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Online stackconf 2021: Call for Sponsors is open!

The focus of stackconf is to present innovative solutions in the spectrum of container, hybrid and cloud technologies and to discuss what the future of open source infrastructures could look like.

 

Sponsors for stackconf 2021 listen up!

Interested in contributing to stackconf 2021? Maybe we have something for you… Become a sponsor!

As a sponsor, you can take the opportunity to present your company in a focused environment to international IT experts, decision makers and managers. You have the opportunity establish contacts with international open source specialists in an uncomplicated setting within a professional framework.

You can chose between three different sponsorship packages. It is certainly also possible to set-up a tailored sponsorship on request.

Online

We are once again hosting the open source infrastructure conference online.  Follow the streamed presentations of renown experts and ask your questions directly via live chat. Network with participants from all over the world.

 

Who will you meet online?

The international stackconf audience includes well known infrastructure specialists, industry leaders, experienced administrators and IT architects as well as a wild bunch of open source community enthusiasts.

 

Save the date!

Be part of a unique and inspiring open source event taking place on June 15 – 16, 2021 | ONLINE.

To find out more about stackconf, browse the conference website & register for free at stackconf.eu.

Natalie Regn
Natalie Regn
Junior Marketing Manager

Natalie macht seit September 2019 ihre Ausbildung zur Kauffrau für Büromanagement hier bei NETWAYS. Vor ihrer Zeit bei NETWAYS war sie ein Jahr als Au-pair in Schottland unterwegs. Passend dazu widmet sie sich seit vielen Jahren dem Spielen der Great Highland Bagpipe. Natalie ist in ihrer Freizeit nicht nur musikalisch unterwegs, sondern auch sportlich. Sie trainiert im Fitnessstudio, geht gerne in den Kletterpark und in die Trampolinhalle.

stackconf 2021 online: Call for Papers now open!

Check out  the European tech conference for open source infrastructure solutions in the spectrum of agile methods, continuous integration, container, hybrid and cloud technologies.

Get ready

Bridge the gap between development, testing and operations! stackconf covers this paradigm from multiple perspectives. Get ready for trendsetting concepts, state-of-the-art technical expertise, Top-level discussions and new perspectives in dealing with complex IT infrastructures!

You have a valid solution? Go for it! Call for Papers will be open until February 15, 2021. Share your insights and experiences!

Choose your format

There are three possible formats for your talk:

  • IGNITE TALK | Five minutes to talk accompanied by 20 slides, 15 seconds each.
  • MEDIUM TALK | The short lecture format limited to 30 minutes, including a Q&A session.
  • FULL TALK | The long lecture format of 45 minutes, including a Q&A session.

Please fill in the form on the event website to register your interest in presenting at the stackconf 2021.

Save the date!

Be part of a unique and inspiring open source event taking place on June 15 – 16, 2021 | ONLINE

Find out more about stackconf, browse the conference archives & register for free at stackconf.eu.

Natalie Regn
Natalie Regn
Junior Marketing Manager

Natalie macht seit September 2019 ihre Ausbildung zur Kauffrau für Büromanagement hier bei NETWAYS. Vor ihrer Zeit bei NETWAYS war sie ein Jahr als Au-pair in Schottland unterwegs. Passend dazu widmet sie sich seit vielen Jahren dem Spielen der Great Highland Bagpipe. Natalie ist in ihrer Freizeit nicht nur musikalisch unterwegs, sondern auch sportlich. Sie trainiert im Fitnessstudio, geht gerne in den Kletterpark und in die Trampolinhalle.

stackconf 2020: Archives now online

We would like to thank all participants and speakers for three great conference days! This year’s online edition of stackconf was a great, extraordinary and absolutely exciting experience for us. We hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did.

The conference archives are now online. Browse through all slides, video recordings and photos. Go back in time if you’ve been there and refreshen your memory. Or get yourself a picture of the topics and highlights if you couldn’t be there.

