Monthly Snap October 2019

Monthly Snap October 2019

In the NETWAYS HQ we have been enjoying a beautiful autumn, and- befitting the time of the year- trying out various types of tea, while finishing the last preparations for the Open Source Monitoring Conference!

Right now the OSMC  is taking place here in Nuremberg. Julia reminded us again why the OSMC is the highlight of our (conference-) year in the blog series OSMC | Take a glance back. Why you should Give your Foreman a greater toolbox will be demonstrated at the OSCamp in Nuremberg. Julia presented some of the speakers and boosted our curiosity and anticipation by revealing some of the topics.

News from the NETWAYS shop

Our apprentice Leonie wrote her very first blogpost this month! She presented news from the HW group in HW group stellt vor: Ares-Serie als LTE-Version. And she also wrote about alerting with SMSEagle and Braintower in Darf es ein wenig Alarmierung sein? Nicole also shared news from the HW-Group: Die SD-Geräte sind erhältlich! It is now possible to upgrade your SMS Eagle to 4G. Leonie explained how in Nachrüstoption von SMSEagle 3G auf 4G.

And the rest of Sales?

With the newest update, STARFACE has improved some functions, but unfortunately an error crept in. If this affects you, read Christan`s advice on how to solve the problem in STARFACE 6.7.0.22 – SIP Probleme beheben. Martin brought up the advantages of our VPN as a service in NETWAYS Cloud: Sichere Tunnel mit VPNaaS

DEV on tour

London calling! Michi shared news after the GitLab Commit in London. GitLab’s first European user conference. Apparently, this month was all about GitLab for Michi. Also read his thorough how-to: GitLab CI Runners with Auto-scaling on OpenStack. And Michi just kept on travelling and writing! It was time for another journey with several NETWAYS colleagues to the DevOpsDays Ghent: Celebrating 10 years DevOps culture. Alexander encouraged us to never give up because nothing is impossible in this technical blog C++Go. Halb C++ – halb Go.

What was on our consultants` minds?

in Data Is Beautiful – Daten hübsch visualisiert Tobias recommended a YouTube channel where data from seemingly random subjects are visualized nicely. Afeef showed us advantages of working with the Icinga Director in Zentraler Director mit verschiedenen Director-Datenbanken als Backend. Alexander and Lennart took a trip to Milan for the Milano – PostgreSQL Conference Europe 2019. Alexander thought it was a great event and shared his personal highlights with us. Why is Dirk talking about setting up a local mirror in Icinga? Read about it in Einmal lokaler Mirror? Kommt sofort!

OpenStack in NWS

Georg showed us how easy it is to log in to the NETWAYS Web Services and start your first OpenStack project. Read OpenStack made easy – OpenStack Projekt starten und die erste Maschine anlegen and see for yourselves how simple the set-up is.

#lifeatnetways

What can a company do in terms of sustainability? Catharina went over the current state at the NETWAYS HQ in Nachhaltigkeit in der Firma?. How does a walk in the forest effect our bodies and minds? Marius explained why a healthy forest is so important, not only for the environment but for each of us individually in Ab in den Wald! At NETWAYS we have a great team and the mix of different ages, interests and types totally works for us. At this moment, we have 15 apprentices learning from us, working with us, and also often teaching us. One of them shared a little information about himself in our series NETWAYS stellt sich vor. Read about Henrik!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.
Nachhaltigkeit in der Firma?

Nachhaltigkeit in der Firma?

Was bedeutet Nachhaltigkeit für dich?

Jeder von uns hat eine gewisse Vorstellung davon, was man dazu beitragen kann, für künftige Generationen Ressourcen zu erhalten. Manche setzen sich dafür ein, dass nur so viele Bäume gefällt werden, wie auch gepflanzt werden. Und manche finden es am Wichtigsten, dass nicht so viel Essen weggeworfen wird. Was ist dir wichtiger?
Dass weniger Plastikmüll produziert wird? Oder, dass man lokale Produkte kauft wegen der Umwelt?
Nun stellt sich die Frage, was man als Firma umsetzen kann, ohne direkt auf etwas zu verzichten.
Klar, wenn es einer Firma gut geht kann man tatsächlich einiges tun. Aber es muss gar nicht so viel kosten!

