Connect with OSLC at the ALM Forum

We’re just days away from the ALM Forum in Seattle (it runs April 1-3), and the first ever “OSLC Connect” event is taking place as part of it. If you haven’t registered yet, but can attend, don’t miss out on using the OSLC discount code (learn more).

Let’s take a look at all the great OSLC-related activities.

OSLC @ ALM Forum

OSLC Connect at the ALM Forum really kicks of Monday afternoon with the Integration Happy Hour. As previously mentioned, this is a great opportunity for all ALM Forum attendees to discuss lifecycle integration challenges while enjoying responsibly.

There are also a number of OSLC-related sessions in the conference. These should be interesting to those wanting to learn more about OSLC, whether or not they’ve already been involved in the community.

Date & TimeSessionSpeaker
Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:00pmBetter Integration through Open InterfacesSteve Speicher, IBM
Tuesday, 4:30 – 5:30pmLink, not Synch!Arthur Ryman, IBM
Wednesday, 9:45 – 10:45amOvercoming Mobility ChallengesDave Stecher, PointSource
Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:00pmTowards a Lean Software Lifecycle – Industry Panel Mik Kersten, Tasktop
Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pmPROMCODE: An Open Platform for Large-Scale Contracted Software Delivery in Software Supply ChainsMikio Aoyama, Nanzan University
Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm lightningIntegration Principles and RealityLudmila Ohlsson, Ericsson
Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm lightningFacilitating Stockdale: Confronting and Overcoming the Brutal Facts of Continuous ImprovementSean Kennedy, IBM

Hopefully we’ll also have a couple BoF sessions, maybe one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. At present, two have been submitted and they’re among the top vote getters:

  1. Confessions from tool integrators
  2. Integration for the Modern World

Whether, or not, you’re attending, but especially if you are, take a minute to login and vote for them.

We’ve also got an OSLC booth in the Exhibit hall, which opens at noon on Tuesday, and has has a reception from 5:30 – 8:00 pm the same day.

Some Other Awesome Things at the ALM Forum

OSLC community members attending the ALM Forum also have a great opportunity to interact with leaders from Agile, DevOps, and Testing disciplines – not to mention broader ALM and business leaders. Some of the non-OSLC talks I’m looking forward to include (this is a personal list … YMMV):

There are also some excellent Lightning talks on Thursday afternoon including:

OSLC Connect Goals

Finally, just as reminder, in case you’re interested, the OSLC Steering Committee has set three goals for OSLC Connect events, namely:

  1. Build brand awareness of OSLC as an integration technology
  2. Facilitate the sharing of information between experienced OSLC community members and potential OSLC community members
  3. Demonstrate a growing interest in OSLC and provide value to attendees

The ALM Forum is particularly well suited for achieving the second objective.
Towards the third goal, if you haven’t yet registered, be sure to make use of the discount code for OSLC members.