We’re almost done with 2016 and while on a global scale, this year has been a bit rocky, we have various reasons to look back and be proud of what we have achieved. We have been contributing to Open Source projects: to ConnMan, to systemd, to fleet, to Kubernetes, to the NGINX Ingress Controller, to ofono, to python-oca, to skydns, to the Mattermost LDAP Plugin and a few more. Oh and we also created a tool to create, update and rollout Kubernetes resource yamls from a template.
It’s the season to be jolly… – wait, what? Oh. It’s GDG DevFest Season 2016. Yes. GDG DevFests are large, community-run events that offer speaker sessions across multiple product areas, all-day hack-a-thons, code labs, and more. In 2016, the official DevFest Season runs from September 01st through November 30th. These events are organized by the Google Developer Groups worlwide, and the Google Developer Groups of Berlin are organizing their fest on the 11th/12th of November.
Restricting the privileges of Linux services and reducing the actor vector has always been challenging. You need to adapt your software or start looking for a sandbox program or a manager that handles this for you. And at this moment you should look at systemd. systemd is a suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system. It provides a system and service manager that runs as PID 1 and starts the rest of the system.
November is a busy month. But if you get the chance, there are three days that you should definitely spend in Berlin and more importantly at two very specific events: ConfigManagement Camp and DevOpsDays! ConfigManagement Camp is a conference for everyone interested in Open Source configuration management. 2016 is the first year that ConfigManagement Camp leaves Gent for a one day single track event in Berlin. And if you’re here for ConfigManagement Camp on the 15th of November, you should definitely stay for DevOps Days on the 16th and 17th of November.