 

Was wir bei NETWAYS umsetzen

Also wir trinken unglaublich gerne Kaffee, und auch wenn wir wissen, dass sich dieser nicht auf der neuen Dachterrasse züchten lässt, können wir dennoch nicht darauf verzichten. Also, was tun?
Wir haben den Lieferanten gewechselt und werden nun von der lokalen Kaffeerösterei Rösttrommel beliefert, damit nicht auch noch der geröstete Kaffee weite Wege transportiert werden muss. Außerdem wird nun die Milch jede Woche frisch vom Biohof Stähr hierhin beliefert. Natürlich kostet es ein bisschen mehr als die H-Milch von Discounter um die Ecke, aber wir tun damit etwas Gutes nicht nur umwelttechnisch, sondern auch für unsere Gesundheit. Unser Obstlieferant Fruiton achtet auch auf einen Obstkorb mit Früchten der Saison, und kein Kollege beschwert sich, dass im Dezember keine Erdbeeren dabei sind. Dass wir trotzdem importierte Bananen dabei haben ist eine Wahl, die wir treffen. Keine Firma kann auf alles verzichten, aber was lässt sich machen ohne viel Aufwand? In unserem Büro haben wir zum Beispiel ein Filter am Wasserhahn, so dass wir keine Wasserflaschen bestellen müssen. Das spart Müll ein, es muss weniger hin und her gefrachtet werden, und wir sparen sogar dabei.

Unser Shop muss viel Verpackungsmaterial nutzen, um sicher zu gehen, dass jegliche Sensoren etc. heil beim Kunden ankommen. Aber was spricht dagegen Luftpolsterfolien von unseren Lieferungen wiederzuverwenden? Gar nichts, weshalb wir auch kaum Geld für solche Artikel ausgeben müssen, und gleichzeitig etwas für die Umwelt tun. Die neue Kollegin braucht einen Stifteköcher? Klar ist der aus Plastik günstiger, aber es gibt eine große Auswahl an Produkten aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen, die gar nicht so unglaublich teuer sind.

 

Keine Firma kann im Alleingang die Welt retten

Jeder hat eigene Vorstellungen davon was wirklich wichtig ist. Also, was könnt ihr tun?
Wir bei NETWAYS haben viele Ideen, die wir künftig umsetzen können und werden.
Ihr auch?

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.
Monthly Snap September 2019

Monthly Snap September 2019

The summer is officially over, and the days are getting shorter. At NETWAYS we are happy to have eight(!) new apprentices in the office! And since our team has a lot to teach, let`s start with one of our “old” trainees, teaching us something very useful!

Consultants consulting

Out of sheer curiosity Philipp learnt the advantages of a “hot backup” versus a “cold” or offline backup. Read about his hot backup with the tool Xtrabackup by Percona in Hot Backups mittels Xtrabackup.
Thilo told us why you should be Managing your Ansible Environment with Galaxy. Avoid a messy configuration and let Galaxy structure your environment. How do you combine Elastic Stack and Ansible? Thomas tried it in Logstash automatisiert ausrollen? Freilich!

NWS has a new App for you!

Our NWS-team has news for you! Cachet now available at NETWAYS Web Services. Marius checked it out for us. Do you want to test it? The first 30 days are for free!
In case you haven`t heard it yet: The NETWAYS Cloud offers Open Stack Software Defined Networking (SDN)! Martin explained how it works in NETWAYS Cloud: Schnell & einfach Netzwerke erstellen mit SDN.

Meet up with the community

Julia reminded us why we are looking forward to the OSMC with the blog series OSMC| take a glance back. Make sure to sign up for the workshop or the hackathon (or both) when you buy your OSMC ticket. More information can be found in Julia`s More Monitoring at OSMC: Workshops & Hackathon. Did you know that the program is fixed? OSMC 2019: The Program is Online
Have you seen the program for the DevOpsDays? Julia gave us the highlights in DevOpsDays Berlin: Work & Culture.

