagerly embraced; beginners really do want to learn something new. And in today’s software-defined data center, the magic of coding is a great new skill to develop, and HPE DEV is here to help you grow your skills.

1. Overall takeaway from HPE Discover Hackathon  

Everyone had a great time and will definitely come back for future Discover Hackathons. The HPE DEV team is already brainstorming creative and fun challenges for the next one!

 

A final word from the sponsor:

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The HPE Developer Community connects you with HPE experts, resources and other developers worldwide to help you improve automation, service delivery, and workflow assets using open source software on HPE platforms and solutions. If you are interested in learning more or participating in a future HPE Hackathon, please reach out to HPE DEV on SLACK.

The work completed by all of the teams during the hackathon will be leveraged by the HPE Developer Community (@HPE_DevCom). More information about these projects and many others will be available in upcoming articles on the community’s blog site.

FREE Webinar: HPE and Scality: Business Value of Scalable Object Storage, an IDC White Paper

FREE WEBINAR

HPE and Scality: Business Value of Scalable Object Storage, an IDC White Paper

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About this webinar

Enterprises worldwide are contending with an accelerated pace of digital transformation where reliable and flexible information technology infrastructure can have a significant impact on revenue and profitability. As data volumes grow, so does the complexity and cost of storing and managing the data, with added complications for data governance and compliance. As businesses move toward petabyte-scale data storage, object storage solutions are emerging as superior alternatives for balancing scale, complexity, and costs. IDC interviewed organizations that have moved key workloads to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING to understand the impact of the solution on storage costs and business operations. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with perspectives from these companies that have successfully managed the digital transformation challenges.

Live online Jul 19 10:00 am
United States - Chicago
ON DEMAND AFTER 7/19/18
75 mins

  Presented by  Paul Speciale, CPO, Scality; Stephen Bacon, Director Scale-Out Storage, HPE; Special Guest: Amita Potnis, IDC

Presented by
Paul Speciale, CPO, Scality;
Stephen Bacon, Director Scale-Out Storage, HPE;
Special Guest: Amita Potnis, IDC

Differentiation trumps innovation, says HPE tech guru Tom Bradicich

Technology companies of all sizes — from nascent startups to large enterprises — strive to differentiate product lines and maintain an edge over the competition. In an upcoming book, “The 1st Mover,” author and tech expert Tom Bradicich provides insights into processes that have proven to deliver differentiated product categories for large organizations.

“I like to separate the notion of innovation from differentiation,” said Bradicich (pictured), vice president and general manager of “internet of things” and converged Edge Systems at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. “Differentiation is really where one can have a first-mover advantage because differentiation by definition is new, is innovation.” 

Bradicich spoke with John Furrier (@furrier), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, at theCUBE’s studio in Palo Alto, California. They discussed the thought processes and proven approaches to driving differentiation in technology products.

Organizational approach to differentiation

Validation of the product concept with potential customers is important to ensure innovation is moving in the right direction. When engaging with customers, however, the line of questioning needs to be forward-thinking rather than focused on current competitive solutions, according to Bradicich. 

“I hear this all the time from my competitors and even some colleagues out in the industry: ‘Well, we ask them what apps they run at the edge. We ask them what they do at the edge.’ That’s good, that’s necessary but not sufficient,” Bradicich said.

Instead, asking questions about what benefits a hypothetical product can often provide leads to more fruitful discussions. Since the product is still a concept, customers don’t have a reference from which to base comparisons, Bradicich explained. “You have to say, ‘But if you had this product, wouldn’t you, for example, run an entire database? Would you compile your machine learning models at the edge, do it in the cloud now; wouldn’t you do that, if you had it?'” 

When speaking with different stakeholders about new products or services, it’s also critical to establish core operating principles early on. This prevents the team from changing directions too frequently or dramatically by providing a true north to which all feedback can be referenced to, according to Bradicich.

“You have to have deep philosophical and conviction of principles,” he said. “If you don’t, you will be swayed by everybody’s opinion and you’ll never get anything done.”

