Great article about ForgeRock and its CTO and founder, that tells a lot about the culture of the company: Forgerock’s startup journey.
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As ForgeRock is growing fast and we have a number of new hires joining us in the Grenoble Engineering Center, we’ve moved office for a larger space, still in the same building.
It also has a couple of smaller office for managers , and a decent meeting room, that has already been hacked :-)
And the good news is that the new office will allow us to hire even more, in the next months and years.
The date has been set, the 2014 ForgeRock summit in United States will take place on the week of June 2nd, in Phoenix AZ.
Make sure you block the date in your calendar ! I hope to see you there.
And if you’re in Europe, don’t panic ! We are also planning an EMEA summit in the fall. The date and location will be announced later.
I heard of the Movember movement last year when my friend Pat aka @Metadaddy filled my twitter stream with his moustachy face. I quickly noticed other people growing a moustache, including the Grenoble hockey team : Les Bruleurs de Loups.
So this year, when Andrew Forrest suggested that we create a ForgeRock team for Movember, I didn’t hesitate much, joined, and recruited other coworkers for the French team. I told my wife beforehand and she was not really enthusiastic about the idea of a moustache on my face. But my middle daughter was encouraging me to participate and help improve men’s health research and awareness.
We’re reaching the end of Movember, and the moustache has grown. My wife hates it… So help me proving her that it was worth suffering and make a donation to our team.
Last week, ForgeRock hosted its first european Open Identity Summit, in the “Chateau de Béhoust” just outside Paris. For two and half days, our 110+ visitors, a mix of customers, prospect customers, partners and consultants, could attend presentations, meet and greet with ForgeRock employees, have lengthy discussions with peers, exchanging experience or use case scenarios around the ForgeRock Open Identity Stack. All of this in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
All of the presentations have been filmed and will be available shortly through our web site and the summit page. If you missed the event and want to get a feel of the content, please check Simon Moffat’s review.
As usual, I’ve taken a few pictures of the event.
Thanks to all attendees and sponsors of the event. And see you next year for the second edition of our ForgeRock summits.
We will be gathering at ForgeRock’s luxe Chateau, Domaine de Béhoust (just outside Paris), where our Open Identity Stack community will delve into OpenAM, OpenIDM, and OpenDJ best practices, use cases, how-tos, and more.
We’ve been saying for a long time that identity & access management (IAM) must be reconstructed to adapt to today’s problems. Modern APIs, standards, scale, speed, and modular architecture are all needed for successful modern IAM deployments. The agenda will include dynamic working sessions addressing the latest IAM developments, including mobility, identity bridge, and customer case studies.
A call for papers is open. If you are doing something interesting with the Open Identity Stack and you would like to share the experience by presenting a session at the summit, send your proposal by September 4.
ForgeRock’s chateau is large, but registration is limited. Therefore, I encourage you to reserve your spot and register quickly !
If you want to get a feel of the atmosphere of the conference, check the photo album from the first ForgeRock Open Identity Summit or get a glimpse at the skills of one of our keynote speakers :
I hope to see you at ForgeRock’s chateau in October !
I hope all attendees enjoyed the summit as much as I have. It’s been a real pleasure to meet face to face some of the project members, customers and partners I’ve interacted with, over emails and phone for the last 3 years, and to see again colleagues, ex-coworkers…
All the photos that I’ve captured during the summit are now publicly available on Flickr.
See you at the next summit !
[Update on June 19] The presentations from the summit are now online. Goto the Summit page and click on the Agenda.