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Introducing the First Set of Speakers for OSMC 2024

Meet the first batch of Open Source Monitoring Conference 2024 speakers! Get ready for an inspiring conference with the brightest minds in open-source monitoring.

 

Meet the Experts

Coming from different backgrounds, our speakers are distinguished leaders and innovators in open-source monitoring, ready to share their vast experience. Here are a few of the speakers you’ll see at OSMC:

 

Highlights of Our Speakers Line-up

Soumaya Erradi | Cypress, Playwright or Selenium: choosing the right testing tool

In software development, ensuring application quality and reliability is crucial, with test automation being essential. Choosing the right tool can be overwhelming, with Cypress, Playwright, and Selenium being popular options. The decision depends on your project’s needs and preferred programming language. Soumaya’s OSMC session will demonstrate how these tools work, their pros and cons, and what to consider for specific project requirements.

 

Christopher Cooney | Observability is Too Expensive!

A decade ago, Observability was hardly recognized. Now, it accounts for 10-30% of operational budgets and is a significant barrier to scaling DevOps strategies. Christopher’s talk will examine the reasons behind the high costs of Observability and the factors leading to this financial challenge. In the second part, he will look at common pitfalls in cost optimization and explore architectural and technical strategies that teams can use to lower their observability expenses.

 

Dave McAllister | The Subtle Art of Lying with Statistics

Let’s examine how statistics can mislead us into believing falsehoods, often unintentionally. By focusing on recent events, selectively choosing data, and making incorrect assumptions about group sizes, we can draw erroneous conclusions. Dave will demonstrate how graphs and numbers can be used deceptively. His presentation aims to teach you to critically analyze statistics, understand their limitations, and avoid being misled by numbers.

 

Vanessa Martini | Is Building an Observability Platform with Open Source the Right Choice?

Observability is vital for application health and performance in modern software development. Vanessa’s talk explores using open-source solutions, like Prometheus and Jaeger, for robust observability. She will discuss their business impact, common pitfalls, and how to avoid them. Attendees will learn to build their own observability platform and gain insights into future trends and the role of open source in driving growth and innovation.

 

And this is just the beginning! We have many more esteemed speakers whose profiles and presentations you can now explore on our website.

 

Join Us

Whatever your level of experience with open source monitoring, the OSMC is a great place to learn, share and be part of a supportive community.

Register now on the OSMC website to grab your conference ticket and secure your workshop spot. Stay up to date with all the latest information by following us on social media!

We can’t wait to see you there! OSMC 2024 | November 19 – 21, 2024 | Nuremberg, Germany

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC, die DevOpsDays Berlin, Open Source Camps, sowie unsere Trainings. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.

OSCamp 2024 | Confidential Containers – Sensible Daten und Privatsphäre in Cloud Native Umgebungen

Am OSCamp 2024 nahm uns Magnus Kulke mit in die Welt der Confidential Containers und wie sensible Daten und Privatsphäre in Cloud Umgebungen gewahrt werden können.

 

Warum Confidential Containers?

Magnus hat uns in seinen Vortrag an anschaulichen Beispielen erklärt, warum Confidential Containers gerade in Cloud Umgebungen wichtig sind. Insbesondere bei der Verarbeitung von PII-Daten.
Er geht darauf ein, was die problematischen Stellen sind und was es zu beachten gilt. Angefangen von der Bereitstellung der Umgebung über den Betrieb, da die Daten für den Host im laufenden Betrieb stets Transparent sind.

Eine Bereitstellung der entsprechenden Umgebung ist nicht trivial und erfordert einiges an Vorarbeit. Die Hoffnung besteht darin, dass sich Confidential Computing verbreitet, wenn es in die Container Umgebungen einfügt wird.

 

Konzepte

Nachdem wir wissen, warum wir Confidential Containers benötigen, bringt uns Magnus die aktuellen Konzepte näher, welche Möglichkeiten es zur Realisierung gibt, was wichtig ist und was es braucht, damit es als erfolgreich umgesetzt gilt.