Bradicich is applying these fundamental principles within his organization at HPE. The Edgeline product team, for instance, is delivering differentiated products in edge computing for a wide range of industrial applications while remaining aligned to HPE’s core compute operating principles.

“We’re revolutionizing the industrial IoT in particular and manufacturing floors,” he said “We have the large auto manufacturer that has chosen Edgeline as the standard to produce more and more vehicles per day…. We have a snack company making potato chips looking at what we’re doing with software defining operations.”

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s CUBE Conversations.

 

 

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WEBINAR ON DEMAND: DevOps and ITSM – Essential Ingredients to a Modern Hybrid IT Management System

About this webinar

In 2018, we use Hybrid IT to deliver, enable and facilitate organisational and business-driven outcomes. Yet organisations differ over whether they prefer ITIL or DevOps to support their fast-changing IT environments. 

The amount of focus applied to each will depend on several factors, not least “what are the business or organisational outcomes you are trying to achieve?” In reality, you should consider both to be practical parts of your IT Management System and IT Operating Model. 

This webinar will look at ITIL, DevOps and other compontments, and why it’s time to embrace multiple tools and methodologies in Hybrid IT.

Recorded Jan 16 2018 - 58 mins

WEBINAR ON 2/14: "REST Services in Action: Using RESTful APIs with HPE NonStop Applications

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Are you curious about how RESTful Web services can help open up your NonStop to a variety of applications, including modern ones like the Amazon Echo? In our latest webinar, you can learn all about how to integrate your NonStop applications with REST Web services, bringing the full benefit of public and private services into your NonStop applications through several demonstrations of NuWave’s LightWave product suite.

Register for the "REST Services in Action: Using RESTful APIs with HPE NonStop Applications" webinar today. We are offering three different times for you convenience.

  • Americas: Wednesday, February 14th, 3:00pm EDT (12:00pm PST). 
  • Europe & Africa: Thursday, February 15th, 11:00 GMT (12:00 CET). 
  • Asia & West Pacific: Thursday, February 15th, 13:00 AEDT (Sydney), 11:00 JST (Tokyo), 10:00 SGT (Singapore). 

14 top IoT conferences to attend in 2018

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The Internet of Things marketplace is moving fast, with remarkable innovations becoming business as usual. To keep up, you may want to consider one of this year's IoT conferences. Not sure where to put your conference dollars? Here’s a comprehensive guide to the best IoT events in 2018.

Staying on top of technology trends within the sphere of the Internet of Things (IoT) is an ongoing challenge, given the industry’s rapid-fire changes and how those changes affect other areas of IT. Topping the list this year in hot IoT topics are high-performance computing, edge computing, advanced analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, smart homes, and smart cities.

The best technology conferences both teach the tools, processes, and tactics in use today and explore emerging IoT-related technologies. However, not all conferences are created equal. Some fall flat in content, and others are geared to specific use cases such as consumer IoT, smart cities, or health tech.

Yet, IoT is still in its formative years, as are several related technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. That makes it difficult for a general IoT conference to stay narrow enough to be helpful and yet broad enough to hit all the bases.

We’re here to help you sort through which 2018 IoT conferences are worth your time and money. They are handily categorized as must attend, worth attending, or worthy mentions, although your individual mileage may differ. Each section is presented in chronological order. If a conference is aimed at a specific audience or industry vertical, it is noted in the description.

Must attend

Conferences in this category are selected according to how well they address the top IoT trends for this year. The rankings also take into consideration factors such as speaker quality and the topics of talks. IoT is relatively new, but when conferences have a history of more than a few years, comments from attendees in previous years and attendance growth are noted.

IoT Evolution Expo

Twitter: @IoTEvolution

Web: http://www.iotevolutionexpo.com/east/

Date: January 22-25, 2018

Location: Orlando, FL

Cost: $3,595. If you just want to attend the IoT Workshops, that’s $775 (plus $100 if you wait to buy any pass on site). Free for exhibit hall.

This event centers on enterprise operations, the view of IoT through IT eyes. In other words, this conference is less about robots and more about using IoT to improve efficiencies, drive revenue opportunities, and solve business problems.

