2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Emmanuel Belo

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From paper to pods: Revolutionised fibre planning process at Deutsche Telekom AG with FOSS4G components

Compared to other industrialised countries Germany ranks rather low when it comes to the availability of broadband internet via fibre. In order to change this and to cope with the needs for the new mobile standard 5G, Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) revolutionised the planning of fibre networks. The main goal is to shorten the time to market dramatically by automating processes. A brand-new world comprising lots of geodata and heavy geoprocessing is needed to substitute previous manual tasks.

The newly developed SDI shall respond to criteria, such as:

  • Best of breed software
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Deployability via automated pipelines as well as scalability
  • Sustaining a pluridisciplinary team working in an agile environment (SCRUM and SAFe)
  • Security

DTAG selected open source components such as geOrchestra, SHOGun and Actinia to be deployed on a docker orchestration system. A large team of open source contributors were brought together to enable the launch of this major SDI.

This talk will present how FOSS4G components and teams can be effectively bundled together in order to achieve industry specific goals.

When building, maintaining & continuously improving a SDI isn’t enough: DevOps processes to the rescue

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTAG) revolutionises the planning process of fibre networks in order to increase the number of connected households and industries dramatically as well as to shorten the time to market in general. A brand-new world comprising the build up of a major SDI, lots of geodata and heavy geoprocessing is needed to substitute previous manual tasks and to sustain the goals.

Think about a project, that will be developed by +10 companies, each with its own frameworks, procedures and deployment workflows. To succeed, you'll need more than confidence in the team. This is also because of other complicating factors like IT security, large data pipelines or ever-changing IT infrastructure.

This is where DevOps and AGILE practices came to the rescue. It gave a structure and a common understanding of the workflows to every project member, as well provided enough automation and flexibility to adjust to the constant changes the project undergone.

In this talk, we’ll present the key challenges and how DTAG and the team of the FTTH-Factory successfully implements agile and DevOps workflows for the project. If we’re brave, we’ll do DevOps on stage.

geOrchestra - INSPIDE SDI

geOrchestra gathers an open source community to build an INSPIRE compliant Spatial Data Infrastructure. The result is a customizable, interoperable and free INSPIRE SDI, based on the best geospatial open source components.

Referenced on Github, geOrchestra offers a solution to publish and share spatial data on intranet and internet.
geOrchestra project is built around several independent and interoperable applications, such as Geoserver, GeoNetwork.

These various modules are loosely coupled, meaning that the operation of each module does not affect the other. Communication between modules uses OGC standards.

geOrchestra was designed to meet the requirements of the INSPIRE Directive, which aims to establish a spatial data infrastructure at European scale, with the aim to meet the challenges of sustainable development.

This talk will describe the geOrchestra community project and give a project status update.