Overwhelming response to SpringOne China and India
We conducted SpringOne in China and India for the first time this December. The response to both the events was overwhelming with over 2800 developers attending the conference in both the countries. The event was held in City of Beijing in China. In India we conducted it in two cities : Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Dec 7th 2012, at Sheraton Great Wall Beijing, with the welcome speech delivered by Alan Ren, 3000+ attendees (~800 onsite, ~2500 online) began their two days’ journey of the Spring & Cloud Foundry Developer Conference. Mark Pollack, and Patrick Chanezon keynoted the conference by sharing their visions and thoughts on Spring roadmap, software architectural revolution and the future of cloud application.
Over 2500 conference register members, 800+ selected attendees join the event from top ISVs, system integrators, internet players and technical startups, over 2500+ people join the online live broadcast.
The Content and Speaker
To bring a one-of-a-kind technology event into this industry, we presented nearly 30 in-depth technical sessions for application developers, solution architects, web operation and IT teams who develop business applications, create multi-device aware web applications, design cloud architecture, and manage high performance infrastructure, etc. The contents covered Spring framework, Spring Web, latest news on mobile computing, integration and big data, Cloud Foundry technology architecture, and expert suggestions on how to run Spring application on Cloud Foundry, etc.
SpringOne speakers, the group of front-line developers from SpringSource and Cloud Foundry, subject matter experts, committers on Spring Framework and published authors
Partners coming from Baidu and Taobao, Grand Cloud, EMC, MoPaaS and other partners, presented, shared their best project practices on Spring and Cloud Foundry. The partner lineup indicates wide adoption of Spring in China and that Cloud Foundry ecosystem is gradually becoming mature.
Cloud Foundry Bootcamp
With a slogan “Cloud Foundry Applications for Hoodies”, the Cloud Foundry Bootcamp activity attracted many Spring developers. The Cloud Foundry Developer Advocate Frank Yu gave a detailed introduction to Cloud Foundry PaaS in his speeches, including account registration, vmc tools installation, getting environmental variables, and some details about Micro Cloud Foundry and Spring. 450+ attendees completed their registration and application development upload on cloudfoundry.com, received their delicate hoodies.
“VMware organized an authoritative and professional conference, it’s a grand technology feast!” – by Mr. Yang, Solution Manager
“I hope Spring & Cloud Foundry Developer Conference come to China again next year” – by Mr. Xu, CTO
“Original, professional and useful conference for developers! My best wishes to Spring & Cloud Foundry Developer Conference”, by Mr. Chen, Tech Manager
“The quality of the content is high, but there are too many sessions and too bad I can’t be two places at once” – by @dragon
“I’m so excited to see Mark Pollack in person! The conference room is full” – by @ben
SpringOne was held on Dec 11 and Dec 13th 2012 in the cities of Bangalore and Hyderabad in India . Response to both the events was massive with approximately 2000 developers attending the events. Over 10+ sessions from highly experiences and acclaimed speakers was the key attraction of the event.
Keynote was divided intro two parts, first part being done by Chris Richardson on developing Polyglot applications with Spring. He also covered how Spring and Cloud Foundry are natural allies in terms of choice of cloud hosting because of seamless integration.
Patrick Chanezon covered why the developer productivity is becoming an important aspect of a Paas provider and he weaved an interesting story of The Artist movie in his keynote.
Sessions and Content
Cloud Foundry Push an App Contest
We carried out a contest at the conference where participants had to signup for Cloud Foundry and Push an App to get a t-shirts. The response was overwhelming and over 1200 developers signed up for Cloud Foundry.
Cloud Foundry Developer Groups
We also announced the launch of Cloud Foundry Developer Groups - CFDG at the event. These are communities around Cloud Foundry and Spring where developers can signup and meet to discuss and share information. Please refer to http://cfdg.cloudfoundry.com for more information.
About 500+ developers signed up for Bangalore and Hyderabad chapter at the event.
We were very excited with the overwhelming response to SpringOne in China and India and look forward to meeting the developers next year.
Frank Yu and Rajdeep Dua
VMware Developer Relations