It was a good opportunity to meet and discuss with our European customers (or the European teams of our global customers). For me, the main topic of discussion was Kubernetes and running Directory Services in Docker/K8S. It was also something that I’ve discussed a little bit during the Nashville Identity Live, but not as much as I did in Berlin. I also did a talk on that subject at the Identity Live Cloud Workshop (the second day of the event is focusing on the technical aspects of our products and solutions). I’ve started to write another article to detail my talk. I hope to publish it here in the next few days. Meanwhile, you can find all the photos from Identity Live Berlin on my Flickr page as usual.
Note that Identity Live Berlin took place at the “Classic Remise” which is a showroom for old and sports cars. An unusual place for a conference, but a good opportunity to admire some pretty old cars and try to take a different kind of photos.
This was my first visit to the city of Country Music and honky-tonks. It was fun listening to the live music everywhere, trying (and buying) boots, visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame, although we didn’t really have much time for leisure.
The Identity Live event itself was really good and very well attended. The engagement of our Customers and Partners was great and we’ve had a myriad of discussions, feedbacks and questions about our products, our roadmap and our progress on our move to the Cloud.
In London, we’ve had 3 important customers that explained how they are innovating with the help of digital identities, each of them providing online services to over 30 millions users: The BBC, Maerks and Pearson. And we’ve had 3 major UK banks that joined a panel to discuss OpenBanking and APIs in the banking industry. I have particularly enjoyed the well mastered presentations by Bianca Lopes about the data that we leave online and that ties back to our identity, and by Spencer Kelly, technology presenter of the BBC show “Click”.
Today, we had our “unConference” day, where the engineering team is joining the product management one and discuss with our customers and partners on how to leverage the newest features of the ForgeRock Identity Platform, whether already released or soon to be.
I’m sitting in training this week with our Solution Architects team and was talking to my long time colleague Scott Fehrman about a customer I recently met and a mention of the Open Provisioning ToolKit (OpenPTK) in one of the slides. OpenPTK is an open source project that Scott, Terry Sigle and Derrick Harcey founded at Sun Microsystems some years ago.
As we’re talking Scott realized that the website that hosted OpenPTK source code, issues and downloads (java.net) is gone. As he had a copy of the latest version, he put it back online on his github account.
If anyone is using OpenPTK and would like to get the code, or even better work on it, it has raised from the hashes and is now publicly available:
On March 2nd, ForgeRock will be hosting an UnSummit, a free and open to all event, in Bristol. In an “unconference” format, join us in the ForgeRock’s Bristol offices at Queen’s Square, for a day of discussions, presentations with users, deployers and developers of the ForgeRock Identity Platform.
Top 5 reasons why you (or your team) should join us?
It’s a day for techie’s and nothing like a regular conference
If you’re interested in identity or working on an identity project – it’s a must!
There will be 30+ sessions to choose from during the day
It’s a great opportunity to visit Bristol – one of Britain’s leading “Smart Cities”