Cloud Foundry Weekly

Nick Kuhn and Nicky Pike

Cloud Foundry Weekly deep dives into various aspects of the Cloud Foundry ecosystem. Join Nick and Nicky as they interview special guests from the community and deep dive into special features within the VMware Tanzu and Cloud Foundry ecosystem. read less
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Cloud Foundry Weekly: Data Services:  Gemfire, MySQL, Postgres & Rabbit, Oh My! : Episode 14
Jun 12 2024
Cloud Foundry Weekly: Data Services: Gemfire, MySQL, Postgres & Rabbit, Oh My! : Episode 14
Get ready for an exciting episode all about data! Join us this week with special guests Gregory Green and returning favorite Mark Fynes as we discuss optimizing data services for your apps, explore use cases, and compare the best options between services. Expect fun discussions and live demos. If data's your thing, don't miss this episode!Guest Bios:Gregory Green LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-green-5619748/Gregory Green is a seasoned software development and architecture expert with over 25 years of diverse experience across multiple industries, including financial, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. Gregory specializes in cloud-native data services, bringing extensive expertise in modern data solutions, application modernization, digital transformations, and domain-driven design patterns. His innovative approach and deep industry knowledge make him a valuable asset in driving technological advancements and delivering cutting-edge solutions.Mark Fynes LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-fynes-812407/Mark Fynes brings over 25 years of experience in Mark Fynes has over 25 years of experience in enterprise middleware and cloud platforms. He's worked on everything from Corba Middleware, web services, to various platforms before joining Pivotal in 2013 where he realized the potential of Cloud Foundry.  Since then, he has been a part of helping customers deploy their first apps with 'cf push' and scale to managing tens of thousands of applications on the platform.
Cloud Foundry Weekly: Exploring enterprise RAG applications with GenAI for TAS: Episode 10
May 9 2024
Cloud Foundry Weekly: Exploring enterprise RAG applications with GenAI for TAS: Episode 10
This week, David Wu will be our special guest star as we explore building enterprise RAG applications using GenAI for TAS. Don't miss this episode as we deep-dive into how you can build innovative applications on top of Cloud Foundry with large language models and applications using Retrieval Augmented Generation(RAG) to tailor chatbots to your domain-specific knowledge.Links:GenAI for TAS Sample Apps:  https://github.com/nkuhn-vmw/GenAI-for-TAS-SamplesAvatar Drawings - Creative Design:  David Neal https://reverentgeek.com BioDavid Wu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawu/  David Wu is a Senior Staff Product Value Engineer - Developer Experience team at Broadcom, where he helps customers modernize legacy applications and build scalable, high-performing Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes platforms. With over 7 years of experience at Pivotal, VMware, and now Broadcom, David has a deep understanding of cloud technologies and their practical applications. Prior to Pivotal, he served as a software engineer building innovative financial applications, internationally award winning cinematic cameras and medical devices that are even now showcased in the Science Museum in London, England. David is the co-author of the book "Cloud Foundry for Developers," which guides readers through the process of developing and deploying applications using the Cloud Foundry platform. He holds a Computer Science degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Monash University and RMIT, where he developed the world's first human vision model for perceptually lossless medical image compression.In addition to his work in the tech industry, David served as a forensic specialist for law enforcement/government entities. He developed cutting-edge algorithms that significantly contributed to solving complex cases, where his work was recognized and continually sought. David's expertise spans software development, generative AI, picture quality metrics, picture compression, machine learning algorithms, vision models, and forensics/video analytics. He is passionate about leveraging technology to help customers succeed, drive innovation and solve real-world problems.
Cloud Foundry Weekly: A Day in the Life of the Solution Architect: Episode 9
May 3 2024
Cloud Foundry Weekly: A Day in the Life of the Solution Architect: Episode 9
Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a day in the life of a VMware Tanzu Solution architect? Join this episode as Nicky and Nick deep dive with a panel of Tanzu SAs and how they spend their time helping customers achieve their business goals.Guest Bios: Mark Fynes -   Mark Fynes brings over 25 years of experience in Mark Fynes has over 25 years of experience in enterprise middleware and cloud platforms. He's worked on everything from Corba Middleware, web services, to various platforms before joining Pivotal in 2013 where he realized the potential of Cloud Foundry.  Since then, he has been a part of helping customers deploy their first apps with 'cf push' and scale to managing tens of thousands of applications on the platform.Tim Leong -   Tim Leong is a 10-year Cloud Foundry veteran and enthusiast who previously managed the platform for major corporations before transitioning to sales two years ago. His focus is on learning Tanzu and advocating for TAS across industries. Tim resides near Philadelphia with his wife and three children near a mall where apparently George Washington used to hang outChris Samp -   Chris Samp's journey began with early computer tinkering, leading to a career spanning Silicon Valley's Dot Com era to today's Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes landscapes. With expertise in Java, N-tier architecture, AWS, bash scripts, Python, and a VP Engineering background at startups, Chris brings a wealth of experience to his current role. He joined Pivotal, engaging with major companies like Ford and GM, and continues to navigate the evolving tech terrain with a focus on Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes solutions.