To Sleep or not to Sleep?

In our Blog-series “Just Fit- Just AwesomeStephanie wrote about early birds and night owls in Von Eulen und Lerchen. Which one you are influences your productive hours, and of course your sleep rhythm.

Webinars and Shop-news

Are you interested in our various webinars on Graylog? Or do want to know when the next webinars on Open Stack will take place? Christian is ready for you! Eine Reise in Richtung Graylog – Webinar Serie.
Nicole was very excited to announce that Icinga.com now also offers hardware integration for monitoring sensors and for SMS alerting. Find out how it works and which plugins to use in Verstärkte Zusammenarbeit mit Icinga. Do you want to know more about the products in our shop, and about their producers? Check out our new webinar series! Nicole let us know more about it in Kick Off für die neue Webinar-Reihe “Monitoring Hardware”. Who wants to build their own monitoring kit? Well, not build exactly, but the Tinkerforge bricks are easily connected. Interested? Nicole shared her happiness about our Icinga Team working on a plugin for Tinkerforge products in TinkerForge – ein Blick auf den Brick.
Darf es ein wenig Umweltüberwachung sein? As Christian explained, our shop offers monitoring systems from various producers. Which one is the right system for your needs? They are all good for monitoring, but what kinds of alerts do you prefer in case of e.g. too high humidity? There is an updated software version for the SMS gateways from SMS Eagle available, as Nicole informed us! SMSEagle: Neue Software-Version 3.41

Develop the WWW

How do we make our websites accessible for visually impaired? Flying blind – accessibility in the world wide web is Feu`s highly informative text on screen readers, colour blindness and colour themes for improving the world wide web.

#lifeatnetways

Niko joined the NETWAYS family a year ago as an apprentice, and now he shared a bit more about himself in the blogpost NETWAYS stellt sich vor – Niko Martini. Are you considering an apprenticeship at NETWAYS? Or just curious what it might be like? Read Tobias` review of his first year with us! Mein erstes Jahr bei NETWAYS! Working here is different for everyone, but it is truly important to us all that everyone should feel comfortable here!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap August 2019

 

August is the typical month for holidays at NETWAYS. The schools are finally out for summer, and you would think everything would slow down a bit. But look at all the blogposts our colleagues wrote! No downtime at the NETWAYS HQ!

What was our Development Team up to?

Johannes started the month with Icinga Web 2 – More Goodies for Developers. He presented some interesting new functions for fellow developers.. Are you also annoyed with the Facebook newsfeed? Marius found a solution, which might actually be an alternative for some of us, in Facebook: endlich Ruhe. Alexander claims that Ansible is not just a hype, but extremely useful in Ansible + Icinga 2 = #monitoringlove.

Cakes and tech.

Foreman’s 10th birthday – The party was a blast. Dirk celebrated the Foreman birthday party with the community.
Lennart had a lot to share in Graphite-API für Grafana und Icinga Web 2, a detailed and thorough how-to. rsync und was dann? Read Markus` road to a database dump with a strict time limit. Max talked about Monitoring your Monitoring in Monitor das Monitoring_by_ssh. Check out how easily it is done with Icinga!

Grab your ticket!

The call for papers for this year`s OSMC is closed, but tickets are still available if you would like to attend! Julia shared a video from last year`s conference in the series OSMC | Take a glance back… Are you already looking forward to the OSDC 2020?  Save the date & win tickets! 

Nicoles` corner

Nicole gave us a little course on sensors in Kleine Sensorkunde. What kinds of sensors are there, and how do you decide which one is right for your needs? Read the blog, and if you are still unsure just contact our shop for consulting. Then she presented News from HW Group in HW group: Neues vom SensDesk Portal.

Project week for the juniors

The annual project week for our trainees took place in the beginning of august. Alexander told us the tale of 9 people from different departments getting together, agreeing upon a project, and actually creating it, in teamwork in just one week. Read about it in Azubiprojektwoche 2019. We have a new post in our blogseries NETWAYS stellt sich vor! Alexander reflected upon his first months at NETWAYS, and why he started here in the first place.

To migrate or not to migrate?

