BOFs at Craft-Conf 2019

This is just a placeholder to help me plan the BOFs for Craft-Conf 2019.

Once the schedule of the BOFs is ready, it will be published on the official Craft Conf website.

The idea is to provide a place and time where participants with similar interests can easily find each other and talk to each other. It would also be great if this was an opportunity for the participants to be able to find the speakers and talk to them.

Speakers who agree to participate in such BOF, would pick a subject that interests them and a preferred time-slot. Speakers who come later can either join an already scheduled BOF or have another one at another timeslot. Once the schedule of the talks is ready we'll try to fit in the BOF to match the preferences of the speakers.

When we get closer to the conference we'll pick a location somewhere in the conference venue for each BOF.

We'll promote it via the conference web site and during the conference.

At the given time each speak show up at his/her designated place and if people come by they greet them and help them engage with each other or with the speaker.

We have put together a list of topics just as ideas. You can of course come up with any other subject you think could be interesting.

If you agree I'll put your name and topic on this page and we'll build up the schedule together.

Topic ideas

Feel free to pick one of these or to come up with somethine else. Something more specific. Something wider. Whatever you feel right.

  • DevOps practitioners - what does DevOps mean in your organization?
  • Refactoring - how to do it, how to get management and the developers on board?
  • How to introduce better engineering practices in the organization? Top down? Bottom up?
  • Scrum masters - what are your challenges?
  • Agile - the best of agile without Scrum
  • AWS users
  • TDD - Test Driven Developers
  • C++ programmers
  • Go programmers
  • Python programmers
  • Security - at home and in the cloud
  • How to have an impact in your organization
  • What is better AWS, GCP, or Azure? Let's discuss it
  • What is better Linode, Digital Ocean, or the big cloud players?

Time Slots

As the schedule is not ready yet so these are just planned time slots:

  • Lunch break on Thursday 9 May 2019 ~ 12:40-14:00
  • Evening on Thursday 9 May 2019 ~ 19:00-21:00
  • Lunch break on Friday 10 May 2019 ~ 12:40-14:00

So far we have:

Justin Kitagawa - lead/participate in DevOps BOF on a day when he is not talking.

Emily Bache - either of these at lunch time:
How to introduce better engineering practices in the organization? Top down? Bottom up?
TDD - Test Driven Developers
Refactoring - how to do it, how to get management and the developers on board?

Christian Posta (Lunch on one of the days.)
Service mesh strategy and adoption.

Paul Fremantle - join the Service mesh BOF.

Yan Cui
Serverless/AWS Lambda.

Julie Matviyuk (Thursday evening ok)
How to introduce better engineering practices in the organization? Top down? Bottom up?
Job satisfaction in development teams: what works?

Llewellyn Falco

Michael Nir
Chickens Learn Lean: How to survive when technology disrupts your business. (Thursady lunch)
It’s about lean startup and assumption validation – presently writing a comic book about it: Chickens Learn Lean the neat thing is that the book itself is done in an engaged community approach – so the participants of the BOF will be able to contribute themselves.

Yaroslav Tkachenko
Challenges in data engineering and how to overcome them. (Preferably on a day when he is not presenting, any time works.)

Viktor Farcic
DevOps practitioners How to introduce better engineering practices in the organization
What is better AWS, GCP, or Azure

Dan North (lunch time)
How to introduce better engineering practices in the organization? Top down? Bottom up?

Aaron Rinehart
Chaos Engineering