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We’ve been thinking about this since the begining of ForgeRock, and we’ve finally set a date, a great location and even lined up Keynote speakers.
Join us on June 12th to 14th, 2013, in Pacific Grove, California for the first ForgeRock Open Identity Summit, an event for and with the community of the OpenAM, OpenDJ and OpenIDM projects. The agenda is still work in progress and will be previewed soon. But you can be part of it. A call for paper is opened, but not for long. You have up to May 6th to submit your proposals for presentations. Don’t wait for the last minutes !
A note on logistics, please make sure to book your hotel, registration is not complete until you’ve booked your room! Space at Asilomar is filling up, so we encourage you to register ASAP to reserve your spot.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the event!
After a record Q1, ForgeRock has now secured $15M in series B financing.
This is a great news, and is definitely setting us on a great global growth path.
DevoxxFR 2013, the conference for passionate developers that took place in Paris France last week , is over and the long easter week-end after it was well appreciated. The 3 days conference has been great for ForgeRock, and so busy for the whole staff that I couldn’t find the time to blog or even tweet during the conference. I spent most of my time on the booth, and didn’t get a chance to see any session. The only sessions I could fully participate in were the JUG Leaders BOF and my own Conference presentation about “Security for enterprises in a cloudy and mobile world” (See the presentation in French, on Parleys). That presentation was well attended and seemed to have caught interest, by judging from the number of questions that were asked during and after the presentation.
Our booth has been busy. We’ve had interesting discussions with developers, architects, consultants about our company, about our products. We met a few members of our community, already using our products, and even customers
We’ve also discussed with a few engineers interested in the job positions that we have open in our Research and Development center in Grenoble, both in product development and quality engineering.
I’d like to thank the organizers for the great conference. And I hope that we’ll be able to have a strong presence next year.
You can find my photo album from Devoxx France 2013 on G+.
The second edition of the Devoxx France conference is starting tomorrow morning and we’re ready to welcome the 1300+ developers to our booth.
Booth at about 7pm.
And the booth at 7:45pm.
Looking forward to a great conference. See you all in the next 3 days.
I will be at the LavaJUG (Java User Group from Clermont-Ferrand, France) this Thursday from 19:00 to 21:00, presenting our experience with the OpenDJ project with building a highly scalable and high performance server in Java. The presentation is based on what I’ve already presented in a few JUG in France (AlpesJUG, MarsJUG, PoitouCharentesJUG,…) and Switzerland (JUG Lausanne), but has been updated with regards to GarbageFirst GC and the most recent HotSpot JVM.
And next week, from March Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th, you will find ForgeRock at the Devoxx France conference.
Come to our conference session about “Enterprise Security in a Cloudy and Mobile World” (the session is in French). The session is on Friday 29th, from 11:45 to 12:35, in Miles Davis room. Mark it on your calendar, and if you miss it, make sure you stop by our booth (B3) to say hello and talk with some of our engineers. We will also be present at the HackerGarten on Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:00, should you want to have fun with one of our open source projects : OpenAM, OpenDJ or OpenIDM.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
But before diving in the details of the blog itself, I’d like to do a short personal and professional review of 2012.
2012 has been an amazing year. We’ve grown ForgeRock at an incredible pace, doubling the staff, globally as well as in France. We’ve moved to new offices, with some extra space to welcome additional stars to our band (yes, we’re still hiring and looking for developers with excellent Java programming skills). We’ve made available 3 releases of OpenDJ, 3 of OpenIDM and 1 major release of OpenAM. However we missed our target of releasing OpenDJ 2.5. With the growth of the team and the company, we’ve made the OpenDJ release more ambitious than originally planned, adding a REST/Json to LDAP service, to facilitate the development of applications that need to access the data. All of it should be available in the coming months.
Blogging wise, I’m satisfied with the ratio of articles published until July, then the workload has impacted my ability to write as often as I would like… Part of the new year resolutions is to resume posting here at a regular pace, similar or better than in 2012. I hope you will enjoy reading and joining the discussion…
Now with the annual report :
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 34,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals
Yesterday, on the side of the JavaOne and OOW conferences, we had an executive round table with selected partners, customers and future customers. The event started with a 30 minutes speech by Scott McNealy, Sun founder and former CEO, also active supporter of ForgeRock.