Are you considering a GitLab upgrade to EE? Read Gabriel`s tips in Migration von GitLab mit Upgrade auf EE. Follow his 9 steps and you might avoid unnecessary obstacles.

Hosted in…Nuremberg!

Martin spoke of the advantages of myEngineer by NWS in NETWAYS Cloud: Dein MyEngineer unterstützt Dich. Jederzeit.  Finally, there is a system where you get exactly what you want without any hidden Costs.

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap July 2019

Summer has come to Nuremberg, and as July is typically the hottest month of the year, the NETWAYS gang is really happy to be in our new office with air conditioning! And our annual barbecue also always takes place in July, and now our office is much closer to the rooftop! All in all, a good month.

Lots of news from our Shop

Nicole kicked July off with her blog Produktankündigung: GUDE Expert Power Control 8031-Serie in which she presented upcoming products soon available in the NETWAYS shop.
She also informed us of a new software version for SMSEagle. SMSEagle veröffentlicht neue Geräte-Software
No idle time for Nicole, she had more news for us: now a simple SMS suffices to configure Ares remotely. HW group Ares – Konfiguration per SMS
Special offer on our NETWAYS monitor! Nicole let us know how to easily monitor temperature and humidity: NETWAYS Monitor Spezial-Angebot
Rekordtemperaturen – nicht im Rechenzentrum! How to keep the summer heat from your data centers? Nicole showed us various ways of monitoring them. Now the air conditioning must do the rest.

(Mental) health

See the world from Bernd`s point of view in his blog series Bernd hilft. This time: Bernd hilft – Das passt ja wie die Faust aufs Auge!
Breaks and holidays are important for the work- life- balance, as Blerim explained in Mach mal Pause! – „Just fit – Just awesome“, the newest addition to our health-related blog series.
Speaking of healthy! NETWAYS was well represented at this year`s Business to run! Andreas gave us some inside information on this 6,3k run on a very hot summer day. NETWAYS Running Squad beim B2Run

How to develop new developers?

Michael told his story about passing on knowledge. DEV stories: Icinga Core trainees in the making
Cleanup your Docker Environment Marius gave helpful tips for anyone using, and possibly having problems with, Docker

Upcoming events

What do the German Open Stack days have to offer? Das bieten die Deutschen OpenStack Tage Julia gave us an overview on the Event taking place in September.
Keya remembers, do you too? OSMC | Take a glance back… Make sure to get your ticket for this year`s OSMC, as usual it will take place in November in beautiful Nuremberg!

NETWAYS on tour!

Stefan humorously recapped the team Event of Sales, Finance & Administration and Events & Marketing in Fahrt ins Blaue – das Teamevent 2019. Enjoy the read!
At the same time the Dev retreat 2019 took place! Diana shared the highlights with us.

Well, technically…

Elastic Stack viel neues, aber sicher! Daniel took a look at the new Elastic Stack releases.
If it is Foreman-related, ask Dirk! This time he shared his knowledge on automation with Foreman: Automatisierte Updates mit Foreman Distributed Lock Manager
How to create self- sign certificates for internal uses? And what exactly is a certificate? Lennart helped us out in Selbstsignierte Zertifikate oder semantische Korinthen in der IT

Johannes taught us how to get RaspberryPI notifications on the Telegram app Temperatur und Feuchtigkeit in Telegram vom RaspberryPI
And Tim? He showed his sense of humour in his detailed guide to migrating a server. Lessons learned – how not to make beginner’s mistakes: Migrating server
How do we delete server safely? Tobias shared his experience on the NETWAYS way: Server löschen mit Darik´s Boot and Nuke

 

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.
Monthly Snap June 2019

Monthly Snap June 2019

June was a big month for the NETWAYS family! It was the month that we moved into our new headquarters. A bigger office with room for growth, socialising but also for retreating. And most importantly on these hot summer days: with air conditioning! You won`t believe it, but our replacement Markus Waldmüller (he is now back from his 6 months long sabbatical) was the first one to move in.

Our marketing team is revelling in memories and planning ahead!