But IoT Evolution is not solely about IT’s struggles with IoT-related bandwidth, gateway architectures, remote monitoring, asset management, deployment rollouts, and interoperability. A business integration and analytics track and a security track address additional business issues, and plenty more.

To enable crossover opportunities, the IoT event is collocated with the Smart Cities Conference, which appeals to business types in manufacturing and city management who need to know how to connect the buzz of IoT to productivity and efficiency.

Reason to attend: If you’re in IT and interested in figuring out how to monitor, manage, and exploit IoT to improve productivity and efficiencies, this is your jam. You’ll also learn how to manage IoT in the field, on the factory floor, or anywhere remotely.  

IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things

Twitter: @ComSoc

Web: http://wfiot2018.iot.ieee.org

Date: February 5-8, 2018

Location: Singapore

Cost: $1,000; $900 for IEEE members

The World Forum on the Internet of Things is the premier conference for the IEEE IoT Initiative, with the theme of “Smart Cities and Smart Nations.” Singapore was chosen as the conference location because it's known for its advanced technology.

The conference focus is on creating better lives and sustainable stewardship of the planet. It’s about using imagination to foster innovation in smart cities and nations to improve every human life.

If you’re thinking this is a feel good, new age, tree hugger convention, think again. This is hard science in action, sharing bleeding-edge technologies and concepts with a highly technical audience. It’s just that organizers and participants think IoT technologies can and should be used for good, rather than just for profit.

Presentations are given about IoT research done and reported by some of the most august researchers on the planet. A broad program of peer-reviewed papers and presentations attracts some of the brightest minds who are purposefully set on proactively reshaping the human experience.

Five vertical sessions target practical applications: smart cities and nations; public safety, emergency response, and humanitarian technologies; logistics; Industrial IoT; and IoT for agriculture. The topical area sessions include security and privacy; policy and regulation; best practices, standards, and open source; blockchains and apps; and automation and artificial intelligence.

Reason to attend: If you want to learn how IoT in smart cities can be used to improve human lives, this is the conference you most want to attend.

Industry of Things World USA

Twitter: @IoTClan

Web: http://industryofthingsworldusa.com

Date: March 7-9, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA

Cost: Ranges from $2,695 to $3,495. Team discounts are available.

The Industry of Things World event, in its third year, serves an audience of executives concerned more with the business end of Industrial IoT, rather than the technical aspects. The three-day conference focuses on how industrial IoT affects business models and production processes in several major industries.

The focus this year is on automation, M2M communication, interoperability, analytics, and new business models. And, of course, all of those topics are viewed through the lens of risks vs. rewards.

Reason to attend: If you’re an executive looking to determine the business sense in industrial IoT, remake your business models, capture rewards, mitigate risks, and learn and network with peers wrangling with these same concerns, this is the conference for you.

Linux Foundation OpenIoT Summit

Twitter: @linuxfoundation

Web: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/elc-openiot-north-america-2018/

Date: March 12-14, 2018

Location: Portland, OR

Cost: $850, with early-bird discounts. Academics (students and faculty) and hobbyists (individuals) get in for $200.

Open source has gained so much momentum in recent years that it’s taking application development by storm. To no one’s surprise, open source owns the majority of the IoT software development space. Now the only thing left to do is figure out which of the many open source IoT projects you want to learn, support, or adopt.

This conference is highly technical, aimed at firmware and software developers as well as architects working on Industrial IoT projects.

The Embedded Linux Conference is combined with OpenIoT Summit and is an awesome technical conference for developers and companies using Linux in embedded products, which is just about everyone these days. True to its open roots, the conference is vendor-neutral. You’ll learn from experts on all aspects of embedded Linux, from hardware to user space development.

This is a “where the rubber hits the road” event where you can not only learn from experts in leading companies and open source projects, but also network for job opportunities or recruit new talent.

Reason to attend: Whatever you’re looking for in open source IoT skills and projects, this is the primo place to hunt for it.