 

Demo

Zur Abrundung des Vortrags gibt es noch eine Demo wie Confidential Containers umgesetzt werden kann und betrieben.
Magnus erklärt die Root of Trust von der Hardware bis zur Software anhand eines etablierten Konzepts.

Eine Live-Demo mit Kata Containers hat sich Magnus nicht nehmen lassen.

Zusammenfassung

Magnus gibt eine Einführung, einen Überblick von den Grundlagen über Konzepte samt Demo auf dem Themenfeld der Confidentail Containers.
Er stellt das Kata Containers Projekt vor und gibt eine praktische Live Demo zur Abrundung des Vortrags.

Confidential Containers im Confidential Computing Umfeld wird immer wichtiger bei der Verarbeitung von personenbezogenen Daten und bleibt ein spannendes Thema.

Marc Zimmermann
Marc Zimmermann
Manager SaaS

Marc ist bei NETWAYS 2021 vorbeigekommen und wurde eingezogen. Sein Einstieg in die Welt der EDV begann schon in seiner Jugend. Anfangs noch mehr mit Windows und DOS bis er von einen Freund von diesen "Linux" hörte. Wie sollen wir sagen, Marc beschäftigt sich heute mit Linux und allerlei anderen Sachen aus der IT Welt beruflich als auch Privat. Nebenbei werkelt er an Modellflugzeugen und versucht diese auch nach dem fliegen wieder ganz mit nach Hause zu nehmen.

OSMC 2024 | Workshop Update!

Earlier, we announced the first set of workshops for this year’s Open Source Monitoring Conference. Now, we’re excited to announce two additional workshop topics that will be available on November 19.

 

OpenTelemetry Fundamentals

This workshop, held by Markus Opolka, focuses on OpenTelemetry, a vendor-neutral open-source observability framework for instrumenting, generating, collecting, and exporting telemetry data such as traces, metrics, and logs. Since its inception, it has rapidly gained adoption by industry leaders in the observability space.

In this workshop, you will delve into the core concepts and the ecosystem of OpenTelemetry. There will be hands-on demonstrations and small sessions where you will transition from theory to practice. The goal is to gradually build a functioning system instrumented with OpenTelemetry. Participants are required to have basic knowledge of Linux and very rudimentary programming skills.

Discover all the details about Markus’ OpenTelemetry workshop!

 

Developing Icinga Web 2 Modules

Learn from Nicolas Schneider how to extend Icinga Web 2 and its modules. You’ll become familiar with the basic structure of a module and understand common pitfalls. From there, the workshop will focus on your specific needs. What’s missing in your monitoring environment? Do you need to implement missing CLI actions? Would you like to provide user documentation within Icinga Web 2? Are you missing a previously removed feature? Let’s optimize monitoring together and deliver the specific features your environment requires.

Attendee Requirements: Participants should be proficient in at least one scripting language. PHP knowledge and a basic understanding of HTML and CSS would be great.

Get the scoop on Nicolas’ Icinga workshop!

 

For more detailed information on our previously announced workshops about Kubernetes and GitLab, have a look at our blog post or visit our website.

 

Get your Ticket!

To ensure a high-quality, interactive workshop experience, we are offering a limited number of tickets. Keep in mind that these workshops are only accessible with an OSMC conference ticket. Grab your chance – secure your spot before they fill up!

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC, die DevOpsDays Berlin, Open Source Camps, sowie unsere Trainings. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.

Submit Your Talk for OSMC 2024!

Attention all tech enthusiasts, developers, and IT professionals!
The Open Source Monitoring Conference (OSMC) 2024 is fast approaching, and this is your reminder call to submit your talks! If you have deep technical insights, innovative solutions, or groundbreaking ideas in the field of open source monitoring, we want to hear from you.

 

Why Submit a Talk?

The OSMC is renowned for its in-depth technical sessions and hands-on tutorials, attracting a global community of experts and enthusiasts. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your expertise, share your knowledge, and engage with like-minded professionals.

