Weiterbildung im Homeoffice: Wir bieten jetzt Online Trainings

Vieles bleibt uns aktuell verwehrt. Von manch anderem haben wir dafür umso mehr: Zeit zu Hause zum Beispiel. Warum die nicht sinnvoll nutzen und sich weiterbilden? Das ist eure Chance, all die Ungereimtheiten, die sich im Arbeitsalltag mangels Zeit aufgestaut haben, endlich mal zu klären. Oder euer Wissen hinsichtlich bestimmter Anwendungsfälle eurer Firmensoftware zu erweitern. Oder euch mit einer für euch komplett neuen Software zu beschäftigen.

Wir haben in den letzten beiden Wochen einen Großteil unseres Schulungsangebots auf Online umgestellt und freuen uns, euch jetzt die ersten Termine zu präsentieren.

Die NETWAYS Online Trainings starten am Dienstag, 28. April 2020, mit der zweitägigen Schulung „GitLab Training“.

Alle bisher geplanten Online-Termine sind:

Online-Trainings vermitteln die gleichen Lerninhalte wie der Präsenzunterricht, inklusive aller Übungen. Audiovisuell mit Deinem Trainer und den anderen Teilnehmern verbunden erlebst Du unsere digitalen Trainings, als ob ihr in unseren Schulungsräumen wärt. Die Trainings finden live mit Direktübertragung von Bild und Ton statt.

Ein Online-Training bietet viele Vorteile

Unsere Trainer sind nicht nur im Bereich Schulungen tätig, sondern arbeiten regelmäßig in Software- und Kundenprojekten. Aufgrund ihrer Arbeit beim Kunden sind sie mit allen Wassern gewaschen. Und da diese Arbeit oft auch remote stattfindet, sind Online-Trainings für unsere Dozenten sozusagen gängige Praxis. Du bist also in guten Händen!

Durch eine begrenzte Gruppengröße von max. 10 Teilnehmern stellen wir einen effizienten Ablauf unserer Schulungen sicher. Natürlich bleibt dabei immer Zeit für Fragen. Auf Wunsch kann der Dozent den Inhalt Deines Bildschirms mittels Screen-Sharing einsehen und Dir Hilfestellung geben. Zudem steht Dir ein Co-Trainer für all Deine Fragen zur Verfügung. Freue Dich auf eine individuelle Betreuung und darauf, endlich mal all Deine Fragen loszuwerden!

Hier nochmal Deine Vorteile:

+ Reisekosten entfallen
+ Du nutzt Deine Arbeitszeit optimal aus
+ Du kannst bequem vom Arbeitsplatz oder von zu Hause aus teilnehmen
+ Individuelle Betreuung, schnelle Lernerfolge

Wir bleiben dran, euch auch weiterhin alles Wissenswerte zu den wichtigsten Open Source Tools zu vermitteln!

Auch nach Abklingen der Corona-Krise und Lockerung der Ausgangsbeschränkungen in Deutschland werden die Online-Seminare weiter in unserem Trainingsangebot bleiben. Online-Trainings werden dann das reguläre Angebot an Präsenzschulungen ergänzen.

Weitere Informationen dazu auf www.netways.de/trainings/online.

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

DevOpsDays Berlin: Call for Papers open. Get involved!

The organizers of DevOpsDays Berlin once again invite IT professionals with DevOps experience to propose a talk and show their interest in contributing. DevOpsDays is a technical conference, aimed at developers, sysadmins and anyone else involved in technology, whether expert or beginner. The idea behind it: Understanding each others way of working, improving code and cooperation. It was the series of DevOpsDays conferences that made the term DevOps as popular as it is today.

The Call for Papers for DevOpsDays Berlin runs until July 05, 2020. Papers can be submitted at cfp.devopsdays.berlin/2020/.

If you have a hiring success story, can talk about diversity in teams or leadership, have a great tale to tell about spreading DevOps to the rest of your company or organization: Don’t hesitate to propose.

There are three different formats

  • 30-minute talk: Presented during the conference, usually in the mornings. Anyone can submit a presentation. The DevopsDays Berlin program council will choose the best presentations among these submissions, which will appear in the agenda of the conference.
  • Ignite talk: Presented during the Ignite sessions (scheduling varies). The ignite talks are a valuable portion of knowledge, lasting for 5 minutes. 20 slides change automatically every 15 seconds giving a condensed overview on a topic.
  • Hands-On session: Presentations of technical nature lasting for 45 minutes. Speakers should demonstrate a part of their work and give people the chance to ask questions. No product demos allowed.

