GitOps Days 2021 Tracklist

Earlier this week it was time for GitOps Days again. The third time now and the event has grown quite a bit since we started. Born out of the desire to bring GitOps practitioners together during pandemic times initially, this time we had a proper CFP and the outcome was just great: lots of participation from a very diverse crowd of experts - we had panels, case studies, technical deep dives, comparisons of different solutions and more....

June 13, 2021 路 4 min 路 dholbach

Gitops Days - Day 2 playlist

GitOps Days are over now - what a blast I had. Even though it was long hours, it was so much fun supporting the event: such a friendly and engaged audience (loads of great questions and discussion on Slack), excellent - very experienced and fun speakers, and a super well-organised team! Thanks everyone who made these two days as special as they were! 馃挀 It has happened before: people were picking a DJ name for me....

May 22, 2020 路 2 min

Gitops Days - Day 1 playlist

What a brilliant day 1 of GitOps Days it was. Weeks of hard work from a great team went into this, as was quite apparent. Minor glitches, some last minute shuffling of speakers, but apart from that very very seamless. (You can still sign up and get links to the recordings.) I had a bit of an unusual role: I was DJing at an online event. Some questions online were about the setup and why I wasn鈥檛 changing records during playing (well spotted!...

May 21, 2020 路 4 min

GitOps Days 2020 Schedule

We have two beautiful days of GitOps sessions and content lined up for you. Tomorrow will be day 1, so if you haven鈥檛 signed up yet, head to https://www.gitopsdays.com/ and register there! Here鈥檚 an overview of the sessions of both days. There鈥檒l be time to ask questions and get to know everyone and everything. We鈥檙e very much looking forward to seeing you there! Day 1 - May 20, 2020 Please note that the times are in Pacific Time....

May 19, 2020 路 3 min

GitOps Days 2020

I鈥檓 very much looking forward to GitOps Days 2020 on 20th/21st May (next week). It will be a great opportunity to learn more about GitOps concepts and tools, see demos, ask questions, have a great time and meet other people who are in the space as well. We have some excellent speakers lined up (and are still adding a few more): Kelsey Hightower (Google) Javeria Khan (Palo Alto Networks) Kyle Rockman (Under Armour) Carlos Sanchez (Adobe) Taylor Dolezal (Independent) Cornelia Davis (Weaveworks) Vuk Gojnic (Deutsche Telekom) Alexis Richardson (Weaveworks) Stefan Prodan (Weaveworks) Register at https://www....

May 12, 2020 路 1 min

2 Years at Weaveworks

Time flies when you鈥檙e having fun: it鈥檚 now been two years since I started working at Weaveworks and I 馃挄 the experience it鈥檚 been. Back then I was just concluding my sabbatical and had started pursuing a second career in that year. So my mind wasn鈥檛 exactly in the tech space, still I felt rested and open to new challenges. In the meantime, many old friends had already waved over from Cloud Native land and tried to lure me there....

March 2, 2020 路 6 min 路 dholbach

What's been happening in Ignite

First of all: thanks Dennis Marttinen and Lucas K盲ldstr枚m for helping write this up. It鈥檚 been only a bit over a month since Weave Ignite was announced to the world (others talked about it as well). Time to catch up on what happened in the meantime, the team around it has been busy. If you鈥檙e new to Weave Ignite, it鈥檚 an open source VM manager with a container UX and built-in GitOps management (check out the docs)....

August 23, 2019 路 5 min 路 dholbach

Weave Scope and Weave Flux @Hacktoberfest

Long time no blog It鈥檚 been a busy half a year since my last blog post. Immersing myself in the cloud native world and my non-work related training kept me quite busy. I learned quite a lot and it鈥檚 been a very rewarding experience, but whenever I thought 鈥渉ey, I should blog about this鈥, something else came up which grabbed my attention. This time I wanted to get the word out about a fun project I was involved in and reflect a bit on some aspects of these last six months....

October 1, 2018 路 4 min 路 dholbach

A month with Dell XPS 13 (9370)

After years of using Thinkpads, I went for a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu. Although I had bought devices with Linux pre-installed and laptops for friends as well, this聽was going to be my first own laptop coming with Ubuntu straight from the factory. The hardware The specs looked great (big SSD disk, enough memory to play around with VMs/containers, etc.), but I had to brush away some fond memories of old laptops, where I was able to easily replace parts (memory, screen, disk, power jack, keyboard and more for my x220)....

April 19, 2018 路 3 min 路 dholbach

I'm joining Weaveworks

My sabbatical is over and today is my first day working at Weaveworks聽where I鈥檓 joining the Developer Experience team. I鈥檓 incredibly excited about this. I got to know quite a few of my colleagues in the past weeks and they were without exception all incredibly likeable and smart people. The company believes in open source, is quite diverse and has an office in Berlin - also I鈥檒l get to work with Cezzaine, Jonathan and Steve again....

February 19, 2018 路 2 min 路 dholbach

Writing snaps together

Working with a new technology often brings you to see things in a new light and re-think previous habits. Especially when it challenges the status quo and expectations of years of traditional use. Snaps are no exception in this regard. As one example twenty years ago we simply didn鈥檛 have today鈥檚 confinement technologies. Luckily is using snapcraft a real joy: you write one declarative file, define your snap鈥檚 parts, make use of snapcraft鈥檚 many plugins and if really necessary, you write a quick and simple plugin using Python to run your custom build....

September 27, 2016 路 2 min 路 dholbach

Get your software snapped tomorrow!

For a few weeks we have been running the Snappy Playpen as a pet/research project already. Many great things have happened since then: With the Playpen we now have a repository of great best-practice examples. We brought together a lot of people who are excited about snaps, who worked together, collaborated, wrote plugins together and improved snapcraft and friends. A number of cloud parts were put together by the team as well....

September 19, 2016 路 2 min 路 dholbach

Need helping getting started with snapping?

Are you interested in snapping software and need help? There鈥檚 a lot of good reasons for snapping software: You get software out to millions of users: Ubuntu (snapd installed by default since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS), snapd available too on Arch, Debian, Gentoo, Fedora, openSUSE, openembedded, yocto and OpenWRT. You get to define the experience: ship the stack the way you tested it. Just one simple test-scenario for you. Building a snap is simple (one piece of YAML controls the build), publishing is instantaneous (one command to run, automatic review)....

September 12, 2016 路 1 min 路 dholbach

Snapcraft workshop at Akademy

I鈥檓 looking forward to next week, as I鈥檓 going to Akademy. On Wednesday I鈥檓 going to give this workshop WHAT: Creating snaps with snapcraft MAR 0.017 - Wednesday, 7th September 10:00 - 12:00 So if you are interested in learning how to publish software easily and directly to users, this might be just for you. Snaps are self-contained, confined apps, which run across a variety of Linux systems. The process of snapping software is very straight-forward and publishing them is very quick as well....

September 2, 2016 路 2 min 路 dholbach

Daunted

鈥 was probably written across my face when I first got involved in Ubuntu and contributed my first patch. I wasn鈥檛 quite sure if I had followed the right procedure or if anything else was wrong, but luckily I found a lot of very friendly people who helped me out and got my contribution in. That was almost 8 years ago. Today it鈥檚 a lot easier. There is good documentation, there are more consistent processes and better tools....

August 10, 2012 路 1 min 路 dholbach