 

What We Are Looking For

We are seeking talks that provide deep technical insights and practical solutions in the realm of open source monitoring. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced monitoring techniques and best practices
  • Innovative tools and frameworks in the monitoring ecosystem
  • Case studies and real-world implementations
  • Integrations with other systems and tools
  • Performance tuning and optimization
  • Future trends and emerging technologies in open source monitoring

 

Important Dates

The deadline for the Call for Papers is approaching rapidly. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this great monitoring community event:

  • Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024
  • Conference Dates: November 19 – 21, 2024

 

How to Submit

To submit your talk, visit our Call for Papers page. Please ensure your submission includes a detailed abstract of your presentation, highlighting the key takeaways and technical depth. Submissions will be reviewed by our committee of experts, and selected speakers will be notified by mid-July.

 

Benefits of Speaking at OSMC

  • Exposure: Share your work with a highly engaged audience of open source monitoring professionals.
  • Networking: Connect with industry leaders, potential collaborators, and peers.
  • Contribution: Contribute to the open source community by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • Learning: Gain insights from other speakers and attendees, enhancing your own expertise.

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Submit your talk today and join us at OSMC 2024 for an unforgettable experience filled with learning, networking, and inspiration. For more details, visit OSMC 2024.

We look forward to your innovative submissions and seeing you at the conference!

For further information, feel free to reach out to us via our contact page. Follow us on social media for the latest updates and announcements.

 

Stay Connected

See you at OSMC 2024!

Pamela Drescher
Pamela Drescher
Head of Marketing

Seit Dezember 2015 ist Pamela Anführerin des Marketing Teams. Mit ihrer stetig wachsenden Mannschaft arbeitet sie daran, NETWAYS nicht nur erfolgreicher, sondern auch immer schöner zu machen. Privat ist sie Dompteurin einer Horde von drei Kindern, zwei Pferden, drei Katzen und einem Hund. Für Langeweile bleibt also keine Zeit!

This was stackconf 2024 | Recap & Pictures

stackconf 2024 has come and gone, leaving a lasting impression on its community. This year’s conference, held in Berlin, was absolutely amazing. From inspiring talks on cloud native & IT infrastructure solutions to lively networking sessions and a fantastic evening event, stackconf 2024 was a hub of innovation and collaboration. Here’s a quick recap of the event and a behind-the-scenes look, along with some memorable images.

The Conference Program

The program at stackconf 2024 featured many expert speakers who gave inspiring talks on cloud-native and IT infrastructure solutions. They covered topics like cloud infrastructure and disaster recovery, AI and security, DevOps and automation, and software development and deployment. The sessions were informative and engaging, offering valuable insights for both seasoned professionals and newcomers. Thanks to our outstanding speakers! It was an absolute pleasure to have you here!

Our Sponsors

Big thank you to our sponsors of stackconf 2024! Eliatra and NETWAYS Web Services were supporting the conference as silver sponsors, and Xyntion and STACKIT contributed as bronze sponsors. We also value the support of our media partners GermanTechJobs, Linux Magazin and Kube Events. We’re really happy about your contribution and love to hear your amazing feedback about this sponsorship opportunity. Your support helped make stackconf 2024 a success, enabling us to bring together industry experts and enthusiasts for an enriching experience. Thank you for being a vital part of our event!

The stackconf Team

A heartfelt thank you to our incredible team for their hard work and dedication in making stackconf 2024 a success. From capturing great pictures, managing social media, coordinating the camerawork, and moderating sessions, to organizing the entire event and creating engaging blog posts, your efforts were invaluable. Your commitment ensured everything ran smoothly and made the conference an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

The Evening Event

The evening event at stackconf 2024 was also unforgettable, mainly because most attendees arrived drenched from a sudden heavy rain. Despite the weather, it was a great atmosphere. There was a roulette table, and Andreas Hering won a Lego DeLorean set as the clear winner. The food was delicious, and overall, it was a fantastic opportunity for networking and enjoying good company.

 

Stay Tuned!

The date for stackconf 2025 will be announced shortly. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn to get the latest news, submission, and ticket deadlines.
In addition, the archives including recordings and speaker slides will be online soon!

 

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC, die DevOpsDays Berlin, Open Source Camps, sowie unsere Trainings. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.