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QConSP 2015 - Day 2

QConSP Day 2. I’m tired and this day had some cool talks, but few of them really interested me. I’m getting a little behind in blogging about the conference - bare with me, this whole thing’s new to me ;) - so, expect more here in a few hours.


Disclaimer: Layout

The team (a.k.a. myself) is (am) still trying to find out a nice layout for the blog. It will change over time, until I can find one my OCD can get used to.

Thanks for the pacience ;)


QConSP 2015 - Day 1

QConSP So, here we are. QCon SP 2015 is my first big IT-related conference in a while. Thanks to ilegra - who sponsored me and 3 others to attend (and two others to present) - I’m able to attend to this amazing conference and (try to) absorb some of the insane ammount of knowledge floating around.

Day one’s been good so far. The opening keynote by Jerome Petazzoni entitled “The Docker ecossystem and the future of application development” was really cool. He managed to show in a very short period of time how disruptive the idea behind Docker really is - how is it a revolution and not only and evolution (I’ll post a link to the presentation once it’s available. No spoilers ;] ).

[Update 1]: Diego (@diego_pacheco) and Cesar (@cesaropsguy) from ilegra presented a talk called “Vivenciando DevOps para além da automação de infraestrutura” where use cases and experiences with DevOps were shared. The reception and the feedback were really good! Congrats guys!

Later on was Diogo Lucas’s (@diogolucas) turn. He’s talk was “Tratores e DevOps: Colhendos os frutos da automação”. In it, he talked about the DevOps case in Agco, beginning in 2013 and specifically how Docker helped them move from the software factory model to Agile, enterprise-wide architecture and using automation.

[Update 2]: The third talk was about Patterns and Antipatterns in infrastructure automation, by Jefferson Girão (@jeffersongirao) and Fábio Santos (@flsusp) (both from ThoughtWorks). Very good presentation about the problems - and the pain - they encountered when implementing automation on already existing infrastructure for a customer and the solutions developed over time.

Fourth talk: (lots of stamina during the first conference days ;) Tracking a soccer game with CEP and BigData by Asanka Abeysinghe (@asankama). Really not my field, I ended up attending to this one more for being a soccer (football!) fan than for anything else. The subject was interesting, although it was hard to understand the talk because of sound problems. Another downside was the fact that no code or techniques were shown (besides dummy examples) because of “protected intelectual property”. C’mon!

[Update 3]: I’m still here! Haven’t given up! Last talk of the day: Ben Towes’ (@mastahyeti) GitHub AppSec: Keeping up with 111 prolific engineers about the security strategies on GitHub. About this talk, one word comes to mind: amazing! The strategies these guys developed to keep up with code security, like performing automated hull-breach checks and the Bug Bounty program are really cool! Congrats Ben!

This concludes the day one post. Keep up with the next ones!

PS: Mom! I’m on the QConSP Twitter:


My [first and very incipient] presentation on Docker

And so it happened. The first DevOps Night event at ilegra was a success in every way. Lots of people from different backgrounds, a ton knowledge being shared and a killing coffee break made this event awesome!

My presentation didn’t follow through the way I intended to, but nevertheless it forced me to study Docker, make a live presentation using docker-machine and docker-compose, and - this was the best part - the audience had a LOT of questions for me, all of which I tried by best to answer.

Here’s the slideshare of the presentation. Please make all the comments and suggestions you feel like - all input is very much welcome! My intention is to rebuild this presentation from the ground up - and practice my speech a little more - for the next event. When the new version is ready, I’ll post it here as well.


It's Alive!!!

Alive So, it is born. Against all odds, from the most unexpedted of places, but it’s finally here.


Here I’ll (try to) post my 2 cents on technology, DevOps, day-to-day trubles and perks and who knows what else.

I really don’t expect you to care about any of this at all, or even read any of it for that matter. This is more an excersice on getting stuff out of my head than anything else but hey, why not enjoy while I’m at it, right?

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