It's exciting times at the Infinispan team! Here's some of my highlights of the last few weeks and events coming up.
JBoss Enterprise Data Grid (based in Infinispan) presented in Spain's Red Hat JBoss Open Forum 2012
This was a great opportunity to introduce these new products to a Spanish audience, and as with everything in Spain, if you present in the native language, people understand things better and are more likely to get a better impression.
Might sound odd, but presenting this stuff in another language other than English, such as Spanish, is rather difficult even if you're a native speaker. If you've developed software in English, you're used to speaking about it in that language, but if you switch and you have to talk about in another language, getting the fluency required to tell a story (i.e. present something) takes a lot of preparation (write up notes in that language!) and above all, rehearsing.
The effort was worth it though! Having finished my first presentation, the JBoss Enterprise Data Grid one, I was non-stop talking to the Spanish sales force, potential Spanish customers...etc for the rest of the day, until I had to present again.
Last time I attended a JBoss middleware event in Spain was in Barcelona in 2006. A long time has passed since then, but what Red Hat Spain's JBoss Forum shows is that JBoss Middleware is back in the Iberian peninsula, and it's there to stay for a long time!!
Special thanks to Lucas Ponce who helped out massively with the live demos of both JBoss Enterprise Data Grid and JBoss Enterprise Application Plattform 6, and thanks to the rest of Red Hat Spain team who invited me to speak at the event.
JBoss World/Red Hat Summit and JUDCon in Boston
Heiko Rupp and I will be speaking about JBoss Enterprise Data Grid monitoring with JBoss Operations Network, which we're both hugely looking forward to! So, if you're around, don't miss the talk next Thursday at 2.30pm EDT (abstract can be found here)