DevOpsDays Göteborg Ignite talk videos up!

by Oliver on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011.

I’m trying to take every opportunity that presents itself to blab about what I’m working on, so I gave an Ignite talk at the recent DevOpsDays in Göteborg, Sweden. The videos are now up, and fortunately for you I spoke first so I’m right at the start of the video.

It was my first Ignite talk and my memory is always hopeless so there was a bit of slide confusion but it resolved itself quite nicely 😉


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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 Tech No Comments

Cool Tools

by Oliver on Saturday, October 15th, 2011.

Today at DevOpsDays Göteborg we rounded out the day’s events with an Open Space session on Cool Tools. Basically I wanted to have a session where as experts in our field we can suggest life-saving, life-changing or just handy tools we use from day to day that others may not be aware of. Each person got up, said some small amount about the tool in question and wrote it on the board. In the end we had a board full of suggestions and used up all the time!

So in the interests of posterity here is the list:

So there you have it. Please let me know if any of the URLs are wrong, and I hope some of these links help you in some way!

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Saturday, October 15th, 2011 Tech 7 Comments

Proposal for talk at DevOpsDays Boston!

by Oliver on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011.

My proposal is up on the DevOpsDays website, please comment and vote on it!

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 Tech No Comments

Devopsdays 2010

by Oliver on Friday, October 15th, 2010.

I’m in Hamburg! If you’ve read through my previous articles I’ve written for Anchor you would know that I love going to tech conferences. I’m currently at Devopsdays which is being hosted in the very stylish East Hotel, just down the road from Hamburg’s red-light district. I haven’t actually been outside during the day yet since we caught the EC train up from Berlin last night, but I’m enjoying the conference so far.

We’re trying to implement a Devops culture at work, which so far has just resulted in a lot more work as the initial chaos subsides somewhat but I’m always cautiously optimistic about these things. In stark contrast to the Linux Conf AU conferences I’ve been to (3 so far, but I missed the last one sadly) there is definitely a sense of this conference being in its infancy. There is a lot of excitement about the potential of Devops, and a lot of people very interested in implementing it but not really sure how to. There seems to be only a few “experts” and many “novices” eager to learn, whereas LCA seems to be a more even mix (with the odd number of wizards thrown in too).

I actually managed to score my own Open Space session to talk about configuration file distribution issues which was informative, and confirmed I’m at least on the right track. On another note, if you’re looking for interesting work as a Developer or Sysadmin in our Devops team ( 😉 ) Nokia is hiring in Berlin!

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Friday, October 15th, 2010 Germany, Tech No Comments