Weekly Snap: OSDC CfP, App Store & Doctrine Tips with Xmas & Travel Fun

12 – 16 December offered help for a Mac App Store error and automated database generation, called out to speakers for the OSDC, and shared stories of a consultant’s travel nightmare as well as photos from the team Christmas dinner.
From afar, Julian found his own solution to a Mac App Store product distribution file error, which was preventing him from installing an app update for TweetDeck’. By looking in the log files, he could locate and delete the faulty file and its related cache files, to successfully install his new app and even post a a guide in the process.
Eric got straight to the point and showed us how to automatically generate a database with Doctrine. Equipped with YAML schema files and a script for Doctrine CLI, he gave an example generation of an SQLite database with process hierarchy.
Toby then shared a day in his life as a consultant on the road, giving hopeful applicants a taste of what not to expect on the job. Meanwhile, Pamela shared photos of the team’s self-made Christmas dinner at the ADKK (Academy of Cooking Art) in Fürth and also opened the OSDC 2012 Call for Papers.
As the name suggests, the Open Source Data Center Conference is dedicated to open source software in data centers and large IT environments. This year the event will be held on the 25 – 26 April, with a focus on agile infrastructures, and in particular dev-ops and methods, databases, as well as scalability and infrastructure. Interested speakers are welcome to submit their presentation ideas till 31 January 2012. But that’s not all – three intensive workshops on the conference eve are also available to choose from, on IPv6, OpenNebula, Puppet Configuration Management. Early birds can also profit from ticket specials till 15 February.