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Sunday, March 9 • 11:00am - 1:30pm
Cloud Portability with Multi-Cloud Toolkits

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Take control of your application's future by making it portable in the present.
Changes in reliability, performance, cost, and privacy in the cloud may drive you to consider alternative public, private, or hybrid clouds. Planning for cloud portability upfront can be crucial in avoiding lock-in. The tools you use to interact with the cloud will play a large part in how easy it is to move your app between clouds.
In this workshop we'll cover cloud basics and how to effectively use toolkits that operate across multiple clouds. You'll work through examples of multi-cloud apps in Java, Node.js, Python, or Ruby and go home with recipes for building your own portable cloud applications.
You'll leave this workshop with:
1. Why cloud portability is important.
2. How you can avoid being locked in to a particular cloud provider.
3. What options there are when you need to programmatically control cloud infrastructure.
4. What a multi-cloud toolkit does.
5. How to use a multi-cloud toolkit effectively.
6. Working code for a multi-cloud application.
The agenda:
1. Introductions
2. Cloud 101
3. Multi-Cloud 101
4. Multi-Cloud Toolkits
5. Break
6. Application Architecture
7. Application Code Walkthrough and Workshop
8. Application Demonstrations (time permitting)
9. Conclusion
- No prior experience with the cloud is needed.
- A beginner's knowledge of Java, Node.js, Python, or Ruby.
- Basic understanding of how to use the command line when developing software. e.g. In the Terminal for Mac/Linux or the Command Prompt for Windows.
What to Bring:
- For cloud accounts, please arrive already signed up with one or more of the following "trial" accounts. If you already have an account with one of these cloud providers, that will work too.
1. Rackspace Developer Discount - http://developer.rackspace.com/devtrial/
2. HP Cloud Free Trial - http://www.hpcloud.com/free-trial
3. AWS Free Usage Tier - http://aws.amazon.com/free/
All participants should have a laptop with a good code editor (e.g. Sublime Text - http://www.sublimetext.com/).
If you're using Java, the laptop should have installed:
1. Oracle JDK 6+ - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7-downloads-1880260.html or OpenJDK 6+ - http://openjdk.java.net/install/
1. Run "javac -version" on the command line.
2. Maven 3+ - http://maven.apache.org/guides/getting-started/maven-in-five-minutes.html
1. Run "mvn -version" on the command line.
If you're using Node.js, the laptop should have installed:
1. Node.js .10+ - http://nodejs.org/download/
1. Run "node --version" on the command line.
2. Run "npm --version" on the command line.
If you're using Python, the laptop should have installed:
1. Python 2.6 or 2.7 - http://www.python.org/getit/
1. Run "python --version" on the command line.
2. pip - http://www.pip-installer.org/en/latest/installing.html
1. Run "pip --version" on the command line.
If you're using Ruby, the laptop should have installed:
1. Ruby 1.9.3+ - https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/
1. Run "ruby --version" on the command line.
2. RubyGems 2+ - http://rubygems.org/pages/download
1. Run "gem -v" on the command line.
3. Bundler 1.3.5+ - http://bundler.io/
1. Run "bundle -v" on the command line.
4. Nokogiri Gem - http://nokogiri.org/tutorials/installing_nokogiri.html

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Dana Bauer

Developer & Community AdvocateRackspaceHi! I'm a developer and community advocate with the Developer Relations Group at Rackspace. My team builds the tools that make OpenStack and the Rackspace Cloud easy to use for developers. A big part of my job at Rackspace is providing outreach... Read More →
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Kyle Rames

Developer AdvocateRackspaceKyle Rames is a developer advocate specializing in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. In this role, he helps maintain Ruby gems that utilize the Rackspace Cloud. He is a top committer to the fog and the liaison between Rackspace and the Ruby community. Since joining... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00am - 1:30pm
AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 105 1900 University Ave