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stackconf 2023 | Cooking up o11y w/ Feature Flagging

Let’s reflect together on the highlights of stackconf 2023. In this blog series, we present our featured speakers and their presentations, which provided us with first-class expert knowledge and inspiring ideas. Today we remember Alayshia Nighten with her presentation “Cooking up o11y w/ Feature Flagging”.

 

Summary

Alayshia explains how feature flags provide the ability to flexibly enable or disable code without having to make source code changes.
Feature flags provide the ability to flexibly enable or disable code without having to change the source code. In combination with Observability (o11y), the result is an extremely powerful combination.
Alayshia shows not only the technical aspects, but also the business implications. The combination of o11y and feature flags enables teams to understand in real time.
This provides unprecedented transparency and understanding of complex systems.

 

 

Alayshia’s Talk

Take advantage of the presentation video along with her slides. This presents a fantastic opportunity to revisit key points of the discussed topic.

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Stay in Loop

Mark the date for stackconf 2024 in your calendar on June 18 & 19. Tickets are already available. Grab yours now and stay tuned by subscribing to our newsletter! The program with fantastic speakers is already online, take a look and secure your ticket.

Sebastian Zwing
Sebastian Zwing
Marketing Specialist

Sebastian verstärkt seit November 2023 unser Marketingteam. Als Marketing Specialist wird er die Kommunikation der NETWAYS GmbH weiter mit ausbauen und neue Ideen einbringen. Seine Freizeit verbringt Sebastian gerne auf Reisen, als Hobbykoch in der Küche oder am Grill, an der frischen Luft, an und auf dem Wasser, oder auf dem Zweirad.

Reflecting on DevOpsDays Berlin 2024

A week ago, we kicked off this year’s DevOpsDays Berlin. Today we want to reflect on the event, which was a great success.

 

An Insightful Agenda

The conference began with insightful keynote sessions, followed by our Open Spaces in the afternoon. The speakers at DevOpsDays Berlin 2024 covered a wide range of topics that were interesting and important for the DevOps community. They talked about things like how power structures affect teams, the problems with using static credentials, and what we can learn from failed attempts at GitOps. They also discussed product management in DevOps and how to mentor junior engineers. Some speakers even gave quick talks about different subjects, like cyber laws and how to monitor your well-being using technology. The Open Space sessions let everyone discuss these topics more deeply and share their own ideas and experiences. From transitioning to microservices to building new platforms, the speakers gave valuable insights into the world of DevOps.

 

Networking & Socializing

The networking at DevOpsDays Berlin 2024 was lively and helpful. DevOps enthusiasts were talking and sharing, making connections and exchanging ideas during breaks, lunches, and the evening event. These conversations were a big part of the event, making it a great place to meet new people and learn from each other.

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors whose generous support made DevOpsDays Berlin 2024 possible. Their contributions helped create an enriching and memorable experience for all attendees. We deeply appreciate their commitment to cloudsmith, snyk, Thomas Krenn, B1Systems, Regio, JFrog, Tigera, splunk, ManageEngine, and doit! Thank you for your invaluable support and dedication to advancing the principles and practices of DevOps.

 

Enjoy the Conference Pictures

Take a glimpse into the dynamic atmosphere of DevOpsDays Berlin 2024 through our collection of event photos, capturing the spirit of collaboration and excitement shared by all attendees.

 

Stay tuned for next year’s edition of DevOpsDays Berlin. The date will be announced soon!

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich hauptsächlich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC sowie unsere Trainings. Zudem unterstützt sie das Icinga Team mit verschiedenen Social Media Kampagnen und der Bewerbung der Icinga Camps. Sie ist SEO-Verantwortliche für all unsere Websites und sehr viel in unserem Blog unterwegs. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und engagiert sich bei Foodsharing. Im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.

Foreman Birthday Event 2024 – Save the Date

I want to spread the word as we will have our first Foreman Birthday Event on-site again after many years of online conferencing on 15.07.2024. This year’s host is ATIX, so it will take place at their Conference room at Parkring 4, 85748 Garching, near Munich, Germany.

 

What is the Foreman Birthday Event?

So if you missed our last events, the Foreman Birthday Event is a small conference with a mix of talks and networking. The event was born out of the idea to celebrate the birthday of the Foreman Project by Greg Sutcliffe when he was the project’s Community manager. In the first years we had multiple events, but the only one still taking place is the one organized by ATIX and NETWAYS.

 

How to Participate?

Talks are not announced yet as the Call for Papers is still open. So everyone can still propose an interesting talk focusing on the use and development of Foreman, Katello, or Pulp. As I am not hosting this year, I already did send one in, and so you can also suggest your own at cfp@atix.de. As a speaker you will be invited by ATIX to dinner the evening before the main event. So plan your trip to perhaps combine some sightseeing in Munich with the event!

If you want to visit the event just for the talks and networking, please register in the meetup group, as space and cake are limited.

