DevConf.cz 2018 has ended

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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Documentation [clear filter]
Friday, January 26

12:00pm CET

Humanizing Your Documentation
Limited Capacity full

"It’s no secret that people don’t usually read technical documentation for pleasure. Users often come to your docs when they are frustrated, disappointed and at their lowest. In this talk, we’ll discuss how the language we use affects our users, as well as the first steps towards writing accessible, use case-driven docs.

Why people read documentation
- Hint: it’s not because they want to be
- Understanding the feelings of your users
Analyzing the common doc language
- Examples of effective and ineffective language
An introduction to use case-driven documentation
- Writing with a user in mind
Accessible documentation
- What does it mean for documentation to be accessible
- Dos/don’ts
- Available resources
Close with a glorious, thought-provoking takeaway"

avatar for Carolyn Stransky

Carolyn Stransky

Technical Writer at Contentful
Carolyn is a journalist and JavaScript developer based in Berlin, Germany. She’s currently working as a technical writer for Contentful and teaching front end development in the evenings at ReDI School of Digital Integration.

Friday January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:23pm CET
H-E112 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Development, Presentation

3:00pm CET

Open Source in the US Public Sector
Limited Capacity seats available

"I propose to lead a discussion on how Open Source software is acquired, used, and talked about, within the US government. The attitudes that I will reveal are particularly those of the procurement, healthcare and military sectors of the government. Also covered will be:
- Presenting a fair case for commercial subscriptions to Open Source
- How security in Open Source software is perceived
- Challenges of non-Internet-connected hosts
- Why is government-run software always out-of-date?"

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Gabriel Alford

Member of the Technical Staff, Office of the Chief Technologist, Red Hat Public Sector, Red Hat
Gabriel Alford is a Member of the Technical Staff, Office of the Chief Technologist in Red Hat's Public Sector where he focuses on developing security automation technologies and security standards. He is also one of the upstream maintainers of the ComplianceAsCode and OpenControl... Read More →
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J. Alexander Jacocks

Sr. Solutions Architect
I've spent my entire career working with Linux. From student intern to systems administrator to my current role as a sales engineer, my love affair with Red Hat Linux/Fedora has never waned, and it powers almost everything that I do.
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Martin Preisler

Sr. Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc., Red Hat
Martin Preisler works as a Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. He is working in the Security Technologies team, focusing on security compliance using Security Content Automation Protocol. He is the principal author of SCAP Workbench, a frequent contributor to OpenSCAP and SCAP Security... Read More →
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Derek Thurston

Sr. Solutions Architect, DoD
Derek has been using Linux and Open Source software since the mid 90's

Friday January 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:53pm CET
A-D105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
Sunday, January 28

3:30pm CET

Successful Teamwork
Limited Capacity full

"Teamwork is cooperative process that allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results. One of the essential elements of a team is its focus
toward a common goal and a clear purpose. Success relies upon team members creating environment where they are all willing to contribute and participate.
During this short workshop we first Identify essential attributes needed for successful team. In second half there will be space to use these attributes or criteria to promote effective teamwork, also we can look at some case studies."

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Ondřej Hudlický

BaseOS QE Manager, Red Hat
Happy father, people manager, testing enthusiast; open source, outdoor and music guy.

Sunday January 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:53pm CET
K-A218 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)