Mike Francis

About Mike Francis

Sales & Marketing Director at Paremus and Chairman of the OSGi Users' Forum UK.

Japan Bound

Japan May 2013A few of the Paremus team will be over in Japan this week for a number of meetings and activities.

The first to note is a Japan JUG meeting on Monday 27 May where Neil Bartlett will be presenting “OSGi Pure and Simple”, an introduction to OSGi for Java developers new to it.

If you are in Japan we would be pleased to see you there.  The Japan JUG starts at 19.00hrs and is being held at Tokyo-to Shinjuku-ku shinjuku 5-17-17 Watabishi building. [Map]

You can find full details and how to register at http://kokucheese.com/event/index/90755/.


OSGi Surgery with Neil Bartlett @ OSGi DevCon 2013

A number of the Paremus team  will be attending OSGi DevCon and EclipseCon next week and we are looking forward to the all of the great OSGi content and exploring the new venue in Boston.

If you are attending then you may be interested in the opportunity to book a 30 minute one on one slot with Neil Bartlett.  And the great news is that the charge for this is zilch / zero / nada – yes that’s right, no charge at all.


Devoxx 2012


Neil Bartlett will be at Devoxx this week presenting “How to Make your Code OSGi Friendly Without Depending on OSGi“. The talk is taking place at 13.35hrs in Room 8 on Thursday 15 Nov.

It appears from the Twittersphere that there has been a good deal of interest and content around OSGi at the conference this week, including the use of Neil’s Bndtools project.  So if you are at Devoxx and would like to catch up with Neil to find out more about Bndtools, his OSGi training course, or anything OSGi or Paremus related then send him a tweet @nbartlett or drop us an email.

OSGi Training London. Dec 10 to 13, 2012

Our next series of the popular 4 Day OSGi Training Courses by Neil Bartlett starts next month in London between Monday 10 and Thursday 13 December.

If you are a Java developer interested in gaining a thorough understanding of OSGi and how to use it to build highly modular, extensible applications then this course is ideal for you.

Click here for full details of the course topics, pre-requisites, pricing and how to book a place.

Feedback from previous delegates from this course include:

Best course I’ve taken in 20 years.  No exaggeration.

Neil is one of the best teachers I ever had.

I am really happy of taking the course, it definitely helped my understanding of the subject. Thanks a lot, excellent job you did. I am amazed by tutors knowledge and expertise.

The course will also be operating in New York (Feb 4 to 7, 2013) and Sydney (Feb 25 to 28, 2013). If you are interested in a Private rather than Public course, or if you have any other questions you can reach us by email.

OSGi Community Event 2012 Underway

The OSGi Community Event 2012 kicked off today in Ludwigsburg, Germany, co-located with EclipeCon Europe.  Richard Nicholson, Paremus CEO and OSGi Alliance President thanked everyone for joining us and for the EclipseCon teams excellent support in setting up and running the conference.  This is the first year that the OSGi Community Event has co-located with EclipseCon in Europe, following on the established formula of OSGi DevCon and EclipseCon in North America.

Over the next 3 days there will be more than 25 talks focused on OSGi, ranging from embedded to enterprise, tooling to OSGI and the Cloud, plus some user case studies. There will also be 1 0r 2 OSGi BOFs and an exciting schedule of entertainment laid on by the EclipseCon Europe team. It looks set to be a great conference.

If you are at the conference and would like to find out more about the OSGi Alliance then be sure to come by the Alliance stand (opposite the Power Up lounge) on street level.  This will be manned in all the breaks during the conference by different members of the Alliance and they will be pleased to answer any of your questions.

Neil Bartlett has a couple of talks during the conference so be sure to look these up on the schedule if you will be with us in Ludwigsburg.

Hope to see you there.