OpenLogic Virtual Conference

Join us September 16 for [email protected], the free, 1-day virtual event with live and recorded sessions on open source technologies, adoption trends, and best practices.

Registration Now Open!

[email protected] is a 1-day virtual event that connects you and your team with a broader open source community and OpenLogic enterprise architects. Attendees can select from live and pre-recorded sessions across 3 tracks, connect with presenters and fellow attendees via live chat, and participate in discussions, polling, trivia and other interactive content.

The event is free for everyone, with an optional VIP group package that includes exclusive content, custom white boarding sessions and conference swag. Details coming soon.

Empower your organization to implement the latest innovations in open source software.

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Embracing Open @ Scale:
Advice on How To Build an
Open Enterprise

With enterprise usage of open source continuing to accelerate, it is no surprise that organizations are looking for ways to manage their open source without inhibiting its consumption. Whether its developing an open source strategy, implementing policies and procedures, or creating an open culture, there are some key elements to consider when looking to leverage open technologies at scale.

Join Chris Ferris, IBM’s CTO of Open Technology, Jeffrey Borek, IBM’s WW Program Director for Open Technology & Developer Advocacy, and Camilla Sharpe, Global Leader for IBM’s Multivendor SW Support, as they discuss best practices for creating and fostering an open enterprise. 

Tracks & Sessions


  • Discover how to help your IT and Dev staff efficiently collaborate with open source technologies.

  • Unlocking Microservices with Kubernetes
  • Herding Cats and Cattle in a Post-Spacewalk World
  • Apache Web Server Security Hardening
  • Modern Tools for the Modern Enterprise
  • Basics of Application Security from the Ground Up
  • A Conversation with Fannie Mae on Open Source

Unlocking Microservices with Kubernetes

Omar Lara

Microservices architectures are a key component in the software development lifecycle when it comes to deploying applications. Together with DevOps practices, this session will walk through the myths and realities of a Kubernetes environment hosting microservices as well as the dark side of the microservices.

Herding Cats and Cattle in a Post-Spacewalk World

Doug Whitfield

The Spacewalk repo has been archived. In this session, we will take a look at the two pieces of software that best completely replace Spacewalk, (1) Suse’s Uyuni, and (2) Red Hat’s Foreman and Katello. We will also briefly discuss when you would want to move to a configuration management tool such as Ansible instead.

Apache Web Server Security Hardening

Andrew Carr

In this sessions, we will review possible exploits and how proper mitigation can prevent breaches. Apache has a lot of security holes, especially in older versions. Though upgrading fixes many problems, there will always be exploits. We want to demonstrate a system that is reliable and robust, with the least amount of information exposed to the public. Additionally, there will be a review of some standard configurations you can build from to protect your environment.

Modern Tools for the Modern Enterprise

Joe Carder

This session will include an introduction to modern infrastructure management tools for configuration management and provisioning tools.

Basics of Application Security from the Ground Up

John Saboe

In this presentation, we will cover the basics of application security from the ground up, starting with common terminology and standards, ways to think about application security as part of your process, common vulnerability categories with their mitigations, and an introduction to resources for further information.

A Conversation with Fannie Mae on Open Source

Amardeep Sharma, Software Engineer Manager

Join us for an interview with Amardeep Sharma, Software Engineer Manager from Fannie Mae. Facilitated by OpenLogic VP of Sales, Greg Presely, hear about Fannies Mae’s open source strategy over time and how they’ve overcome several IT challenges alongside OpenLogic. Amardeep and Greg will discuss how Fannie Mae’s business has seen open source as a cost and innovation advantage and their open source adoption for the future.


  • Design and build your business infrastructure with free and open source software.

  • ActiveMQ Basics
  • Leveraging Spark and Kafka to Build Data Lakes for Real Time Streaming Use Cases
  • Achieve Enterprise Transformation with OSS Service Mesh
  • From Monolith to Micro Services: Real Life Tales of Getting From Here to There
  • BGP is for the Birds - (D)I(Y)P Anycasting
  • Migrating from Proprietary Databases to PostgreSQL and it's Side Tools

ActiveMQ Basics

John Saboe

This presentation will cover the basics of message brokers from the standpoint of Apache ActiveMQ. We will starting with common messaging terminology and how messaging servers can work with your applications, common messaging architectures and patterns, and how ActiveMQ can be used to enable messaging across platforms.