Internet of Things World

Twitter: @IoTWorldSeries

Web: https://tmt.knect365.com/iot-world/sponsorship-information

Date: May 14-17, 2018

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Cost: $2,295, with group rates and early registration discounts. $795 for the Developers Conference.

This year, the Internet of Things World conference is focusing on IoT in industry verticals, with a mission to provide actionable information rather than a sweeping overview. In 2018, there is an emphasis on growing partner ecosystems and where specific puzzle pieces fit in behemoth vertical markets such as Industrial IoT and artificial intelligence.

Expect Startup City to be bigger, with more than 100 startups featured. The Hackathon is back this year. Conference organizers added more case study sessions, a two-track Developers Conference, and additional tracks to beef up the technical education on utilities and energy, and smart buildings and construction. Experience Zones offer hands-on encounters for techies and business types. There are more parties and other social events this year too, increasing networking opportunities.

In short, the 2018 conference is aimed at providing attendees with more actionable information and skills they can carry home. The change in focus comes in response to feedback from critics, who last year complained of too much buzz and glitz and too little of the nuts and bolts in making an entire IoT system pay off.

Reason to attend: If you’re looking to learn which players might make a good fit for your ecosystem, or which ecosystem your company should join, this is a great place to get the lay of the land. If you have a specific business problem to solve, this is a great venue for finding the answers or the talent you need.

IoT Tech Expo North America

Twitter: @iottechexpo

Web: https://www.iottechexpo.com/northamerica/

Date: Nov 28-29, 2018

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Cost: $1,500 for the “ultimate” pass. Expo pass is free.

This is a two-day event offering top-level discussions among major players across manufacturing, transportation, health, logistics, government, energy, automotive, and several other industries.

The conference is meant for a broad appeal. Tracks serve IT decision-makers, developers and makers, OEMs, government and council officials, automotive executives, operators, technology providers, investors, and venture capitalists. Because it covers so much ground, attendees get a strong overview of where IoT stands now and where it’s headed. Typically, the broader a conference goes, the less the depth in drill-down topics. But that’s not a problem here, as it is exactly as billed: a top-level view.

Reason to attend: This is the conference for someone who wants an overview in where IoT stands now and where it is headed. Major companies sponsor the event and provide speakers, so the networking opportunities are strong if you’re looking for an IoT-related job or people to hire.

Worth attending

The following conferences are well worth your time and conference dollars. They didn’t make the cut of the must-attend category not because they are unworthy, but because they are likely to appeal to niche and highly specialized causes, audiences, or technologies.

In other words, they fall in this category as an organizational matter, not a reflection of popularity or quality.

Bosch ConnectedWorld 2018

Twitter: @BoschSI

Web: http://bcw.bosch-si.com/berlin/

Date: February 21-22, 2018

Location: Berlin

Cost: Ranges from €300 to €1,000

This is a huge conference by the Bosch Group, a German multinational engineering and electronics company ranked as the world's largest supplier of automotive components. The company actively uses and provides numerous IoT products.

There are two “tickets” or tracks: a Hackathon ticket for developers, user experience experts, idea generators, and designers; and a Conference ticket for power players, senior decision-makers, and destiny dreamers. Both have customizable experiences.

The fun thing about this event is that it simultaneously gives you a feel for the massiveness of the IoT space and for just how small our world is getting through IoT hyper-connectiveness.

Reason to attend: Is your interest primarily in automotive IoT? Consider this conference if you’re really into connected cars and smart city concepts.

Atmosphere 2018

Twitter: @ArubaNetworks

Web: http://www.arubanetworks.com/atmosphere/

Date: March 25-30, 2018

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Cost: $1,095 for Airheads plus technical training. Airheads admission only is $695. Partner admission is $395.

This event is all about how you can use intelligent edge capabilities using Aruba products on the Aruba Mobile First Architecture. There’s lots of hands-on training sessions and plenty of opportunities for certification testing too. The Enterprise Network Security track succinctly addresses the plentitude of security issues in IoT, mobile, and cloud, and the innovations that are evolving to address them.

