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Bill Hilf of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Bill Hilf of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Seattle will be one of only seven cities in North America and the UK to host a Cloud Foundry “Dojo,” giving programmers a six-week bootcamp to attain the ability to contribute source code to the popular open-source platform for developing cloud apps. Hewlett Packard Enterprise will host the Cloud Foundry Dojo in Seattle.

“By opening a Dojo in Seattle, we will draw on a rich ecosystem of cloud providers and developers in the rapidly growing Puget Sound market to increase the growth of the Cloud Foundry project,” said Bill Hilf, senior vice president and general manager for HPE’s cloud business, in a post announcing the news.

Other Cloud Foundry Dojos have been established in San Francisco and San Ramon, Calif., New York, Cambridge, Mass.; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and London. Outside of a Cloud Foundry Dojo, the process of gaining “committer” status for the project otherwise takes a year or more.

Hewlett Packard originally ramped up its cloud operations in Seattle for its “Helion” public cloud platform, but later phased out that initiative, saying it would help customers build for other public clouds, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The company is among several tech giants that support and work with the open-source Cloud Foundry project.

Separately Tuesday, HPE announced plans to spin off and merge its enterprise services business with Computer Sciences Corp.

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