It's a week on from my last talk/demo so I figured it'd be a good time to blog up about it as a break from some EAP hacking. Last Thursday, 21st Feb, we were invited to run a half-hour presentation spot at Singapore's e27 founders drinks for the month.
e27 is a media company that is trying to encourage tech start-ups around Asia. In addition to this monthly founders' drinks community event, they report relevant start-up news along with organising an annual conference. This month, since Red Hat were sponsoring the day, I got an opportunity to head out and talk about using JBoss Dev Studio (JBDS) on OpenShift. I wasn't the only person talking to the audience as there was a panel of local start-up CTO's giving a description of their experiences.
It's pretty important that people realise that a tool like OpenShift can really help with getting their ideas live and 'in the real world'. I do have a feeling that some people did get that message and were curious about OpenShift. I was pretty happy that people were willing to talk and exchange name-cards at the end of the show, their interest can be what drives a new local developer community. Being an entrepreneur can be dangerous business but it can be really rewarding, and I take my hat off to these people giving it a shot.
|Some very keen Red Hat people in the background looking on.|
The venue? Shuffle at Clarke Quay in Singapore. Cold Kronenbourg, good pizza and a swanky location. Pretty good spot to spend a Thursday evening if you ask me!
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Summing up - once again it was a pretty fun experience. There were always going to be quite a few people just there for the free food and drink but thankfully they were sat away at the back of the room. I know for a fact that the Red Hat crew present enjoyed themselves and did manage to gain some useful insight from speaking with the local entrepreneurs.
Thanks for listening all!