Mar 19 2013

Initial loadays speakers announced

Loadays is coming up soon .. 6 and 7 april ..
Loadays is the Linux and Open Administration conference of the low lands , held in Antwerp, Belgium

We've just published the initial batch of speakers

  • Being a Sysadmin at a company full of Sysadmins (Cody Herriges)
  • OpenNebula Fundamentals (Jaime Melis)
  • Integrate UEFI into REAR (Gratien D'haese)
  • Puppet v3 and Hiera (Garrett Honeycutt)
  • Integrating Linux into an Active Directory domain (Gábor Nyers)
  • Normalised instance provisioning for dev, on-premise and public clouds (Karanbir Singh)
  • C.R.E.A.M : Cache Rules Everything Around Me (Thijs Feryn)
  • OpenLDAP's Lightning Memory-Mapped DB (Howard Chu)
  • What's new in syslog-ng (Peter Czanik)
  • Introduction to Ansible (Jan Piet Mens)
  • Network Block Device: network-based block storage for Linux systems (Wouter Verhelst)


  • Building your Enterprise Cloud with OpenNebula (Jaime Melis)
  • Puppet tutorial (Garrett Honeycutt)
  • Automated Everything - Setting up an openQRM Cloud (Matthias Rechenburg)
  • Tutorial about provisioning and management using Ansible (Dag Wieers - Jeroen Hoekx)

There's more to come !

Apr 20 2010

Linux Open Administration Days 2010

So about 4 monts ago there was the crazy idea to start a new FOSS event in Belgium targeted at sysadmins.

What started out as an event for local people to meet local people with some local speakers actually ended up being a small local event with some top international speakers on onfiguration mananagement and system administration mixed with a bunch of good local ones !

I had the honour to open the conference with an extremely short version of the Devops talk I gave earlier last year.. extremely short as I knew that over the course of the weekend the topic would reoccur a lot.

We had the first european talk on Chef, by Joshua Timberman, and we had Puppet talks amongst by Dan Bode from Puppetlabs and CFengine talks , devops was a frequently dropped word,

We had a book raffle where we handed out O'Reilly's .. we had a great free pizza party (got the idea from the saturday pizza event at LCA 2005) , and we had some free beer. Sounds like a good combination for a geeky weekend.

Apart from the regular talks there were plenty of Open Spaces where interesting topics were discussed ... we had spaces on Open Source vs Open Core , strong voices were heard when we discussed what we should do with the Open Core companies that claim to value Open Source , some people think we should actually list the fauxpensource ones somewhere and make sure the world knows about them

We had an awesome configuration management discussion session discussing Chef vs Puppet vs CFengine . And much much more ...

Some people owe me plenty of Sushi as I had to do my MySQL HA talk before their Managing MySQL talk , but other than that .. things just went fine..

Mar 30 2010

11 days till Loadays

That's right .. only 11 more ...
The schedule looks promising, there will be some devops juice, some open spaces, some tutorials, som regular talks .. it really looks promising ... the schedule is packed ,

Apart from the talks, tutorials and open spaces there's also the
Pizza party and the Beer event on saturday ...

No need to register .. just show up ..