OSMC 2018 – or: The Thirteen-Star Conference

“How many stars do you have?” – Just take a look at the name tag, count the stars and you’re talking. At a lot of participants badges you’ll see a considerable number of them. Once you’ve been to OSMC, you usually come back. Why is that so? Here’s what I found out:

 

My first conversation partner is a big catch: 13 stars – 13 years of OSMC! Stefan Kublik arrived from Neckarsulm and is taking part for Fujitsu TDS GmbH. To the first conferences, at that time still Nagios, he went for another employer. He changed companies, OSMC remained. What Kublik particularly appreciates: “Many people here are working on the same problems. The OSMC is great to get an overview.” Where is the community standing? Where is the journey going? Thruk and Prometheus interest him, the products he uses himself. But Kublik also picks up on new topics and continues researching at home. What has changed over the years? OSMC has become more international, he says. Will he come again? “I have to! The series of stars can’t stop! As long as I work in this field, I will come back!”

 

Two stars: For the second time Kevin Honka is at the OSMC. For his first he has actually been here as a speaker. “I was relatively active in the monitoring portal,” he says. And so he was asked if he would like to report about his activities at the OSMC. “Now I come to every Icinga camp and of course to the OSMC.” He is interested in Icinga, Graylog, Git, virtualization techniques… What he appreciates the most? “The people. And the food,” he says with a grin. And he adds: “I have seldom had better technical discussions.

 

 

Ulrike Klusik has only been working in monitoring for three quarters of a year – but OSMC already has her! Thanks to her boss at ConSol Consulting & Solutions Software GmbH. Klusik thinks the conference is above all a good opportunity to get to know Open Source tools. Besides the ones she knows already – OMD, which they develop themselves, and OpenShift and Prometheus. “I found the lecture on Sensu very interesting,” she says, “or: Oberservability in einer Microservicewelt”. As a newcomer to monitoring, she is particularly interested in lectures on general procedures. She thinks it’s worth coming back: “It’s good to look beyond one’s own nose. Unfortunately, one often has too little time for this in everyday work.”

 

Christian Hager counts and is astonished himself: “Ten stars! “In the beginning I came because I wanted to know something about monitoring with Nagios and Icinga. Now I come for everything else,” he laughs. Smart Home, Refocus, Maps, SLA Monitoring he has joined. When I ask him what else he is interested in, he pulls out a small notebook. This man is prepared! Hager has made a plan for both days. All the more flexible he is during the breaks. “I like to sit down with people I don’t know. That gives me new ideas.” Other conferences may be bigger, but there are many more sales people on the road. “The OSMC gathers a good group of experts, and it’s easy to find specialists to talk to here.” Hager himself comes from the computer centre at the University of Würzburg.

 

I meet Holger Koch and Gudrun Schöllhammer at a bar table in front of room Jacobi. They talk to each other. He joins for DB Systel GmbH from Erfurt, she comes from the University of Vienna. Eight OSMC stars are emblazoned on his name tag, six on hers. “We see each other here once a year,” she says – and he: “The OSMC is like a class reunion.” Unfortunately, we don’t get any further: The next talk begins. The two have a well clocked schedule. Apart from the good conversations with other admins, they are mainly on the hunt for input. Well, then I don’t want to stop them!

 

 

Have fun at the OSMC 2018!

 

And save the date for next year’s OSMC, November 4 – 7, 2019!

 

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

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

Monthly Snap October – NET News | Tips & Tricks | DevOps | Events & the WAYS we go

Hey guys,

you might have noticed: OSMC is in full swing! In the month before you could for sure feel the excitement in the air. WHAT THE HACK?! October was full of preparations, writing talks, ordering roll-ups, coding, hacking, getting things done, spreading the #monitoringlove… In the blog we suggested: OSMC: Extend your stay / knowledge!

Some knowledge you could also gain in this month’s tips & tricks section in the NETWAYS blog! Ein paar vim tricks shared Christoph. Lokale Time Machine Snapshots blockieren Speicherplatz told you Georg. Not the pasta-kinda-thing, but Gnocchi: Metriken und Metadaten explained Achim. With Florian you could join an experiment in Wahrnehmungspsychologie im UI Design. And Jean thought On giving up and trying an IDE. While David might have sung With a little Help from my Chef …

Modems and monitors

In the shop too there was a lot going on, as Silke let us know: USB oder RS232? Das LTE Dualport Modem von ConiuGo hat beides! Besides: HW group STE2 – Netzwerk-Thermometer And anyway: Erst testen, dann durchstarten – Unser Netways Monitor! But: Nicht nur Schall und Rauch – Die neue Generation der AKCP Sensoren Wherever you are: Das Office ist nur einen Klick entfernt – Mit dem STARFACE Mobile Client 2.3 Thank you, Silke!

