Welcome Back Pivotal as a Boulder Startup Week Sponsor!

An amazing aspect of the Boulder Startup Week is the way our friends keep stepping up to help us more and more.  Not only has Pivotal been an amazing supporter of BSW as a returning track sponsor, this year they’ve even launched a new DevOps track for us!  Welcome back as a sponsor of BSW17, Pivotal!

Pivotal technology touches billions of users every day, with millions of developers around the world. Pivotal’s Cloud Native Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Big Data Suite, and Spring, are leveraged by companies large and small to bring startup-like agility to any enterprise.  In fact, the Pivotal Cloud Foundry reached over $270M in bookings in 2016!  Pivotal has been leading a global technology movement to transform the way the world builds software for over a decade.

Since closing a $253M Series C round in May of 2016, Pivotal has been They have been collaborating with major enterprises like Ford and Microsoft to develop and deploy technology that enhance consumer lives, as well as working with smaller clients to bring their enterprise-level expertise to emerging companies.  Pivotal has 20 offices worldwide with clients ranging from Mercedes Benz to Humana to the IRS.

Pivotal’s cloud-native platform is optimized for change so enterprises can move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. Pivotal also have developed an adaptable methodology for development and innovation to empower clients to build, not buy, software. Additionally, the Pivotal team uses agile and lean approaches to teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions.  They work alongside their clients as an integrated product design team and, because they work collaboratively, clients learn cutting-edge technology and best practices while engaged with Pivotal Labs.  Many of their startup clients are also starting projects on Pivotal Web Services, a hosted Cloud Native Platform designed for speed and agility.  

The Boulder office has always supported the local startup scene, including doing work with GNIP (now Twitter) and Techstars companies like SendGrid and Revolar, which are thriving too. They also host Product Office Hours every week, offering free guidance to startups around UX, product management, and development.  If you go visit Pivotal in Boulder, you might recognize the location — they recently took over the old Galvanize Boulder space on Pearl Street just west of the Mall.

Here are the BSW17 events organized and hosted at Pivotal:

Tuesday 5/16: Linux Containers in Practice and Production

Wednesday 5/17:  CI/CD with Concourse

Thursday 5/18:  ChatOps: Infrastructure as Conversation

Friday 5/19 (2pm):  Dressed to the Nines:  Achieving uber-high reliability computing

Reliability is vital to every product.  Let’s go over good monitoring and how it leads to the acquisition of Nines.  Led by Jess Frame, software engineer and SRE at Google.

Interested in accelerating your journey to the cloud? Join Pivotal at SpringOne Platform, the premier conference for those who build, deploy, and run cloud-native software.  Use this code before June 24th and save $500 off a full S1P pass:  S1P_EVENT_BSW100

Thanks, Pivotal, for going above and beyond to support Boulder Startup Week!  We so appreciate your support.

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