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Writings on various topics (mostly technical) from Oliver Hookins and Angela Collins. We have lived in Berlin since 2009, have two kids, and have far too little time to really justify having a blog.

Devopsdays 2010

Posted by Oliver on the 15th of October, 2010 in category Tech
Tagged with: devopsdayshamburg

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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