My talks at FOSDEM and cfgmgmtcamp

FOSDEM'14 logoThanks to all those who attended my talks at FOSDEM and cfgmgmtcamp, and double thanks to all those who also showed their appreciation: you made that experience a memorable one!!!

I have uploaded my slides on SpeakerDeck soon after my talks were over. Here you are the FOSDEM deck:

A video of the talk has also been released, but it’s unfortunately mute 😦 I hope that it will be fixed soon.

cfgmanagementcampAt FOSDEM I had only 20 minutes (that is: 20 plus questions, up to 25). However, the subject deserved to be dealt with with more attention. At cfgmgmtcamp I had 40 minutes — well, in the end they were only 35, but that’s Jonathan Clark’s fault ;-) so both the talk and the slide deck were more detailed than the ones from FOSDEM:

The plan is now to “unroll” the cfgmgmtcamp’s talk, and write an article from the transcript of the talk. It will take some more days however, but it will definitely come. Stay tuned!


I’ll be presenting at FOSDEM and cfgmgmtcamp

I’ll be presenting at two conferences in two weeks.

fosdem-logoOn February 1st and 2nd I’ll be at FOSDEM in Brussels, where I’ll present the seminar “The classification problem: challenges and solutions“. In 20 minutes I’ll try to give you an idea of why classification in configuration management is critical, why it is difficult, and how you can make it sane.

cfgmanagementcampSince 20 minutes may not be enough to treat the subject in detail, I got the opportunity to explain things in full at the Configuration management camp in Gent/Ghent/Gand, that will take place on February 3rd and 4th. I’ll be in the CFEngine / Rudder Community Room and will have 40 minutes to present “External node classification, the CFEngine way”. It’s the same seminar as FOSDEM; however, I’ll be able to show some examples of what makes classification difficult when you try to do it only “internally” with your CM tool of choice, and I’ll be able to show analogies and differences between Puppet and CFEngine when it comes to external node classification.

I hope to see some friends from the community there. If you’re going to any of these conference and want to say hello, just reach out 😉