NLUUG Fall 2019 Conference

On the 21st of November the Dutch Unix User Group (NLUUG) held its fall conference in Utrecht.

The keynote on what Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) means by David Blank-Edelmann from Microsoft was a treat to listen to.

After that the multi-track part of the day started. It was hard to pick what talk to attend, but I was at no point disappointed by the choices made.

Michael Boelen did a highly interactive talk on improving the shell-scripting game of those in the audience.

After that, Roland van Rijswijk-Deij donned a proper shirt (“I was considering a suit”) to explain the Quantum Blockchain Cloud and why not all crypto is doomed with the coming Quantum Supremecy.

Later in the afternoon, Anco Scholte ter Horst gave a small history of the absorbsion of XS4All into KPN, why and how Freedom Internet started, and what the plans for the near-future are.

Just before I had to hit the stage, Wim ter Have from Oracle gave a highly technical talk on NUMA awareness in libvirt. Allowing the mapping of NUMA nodes from the host to guests for blazing performance.

After that it was my time to present an updated version of my LOADays 2019 on systemd-nspawn and mkosi that I accidentally started in Dutch (sorry!). The slides are available here.

After that, it was time for the closing keynote on security fails and hack stories by Edwin van Andel.

All the talks were recorded, and I’ll certainly view some of the ones I missed. Hats off to the NLUUG program committee for putting together such a highly informative and densely packed conference.

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2019-11-22 10:19 +0100