Mar 23 2016

Recent and Upcoming Talks

I gave a couple of new and updated talks the last couple of months.

At Fosdem, I opened up the Distributions Devroom with a talk on how we could improve the collaboration between the developers of a distro, and their users, the ops folks. I seemed to not be the only person with similar ideas as the smart folks over at the CentOS project were already actively talking about their efforts into making some my ideas become reality the day before at the CentOS Dojo.

Another talk of early this year was an update on the why Security is requires a devops aproach, why you want to embed security as a standard practice in your development process and why continuous delivery actually is a security requirement.

At last weeks FLOSS UK Conference in London , I gave an updated version of My MonitoringLove talk, giving an opinionated overview of the current state of Open Source Monitoring tools.

I was scheduled to give the Opening Keynote today (23/3/2016) at the Making Open Source Software Conference , but sadly I had to cancel that due to yesterdays (22/3/2016) events at Brussels Airport. My flight to Bucharest was obviously cancelled.

I`m scheduled to open up the 2nd day of the the upcoming Devopsdays London Edition

And Bernd Erk tricked me into giving a follow up talk on my popular 7 tools for your devops stack talk, aptly titled Another 7 tools for your devops stack

Feb 08 2009

Monitoring MySQL

The slides for my Monitoring MySQL talk , which I gave earlier today in an overcrowded MySQl Developersroom at Fosdem are now online, both at my site and at Slideshare

As of now I actually expect people to use those slides for schoolwork or next year in a main Fosdem track :)
As afterall that is the goal of Open Source and spreading the word ..

Aug 22 2008

Upcoming talks

Over at OReilly GMT I listed lots of upcoming European conferences .. lots of interresting ones but I can't go to all of them .. well not till someone starts paying me for that ;)

So I won't go to Drupalcon , and Tom will be presenting at the Nagios Conference

I will however be talking about Open Source Virtualization at OpenExpo in Zurich , and one week later at OpenDays in Copenhagen. The talk will be based on my series of Articles on the History and Future of Open Source virtualization earlier this year at

Given that those 2 conferences are week after week and LinuxKongress Hamburg being exactly a week later , this year will be the first since many that I'll have to miss LinuxKongress. I had a topic in mind, but time just didn't allow me.

T-Dose is also on my list and there is some talk about an upcoming CloudCamp in Berlin , but no final plans there yet.

Jul 08 2008

Upcoming conferences

My Conference schedule is growing again. In about 2 weeks I`ll be in Ottawa at the Ottawa Linux Symposium.

I`ll be giving 2 talks there, the first at the Virtualization Miniconference where I`ll be discussing the new openQRM 4 and it's new Drupal style plugin management.

And my second talk will be together with my collegue Tom and we'll be talking about Systems Monitoring We'll be looking at how you can keep an eye on your infrastructure with open source tools

So after 2 talks at the LinuxKonference in Germany a trip to I`ll finally be visiting OLS :) I've looked a the OLS schedule and it obviously looks very interesting.

In september I`ll be talking about the Open Source Virtualization landscape at Open Expo Switzerland in Zurich .

If you run into me don't hesitate to chat .. always interrested in meeting new people.