Scott touched on the values and benefits of open source software, gave a top 12 reasons why you know your Identity and Access Management solution is not open source and talked briefly about his new company Wayin.
Thanks Scott, Mike and all for your participation.
If you want to meet ForgeRock and you’re in the San Francisco bay during JavaOne and Oracle Open World, there will be several opportunities to meet some of us: our CEO, our Sales team, some of our developers or myself.
Sunday September 30th:
I will be participating in the JUG Leaders meetings and discussions as well as the GlassFish ones (when schedule allows). Later, you can find me at the GlassFish and Friends Party from 8pm to 10pm at The Thirsty Bear.
Monday October 1st:
JavaOne attendees should be able to see me during the conference. I will be part of a panel discussion on Open Source Identity and Access Management solutions, from 5:30pm to 6:15pm.
Tuesday October 2nd:
Come and meet the developers and other members of the open source projects supported by ForgeRock. We’re having a Beer Burst party from 5:00pm until 8:30pm at The House of Shields. Please register through eventbrite so that we know how many to expect.
Rest of the week…
Otherwise, throughout the week, I will be most of the time at the JavaOne conference or in the ForgeRock San Francisco offices with the local team. Please send me an email or message me on Twitter (@LudoMP) to arrange a meeting. I will be leaving California for New York on Monday, October 8th.
I hope to see a large number of people from the OpenDJ, OpenAM or OpenIDM community, other open source projects, ex-coworkers, future customers, and friends during my stay.
Each company has its own culture, influenced by leadership, the founders and the employees. I ‘m not trying to describe ForgeRock company’s culture, one has to live it to understand, but being a global company with offices in Oslo (Norway), Bristol (UK), Grenoble (France), San Francisco and Portland (USA), and employees in many other countries such as New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Belgique, Hungary, etc, is a big part of our identity. Then, there are objects that are building the company’s identity, and you will find them everywhere. At ForgeRock, among other things, we have the “Orange Couch”.
And the home office version in South Africa:
Another week goes by, and it’s time for another tab sweep.
Silverpeas, a Collaborative Platform, built as open source under the GNU Affero license by the eponym company, has been supporting LDAP for authentication and authorization for some time. The documentation for setting up the LDAP domain has been updated using OpenDJ as the recommended server.
ForgeRock OpenIDM capabilities are growing. After getting OpenIDM to work with Activity to provide workflows, the team posted a experimental tutorial to integrate Jasper with OpenIDM to produce nice reports. You can find more of these tutorials in the OpenIDM How To Collection.
Articles and links
Action Identity has posted a couple of articles about ForgeRock products:
Our friends at ProfiQ have posted an article describing how to use OpenDJ with Red-Hat Certificate System.
While talking about using OpenDJ with LDAP enabled applications, we try to maintain a page on OpenDJ documentation wiki with different tutorials on how to configure OpenDJ client applications.
ForgeRock will be present at the European Identity and Cloud Conference (EIC), April 17-20 in Munich.
We will also be participating to Devoxx France, April 18 to 20 in Paris. I will be co-speaking on Thursday 19, 7pm about Open Source in France, and will be available for individual meetings from Thursday morning to Friday end of afternoon. So, if you want to discuss about ForgeRock products or job opportunities, send me a mail, or leave a comment.
I’ve been traveling a little bit last week, visiting a major customer in the UK (helping with their OpenDJ based directory service that has grown from 13 Millions entries to 17 Millions in a about 6 months).
Last week was also a busy week in term of news for ForgeRock. First, we’ve announced the release of OpenIDM 2.0, a major version of our real-time identity life-cycle management, provisioning and synchronization software product. OpenIDM 2.0 is a new release, but is already running in production at a few happy customers.
ForgeRock and Qubera Solutions have announced a partnership for the delivery of Standard-based Identity Services based on ForgeRock I3 Open Platform. Qubera Solutions offers workshops and migration tools to help former Sun Microsystems customers to move away legacy software solutions.
I’ve also came across a blog post from Martin Sandren, that positions ForgeRock as one of the challengers on the Identity and Access Management market. It’s an interesting reading and it looks like the previous announcement does start to address some of his concerns.
And finally, we’re expanding and therefore we’ve published a few job postings on our web site. I’m pretty confident that these are just a few to start with and we will have more, including some in our Grenoble Engineering Center.