Speaker details

Philipp Krenn


Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now working as a developer advocate at Elastic — the company behind the open source Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash. Based in Vienna, Austria, he is constantly traveling Europe and beyond to speak and discuss open source software, search, databases, infrastructure, and security.

From Containers to Kubernetes Operators

Cloud, Containers & Infrastructure

"Containers are the new ZIP format to distribute software" is a fitting description of today's development world. However, it is not always that easy and this talk highlights the development of Elastic's container strategy over time: * Docker images: A new distribution model. * Docker Compose: Local demos and a little more. * Helm Chart: Going from demo to production. * Kubernetes Operator: Full control with upgrades, scaling,... Besides the strategy we are also discussing specific technical details and hurdles that appeared during the development. Or why the future will be a combination of Helm Chart and Operator (for now).

Scheduled on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:20 in Room 6


Working with and Contributing back to Open Source Projects

Methodology & Culture

Open Source software is the new norm. Working with it efficiently is a common requirement but not without challenges. This talk helps inexperienced developers or those who are new to Open Source to get started and overcome common challenges: * What is Open Source software, what are the general types of licenses, and what are the pitfalls around that. * How to get help when you are stuck and how do you make it easy for others to help you. * How do you contribute back — bugs, documentation, or code. * What are common problems with communities and how to avoid them.

Scheduled on Friday from 17:30 to 18:20 in Room 4

Open Source Code
Open Source

YAML Considered Harmful


We have all become YAML engineers, because everybody loves it, right?! Sometimes it can also burn you pretty badly and this is what this talk is about. We dive into some common errors people encounter when working with YAML. These seem to be commonly accepted, which might be a form of the Stockholm Syndrome. And we are also taking a quick look at alternative formats and what they do (not) have to offer. Will you still love your YAML files after this talk? Let's see...

Scheduled on Friday from 14:25 to 14:40 in Room 5

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Best Practices
YAML Files