A report from his first team event delivered our new Azubi Tobias in Teamevent 2018: Professional Services. And Dirk shared what it is like to train our new colleagues in Ausbilder erzählt – Professional Services – 2018. Looking for new job opportunities? Visit jobs.netways.de !

The ways we go…

Is there a fair anywhere… IT, Start-Ups, Open Source: You might possibly be meeting Manfred! In October thanks to him: NETWAYS goes to the Dortmund “Initiale”. „Go geht einfach“. Hm, that‘s another thing – from Alexander. More in: The way to Go

The NWS team was happy to announce they started an exciting journey with OpenStack as a Service on nws.netways.de. Get to know more about it here: NWS OpenStack | The ultimate IaaS Platform! And here: NETWAYS Webinare – Jetzt mit OpenStack ! Interested? Pssssst. Apply this code for 45 days free hosted OpenStack: Ge1AL

And now: Back to OSMC!

See you at the conference and the Evening Event in the Loftwerk tonight!

 

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

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

OSDC 2019: This is where the magic happens!

Once again the renowned Open Source Data Center Conference (OSDC) will take place in Berlin, May 14 – 15, 2019.  Presentations can now be submitted via the conference website. This is your next chance to continue or start your career as conference speaker:

Take it!

Covering the entire range of Open Source software, the event’s objective is to outline state-of-the-art solutions and pioneering concepts to manage complex IT infrastructures.

As a speaker you can choose between three lecture formats:

  • Ignite talk: 5 minutes accompanied by 20 slides, 15 seconds each
  • Medium talk: 30 minutes talk including a Q&A session
  • Full talk: 45 minutes talk including a Q&A session

This is where the magic happens!

 

This is the chance to get on stage again and present your latest developments, best practices or research to your fellow colleagues! Haven’t spoken at a stage to more than 100 people before? No problem! Everything has a first time. Start with OSDC! Submit your talk on: osdc.de/submit-a-talk

We also have some news for attendees: Until December 31, 2018, you can get your Early Bird ticket. Tickets are available with or without accommodation on: osdc.de/tickets

OSDC gives developers, decision-makers, administrators and IT managers the chance to catch up on latest news and initiate future-oriented projects. Speakers and attendees will be invited to a casual evening event, where they can engage with each other in a relaxed atmosphere. More on: osdc.de

#OSDC | May 14 – 15, 2019 | Berlin

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

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

WHAT THE HACK?!

Only 16 days to go?

Time for you to speed up: Grab one of our popular Hackathon tickets and join the event on Nov 08!

It’s fun! You’ll start the day with a short round of introductions, then run a brainstorming session for possible topics in addition to these ones that we came up with so far:

OPENNMS   |   NSCLIENT   |   GRAYLOG
ICINGA   |   ZABBIX   |   PROMETHEUS   |   ELASTIC

Team up, accept the challenge, collaborate to find a solution, succeed!
Find all details at: osmc.de/hackathon

 

Taking place on Nov 08 the Hackathon directly follows OSMC’s lecture program. Be part of OSMC and round off your stay! Get your conference and add-on ticket here! We would be happy to see you soon at…

#OSMC | November 5 – 8, 2018 | Nuremberg

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

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

OSMC #Recap with Kempf & Kraus | Don’t miss this year!

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series OSMC Recap 2017

2017 sprachen Tobias Kempf & Michael Kraus über “Hochautomatisierte Warenlogistik – Monitoring bei Europas größtem Handelsunternehmen”.

  • 11.460 Filialen in 25 Ländern mit 390.000 Mitarbeiter
  • Es gilt, die Kommunikation über alle Ebenen zu sichern
  • Es braucht neue Monitoring Definitionen

Mehr über die Zusammenarbeit der beiden Herren gibt’s hier:

 

Don’t miss OSMC 2018! Get your ticket now! Be a part of the Monitoring change.

OSMC | November 5 – 8, 2018 | Nuremberg

Julia Hornung

Autor: Julia Hornung

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