Keya started the month nostalgically with part 13 of her series OSMC- take a glance back. November is a long time ago, but if you check it out you will definitely look forward to the next OSMC!
And the next OSMC awaits us! Julia announced the OSMC: Call for Papers! Hand in your proposal by the end of July!
And while you are at it; hand in your proposal to Speak up at DevOpsDays Berlin!
Are you going to Milan in September? Julia reminded us that tickets for the Icinga Camp are still available!
Kühlen Kopf bewahren mit NETWAYS Trainings– Don`t fret over not so solid knowledge. Julias` tip: When in doubt: visit a NETWAYS training!

News from our Hardware store!

SMS-Versand produktiv nutzenNicole advised us. Are SMS really outdated? They are great for our monitoring!
Alexander visited Sales and the shop in the week of the move. He helped move all the hardware into the new office, but also managed to get a small overview of the daily work of the department. In his blogpost Der Abteilungsdurchlauf: In der Umzugswoche bei Sales he concludes with the importance of communication between the departments. A real important subject in all companies, and of course, one of the reasons why the NETWAYS trainees all visit different departments as a part of their apprenticeship.

What were the other trainees up to?

Henrik gave us an overview on TLS: Eine kleine Übersicht. What is transport layer security? And why do so many of the bigger websites use it?
At the Computex 2019 in Taipei all that is new in the world of computers and information technology was presented. Aleksander gave us the short version on future flabbergasting technology!
Python lernen? There are various possible approaches on how to learn a programming language. Loei shared his path to Python with us.
Niko wrote about his first year at NETWAYS, and his experience on PHP. Mein erstes Mal PHP is the newest part of our series Azubis erzählen.
Alexander has visited several trainings, and after the Elastic Stack training he wrote the blog Von Ausbildung und Grok Debuggern about among others learning with NETWAYS and building Grok filters.

News from NWS

Marius raised the question NWS Cloud and Terraform – does this work? He did some testing to increase the performance of the NWS cloud and documented his work, so that we can all gain from it.Snap
NWS – because web services don’t have to be complicated Marius claimed. Do you want to know where your data is stored? We have two datacenters, which ensures high security, both located in Nuremberg, Germany.

Join Bernd in Erfurt

Are you attending the Bitkom Forum Open Source 2019? Join Bernd in Erfurt in September! Take part (for free) and enjoy the opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss new options for efficient and transparent cooperation.

And, last, but not least, our consultants are on

David shared some ideas with us in Sommerhitze & Powershell 3 kleine Tipps. Three tips for easier windows monitoring with Powershell scripts.

But now we are off to enjoy our new rooftop! Enjoy the read!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap May

May at NETWAYS was above all the month of the OSDC, but our team still found the time to share some news and thoughts with us all!

It all started with development…

Alexander started the month with his Blogpost Generics waren gestern. Lang lebe Golangs Reflection! And he raises the question if we really need Generics, or if Golangs would do too.
Jean wrote that it all started with a Gameboy and let us take a peek at her personal journey into programming.
Digging up hidden information for a scavenger hunt? Feu reflected on the thrill in geocaching, solving puzzles and hidden riddles.
Noah got technical! How to: Merge multiple Git repositories into one

Live from the OSDC!

Michael shared the latest news live from Berlin: OSDC 2019: Buzzwo…erm…DevOps, Agile & YAML programmers
And so did Tim: OSDC 2019 Part 2 – Automating patching, VMs in containers & much more

News from the NETWAYS shop!

Immer im Takt bleiben – mit Gude. As Nicole informed us, it is possible to synchronize the inbuilt clock in your hardware per GPS!
TinkerForge is still new in the NETWAYS shop, and in May Nicole presented a new Check-Plugin for TinkerForge Hardware.
Nicole also proudly announced that SMS Eagle sponsored the OSDC for the first time! Welcome SMS Eagle!

Spectacular lottery!

Did you know that our NWS team decided to hold a little competition with several great prices? The first price was winning our very own CEO Bernd Erk for a whole day! Read all about it in Marius` blogpost NETWAYS Web Services Raffle

Poetic and philosophical consultants!

