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 & Time||Session||Speaker|
|Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm||Better Integration through Open Interfaces||Steve Speicher, IBM|
|Tuesday, 4:30 – 5:30pm||Link, not Synch!||Arthur Ryman, IBM|
|Wednesday, 9:45 – 10:45am||Overcoming Mobility Challenges||Dave Stecher, PointSource|
|Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:00pm||Towards a Lean Software Lifecycle – Industry Panel||Mik Kersten, Tasktop|
|Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pm||PROMCODE: An Open Platform for Large-Scale Contracted Software Delivery in Software Supply Chains||Mikio Aoyama, Nanzan University|
|Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm lightning||Integration Principles and Reality||Ludmila Ohlsson, Ericsson|
|Thursday, 2:00pm – 3:00pm lightning||Facilitating Stockdale: Confronting and Overcoming the Brutal Facts of Continuous Improvement||Sean 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:
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):
- the excellent Keynote and Plenary sessions, especially:
- Collaboration at Scale by Sheila Lindsey of Bank of America
- Metrics that Matter: Improving Lean and Agile, Kanban and Scrum by Steven Borg of Northwest Cadence
- ALM Analyst Panel chaired by Dave West
- ALM for the Internet of Things by Ravit Danino of HP
- DevOps: It’s More Than Just Getting Code into Production by Mahendra Pingale of IBM
- Platform Holy Grail by Bjorn Freeman-Benson of New Relic
- A Practical Path: From Agile Teams to DevOps in the Cloud by Kevin Hancock of Collabnet
There are also some excellent Lightning talks on Thursday afternoon including:
- The 3 L’s of Leadership by Eric Clayberg of Google
- Challenges and opportunities in ALM-PLM integration by Michael Azoff of Ovum
- Continuous delivery? Easy! Just change everything. (Well, maybe it isn’t that easy.) by Steve Neely of Rally Software
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:
- Build brand awareness of OSLC as an integration technology
- Facilitate the sharing of information between experienced OSLC community members and potential OSLC community members
- Demonstrate a growing interest in OSLC and provide value to attendees