There will also be Open Space sessions during the conference. The Open Space format is a very interesting and simple one. Short time before the Open Space starts, all attendees can suggest topics and vote on what topic is the most wanted. After this, participants create discussion groups. It is not necessary to propose ahead of time. The topics are suggested in person at the conference.

Get involved!

DevOpsDays events are unique in that they are entirely volunteer-supported, and not hosted by an industry vendor or for profit. If you are in any way interested in supporting that, be it by speaking or by volunteering at the event: Reach out to the organizers. Get involved!

For more information visit https://devopsdays.org/events/2020-berlin/welcome/

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

stackconf 2020: Schedule out now!

We proudly present the outstanding stackconf program! Full of inspirations and extensive knowledge.

The stackconf schedule includes:

Check out the full program here! Enjoy two inspiring conference days and return boosted by lots of fresh ideas! Get your ticket and all information at stackconf.eu.

Networking and a Great View

Besides the insights of well-known experts and inspiring discussions the conference aims at bringing like-minded people together. An evening event at the first conference day provides the perfect context for networking. Take the opportunity to socialize in a casual, convivial setting and enjoy a great dinner and drinks event with a unique atmosphere and exclusive ambience.

 

The experience of delicious food combined with a unique view over the rooftops of Berlin makes this evening very special. We take you to the skybar “Puro Sky Lounge”.

All updates and news about stackconf will be published at stackconf.eu and in the conference app “stackconf”, available in the Google Play Store and the App Store.

See you at stackconf, June 17 & 18, 2020 in Berlin!

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

Exclusion of NPD and AfD supporters from our events

We have always expressed our political convictions both personally and here in the blog. As a multicultural company, it has always been a concern to take a position where it is necessary. The political discourse in our country has unfortunately not really improved in the last months and weeks, and despite the increasingly extreme positioning of large sections of the AfD, a certain voter base also seems to have consolidated.

This concerns us as a company and me personally to a great extent. When people with whom you work every day are insulted as monkeys and applicants tell you that beer cans are thrown at them on the street, we should unfortunately feel remembered of our darkest times. This can not be tolerated.

Even if the extremes are in the minority, they are strengthened by the tolerant mass. In our view, not tolerating racism and extremism in any way and, whenever possible and necessary, raising one’s voice against it, is a matter of course.

We will draw the line more clearly in the future, especially at our conferences and events. We have added the following chapter to our Code of Conduct:

4.) We only work with people and companies who, like us, believe with absolute conviction in the free and democratic basic order and respect the dignity of all people. By accepting our Code of Conduct, you assure that you share our values and do not work with people or companies that degrade other people or promote the destabilization of our democratic system. The AfD and NPD parties should be mentioned here in particular. Conference participants be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund.

One or the other reader may wonder whether an exclusion is undemocratic and whether we all have to seek dialogue with each other. I admit that this question has been on my mind for several weeks and months.

Ultimately however, I conclude that supporters of parties such as the AfD and NPD at least tolerate open racism in their ranks. And whoever does that, we would rather not have them among us.

Bernd Erk
Bernd Erk
CEO

Bernd ist Geschäftsführer der NETWAYS Gruppe und verantwortet die Strategie und das Tagesgeschäft. Bei NETWAYS kümmert er sich eigentlich um alles, was andere nicht machen wollen oder können (meistens eher wollen). Darüber hinaus startet er das wöchentliche Lexware-Backup und investiert seine ganze Energie in den Rest der Truppe und versucht für kollektives Glück zu sorgen. In seiner Freizeit macht er mit sinnlosen Ideen seine Frau verrückt und verbündet sich dafür mit seinem Sohn.

OSCamp on Bareos: Let’s talk about backups!

Heterogeneous server landscapes are more the rule than the exception in many companies today. The technical requirements for software systems for data backup, archiving and recovery are increasing accordingly. What are the challenges coming with these changes? Let’s talk about it!

Let’s talk about backups at OSCamp!

CFP until end of march

The Call for Papers for the Open Source Camp (OSCamp) on Bareos is still open. Until March 31, 2020 you got the chance to submit your paper. Ideally you give a comprehensive technical insight into Bareos and offer administrators new impulses for data backup, archiving and recovery. Each presentation is scheduled for 45 minutes, including a 5 to 10-minute Q&A session. All software presented must be freely available for download and therefore meet open source standards such as GPL.

