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DevOps Stage [9 NOV] gathers experts to share solutions for improving the connection between development and IT departments. Engage in discussions covering various topics, including effective management of Kubernetes clusters at scale, harnessing the cloud's capabilities to support large-scale game development, and the fascinating world of chaos engineering.
Manager Solutions Architecture, Retail
Till leads the Solutions Architecture Team for Retail in Germany at Amazon Web Services. In his role, he supports German Enterprises in all stages of their cloud adoption to build reliable, scalable and cost effective solutions in the cloud. He has a background in Solutions Architecture and backend development, focusing on scalability and reliability. Till likes to build simple solutions to solve customer problems, working on data modeling, analytics and exploring new technologies. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Measuring and increasing resiliency through Chaos Engineering 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Building and operating resilient applications requires deep understanding of your system in its normal and in failure states. Chaos engineering is an approach to build confidence in system resilience by deliberately injecting faults or stress to identify and fix problems before they wake you up at 3am. You will learn the core concepts of chaos engineering and what you need to implement them: gaining understanding of normal operations, building hypotheses how your system handles faults and injecting failures trying to disprove the hypothesis. We will dive into how you can observe steady state, design experiments to uncover weaknesses, follow-up on experiments & how to design resilient architectures. The talk provides a hands-on introduction to chaos engineering through actionable techniques you can start applying in your organization.
Señor Manager OpenShift
Black Belt, EMEA, Germany
Marcel Hild has 25+ years of experience in open-source development and the IT industry. He co-founded a Linux consulting company, worked as a Solution Architect for Red Hat, and was a core Developer for ManageIQ, a Hybrid Cloud Management tool. In addition, he researched AIOps and Open Services in the Office of CTO at Red Hat and built a community of SRE practitioners around operate-first.cloud. Now he practices the fine art of managed-OpenShift-Black-Belt-Do with customers and partners to leverage a managed platform to put his previous research topics into real life. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Managing Kubernetes clusters at scale - behind the scenes of managed OpenShift 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: In this session, Marcel Hild will navigate the attendees through the complex landscape of managed cloud services, focusing specifically on managed Kubernetes clusters. Although they are fundamentally rooted in open-source, the internal machinations and operational environments of these services often remain shrouded. Using only publicly accessible information, we will demystify the methods and tools that underpin the management of sprawling OpenShift clusters. The discussion initiates with a detailed overview of architectural principles, progressively venturing into the nuanced terrain of cloud-native tooling. After this session, you will understand the depth of open-source integration within managed services and the pivotal role it plays in fostering an environment for contribution and reusability. Attendees will depart with a comprehensive understanding of the architecture and operational mechanisms that form the backbone of large-scale OpenShift cluster management. Furthermore, they will gain valuable insights into the cloud-native tools landscape, comprehending how it profoundly influences the operation of managed services. Join this session to learn more about open source in managed services and how much it enables reuse and contribution.
Field Security Specialist
Adrien is a Field security specialist at GitHub and a developer first with a specialty in application security. He is helping users make the best out of the security feature of GitHub and adopt the best practices. He is also co organizer of the Nantes Java User Group. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Copilot: level up the security of your code 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: As a full stack developer, you should know a frontend language, a backend language, CSS, Infrastructure-as-Code, Docker, Accessibility, and security. Sadly, security is often left behind. Let's change that with our AI pair programming assistant: Copilot. The AI promise is to make us more productive. Let's see if it helps us write secure code and fix our existing vulnerabilities. After a presentation of Copilot, you will see live coding demos of different use cases and see how Copilot guides us to : - Learn about security - Detect unsecure code - Fix vulnerabilities
Senior DevOps Engineer
Hila Fish is a Senior DevOps Engineer, with 15 years of experience in the tech industry. AWS Community Builder, Hashicorp Ambassador, and an International public speaker who believes the DevOps culture is what drives a company to perform at its best and talks about that and other DevOps/Infrastructure topics at conferences. She carries the vision to enhance and drive business success by taking care of its infrastructure. In her spare time, Hila is a lead singer of a cover band, giving back to the community by co-organizing DevOps-related conferences (Inc. "DevOpsDays TLV" & ""StatsCraft"" monitoring-focused event), providing mentorship and managing programs in “Baot” (The largest technical women’s community in Israel), and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge wherever she can, including across diverse technology communities, initiatives and social media. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Managing Technical Projects like a Pro: Lessons from a Solo SCM Migration 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Writing code is something that we learned. Managing a project E2E - Probably not that much. Nevertheless, we have them in our professional day-to-day, all the time – Introducing new features, migrations, and more. So how can we handle them in a way that will enable us to run fast, independently, while meeting the necessary deadlines? In this talk, I will share my journey of migrating an entire R&D’s code base from BitBucket cloud to a self-hosted GitLab on my own (But in collaboration with people from cross teams) - Planning, implementation, and handoffs. I’ll share best practices for managing a technical project with a lot of takeaways you could adopt so your project, any technical project, will be handled smoothly and successfully.