Reason to attend: If you are an Aruba customer or partner and looking to increase your mobile and security strategies for IoT deployments, this is the conference for you.

ACM/IEEE IoTDI 2018

Twitter: @TheOfficialACM

Web: http://conferences.computer.org/IoTDI/

Date: April 17-20, 2018

Location: Orlando, FL

Cost: Not yet announced

This is the third ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI). IoTDI is colocated in even years with IEEE IC2E and in odd years with CPS Week. Topics address the entire IoT ecosystem, including cloud and edge computing, data analytics, sensor networks, mobile devices, Internet architecture, middleware, and IoT applications.

This heavily technical conference offers information largely not covered in other IoT conferences, such as analytic foundations and IoT theory; protocols and network abstractions; novel quality requirements and their enforcement mechanisms; IoT application back ends and resource management; evaluation and testbeds; and social computing and human-in-the-loop issues.

In other words, it’s not for the weak in machine logic or the math-handicapped. But what did you expect from ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers?

Reason to attend: You’re an engineer and you have zero tolerance for marketing fluff and executive briefs. You want an IoT conference full of red meat for real engineers. This is it.

ICIOT 2018: 20th International Conference on Internet of Things

Twitter: @wasetorg

Web: https://waset.org/conference/2018/06/new-york/ICIOT/home

Date: June 3-4, 2018

Location: New York, NY

Cost: Starts at $296, or €250

This conference, scientifically sponsored by the International Computer and Information Engineering Committee, is a huge meeting of academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars who present scientific papers and share research on anything and everything having to do with the Internet of Things. Expect esoteric information and bleeding-edge breakthroughs tested and presented with scientific rigor.

Reason to attend: You’re so beyond what passes as “innovative” in IoT at most conferences. You want hard science, sound engineering, and imaginative research. You already know what’s happening in IoT. You want to know what’s coming next and maybe even how your own ideas compare.

Minds + Machines 2018

Twitter: @GE_Digital

Web: https://www.ge.com/digital/events/minds-machines-2018

Date: September 12-13, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA

Cost: To be announced

GE practically invented the term Industrial IoT (IIoT). The company is very in the know on all things IoT in the industrial, i.e., manufacturing, sphere.

While it's too early to get many details on the 2018 event, the company offers a place to sign up for announcement emails. But if past events are any indication, the event will showcase today's IIoT technologies, the future of the industrial landscape, and the breadth and depth of potential digital outcomes.

Reason to attend: You're a manufacturer interested in unifying or solidifying your IIoT play and want to see what is cresting the horizon, or you are a GE partner or developer interested in learning more technical details in the digitized industrial space.

Worthy mentions

Events in this group have niche audiences, but if you’re looking for information on these highly specialized topics, they are good picks.

Sensors Expo & Conference

Twitter: @SensorsExpo

Web: https://www.sensorsexpo.com

Date: June 26-28, 2018

Location: San Jose, CA

Cost: $899 to $1,199. Expo Hall pass is free.

This 30-year-old conference is anything but stale, considering the key role sensors are playing in IoT today and the avalanche of innovations that came along with that. The Sensors Expo & Conference is updated every year with the latest on all things sensors. There are hundreds of speakers and a multitude of technical sessions packed into just three days.

New this year are five symposia ahead of the conference: MEMS and Sensor Technologies, Energy Harvesting and Efficient Power Solutions, IoT, Industrial IoT, and Printed/Flexible/Stretchable Fabric Sensors. Also new are 10 tracks to better cover all the forks in innovation, and the colocation of two related conferences: the Medical Sensors Design Conference and the Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference.

Reason to attend: Sensors are undergoing a renaissance. You need to stay on top of what they can do now, how they can be used, and how close edge computing is getting to the sensor these days.

SGIoT 2018 – EAI

Twitter: @EAI_Social

Web: http://sgiot.org

Date: July 11-13, 2018

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada

Cost: To be announced

This is a Smart Grid IoT conference, meaning it has high appeal for energy and public sector audiences. Speeches and papers address smart grid communications and IoT.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. According to organizers, proceedings from EAI conferences are indexed in leading indexing services, including EI Elsevier Engineering Index, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library.