We look forward to seeing you in person next year! Don’t forget to mark your calendar: stackconf | June 14 and 15, 2021 | Berlin

Pamela Drescher
Pamela Drescher
Head of Marketing

Pamela hat im Dezember 2015 das Marketing bei NETWAYS übernommen. Sie ist für die Corporate Identity unserer Veranstaltungen sowie von NETWAYS insgesamt verantwortlich. Die enge Zusammenarbeit mit Events ergibt sich aus dem Umstand heraus, dass sie vor ein paar Jahren mit Markus zusammen die Eventsabteilung geleitet hat und diese äußerst vorzügliche Zusammenarbeit nun auch die Bereiche Events und Marketing noch enger verknüpft. Privat ist sie Anführerin einer vier Mitglieder starken Katzenhorde, was ihr den absolut...

stackconf online recap: from deep dive to offbeat and back

stackconf: in-person or online? In the beginning of the year, this was the most talked about question in the NETWAYS Events Team. In March it became quite clear. We have not really had a choice in this one: If we wanted stackconf 2020 to happen, we had to hold it online. Soon we realized though that what was born from necessity also carried a big chance. The chance to try something new, to leave the comfort zone.

Really overwhelming and convincing us that we were on the right path, was the support of the many of our speakers. Having handed in their talks when stackconf was still planned as taking place in Berlin, they sticked to their contribution for the online event too. Even though we extended stackconf with one more day.

Which path to take? Take them all!

Three days was the amount we needed to make sure to be able to show all presentations in just one track.

In this way we have freed our participants from extremely difficult decisions: Should I watch this or that talk? What interests me more: The Path to a Serverless-native era with Kubernetes? Or: The Path to OpenSource DBaaS with Kubernetes? No, you could just stay wherever you were and follow the first path first and the second path later. You could watch all talks in one row over the course of our three conference days. And during talks, which were pre-recorded and streamed, you could even get your questions directly answered by the speaker in the live chat.

What happened in between the presentations was surely worth to follow. The breaks were partly as enlightening as the talks, and for long stretches it was very exhilarating too.

From deep dive to offbeat and back

In charge of the break program: Our CEO Bernd Erk and Christian Stein, responsible for our NETWAYS webinars. The two made a wonderful team of moderators that brought us to and through discussions about challenges in our own industry, announced talks, welcomed speakers, and entertained us with wonderfully offbeat topics in best webcast manner. From favourite movies, to sustainability, to technical matters. The attendees had fun participating in the „Hallway Chat“ – being it hardest question or random stuff. Another fun part was the community evening playing Mario Kart.

This or that? That was the question in the small polls in our Twitter channel @NetwaysEvents. And the winners are awesome (88.9%), Kubernetes (90%), Remote Work (100%), YouTube (75%), Building (75%), Meeting in-person (62.5%), Cloud ( 71.4%), VxLAN & VLAN (50/50), Elastic (81.8%), Batman (55%) and DevOps (80%).

Thanks to all who joined our small survey. And of course and above all: Thanks to all of you who joined stackconf online! It was a blast! See you in 2021 for stackconf, this time hopefully in-person again in Berlin. Save the date: June 14 & 15, 2021.

If you are interested in reading about the talks and seeing some pictures, read more here:

stackconf online – Recap of Day 01

stackconf online – Recap of Day 02

stackconf online – Recap of Day 03

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Senior Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 bei NETWAYS. Mit ihren Spezialgebieten Texte/Konzepte, Branding und PR ist sie für Tone of Voice und Wording von NETWAYS und Icinga verantwortlich. Davor war sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene spannenden Geschichten auf der Spur. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Ihre innere Mitte findet sie beim Klettern und Yoga.

stackconf online – Recap of Day 03

The final day of stackconf online has now come to a close. It has been a wonderful three days full of interesting talks, fun commentary and lots of learning!

Before I dive into the events of day 03, I want to shed some light on the evening event of day 02, which was all about socialising over long distances via the medium of video games:

For the evening event Christian and Bernd streamed Mario Kart 8 on the Nintendo Switch with an open party, so everyone could join in. We had a bunch of fun races and chats. Different people who were at the location took turns playing. 

Wonderful Morning at Day 03

Starting into day 03 with three cups of coffee, as is customary after the night of the evening event, we got some useful tips about integrating security into DevOps. Jose Ortega talked about integrating security into iteration and pipeline application development with containers and how to secure development environments on top of general best practices.