Leveraging Spark and Kafka to Build Data Lakes for Real Time Streaming Use Cases

Omar Lara

In a real time world the existing applications and workloads are looking for an expedited delivery. Thanks to the real time streaming technologies, it is possible to leverage Spark and Kafka in a multi-data environments that demand capturing and processing in seconds. In this session, we will cover the top ways your team can capture and process data in seconds with a real-time data lake use case.

Achieve Enterprise Transformation with OSS Service Mesh

Shuddhasatwa Bhattacharya

This session will look at how we achieve organizational efficiency using existing transformation protocols and processes with open source service mesh as Istio & the services' ecology of open source tools and utilities. Transformations are achieved with metrics, roadmaps & milestones. Certain milestones allow us to make organizational changes.. thus delve into the transformation process itself to achieve the goals for the enterprise.

From Monolith to Micro Services: Real Life Tales of Getting From Here to There

Joe Carder

As Cloud Native applications and microservices become the I.T. standard, many organizations find themselves struggling with the transition and the fundamental changes required to adopt this new application strategy. In this session, we will discuss real world use cases, common pitfalls, and what adopting the “12 Factor App” methodology really means for IT organizations.

BGP is for the Birds - (D)I(Y)P Anycasting

Connor Penhale

In this session, we'll go through how the OpenLogic team discovers business needs and makes architecture recommendations for customers. We show you an in-depth architectural discussion of a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) IP Anycasting and the RIRs! RIPE, ARIN, APNIC, ++. Learn about IPv4, IPv6, BGP, Bird, Ansible, Nginx, and Terraform.

Migrating from Proprietary Databases to PostgreSQL and it's Side Tools

Ludovic Gasc & David Pearson

Even if it will simplify deployments and save money, most enterprises are sceptical to change the heart of their IT environment that has been built on legacy databases. This hesitancy is understandable when the presumed risks are not well understood. During this tutorial session, we will discuss strategies to migrate with the smallest interrupted time and we will review the most interesting side tools around PostgreSQL for extra features like backups or monitoring.

    Language & Runtime

  • Learn about modern open source programming languages and frameworks.

  • PASE Yourself – A Practical Guide to Working in PASE
  • A Java Renaissance: OpenJDK in 2020
  • Introduction to Camel K
  • Getting Started with Node.js
  • Async Middleware in PHP

PASE Yourself – A Practical Guide to Working in PASE

Erwin Earley

With the number of open source solutions on IBM i growing the importance of being able to work in the PASE environment cannot be overstated. This session walks through working in the PASE environment. We will start by showing how the open source enablement packages are implemented in PASE. From there we will look at how to setup the user environment for PASE, establish a container in PASE, manage open source solutions in PASE, and understand the shell constructions available. This session is designed to provide a practical approach to learning PASE and is designed to allow you to implement exercises/solutions in your home environment in PASE on IBM i.

A Java Renaissance: OpenJDK in 2020

Maurice Kherlakian and Tim Carroll

This session will cover OpenJDK adoption in 2020 and how it’s impacting dependent technologies. We will also cover how the OpenJDK release cycle is affecting the Java ecosystem and the future of Java and the role OpenJDK will continue to play.

Introduction to Camel K

Lance Dillon and Doug Whitfield

This session is an introduction to Camel K, a lightweight integration framework built from Apache Camel that runs natively on Kubernetes. Learn more about the framework and how it is specifically designed for serverless and microservice architectures.

Getting Started with Node.js

Bill Crowell

Learn to leverage the power of server-side Javascript with this Node.js introductory tutorial. We’ll dive into Node’s architecture and understand the build and dependency management systems involved. We will demo several modules for Node, and we’ll learn how to debug Node applications within an IDE. You’ll come away with an understanding of what sets Node apart from traditional Javascript, it’s inherently asynchronous and event-driven architecture, and take a look at some real world applications built on Node.

Async Middleware in PHP

Matthew Weir O'Phinney

The rise of Node.js has many developers interested in asynchronous web application development, as it allows offloading heavy processes in order to provide snappy responses to clients. How can you achieve this in PHP, particularly with middleware architectures? Swoole, AMP, and ReactPHP each provide PHP with async operations, but which should you choose? In this session, we'll learn about each, but also cover how to code your middleware, handlers, and their dependencies so that they play well in an async environment, allowing you to leverage its scaling and performance benefits.

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And For Our VIPs...

Get Your Team The Best Virtual Event Experience Possible

Join the VIP group package! This offer includes exclusive content, custom whiteboarding sessions, and conference swag.
Connect you and your team with fellow industry experts during networking opportunities, along with access to all [email protected] sessions.

