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DevConf.cz 2018 is the 10th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contributors to open source technologies such as Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile where FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

When: Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

Venue: Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT - Božetěchova 2, Brno)


  • Friday 17:15: at the venue there will be a surprise show, stick around!
  • Saturday 19:00: the social event starts at Fleda Club. TICKET IS REQUIRED. Tickets will be distributed each day at check-in. First come, first serve.
  • Sunday 17:00: there will be many prizes given away at the closing session.
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Sunday, January 28 • 12:00pm - 12:23pm
Interfacing a Linux machine - How hard can it be?

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"This talk shows some of the deficiencies, when interfacing with our Linux machines from a computer program. Programs like admin scripts, Cockpit, Ansible, Powershell all have the same root problem to interface with a Linux machine: there is no standard protocol and API to configure, control and monitor the machine programmatically. This results in proxying CLI commands and parsing the output in various formats.
As a solution to this widespread problem, we introduce varlink. Varlink is an interface description format and protocol that aims to make services accessible to both humans and machines in the simplest feasible way.

Resource Links: http://varlink.org

Resources: none - presentation
Expected outcome:
Awareness of the varlink project"

avatar for Harald Hoyer

Harald Hoyer

Red Hat Plumbers Group Manager, Red Hat
Harald Hoyer is best known for developing the dracut initramfs generator and framework, udev, systemd and systemd-boot. In 2012, together with Kay Sievers, Hoyer was the main driving force behind merging the /lib, /bin and /sbin into /usr in the Fedora distribution.

Sunday January 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:23pm CET
A-D105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Platform / OS, Presentation