Thomas once again showed his poetic skills in a fun rhyme on Icinga. This is definitely worth the read! Irgendwer muss es halt machen!
Gedanken tanken is Tobias idea of feeding the brain useful but also entertaining Input.
Our apprentice Tobias went on his first business trip! Meine erste Reise bei NETWAYS! He held an Icinga advanced training with Lennart in Munich. Meanwhile Afeef, another junior consultant, dove deep into comparing Podman vs Docker.
Viel hilft viel- nicht immer, Thomas claims! He used Elasticsearch to monitor thresholds in Java and shared useful tips with the community.

Just fit- just awesome!

Healthy living (or at least a bit healthier) is still an important subject at the NETWAYS HQ. Nadja gave us tips on how to treat your back well Just fit – just awesome: Rückenschule How should we sit? What exercises can easily be carried out while seated in front of the PC? Many helpful tips in this one!
Then Catharina gave a summary on the first ever NETWAYS Wellbeing day! A day packed with healthy recipes, business yoga and other interesting components that helped us heighten our awareness and to lock out the world for a moment.

What`s next?

Julia invited us to the Foreman birthday party taking place here in Nuremberg on July 25! Read all about it and register for a great program. It is all for free! New and Next in Automation: Notes on OSCamp Berlin! Julia reviewed the OSCamp and reminded us of the next one on Foreman. It will take place in Nuremberg on November 7, right after the OSMC! The highlight in May was definitely the OSDC in Berlin. Julia reported about a terrific conference with a great atmosphere. OSDC 2019: Unique views and phenomenal people. And soon afterwards the OSDC Archive was online!

And the others?

Achim contemplated the advantages of mtr compared to traceroute for tracing your routing paths in your network. Finde den Weg mit mtr und traceroute
Martin presented our Icinga starter pack, perfect for the first steps with Icinga, and Blerim from Team Icinga announced future Icinga Camps in Stockholm, Mailand und Zürich!
And last, but not least Bernd is looking forward to Rootconf 2019 in Bangalore taking place June 21 to 22.

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

NETWAYS Wellbeing Tag

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Just fit – Just awesome

Wenn die Augen geschlossen sind, nimmt man alles um sich herum anders wahr. Man weiß, dass die Kollegen da sind, aber eigentlich ist man allein. Doris Stimme erinnert daran, tief in den Bauch zu atmen. Jede Bewegung, jede Atmung ganz bewusst zu machen. Für 5 Minuten die Welt ausschließen und in sich gehen und nur für sich selbst da sein. Wie erholsam das sein kann!

Am Montag den 20. Mai gab es eine Premiere bei NETWAYS: Unser erster Gesundheitstag! Wer unseren Blog verfolgt kennt bestimmt die Blog-Serie „Just fit – just awesome“. Viele Kollegen haben ein großes Interesse an gesundheitlichen Themen. Den Gesundheitstag hat Vanessa ins Leben gerufen. Zusammen mit Doris von Coaching mit Phantasie hatte Vanessa ein schönes und abwechslungsreiches Programm ausgearbeitet und wir waren gespannt, was uns genau erwarten würde. Die Teilnahme war natürlich freiwillig, aber trotz Krankheitsfällen und Terminen haben gut 20 von uns den Weg ins Kesselhaus gefunden wo Doris und ihre Co-Trainerin Doris auf uns warteten.

Los geht`s!

Im ersten Teil erzählte uns Doris von Achtsamkeit, über die Wichtigkeit des bewussten Erlebens. Sitze ich richtig? Was nehme ich gerade von meinem Umfeld wahr? Wie ist meine Atmung?
Danach hat Doris uns gezeigt, welche Vorteile eine bewusste Atmung in den Bauch für uns hat. Nicht nur nimmt man wesentlich mehr Sauerstoff auf, sondern man kann in wenigen Minuten seinen Körper beruhigen, Stressgefühle vermindern und auch noch den Körper entgiften!
Nach einer kurzen Pause ging es weiter mit einem Augentraining. Wir haben einfache Übungen gelernt, mit denen man die Augen entspannen kann, aber auch Übungen zur Stärkung der Augenmuskulatur. Und das Beste? Es geht ganz schnell!