Define Your Open Source Strategy with the VIP Whiteboarding Session

Spend two hours one-on-one with an Enterprise Architect from our OpenLogic support team! During this whiteboarding session, you'll be able to utilize our open source experts to plan or analyze a real use case from your organization.

Ask questions, receive feedback on your technology solution plans, and help clarify your open source vision during your personalized session.

You Don't Want to Miss These VIP Sessions...

  • The Future of Software Development
  • Setting Your Testing Strategy Throughout the CI/CD Pipeline
  • Enhancing Postgresql: Adding Datatypes for Your SQL Needs
  • Kakfa with Your Microservices Architecture
  • What if the Penguin Was Dead - Look at a World Without Open Source
  • Building Bridges to Modern Infrastructure: A Guide to Monitoring Legacy and Modern Systems using Open Source Tools

The Future of Software Development

Rod Cope

Get excited about this VIP Session from founder and CTO of OpenLogic, Rod Cope! With over 20 years of experience in software development spanning numerous industries, Rod is ready to share with the open source community, The Future of Open Source Software.

Setting Your Testing Strategy Throughout the CI/CD Pipeline

Tzvika Shahaf

As many teams are tasked with shifting testing of all types left, and releasing with high velocity and compromised quality, it is imperative to embed continuous testing strategy to mature the entire DevOps pipeline. During a standard pipeline, there would be multiple testing events happening on a daily basis, that each requires and can accommodate specific test automation types.Join Perfecto's VP of product management, Tzvika Shahaf to learn how to build a winning continuous testing strategy that can fit any agile software iterations, while delivering top-notch quality. During this session, audience will come out understanding the following:What are the key pillars for continuous testing for digital apps.Distinction of test automation coverage within the DevOps pipeline for web and mobile apps. Real life examples from enterprise customers that were able to mature their DevOps processes by implementing similar strategy.

Enhancing Postgresql: Adding Datatypes for Your SQL Needs

Jeff Anton

Postgresql is a powerful and widely used open source relational DBMS. It was originally designed to allow easy additions of new datatypes and new indexing abilities. Join creator of Postgresql, Jeff Anton to learn how Postgres extension possibilities and a simple example new datatype.

Kakfa with Your Microservices Architecture

Andrew Carr

In this VIP session, from Senior Enterprise Architect, Andrew Carr, learn how implementing Kafka with your microservices architecture can allow for rapid and reliable inter-service communication.

Learn how Kakfa communicates reliably between different services, how Kakfa and Zookeeper interact, and how to establish availability and durability in your messaging framework. We will also discuss the differences between Kafka and ActiveMQ, and which one is better for your architecture!

What if the Penguin Was Dead - Look at a World Without Open Source

Erwin Earley

Imagine a world without open source! This session from Erwin Earley, Senior Solutions Consultant, takes a fun and insightful look at the wide-ranging benefits of open source by postulating a world in which open source and community-driven projects didn’t exist.

Building Bridges to Modern Infrastructure: A Guide to Monitoring Legacy and Modern Systems using Open Source Tools

Sergey Sobko, Open Source Software Architect, IBM TSS

In this session, Sergey will describe an approach he used to build Observability by integrating monitoring and logging for both modern and legacy systems using Open Source Instruments. He will describe how Open Source solutions were used to monitor a large number of systems both legacy and modern, even some you may have never heard of before. Sergey will compare between two different approaches using Zabbix and OpenAPM for building such solutions. You will also learn how a security requirement forced a change to the whole monitoring architecture.

Your Presenters



Enterprise Architect



Enterprise Architect



WW Program Director, Open Technology & Developer Advocacy, Digital Business Group (IBM)



Enterprise Architect



Enterprise Architect



Director of Engineering



Chief Technology Officer



Enterprise Architect



CentOS Engineer



Senior Solutions Consultant



IBM Fellow, CTO Open Technology (IBM)



Solutions Architect for Open Source Software, TSS (IBM)



Head of Technical Product Management (Amdocs)



Director of Product Management



Sr. Sales Engineer



Open Source Software Technical Architect (IBM)



Enterprise Architect



Chief Architect, OpenLogic



Enterprise Architect



AVP of Sales Engineering, Perfecto


Sharma ITIL

Software Engineer Manager, Middleware & Caching Services (Fannie Mae)



Global Multivendor Software Support Leader (IBM)



Open Source Software Architect, TSS (IBM)


Weier O'Phinney

Principal Engineer



Enterprise Architect