Cloud Craft for Spatial Cadets: OpenShift PaaS

  • 30 minute talk

All over the web people are doing amazing things with spatial; this session will give you the necessary know-how to get started with your own cloud-based mapping app project. The talk will cover the basics of Platform as a Service and introduce the open source OpenShift PaaS. Katie will demonstrate how to fire up an auto-scaling spatial app on OpenShift, before hitting the app with some load to test the scaling spatial goodness.


Katie Miller, also known as codemiller, is a polyglot programmer with a penchant for functional programming.

The former newspaper journalist works as an OpenShift Developer Advocate at Red Hat and co-authored the O'Reilly book Getting Started with OpenShift.

Katie is a founding member of the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming and serves as one of the organisers of the Brisbane Functional Programming Group.

The Gold Coast local has presented at conferences across Australasia, as well as in Europe and the United States.

Katie is passionate about coding, open source, software quality, languages of all kinds, and encouraging more girls and women to pursue careers in technology.

The OSDC 2014 team is dedicated to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming conference environment for everyone. We have a code of conduct to clearly outline our expectations. Our goal is to create a safe and harassment-free conference experience for all involved, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language or text editor.