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HPE DEV launches its Munch & Learn technical talks

March 30, 2021

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HPE DEV launches its Munch & Learn technical talks

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about today’s most popular technologies and connect with some of the industry’s leading technical specialists. Held monthly by the HPE Developer Community, the HPE DEV Munch & Learn technology talks are free, 60-minute sessions where subject matter experts (SMEs) will offer valuable insights and take your questions. Each month we will be presenting a different topic, ranging from using containers to develop code to how to deploy data fabrics in AI and machine learning applications. We’ll cover a variety of technologies, including open source, Kubernetes, and HPE Ezmeral software. To view this month’s topic and catch replays of previous sessions, check out our Munch & Learn calendar.

At each monthly gathering, a technology expert is introduced by an industry luminary to the online audience. These are live sessions where you can bring questions and participate in the discussion. In keeping with the HPE DEV Community’s fun and engaging atmosphere, during each session we share recipes and pictures of our favorite munchies on the #munch-and-learn channel of our Slack workspace. Attendees are able to not only get a better taste of new technologies, but are also able to benefit by being able to try out some new recipes.

Highlights from Previous Sessions

For our first session, held on January 27, 2021, Ellen Friedman, principal technologist at HPE, hosted Ted Dunning, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric CTO, to discuss the value of data fabric and how it can run, manage, control, and secure the apps, data, and IT that run your business – from edge to cloud. Starting at a very high-level, but quickly getting into details, they explored three examples of how data fabric has been used in production at scale. Details included how these and similar systems are constructed using data fabric primitives. Ted also touched on some of the details of how the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric works. And we had the Slack channel open for folks to pose their questions. For details on this session, read Exploring Data Fabric and Containers in HPE DEVs new Munch & Learn monthly gatherings. You can also catch a replay of the session here.

During our February meetup, Nigel Poulton, Kubernetes technology author, introduced Tom Phelan, HPE Fellow and Ezmeral Software Platform CTO at HPE. They shared their thoughts on container architectures and how to leverage the Kubernetes Container Orchestrator to deploy and manage stateful, as well as microservice-based, applications. Nigel was kind enough to donate several eBooks to reward five attendees for posing excellent questions and sharing pictures of their favorite munchy. You can view the replay of this session here.

On March 24, 2021, Ellen Friedman hosted Doug Cackett, EMEA Field CTO at HPE, who led us all in a whiteboard discussion about how data is transformed to create meaningful business value. He covered why data science was important, automating decisions, how it works in the real world using some simple examples, and some of the reasons why a data scientist might want to finesse some of the data. We look forward to bringing Doug back again at a later date to go more deeply into this discussion. You can catch the replay of this session and also review the side chat conversations.

Coming Up Next

We have several new topics lined up for the coming months. In one session, our speakers will discuss how to build a foundation for zero trust using SPIFFE, the secure production identity framework for everyone. In another, you’ll get the chance to explore one of our Workshops-on-Demand Jupyter Notebooks and learn more about Kubernetes in the process. As mentioned earlier, Doug will be returning to talk more about Data Science 101. Keep checking back to see what’s new on our schedule so you don’t miss any of these fun and engaging discussions. Better yet, subscribe to our HPE DEV Newsletter. In it, you’ll find information on our upcoming Munch & Learn sessions as well as everything else that’s new.

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