Thursday, September 15, 2011

WSO2Con-2011 Day 02

During the day 02 at WSO2Con-2011, I was able to join some of the sessions. Today the keynote speaker was Sastry Malladi who is a distinguished architect from eBay. The speech was about Service Orientation and how eBay has successfully been able to pioneer and leverage service orientation.

Azeez talked about "Open source middleware for Clouds" and elaborated the underneath architecture in WSO2 StrtosLive PaaS. Also he described how cloud-native attributes like Cloud native attributes like distributed/dynamically wired, elastic, multi-tenant, self-service, granularly metered and billed, incrementally deployed and tested enabled in Stratos.

Shankar did a very comprehensive demonstration on creating an applications for StratosLive. Demonstration included most of the features like creating tenants, user import, web-app/service development and deployment, securing web-apps, creating SaaS on top of StratosLive etc.
Also the demonstration included features related WSO2 Relational Storage Service (RSS).

Then Senaka talked about the SOA governance with WSO2 products. Next presentation was from Tharind who talked about concepts around rewamped WSO2 Business Activity Monitoring(BAM) framework.
"Security in Action", one of the interesting session from Prabath, reviewed patterns, best practices and threats associated with SOA security models. Also it explored standards, such as WS-Security, SAML, XACML, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-SecurityPolicy etc.
Another set of sessions held, on the other track. Today Paul Fremantle's session was about "High Volume Web API management with WSO2 ESB". Sanjaya Karunasena who is the CTO of ICTA talked about SOA for citizen centric e-Government service delivery in Sri Lanka.
Then Nelson Raimond, IT manager from Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal (SHF), talked on "Open Source Adoption in a Mexican Bank". Next presentation was from Dmitry Lukyanov, Head of Integration Solutions Dept, Alfa-Bank Ukraine. He talked about how Alfa-Bank has adopted WSO2 products to enable SOA to its banking infrastructure.
Final session in track 01 was about "Building a Mobile POS Solution with WSO2 Carbon and Apple iPod Touch" by Thilanka Kiriporuwa, Head of Human Resources and Operations, Odel.
The day 02 was concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Srinath Perera and the panelist were Dr. C. Mohan, Sumedha Rubasinghe and Gregor Hohpe from Google.
Finally there was a Jam session from WSO2 folks. It was nice to hear some great music after a series of tech-talks.

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