So, yes, this is a very smart, hard-hitting conference that not only tackles smart grid issues, but future energy management and security issues too. If you’re wondering what EAI stands for, it’s European Alliance for Innovation. EAI is an open community with about 40,000 members who seek equal treatment and fair recognition for all researchers in ICT research worldwide.

Reason to attend: If you’re interested in IoT use and innovation in smart grids and the energy space, or worried about protecting those things, this conference is for you.

Gartner Catalyst, Cloud & IoT Conference

Twitter: @Gartner_inc

Web: https://www.gartner.com/events/na/catalyst

Date: August 20-23, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA

Cost: $3,575. Group rates, public sector, and early-bird pricing are available.

This conference covers big data innovation, cloud computing, edge computing, IoT, analytics, business intelligence, and DevOps. It aims to help you create a blueprint for project planning and implementation of these technologies, offering a high-level business view on IoT.

Reasons to attend: If you’re a Gartner Research client, this is a good time to learn more and spend more time with the analysts, as well as compare IoT notes with other Gartner clients.

Announcing today! Create solutions and collaborate with coders worldwide in the new HPE Developer Community

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Now available, the new HPE Developer Community is a place where members can interact with HPE’s new open-source community and create innovative solutions to complex problems by collaborating with like-minded coders.

Through this new software community, HPE is enabling thousands of developers to co-develop solutions using Open Source, DevOps and ITOps tools they are already familiar with to implement developer-centric, software-defined and hybrid IT applications. The community allows members to build improved integrations with software that deliver uninterrupted product workflow to the business.

Said Syed, HPE Developer Experience and Product Incubation, offered some insights on the new community:

Q: Tell me about this new community on HPE.com.

A: Today HPE has launched a new developer community program with the strategic objective to improve the developer experience and increase their productivity in the new world of multi-cloud and hybrid IT. This new developer community offers a new, built from the ground up platform that allows developers to collaborate directly with HPE engineers and developers to build cutting edge applications and solve complex technology integration problems.

Q: What types of developers is HPE attracting?

A: The new HPE developer community focuses the following types of developers.

1)     Cloud native application developer who expect a consistent development experience across different cloud environments. This developer wants the necessary tools and services that enable them to focus entirely on developing products instead of worrying about infrastructure and cloud management.

2)     ITOps developer who develops integration between ITSM tools and automating infrastructure management, monitoring and lifecycle.

3)     DevOps engineer who is developing, improving and executing CI/CD methodologies using tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible and more.

4)     Developers who are building applications, tools, products and services using OpenSource technologies such as Kubernetes.

5)     Partner developers who are working with HPE to support developers mentioned here and building integrations with HPE technologies to improve developer experience.

Q: What makes this community different from other communities?

A: The HPE Developer Community provides a platform for developers, HPE partners and HPE engineers to have an aggregated view of all OpenSource and other projects HPE is contributing to and collaborating with developers and partners to build solutions to key user issues. The new community also provides a platform where developers, HPE partners and HPE engineers can work on building exciting applications and products together. And, it provides APIs, blogs, training and documentation to help external developers learn and enhance their skills and capabilities to build products and services.

Q: Why is this type of community important to developers?

A: HPE views developer enablement as a fundamental part of the company’s hybrid IT strategy. Helping developers build products and solutions is key to our success which is why we are launching the New PAN-HPE Developer Community Program with concrete governance and collaboration model with participation across all areas of HPE. The driving force behind this effort is our multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategy with HPE OneSphere at the center of developer enablement.

Q: Is the community flexible enough for users to add their own areas of interest?

A: Absolutely! Within the projects HPE is contributing to and participating in, anyone can begin contributing via GitHub and Slack.

Q: When does the community launch?

A: The official launch of the new HPE Developer Community will be on November 28th 2017. But to get started now and learn all that the community is offering developers, visit: developer.HPE.com

Q: How can I join?