OSCamp – the series

The OSCamp on Bareos is where the community, users and developers meet – it’s an opportunity to talk to like-minded people and share expertise – as a speaker on stage, or as attendee during discussions and breaks.

Open Source Camp is a conference format dedicated to different Open Source projects and products and of course their communities. Get in touch with the Open Source enthusiasts behind the presented project. Learn new features and techniques, benefit from their extensive know-how and get up-dated on the latest developments. Backup your seat!

Join stackconf too

OSCamp #5 on Bareos takes place directly after stackconf, on June 19, 2020 in Berlin. Conference and camp venue is the same. More about stackconf at stackconf.eu! This is your chance to join two outstanding Open Source events in one week!

More info and tickets at opensourcecamp.de.

Julia Hornung
Julia Hornung
Marketing Manager

Julia ist seit Juni 2018 Mitglied der NETWAYS Family. Vor ihrer Zeit in unserem Marketing Team hat sie als Journalistin und in der freien Theaterszene gearbeitet. Ihre Leidenschaft gilt gutem Storytelling, klarer Sprache und ausgefeilten Texten. Privat widmet sie sich dem Klettern und ihrer Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin.

Config Management Camp Ghent 2020 – Recap

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It seams like Config Management Camp at beginning of February in Ghent gets a fixed date for me. I attended the fifth year in series, gave a talk in the last three and joined the Foreman Construction day on the day after as many times. So why am I still attending while some people are perhaps already telling you that the time of configuration management is over in favor of containers and Kubernetes. While I can not totally agree or disagree with this thesis, my schedule is still full of Foreman, Puppet and Ansible, so it makes sense to keep me updated. Furthermore the event allows to network like not many others with speaker diner, community event (also known as beer event) and Foreman community dinner. And last but not least it is always interesting to hear what the big names think about configuration management in the future and how to adopt to a world of containers and Kubernetes which was a big part of the talks in the main track.

But to get everything in correct order let me start at Sunday morning where Blerim, Aleksander and I started so we can meet Bernd and Markus who attended FOSDEM in advance in our AirBnb before going to speaker diner. I have to admit I really like Ghent’s old City so I was happy the same restaurant right in the middle of Ghent was chosen for diner like last year. And also like last year I joined the Foreman table to meet old and new friends for some hours mixed of small talk and technical discussions.

The first conference day started as always with main tracks only and I can really recommend Ryn Daniels’ talk Untitled Config Game. After lunch I joined the Foreman community room to get latest news from the community and the 2.0 release by Tomer Brisker and Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden respectively. The talks about Katello and how to create API and CLI for a Compute Resource where also quite interesting, but my favorite was Marek Hulan who had initially chosen a very similar title for his talk about Foreman’s new Reporting Engine and showed some interesting examples and the future templates documentation which will be automatically rendered in a similar fashion like the API documentation which is always available at /apidoc on a Foreman installation. Last but hopefully not least was my talk about existing solutions which get data from Foreman into central systems like Elasticsearch for logs and Supervisor Authority Plugin which enables Elastic APM to show performance bottlenecks, stacktraces and some metrics and is perhaps the most promising solution for me. As I was the one between the audience and the beer I was quite happy finishing my talk in time and get some more Kriek afterwards.

Day two had also some create talks to start with John Willis telling us he got 99 (or perhaps even far more) problems and a bash DSL ain’t one of them and Bernd how convenience is killing Open Standards. The first was really great in showing how configuration management has evolved compared to the container world which follows the same evolutionary process. The second was not only related to configuration management but IT at all including clouds and many more (and Bernd was fully aware of the discrepancy giving such a talk on a macbook). This day I visited more different tracks to hear about the migration of Pulp 2 to 3 behind Katello, testing of Ansible roles with Molecule (including some chemistry lessons), Ansible modules for pulp, how Foreman handles Secure boot and last but not least to get an update on Mgmt Config. After the talks we joined the Foreman Community diner which was located in a separate room of the same location we visited last year, allowing even more discussions without fearing to disturb others.

The Foreman Construction day like many other community events is a fringe event at the same location allow to hack together on some features and I was happy to make the beginner session I had given already the last years an official workshop. It was based on our official training focusing on installation and provisioning including hints and answering questions. After lunch I joined the hacking session for some time before shopping some Kriek and waffles and then traveling home.

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.