Director, Software Engineering, EAIT
Daniel leads a team of passionate software engineers in Electronic Arts to build the next gen Game Developer Platform. In the past 20 years, Daniel has also led software engineering teams in other industries such as the financial industry to build diverse enterprise scale software products, from electronic channels to data warehousing and analytics. He has a background in software engineering, specialising in .NET development as well as product and project management. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Using the power of the cloud to support Game Development at Scale 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Traditionally, game development is a process heavily reliant on powerful bare-metal infrastructure with high demands on GPU and CPU processing. In this day and age, scaling physical infrastructure hit its limits and stressed the hardware supply chains that cannot satisfy demands anymore. This team believes that cloud technologies can augment and even replace existing infrastructure, to provide game creators with a performant and scalable platform to develop some of the best games in the industry. We will dive into their journey to prove out how games can be developed from anywhere in the world in the cloud, in a secure, reliable and scalable fashion. Maybe even more importantly, we will also explore how cloud and infrastructure-as-code can be used to enable workflows and processes that would have never been able to be performed with traditional infrastructure.
Jack of all trades master of None. Alexandru Dejanu is a Software Engineer with 7 years of experience in various domains such as Automotive, Telecom, Banking, Healthcare. Currently, he works as an SRE @ Systematic, part of the Customer Operations team, helping both development and operation teams to have full visibility of the complete application lifecycle. Opinionated and tech agnostic, loves helping others and sharing knowledge be it on StackOverflow, HackerNoon, or Medium. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Cloud Native: All things are subject to interpretation 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: The purpose of this talk is to provide insights into the Cloud Native landscape debunk some of the myths, and shed light on how to integrate/adopt a CNCF project into one’s workflow.
Head of Cloud and Infrastructure
Viorel Anghel has 20+ years of experience as an IT Professional, taking on various roles, such as Systems Architect, Sysadmin, Network Engineer, SRE, DevOps, and Tech Lead. He has a background in Unix/Linux systems administration, high availability, scalability, change, and config management. Also, Viorel is RedHat Certified Engineer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and Certified Kubernetes Application Developer and Administrator working with Docker, Kubernetes, Xen, AWS, GCP, Cassandra, Kafka, and many other technologies. He currently serves as Head of Cloud and Infrastructure at eSolutions. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Mastering On-Premises Kubernetes Storage Strategies 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Join Viorel's talk for a comprehensive exploration of on-premises Kubernetes storage solutions. We'll embark on a quick yet insightful tour of key storage options: Longhorn, DirectPV, and Minio. Then, we'll also dive into speed tests, optimizing PostgreSQL, and strategies for backups and disaster recovery. By attending this session, you will gain actionable insights to enhance your DevOps journey.
Senior Software Developer
Hi there! I am Cezar Opri, working as a Software Engineer with more than eight years experience in the financial banking industry and technology. Also passionate about latest tech trends, you can find me at tech events, connecting with the latest developments of the industry. In line with my presentation, I like to say that ‘’I’ve been navigating through turbulent waters of the FinTech industry’’ and I currently anchored at LSEG Romania, building technology for the global financial markets. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Moby Docker: Navigating Security's White Whale 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: So, we will go together through a presentation voyage and learn how we can outsmart Moby Docker’s tricks, how to mitigate docker's security problems and hoist the flag of secure containerisation. See you soon!
Solution Architect Data Analytics - AI Innovation Center, Genpact Europe & South Africa
Cristian Prifti is a solution architect in the EMEA AI Innovation Hub, leading the data visualization stream, helping clients to leverage the power of data. With a knack for turning numbers into narratives, he's all about promoting data literacy and a data-driven mindset in today’s fast-paced digital world. He is a strong believer in the power of community to change organizational mindsets. He’s not just about talking the talk, but walking the walk. As a co-organizer of the Romania Power BI community, he gives back by creating a space for learning and sharing insights. With a blend of tech savvy and a heart for community, Cristian Prifti is on a mission to help organizations and individuals unlock the potential of data, making it a cornerstone for smarter decisions and a better understanding of the world around them. 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗲: Bridge the Gap: DevOps, Dialogue, and Democratization 𝗦𝘆𝗻𝗼𝗽𝘀𝗶𝘀: Explore the transformative journey of an organization embracing DevOps principles, paired with a comprehensive user education initiative and a robust citizen developer program. This session delves into how the structured framework of DevOps serves as guardrails, guiding a controlled democratization process. By cultivating a common verbiage and bridging dialogues among diverse teams, we foster a collaborative environment that accelerates the value generation for us & our clients. Experience the narrative of evolving from traditional operational silos to a more integrated, agile, and value-centric ecosystem, illustrating a model pathway for other enterprises aiming to expedite their value delivery through DevOps democratization. This descriptive narrative aims to encapsulate the essence of DevOps as a conduit for democratization, education, and enhanced communication, all aimed at achieving a swifter value delivery to clients.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫: 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.