13 Red Hat sessions at Devoxx Belgium

For any of you planning to attend Devoxx Belgium during the week of 7 November, Red Hatters will be delivering 13 sessions, labs and BoFs and so you’ll definitely want to attend one or more of them when you’re there. Here’s the list in chronological order. Enjoy!

(By the way – if you’re, I’ll be there too so please stop by the Red Hat booth to say “hello”.)

Monday:

Managing Cloud Native Applications with Kubernetes – End-to-End – University

  • Monday from 13:30 – 16:30
  • Speakers:  James Strachan, w/ Ray Tsang and Amanda Waite of Google

Elasticsearch + Hibernate: from artisanal to industrial integration – Tools-in-Action

  • Monday from 16:45 – 17:15
  • Speaker:   Emmanuel Bernard

Easily secure your Front and back applications with KeyCloak – Tools-in-Action

  • Monday from 17:25 – 17:55
  • Speaker:  Sebastien Blanc

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Business process management in a "microservices world"

Generally when the topic of Business Process Management (BPM) comes up we think of BPM software suites. There’s another side to BPM though, and that’s the practice of process management, which doesn’t require any software at all.

Traditionally the BPM practice has focused on continuous process improvement. There are various methodologies but it generally comes down to this:

  1. Collect metrics on the existing process
  2. Analyze those metrics
  3. Propose an optimization
  4. Simulate the optimization with the collected metrics
  5. Institute the validated optimization
  6. Do it all again

There’s nothing wrong with that. We’ve occasionally had good results with continuous improvement for processes that are core to a business. A good candidate, for example, would be a fee-for-service health insurance claim process — it’s a process that’s been around for decades and will likely be around for additional decades. It’s also high volume, so even the smallest improvement can have a major impact.

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