A: Join the conversation now at https://www.labs.hpe.com/slack and on November 28th, visit developer.HPE.com to join the new community!

For more details on the new HPE Developer Community, click here.

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NonStop Under 40 Election 2017

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This is a Call to Nomination for the upcoming NSU40 Election. The president slot will be vacant

If you are interested in running please email the following to nsu40@idelji.com;

  • Name
  • Company
  • Title
  • Experience in the NonStop world
  • A statement as to why you would like to be NSU40 President and what unique qualities you bring to the table
  • Headshot (optional)

The information you provide will be posted on the NSU40 site for voting by the NSU40 group members

Anyone is welcome to apply with the following requirement;

You will be attending both TBC in San Francisco as well as eGTUG in Leipzig. These are the two events with NSU40 meetings where you are required

The cutoff date for applications is Friday, October 20th at 12PM EST

We will open the election the following week for voting and a winner will be announced prior to the upcoming TBC

WEBINAR: VM Backup Best Practices: Tips from the Trenches

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All organizations, no matter how large or small, are leveraging virtualization and the cloud to meet the speed and agility needs of today’s businesses. But it comes with challenges. Is the worry of protecting your organization’s critical data keeping you up at night? Wondering how to secure the data in your virtual environments?

Join this live panel discussion to find out how ZaneRay, a Montana-based web design and e-commerce consultancy, protects their high-value websites, internal systems and client data. Learn best practices for VM backup from practitioners just like you! 

eCube Systems and Connect Announces the OpenVMS Modernization Seminar Schedule for This Fall

eCube Systems will kick off an international tour featuring OpenVMS modernization seminars in Europe and North America.

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 13, 2017

eCube Systems in conjunction with Connect is pleased to announce its schedule for the OpenVMS Modernization Seminar series this fall. Each seminar will feature expert directed labs where students follow steps to install and use desktop tools for modernization, a connection to an AVTware Virtual Server running OpenVMS and a 90 day evaluation license of the three modernization tools featured in the seminar for each student.

VMS Software, Inc. Launches New Release of OpenVMS OS for Alpha Hardware

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VMS Software, Inc. Launches New Release of OpenVMS OS for Alpha Hardware

Worldwide Production Release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 Provides Another Bridge to the Future


BOLTON, MA, July 10, 2017 – VMS Software, Inc. (VSI) today announced the immediate availability of the production release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 Performance Release for select Alpha hardware platforms, including Alphas emulated on x86-based hardware. This release has been optimized for the DEC Alpha hardware platform running Alpha EV6 and later processors.

“This release of VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 is our 5th release since VSI took over new development of OpenVMS. Like VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L1, released earlier this year, the V8.4-2L2 release continues VSI’s commitment to provide OpenVMS installed-base customers with a clear upgrade path to modern x86 hardware.” said Terry R. Holmes, VP Sales & Marketing of VMS Software, Inc.

The new release is functionally identical to VSI’s initial OpenVMS Alpha release (V8.4-2L1). It will also be bundled with VSI’s “best-in-class” support. However, for customers running Alpha hardware on EV6 and later processors, the new, optimized V8.4-2L2 release may realize significant performance improvements.

“Depending on the specific CPU and operating system features a customer’s application uses, the new Alpha V8.4-2L2 release could render performance improvements of between 15% and 50%. We have also observed RMS image sizes reduced by more than 270 blocks, due to more efficient code generation,” said Eddie Orcutt, VP Software Engineering of VMS Software, Inc.
VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 includes a full suite of VSI OpenVMS Alpha layered products and open source applications.

