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Martin Sakowski
Senior Solutions Architect
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Session Title:
Stop configuring infrastructure, start coding it!

Session Synopsis:

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a best practice, but with most infrastructure automation frameworks out there, we are writing configuration files, not real code. Is there another way? Yes! In this session, we’ll dive into the open-source Cloud Development Kit (CDK) that lets us define cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes apps in familiar programming languages like Python, Java, C#, TypeScript, and JavaScript. After this session, you know how CDK works, what infrastructure you can automate with it, and how you could use it in your next project.

About Martin
He's a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. He supports German enterprise customers on their journey to the cloud & he has a strong background in building digital platforms and serverless stacks. With this experience, he loves to dive deep into architectures and development processes to drive performance and operational efficiency, and increase the speed of innovation. See the picture attached. 

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Julian Lang
Solutions Architect
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Session Title:
Stop configuring infrastructure, start coding it!

Session Synopsis:

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a best practice, but with most infrastructure automation frameworks out there, we are writing configuration files, not real code. Is there another way? Yes! In this session, we’ll dive into the open-source Cloud Development Kit (CDK) that lets us define cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes apps in familiar programming languages like Python, Java, C#, TypeScript, and JavaScript. After this session, you know how CDK works, what infrastructure you can automate with it, and how you could use it in your next project.

About Julian
He helps Media and Entertainment Customers in Germany get the most out of cloud technologies & he's passionately working with serverless technologies and CDK.

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Pavol Loffay
Principal Software Engineer
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Session Title:
Exploring the power of OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes.

Session Synopsis:

Modern cloud-native applications are incredibly complex systems. Keeping the systems healthy and meeting SLAs for our customers is crucial for long-term success. In his session, you'll deep-dive into one of the observability pillars - distributed tracing - the foundation observability signal for troubleshooting distributed systems & finding the root cause of (not only) latency-related issues. You'll learn the gotchas and pitfalls of rolling out the OpenTelemetry stack on Kubernetes & how to effectively roll out end-to-end data collection starting with the instrumentation and ending in the collector or platform like Jaeger. 

About Pavol
He's a principal software engineer at Red Hat, working on open-source observability technology for modern cloud-native applications. Pavol contributes and maintains Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects OpenTelemetry and Jaeger. In his free time, he likes to hike, climb, or ski steep slopes in the Swiss Alps.

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Tugdual Grall
Solutions Engineer
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Session Title:
DevSecOps: add Security to your DevOps!

Session Synopsis:
Application Security is too often, a "thing" that happens too late in the process and often it is not even a "thing". It is time to apply the DevOps principles and goals to security, This is what DevSecOps is promising! This presentation shows that it is possible to add security to your DevOps without impacting developer productivity!

About Tugdual

"Tug" is Solutions Engineer at GitHub where he helps developers to do more with GitHub! Before GitHub, he worked at Redis, Red Hat, MapR, MongoDB, Couchbase, eXo, and Oracle as a developer, product manager, or developer advocate. Tug is also the co-founder of the Nantes JUG (Java Users Group) which has brought together developers and architects from the Nantes region every month since 2008.

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Patrick Koch
DevOps Engineer
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Session Title:
Common Cloud Migration Pain Points related to Container Applications and how to overcome them

Session Synopsis:
There are different obstacles, respectively challenges that you’re facing when starting almost from scratch with the cloud migration of a containerized application.  They are related to architectural aspects, technical issues, financial aspects, and so on.  faced several of those issues and would like to reveal my approaches by providing explanations about real implementations.

About Patrick 
As a DevOps Engineer, Blogger and Lecture, he loves to automate everything. His interest in DevOps came at an early age while studying software development at the Technical University of Graz - in addition, he contributed to a Free and Open Source Software non-profit project at that time. Since 2014, responsible for CICD/Cloud/Container/Kubernetes topics in his department. Runs his blog about DevOps and gives lectures/workshops at international conferences.

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Valentin Bud
DevOps Consultant,
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Session Title:
From Legacy to Kubernetes at 123FormBuilder

Session Synopsis:
The migration to Kubernetes story of 123FormBuilder with all of its ups and downs, challenges, constraints and lessons learned. One of the biggest challenges was to run two infrastructures in parallel with keeping costs at a minimum. There were all sorts of constraints, from the programming language version, allowed tools to use, keeping costs under control.  The most powerful lesson learned, there's no right way of doing things, but there's always the best way for the current project.

About Valentin
In the past 16 years I've helped companies making the most out of their IT infrastructures. I love to architect custom solutions for different customers and help implement them.

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Tobias Gockel
Team manager Platform Team in Customer Product Services Department
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Session Title:
Data Streaming at DKV – GitOps-Integration for the management of Kafka resources

Session Synopsis:
Starting with the context of how our organization is built around cross functional product teams and how we are developing software at DKV we want to describe two solutions for working with Kafka: Management for Kafka is a tool that applies the GitOps approach1 to Kafka cluster orchestration.

About Tobias
Tobias Gockel, Team manager Platform Team in Customer Product Services Department, former officer, husband and father of two kids, loving books across all topics and addicted to sports to compensate unhealthy desk work.

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Ionuț Ilie
Site Reliability Engineer
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Session Title:
SRE@METRO.digital: From the trenches

Session Synopsis:
How to mess up with SRE Principles and recover and get better in the future? Ionut Ilie, Site Reliability Engineer at METRO.digital, will share some tips and tricks and lessons learned that his team experienced since SRE Principles were first adopted in the company.