Still undecided? Then take a look at the recap of the last events in 2023 and 2021, and you will find some great talks which will hopefully convince you.

 

How to stay up to date?

Save the date (15.07.2024 10:00-16:00) and location (Parkring 4, 85748 Garching), and spread the word further! Updates from ATIX will be added to the Foreman Community, so follow the thread there and stay in touch!

Dirk Götz
Dirk Götz
Principal Consultant

Dirk ist Red Hat Spezialist und arbeitet bei NETWAYS im Bereich Consulting für Icinga, Puppet, Ansible, Foreman und andere Systems-Management-Lösungen. Früher war er bei einem Träger der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung als Senior Administrator beschäftigt und auch für die Ausbildung der Azubis verantwortlich wie nun bei NETWAYS.

Officially Opening the Call for Papers for OSMC 2024!

We are pleased to announce that you can now submit your ideas for presentations at OSMC 2024! The event will take place over three days, from November 19 to 21, in Nuremberg. Now is your chance to share your knowledge with our monitoring community! Check out this blog post for all the details you need to know to become a speaker.

 

Let’s Talk About…

…open source monitoring solutions! That’s the main topic of our conference. But there is much more you can talk about. Here are some ideas that will inspire you.

We’re looking for talks that take an in-depth perspective on technical topics. Whether it’s about new topics, open source projects, technical background or the latest developments, we want to hear about it! We also look forward to presentations on new features, tutorials, real-life stories, best practices and what’s next in the world of monitoring.

You are looking for more ideas?  Just check the presentations from past OSMC events.

 

Presentation Formats

How much do you want to say? How long do you want to speak? At OSMC, you can choose from three different presentation formats: Ignite Talk, 30-minute talk or 45-minute talk.

Choose the type that suits you best!

 

Submission Deadline

We’re accepting your presentation idea until August 15. Don’t wait until later – submit your talk now!

If you have any questions about Open Source Monitoring Conference, you can contact our events team at any time.

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich hauptsächlich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC sowie unsere Trainings. Zudem unterstützt sie das Icinga Team mit verschiedenen Social Media Kampagnen und der Bewerbung der Icinga Camps. Sie ist SEO-Verantwortliche für all unsere Websites und sehr viel in unserem Blog unterwegs. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und engagiert sich bei Foodsharing. Im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.

The Countdown for DevOpsDays Berlin 2024 is on!

It’s just one week to go until DevOpsDays Berlin is about to start. The organizing team’s preparations are in full swing, and they can’t wait to finally welcome you there. Let’s build up the excitement together!

 

A Fantastic Program

The two-day schedule provides a combination of curated talks and self-organized conversations called the Open Spaces. The agenda covers topics like “Product Management in DevOps”, “SRE Challenges and Highlights in Shifting from Monolith to Microservices at adidas e-commerce”, “Mentoring and Coaching Junior Engineers – Insights from a Career Changer”, “Lessons from Failing GitOps in Delivering Self-Service Kubernetes Onboarding”, and many more.

The Open Spaces provide a platform for discussing anything that interests you. Whether you want to delve into a topic you’re eager to learn about or share your expertise with others, the possibilities are endless. From technical subjects to cultural insights to casual board game sessions for networking, there’s something for everyone.

 

 Networking Opportunities

Besides the Open Spaces there are many more opportunities for networking with like-minded DevOps professionals. Either in the coffee breaks, the lunch, or at the evening event on the first conference day – use these chances! If you want to meet new people, get advice for your career, or grow your professional connections, DevOpsDays is the right spot. You never know, you might find your next great idea or job opportunity just by talking to someone there.

 

Get Ready!

Make sure you have your ticket handy at the Check-In counter. Follow DevOpsDays Berlin on Twitter and LinkedIn to keep in the loop with real-time updates. Engage on social media by using the hashtag #devopsdaysberlin and share your personal conference highlights! Note down your hardest questions and be sure to get answer by their expert speakers.

In case you haven’t saved your seat yet, you can still grab one of the last available tickets. Make sure to join DevOpsDays Berlin on May 7 & 8!

The organizing team is absolutely looking forward to meeting you there!

Katja Kotschenreuther
Katja Kotschenreuther
Manager Marketing

Katja ist seit Oktober 2020 Teil des Marketing Teams. Als Manager Marketing kümmert sie sich hauptsächlich um das Marketing für die Konferenzen stackconf und OSMC sowie unsere Trainings. Zudem unterstützt sie das Icinga Team mit verschiedenen Social Media Kampagnen und der Bewerbung der Icinga Camps. Sie ist SEO-Verantwortliche für all unsere Websites und sehr viel in unserem Blog unterwegs. In ihrer Freizeit reist sie gerne, bastelt, backt und engagiert sich bei Foodsharing. Im Sommer kümmert sie sich außerdem um ihren viel zu großen Gemüseanbau.