Customers interested in purchasing VSI OpenVMS Alpha V8.4-2L2 can email sales@vmssoftware.com or call (978) 451-0110. Release notes and specifications will be published on the VSI website shortly: http://vmssoftware.com/products.html


About VMS Software

VMS Software, Inc. develops, sells, and supports innovative and advanced releases of OpenVMS, the most secure operating system on the planet. The company’s core motivation is to support and enable customers to run their mission-critical applications at the legendary uptime levels OpenVMS is known for, at maximum performance levels, today and into the future. VMS Software Inc. is headquartered in Bolton, MA. For more information, go to http://www.vmssoftware.com

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NonStop Under 40 - SIG Update

NSU40 Update

After a worthy start at the NonStop Technical Boot Camp in San Jose, NSU40 is still going strong, having had its most recent meeting in London at the eBITUG conference. Jimmy Treybig, founder of Tandem Computers, attended the NSU40 meeting in London and stressed, among other things, how NonStop should be presented as a solution and not a technology. It was great advice to a group that is looking for new ways to market the solution to the next generation. The meeting was a success with the entire Board present to take feedback from the room and promote discussion.

Besides the eBITUG meeting and the website going up (www.NSU40.com) several months ago, the group is starting to produce educational videos as a way to modernize the current NonStop educational resources. The first one will be a simple intro to NonStop and is expected to debut over the summer.

Another idea the group is looking into is a NonStop Hackathon as a way to get people outside the NonStop world exposed to NonStop technology, and promote new ideas on the platform. Details of this are in the early stages but expect to see more information very soon.

More news to come at a later time but if you have not done so already, please register at the website, www.NSU40.com, to share ideas on the forum and get on the mailing list!

Experience the Value of Mission Critical Solutions at HPE Discover Las Vegas 2017

Join us at HPE Discover and learn how to modernize your infrastructure for transactions and analytics workloads. Check out our recommendations for top sessions and demos .

In today’s economy where customers are gained or lost in a matter of seconds, mission-critical solutions are vital to business transformation. Join us at HPE Discover and learn how to modernize your infrastructure for transactions and analytics workloads including Oracle, SAP and SQL Server.

Is your current infrastructure slow to respond, hard to manage and experiencing rising costs? Are you exploring fast, always on, cost-effective and future-ready solutions?

Starting June 6, we’re welcoming thousands of customers to our Discover event in Las Vegas. If you are attending, learn how HPE Mission Critical Solutions can help:

  • Monetize your data by harnessing and acting upon massive amounts of data in real time
  • Move at the speed of business by delivering an agile foundation that keeps pace with business demands
  • Provide continuity for your business operations, meeting the most demanding SLAs for your critical workloads

Come join us at Discover for the following sessions:

Tuesday, June 6

  • Need results quickly while reducing your database environment costs? Customer lessons for analytics and business processing (T12675) from 11:00 – 11:30am, featuring customers CenterPoint Energy and Republic National Distributing Company
  • Attend Randy Meyer’s Keynote session, Always-on is not enough, modernize your digital core and empower real-time analytics with HPE mission-critical solutions (B12673) from 12:00 – 1:00pm

Wednesday, June 7

  • Delivering business continuity for vital applications, best practices for avoiding unplanned outages (DF12739) from 10:00 – 10:30am featuring our NonStop experts
  • Now is the time to act, accelerate your transformation to SAP HANA with the right mix of HPE infrastructure and services (B12674) from 10:30 – 11:30am
  • Advancing HP-UX into the next decade, delivering next-generation HPE Integrity Servers (DF12740) from 1:00 –   1:30pm
  • Is Hybrid Transaction & Analytics Processing (HTAP) also known as in-memory analytics, part of your future?       (DF12676) from 2:00 – 2:30pm
  • Physical, virtual, on-premises or off, HPE Virtualized NonStop is a milestone in the NonStop journey (DF12738) from 4:00 – 4:30pm
  • If you are, Transforming your IBM Power or Oracle SPARC environment (B12550), attend this session from 4:30 – 5:30pm

Thursday, June 8

  • It’s only money. Data management with Oracle and Microsoft® SQL Server® (B12713) from 10:30 – 11:30am

Make sure you visit the demos and talk with our experts on the show floor:

  • Transform your mission-critical environment with Superdome X and MC990 X (Demo ID 626)
  • Empower with SAP HANA (Demo ID 623)
  • Physical or virtual, on- or off-premises: NonStop Systems provide Business Continuity in an always-on, hybrid world (Demo ID 625)

Register today for the event and these sessions. See you in Las Vegas!