Ignat Korchagin followed up with his talk “Speeding up Linux disk encryption”. He started off with the basics on encryption, explaining the different kinds and their pros and cons and built up from there explaining more in depth how one should secure ones’ data with LUKS/dm-encrypt.

Next up was Pooja Purswani, with her talk “WebThings: Let’s Make Your Things Smarter“. Contrary to what the title would lead you to believe, she pays special attention to the privacy risks in the web and smart devices. Pooja offers a way out with the current decentralised IoT project from Mozilla which focuses on improving interoperability, privacy and security through standardization.

Containers, Accessibility and Bare Metal Automation

After a short and entertaining break about electric scooters and how docker changed the world, Michel Schildmeijer took over the wheel with his talk “Replace your Docker based Containers with Cri-o Kata Containers for better security”. He gives us insights into the technology of kata containers and how they enable you to have all of the advantages of docker containers, with the added benefits of a more secure environment.

After the lunch break, the ignite talks provided a nice lightweight way back into the conference with their short and informative nature.
The first one “Opensource in Advanced Research Computing, How Canada did it !” by Mohamed Elsakhawy gave us an insight into how Canada’s Advanced Research Computing organizations deal with open source software.
Followed by my talk titled “Flying Blind – Accessibility in our Tools” where I tried to raise some awareness for visually impaired individuals and how they interact with the web.

 

 

The first full length talk after the break was submitted by Rain Leander. The title “Leveraging Procedural Knowledge: From Riding a Bike to Bare Metal Automation” already gives a good idea over what the talk was about: The rate at which people in IT have to deal with new tools and ideas is absolutely insane. The viewers learnt about how to engage with new technologies in an easier manner, by looking at what kind of knowledge you take over from other technologies.

The longer break here was again filled with interesting discourse about a diverse range of topics like horses, twitter voice posts and eco friendliness that were discussed with the audience via chat.

Keycloak and Managed Kubernetes made it round

“Securing Infrastructure with Keycloak” by Rahul Bajaj was all about authentication and authorisation and identity preservation. Rahul explained the different bits and pieces of Single Sign On technologies and the different layers involved. He also demonstrated how he implemented the stack in the Foreman project.

Joerg Schad presented “Challenges in Building Multi-Cloud-Provider Platform with Managed Kubernetes”. A lot of cloud services emerged over time, and building your service cloud-agnostic has grown increasingly difficult. Today, most cloud providers support Kubernetes based platforms. The talk tackled some of the issues you could encounter and how to avoid them.

All in all, I would say that the stackconf online was a really nice conference and managed to capture the spirit of a NETWAYS event rather well, despite there not being a physical location. If you haven’t been able to attend the conference live yourself, you can check out the recordings on YouTube. They should be uploaded soon!

Feu Mourek
Feu Mourek
Developer Advocate

Feu verbrachte seine Kindheit im schönen Steigerwald und kämpfte sich bis zum Abitur durch die Schule. Seit September 2016 unterstützt es die Development Abteilung bei NETWAYS als Developer und UX Designer und Community Mensch. Seine Freizeit verbringt es hauptsächlich in den virtuellen Welten von 'Dota 2' und diversen anderen Games, seine jogging Runden an der Pegnitz zu drehen, oder damit, mit Freunden und Kollegen Brett- und Pen and Paper Rollenspiele zu spielen.

Veranstaltungen

Mi 20

Icinga 2 Advanced Training (englisch class) | Online

Januar 19 @ 09:00 - Januar 21 @ 17:00
Feb 02

Elastic Stack Training | Online

Februar 2 @ 09:00 - Februar 4 @ 17:00
Feb 10

GitLab Fundamentals Training | Online

Februar 10 @ 09:00 - Februar 11 @ 17:00
Feb 23

Terraform mit OpenStack Training | Online

Februar 23 @ 09:00 - Februar 24 @ 17:00
Feb 23

Fundamentals for Puppet | Online

Februar 23 @ 09:00 - Februar 25 @ 17:00