Im nächsten Teil ging es um Business Yoga! Es klingt komplizierter als es ist. Die meisten der Übungen kann man super am Schreibtisch ausführen.

Nach einer kurzen Pause, in der Doris und Doris Yoga-Matten ausgerollt haben, ging das Übungsprogramm weiter mit Übungen zur Stärkung der Rückenkraft, und endete passenderweise mit Wegen zur Entspannung. So ruhig und tiefenentspannt ist man nicht oft! Das hat allen spürbar gut getan.

Und was gehört zu Gesundheit ebenso wie zu unser aller Berufsalltag? Richtig: Essen! Unser nächstes Thema am Nachmittag: Gesunde Ernährung im Büroalltag. Anhand einfacher Rezepte bereiteten wir einen schnellen Smoothie aus Ingwer, Giersch, Wassermelone und Beeren, Energy-Balls auf Nussbasis und Knäckebrot aus Linsen- und Vollkornmehl. Rundum durchbewegt, entspannt und genährt verließen wir das Kesselhaus.

Und was hat das Ganze gebracht?

Es ist sehr individuell, was jeder Mitarbeiter und jede Mitarbeiterin für sich daraus mitgenommen hat. Für die einen waren die gesunden Rezepte das wichtigste, anderen blieben vor allem die Übungen für den Rücken in Erinnerung. Mich persönlich haben mehrere Themen bereichert.
Dankeschön für einen sehr gelungenen, ersten Gesundheitstag!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap April 2019

Springtime in Nuremberg! In this month of Easter-eggs and chocolate bunnies our colleagues wrote about various interesting subjects. You missed some of these? Just click the links below!

No Aprils fools at NETWAYS!

Nicole started the month with a post from the NETWAYS shop on the Expert Sensor Box von GUDE, with which you can monitor your infrastructure. Alerts are sent by E-Mail if the temperature, the humidity or the air pressure deviates from your set limits.
A week later Nicole presented the Expert Net Control von Gude. A bigger monitoring system which can also monitor water leaks and detect smoke.
The summer can really cause damage to your data center. Rising temperatures and higher humidity need to be reined in. Nicole explained how the NETWAYS Monitor alerts you if needed in her blog Der Sommer kommt!
Our apprentice Tobias visited our shop for a week and had a look at some of our products. In his blogpost Und der Sommer kommt immer noch! he presented the Ares 12 von HW group, with which you can monitor not only the usual temperature and humidity, but among others also wind strength! Last month Henrik wrote about testing Tinkerforge. Now Nicole offers it in the NETWAYS Shop: RackMonitoring Kits von TinkerForge! The brick-based system can be extended individually to meet your Needs.

Why should you attend a conference?

Julia keeps giving us reasons to attend the OSDC. In her Blog Series 17 reasons why you should join OSDC. In April reasons number 12-14 were quite convincing! But that was not all! Check out OSDC: DevOps Culture meets Technology for more information about talks on DevOps at the upcoming conference!
Meanwhile Keya keeps showing us highlights from last year’s OSMC in her series OSMC | Take a glance back… Whether you missed some of the talks or the entire conference, these highlights remind us why attending the OSMC is such a great idea! Which leads us to Julia’s call for papers for OSMC 2019.
Get on stage! Have you already gotten a ticket for the OSCamp on Ansible? Julia finally revealed: Agenda out now! And Pamela made sure we all knew what we would miss if we didn`t register for the OSCamp on Ansible in her post Sign up for ANSIBLE Automation

Developers developing!

Marius shared his experience on different tools which are helpful if working with Finder Mac Helper: Finder
Did you read Verschachtelte Listen mit Sortable.js? Johannes let us take part in his obstacle-filled journey. Michael wrote the most thorough blog of the month: Modern C++ programming: Coroutines with Boost.

Consultants consulting!

How To: Director Import #1 Max showed us how to import with the director using the Fileshipper CSV import. David took a look at the Terraform Changes, as version 0.12.0-beta 1 was due.

Junior consultants consulting!

