StackConf Online was the sixteenth through today. StackConf is about open source infrastructure in the spectrum of continuous integration, container, hybrid and cloud solutions. Bridging the gap between development, testing and operations is one of the fundamental paradigms in modern IT. StackConf covers this concept from multiple perspectives.
Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), the conference organizers decided to turn stackconf 2020 into an online conference. All talks were presented in a single track over the course of three days from June 16 – 18, 2020.
“How IT experts run their applications and infrastructure in production has a big influence on how they design and build their technology stack. At stackconf you learn how.
Well-known international open source experts present their ideas within our three-day online lecture program. Expect an intensive exchange of experience and inspiring encounters in the live chat with the speakers!
Trendsetting concepts, state-of-the-art technical expertise, top-level discussions and new perspectives in dealing with large infrastructures have shaped the event, formerly known as OSDC, since 2009.
As one of the leading open source infrastructure events in Europe the conference attracts more than 150 visitors per year – and we are very excited to see how many will join us online!”
While I’ve had informal experience with agile stand ups, kanban, scrum, and other lean management solutions, I’ve not formally researched it and since the DevRel group within Packet uses it for documentation and ticketing, I’ve been drinking from that firehose for a few weeks now.
I totally just ordered Head First Agile: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Agile Principles, Ideas, and Real-World Practices from Amazon.NL and can I just say how AWESOME it is for Amazon to FINALLY open a full official store in the Netherlands? Buying from .com, .co.uk, and .de was a bit of a pain and … now that I think about it, really, I shouldn’t be buying from them for somanyreasons but English books in the Netherlands is HARD.
ASIDE: I love Head First books. Per Wikipedia, it’s “a series of introductory instructional books to many topics, published by O’Reilly Media. It stresses an unorthodox, visually intensive, reader-involving combination of puzzles, jokes, nonstandard design and layout, and an engaging, conversational style to immerse the reader in a given topic.” And it works.
But you don’t have to order a book – I just love paper, yo, cause I’m Old School ™ – you can read a few different articles online and Atlassian has an entire agile resource that I’m diving into while I wait for the book to arrive.
Today was my first day with Packet, an Equinix Company, and I don’t know if I’m supposed to always call it that, Packet, an Equinix Company, or if I can just call it Packet, but today was exquisite and adventurous and inclusive and beautiful.
I am absolutely over the moon to announce that I’m joining the dreamers, tinkerers, creators, and mad scientists at Packet, an Equinix Company, as a Senior Developer Advocate.
Packet is the leader in automated bare metal focused on making infrastructure a competitive advantage for the world’s leading digital businesses by pairing developer-friendly bare metal with a trusted ecosystem of networks, software, and partners.
Packet helps customers take advantage of Equinix’s unmatched geographic reach in 55+ global markets, 340k+ interconnections between over 1800+ networks, and a neutral approach with automation that creates a trusted, friction-free experience. As part of Equinix, Packet’s mission is to protect, connect, and power the digital world with physical infrastructure that moves at software speed.
One of the reasons I’m so enthusiastic about Packet is that they’re just as passionate about open source and cloud as I am. And now I get to dive into edge and container technologies!