Community workshops for JBoss projects

JBoss BRMS (Drools + jBPM) Workshop @ NYC


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Date: Tuesday, June 19 2012
Time: 8:00am – 5:30pm (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack provided)
Cost: Free but register as seats are very limited.
New York City Seminar Center
71 West 23rd Street
2nd Floor Conference Hall
New York, NY 10010
Toll Free: 800-326-5494

Event summary

JBoss is proud to bring to you the Drools and jBPM Projects core development team including Mark Proctor its lead for 8+ years, Dr Kris Verlaenen, jBPM 5 project lead, Edison Tirelli the lead around Complex Event Processing, Prakash Aradhya, JBoss BRMS / BPM Product Manager and others. In this day long session explore Business Workflows, Complex Event Processing, Authoring rules, product road maps and much much more. Be prepared to work hands on with the technology and tools, meet the team behind the technology, and get your questions answered. This day long event will get you unparalleled access to industry recognized leaders in the business process and rules community.

Who should attend

Business Process Management and Business Rules have many use cases in corporations, from workflow management, process automation, eligibility determination, resource planning, budgeting and many more. For example have you ever wondered why/how you could use rules to respond to legislative changes more quickly? Have you ever wondered how you can streamline your business process with effective usage of business rules and workflows ? Do your coders slow down you abilities to keep up with changes/requests from your business owners and analysts? Are you unsure of the number of times a specific rule is spread around many different modules in you organization greatly impacting testing, deployment, and making changes to the rules deployed in your organization. If these are issues that effect you on a day to day basis as either a coder, architect, or department/agency leader, these sessions will greatly expand your knowledge about where/when/how to employee to rules to solve the above mentioned problems, and a whole host of other issues.

What attendees will learn/why attend

An attendee should be able to know the piece parts of the Business Process Management and Rules Management System and how it relates to the Drools and jBPM project. How to leverage, Complex Event Processing to check for and react to temporal data. Where and how does a process engine and rules engine fit into a system architecture and much much more.

Workshop Agenda

8.30 AM - Registration, Breakfast, Meet and Greet
9:00 AM - Intelligent BPM Solution - Power of Drools and jBPM - Prakash Aradhya
9:30 AM - Drools and jBPM Open Source Community  - Mark Proctor
10.30 AM - Lab 1: Add Business Intelligence (rules) to your Application 
11.30 PM - Adding realtime intelligence to your business application using Drools Fusion (CEP) - Edson Tirelli
12.15 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - jBPM - the Open Source BPM - Kris Verlaenen
2:00 PM -  BPMN2 Primer
2.30 PM - Demo: Building Intelligent Business Processes
3:30 PM - Lab 2: Building your first Business Process using jBPM 5
5:00 PM - Closing 

Speaker Biographies

Mark Proctor - Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat

Soon after becoming involved in the Drools expert system project, Mark Proctor became its project lead. Mark then joined JBoss (later acquired by Red Hat) as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss JEMS stack. Having developed a powerful expert system, Mark is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.

Mark received his master’s degree in business and information systems and his bachelor’s degree in engineer science and technology, both from Brunel University in West London. Mark’s master’s thesis was in the field of genetic algorithms, which is where he first got his interest for all things AI-related.

Kris Verlaenen - jBPM Lead Engineer, Red Hat

Kris Verlaenen leads the JBoss jBPM 5 effort and is also one of the core developers of the Drools project, which he started contributing to in 2006. After finishing his PhD in computer science in 2008, he joined JBoss full time and became the Drools Flow lead. He has a keen interest in the healthcare domain, one of the areas that has already shown to have a great need for a unified process, rule, and event processing framework.

Edson Tirelli - Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Edson is a Sr Software Engineer at Red Hat with over 10 years of experience in Middleware and Telecom Industries. He has been working on the Drools project (part of the JBoss Enterprise BRMS product) design and development for 5+ years and is the Lead Designer of the Drools Fusion CEP engine.

Prakash Aradhya– Senior Product Manager

Prakash Aradhya is responsible for driving the product strategy and roadmap for JBoss Enterprise BRMS and BPM products. He has over 15 years of experience in product development and product management in the middleware software industry. Prior to his focus on the BRMS and BPM products, Prakash was responsible for JBoss Developer Platform product management which included JBoss Developer Studio. Prior to joining Red Hat, Prakash worked at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) as SOA Product Manager for the Sun Java CAPS product.