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Come along to our next event where Eric D. Schabell, JBoss technology evangelist for Integration and BPM products at Red Hat, will lead a hands-on workshop session.  We’ll be running the same session, two nights in a row (choose either Edinburgh on 4th March or Glasgow on 5th March) and both are free to attend.


Rule the World – Practical Rules & BPM Development
In this workshop you will get a chance to do just that, unlock the power of business rules engines and business processing for your development projects. Eric will take you through it all step-by-step, building rules, domain specific languages, using the wizards and editors that the JBoss BRMS & BPM Suite provide to create your own rules or process project.


You will have a choice in this workshop between an online web shop project or an HR employee rewards process project.
Make sure to bring your laptop as this is a hands-on experience that will take you from nothing to a fully working rules or process experience with JBoss open source software.
No experience in rules or processes is required.  You will be guided by the experienced speaker and go home ready to apply what you have learned in your own projects.


If you would like to attend please email specifying if you would like to attend the Edinburgh Event on 4th March or the Glasgow event on 5th March. The events are free to attend.


The programme will begin at 17.15 and run until around 19.30 and include complimentary drinks and buffet.

Edinburgh Venue
Sopra Steria Office, Orchard Brae House, Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 332 3311

Glasgow Venue
TBC (City Centre)

CKAN for Open Data, Clément Mouchet, Sopra


Abstract submitted for this Lightning Session (2)

Recent budgetary and regulatory pressure have highlighted Open Data as a potentially efficient way to maximise the value data, encourage re-use and drive innovation.

CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network)  is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. It has quickly become the world’s leading open-source data portal platform, adopted by most open governments and public bodies providing an Open Data portal, including the UK Cabinet Office with


This talk will provide an overview of CKAN’s features: how it has been designed to be extended and how it can be customised to integrate with your existing infrastructure and services to maximise the value of your data, either by using it as an Open Data portal, or internally as an information hub.

Presentations attached from our last JBUG Scotland community event.

Introduction to Openshift - Ian Lawson

Senior Solution Architect/TechLead Red Hat Public Sector UK


  • OSE Technical Deck (OSE overview)
  • OSE2 new features for OSE2.0

Here is a short abstract on Lightning Session I


Building on the introduction to OpenShift from the main talk, David Meikle from Categorize Limited will present a short lighting talk on getting started with Apache Solr in OpenShift.  Providing a (very) quick tour of Apache Solr and its ecosystem as well as the problems the products solve, he will help you get them up and running on OpenShift so you can leverage search in your solutions whilst exploring some of the key aspects of OpenShift along the way.

Check out the slides from our event on Thursday 30th January in Edinburgh


  • Main session - Postgres Plus and JBoss, Mark Jones, Enterprise DB
  • Lightning Session - 1 - A lightning Introduction to noSQL, Iain MacLeod
  • Lightning Session - 2 - Worldcup Sweepstake to OpenShift, Neil Anderson


Why not get involved?  If you have a topic for a Lightning Session (10mins max) then let us know.


See you at the next event!

Postgres Plus and JBoss – A powerful open source solution

Mark Jones from Enterprise DB will examine what Postgres and Postgres Plus advanced server have to offer the open source ideals, including Postgres Plus Resources for JBoss Developers


Lightning Sessions
The programme will also feature Lightning Sessions (10mins max – presentations on areas of special interest).

Let us know if you would like to present a Lightning Session.


The programme will run from 17.00 until around 19.30 with complimentary drinks and buffet.


To register please contact:
Danielle Honoré
Tel: 0131 311 4959


Sopra Group Office, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 2HS
Tel: 0131 332 3311


More details to follow

The next JBUG Scotland event will take place on 30th January in Sopra Group's Orchard Brae House office, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS

Starting at 17.00


More details to follow

Thanks to everyone who attended the last JBUG event on Weds 28th August, and speakers Pete Muir, principal software engineer for Red Hat and Derek Howlett, senior technical architect for Red Hat.


This time we only have slides to share from Derek's Introductory session as Pete Muir's 'The JBoss Way' was primarily a technical demo.

Richard Hands from Sopra Group also did a demo on the OptaPlanner tool as a Lightning Session - so no slides from him either


We'll hopefully be running another session later this year in November, so watch this space!

We are having to move the planned date for the next JBUG Scotland Event due to speaker diary conflicts.  Please note the next event will not take place on 5th September but we will confirm a new date in the next week.  Thanks

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