About Ionuț
Ionuț is a Site Reliability Engineer at METRO.digital, where he currently acts as a tech lead for our Core SRE team. Aside from that, he has worked as an Application Operations Engineer, Automation Engineer, DevOps Engineer, and Software Engineer in the past. He is one of the first SRE in METRO.digital.

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Lucian Tănase
Senior DevOps Engineer
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Session Title:
Benefits of DevOps for Blockchain Development

Session Synopsis:
DevOps is a series of practices, complemented with specific tools, dedicated to the interaction between the development and operation teams in order to continuously improve, standardize, secure and speed up the software delivery chain. Its best practices can enhance blockchain apps development through different phases. The available DevOps tools, combined with containerization and automation, will assure for any blockchain project: a faster and better product delivery, more stable environments, greater scalability and availability, better resource utilization and greater visibility into the system outcomes. After this session, you’ll understand better the main benefits of applying DevOps principles and tools into a blockchain project.

About Lucian
Lucian Tănase is an experienced DevOps engineer with hands-on experience in developing cloud infrastructure, providing assistance to many customers from various industries like Telekom, Automotive, FinTech and Commercial Satellite.   He likes getting involved in optimizing infrastructure performance and enable best security approaches to the cloud architecture. His interest in the latest technologies made him to develop new skills in Web 3.0 and Blockchain space by applying and adapting the best DevOps practices.

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Daniel Roca
Senior Development Consultant
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Session Title:
Benefits of DevOps for Blockchain Development

Session Synopsis:
DevOps is a series of practices, complemented with specific tools, dedicated to the interaction between the development and operation teams in order to continuously improve, standardize, secure and speed up the software delivery chain. Its best practices can enhance blockchain apps development through different phases. The available DevOps tools, combined with containerization and automation, will assure for any blockchain project: a faster and better product delivery, more stable environments, greater scalability and availability, better resource utilization and greater visibility into the system outcomes. After this session, you’ll understand better the main benefits of applying DevOps principles and tools into a blockchain project.

About Daniel
Daniel has more than 18 years of experience in developing and designing solutions for the Banking, Financial and Payments sectors, working for world top banks and financial companies, acting at local, regional and worldwide levels. He’s interested in the latest technologies related to software development, fin tech, health tech and bio-tech. The interest for blockchain technology started in 2018, later he conducted a series of monthly Meetups live meetings about blockchain education for Bucharest community.

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Codruț Panea
DevOps Engineer
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Session Title:
Argo CD and Crossplane for Bootstrapping Kuberbetes Clusters

Session Synopsis:
ArgoCD is a declarative, GitOps continuous delivery tool for Kubernetes, that can pull updated code from Git repositories and deploy it directly to K8s resources. Codrut will showcase how you can install core components in a Kubernetes cluster using ArgoCD, while applying GitOps principles. He will also share how you can bootstrap other Kubernetes clusters using Crossplane – the framework for building cloud native control planes without needing to write code.

About Codruț
Starting his career as a Software Engineer, 4 years ago, Codruț migrated towards a DevOps role and is now a DevOps Engineer at eSolutions. Codruț has advanced knowledge in CI/CD, Kubernetes clusters administration, and building cloud-native CI/CD pipelines applying GitOps principles, this being his current focus area.

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Adrian Postelnicu
Chief Product Officer
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Session Title:
Leverage Product metrics to maximize business outcomes

Session Synopsis:
How does METRO.digital define impact and how do we measure it when talking about our technical solutions? We use data. We are a large enterprise in charge of building scalable solutions for a global international business (20+ countries) across Europe and Asia. We craft our products around the business needs, and we push for innovation. Practically, METRO.digital delivers digital products for the METRO Group.
Every year, we must decide how to allocate next year’s budget (triple-digit million EUR) to the products that we maintain and evolve, to the upcoming projects, and to the new solutions that we need. We decide how much to invest in the most impactful solutions for our business; the ones that can bring the highest incremental value and deliver consistent throughput on areas like e.g., customer touchpoints, customer loyalty, cost reduction or employee productivity. But which ones are those? Out of the 150 solutions that we develop we need to leverage data to find the answers. We look at the digital products’ metrics from all angles: business impact, engineering perspective (DORA, SLAs), user experience/satisfaction (CSAT), penetration rate, team productivity, etc. We equate this to the overarching wholesale strategy of METRO, and then we come closer to the desired outcome.


About Adrian
Curious learner and courageous contributor. Facilitating people’s discovery journey of their own mission in life. Actively supporting them to follow it. Keen on bridging diverse perspectives and finding the sweet spot of collective contribution and meaningful goals. Started off as a software engineer and accepted the challenge of leadership as an Engineering Manager for several years. Took an exhilarating detour through Product Design (UX) and landed in Product Management a couple of years back. Currently pushing forward the Product Management paradigm, as Chief Product Officer, in METRO.digital and facilitating the magic trio of Product, Design, and Engineering to thrive inside a well-established corporate environment. All in Tech and Wholesale - for more than 15 years.

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Bogdan Vizureanu

Moderator

About Bogdan
Bogdan is one of the co-founders of Code for Romania and he is currently one of the Technology Officers that help in coordinating the project teams and in delivering the civic apps the organization’s volunteers are working on. Having over 10 years of experience in .net, flavoring from version 2.0 in a POS Windows application, to multi-tenant Azure enterprise solutions, Bogdan is also a Technical Team Lead for a technology company whenever he is not managing the coding teams in the biggest civic tech ONG in Romania.

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