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.
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.
Last week the NLUUG Spring Conference was held in Ede, this years topic was System Administration in general.. which means there was a pretty wide range of talks ... some of the talks were extremely interesting and gathered a lot of people , others really shouldn't have been put in the main room.. Frequenly organising them myselve it's always a difficult choice for a conference organiser.
Must say this was one of my better talks .. it all went smooth and nicely fit within time. Probably the promise of drinks and food after my talk helped some.
I started it of by showing the audience Patrick's opening Devopsdays'09 Video ...
I slightly modified the the slides for my NLUUG presentation, but they are based on the talks I gave on the same topic before
Please note that the Devops definition I give early in the
slides is there to misguide the audience ... :) Everybody knows drinking beer and eating sushi is just a start in the journey when you want to become a #Devops :)
The fun part about conferences often are the speakers dinners, you get to sit down with interesting people and talk about a variety of topics such as panacotta recipes and configuration management ..
It was fun ... too bad it took so long to drive there.. good thing we got back pretty quick..
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.