Our apprentices Aleksander and Philipp were also busy consulting us!
Philipp taught us i-doit API Ruby-Scripting and Aleksander let us know basics on SSL/TLS certificates. SSL/TLS Zertifikate für die Nutzung im internen Netz (Apache)

NWS – Quick and dirty?

Gabriel showed how to easily set up a GitLab Runner VM per CLI in OpenStack Quick and Dirty: OpenStack + CoreOS + GitLab Runner

Stay tuned on netways.de/blog/

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.

Monthly Snap March

March was a busy month at the NETWAYS HQ! The Icinga Camp in Berlin took place in the middle of the month, and at the end of the month we invited tech-interested girls to our office for the Girls day 2019. But we still found the time to share some knowledge in our blog, and to inform you about upcoming events!

In our Marketing team Julia keeps giving us reasons for attending the OSDC. Meanwhile Keya kept going down the memory lane, and showed us highlights from last years’ OSMC, which definitely was a conference worth remembering! OSMC: Take a glance back! We have a new training in our portfolio, PostgreSQL, as Julia let us know.

And, of course, celebrations were in order: Happy Birthday NWS! Julia reminded us of NETWAYS Web Services second birthday, two years of Software as a Service! Pamela finally revealed the OSDC speaker line up, which so many were waiting for! OSDC 2019- Agenda out now!

Eat well, be well!

Many of our colleagues are interested in a healthy lifestyle, and particularly in how to actually be healthy despite sitting in front of the PC most of the day. In that course we have already written a few articles on the right breathing and on the importance of drinking enough water in our Blog-Serie Wellbeing. In March our consultant Janina gave us loads of tips on how to eat healthy in the office, while it feels so much easier to order a pizza. Check it out: Ernährung im Büro

And the other consultants? What have they been contemplating about? Daniel took a closer look at Graylog v3.0. Dirk wrote about Verwaltung von SUSE Linux Paketen mit Katello, as a Foreman enthusiast he is always interested in new extensions and plugins. Another consultant shared thoughts in Wenn Agile, warum dann nicht richtig? Markus declared his opinion on how the Agile work- system might actually work.

What was new in the NETWAYS Shop in March?

Nicole shared a new release from the HW group, SensDesk v2. She also introduced a product in the NETWAYS online shop: Frisch im Shop, Cinterion. If you missed to read all about it at the time, here’s your second chance!

Apprentices’ experience

Loei built a reader and documented it for us in NFC-Leser mit einem Raspberry Pi. Aleksander showed us his experience on ncurses – TUI for Unix-Derivate.

Tinkerforge is making its way into our NETWAYS Shop, a great opportunity for Henrik to test some of it. Take a look at his first steps in Tinkerforge Basteln Teil 1. Have you ever wondered what PHP frameworks are for? Niko took a closer look for us. But not only our apprentices shared their…

…technical knowledge!

Johannes talked about every Sysadmins` reoccurring problem “Partition voll, Wo?” And showed us how to locate full partitions. Building a FM receiver with a Raspberry Pi 3 was Marius’ contribution in March. Infrastructure as Code mit Terraform und Openstack: Achim shared the advantages of Cloud vs data center.

Our developers’ latest findings

Eric gave an introduction into Redis Streams.  Interesting? Stay tuned for further Redis Streams Blogposts!

GitLab is usually a subject for Michael, and this is no exception! He published an article in the iX-Magazine on GitLab. He will be giving a GitLab Workshop at the OSMC, and here you can read about how the Git training was born, and about the power of the community.

And, last, but not least: Our very own CEO Bernd dabbled into psychology! Learn why nobody feels responsible for changing the empty roll of toilet paper in his series Bernd hilft!

Catharina Celikel
Catharina Celikel
Office Manager

Catharina unterstützt seit März 2016 unsere Abteilung Finance & Administration. Die gebürtige Norwegerin ist Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin für Englisch. Als Office Manager kümmert sie sich deshalb nicht nur um das Tagesgeschäft sondern übernimmt nebenbei zusätzlich einen Großteil der Übersetzungen. Privat ist der bekennende Bücherwurm am liebsten mit dem Fahrrad unterwegs.