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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Hardware [clear filter]
Saturday, January 27

1:00pm CET

Processor Architectures and Why You Should Care
Limited Capacity seats available

"With the slowdown and end of Moore's Law the focus of processor manufacturers and users in high performance computing shifts toward innovations in the architectures as opposed to automatic speed-ups due to process improvements. The problem is that fully taking advantage of the new processor features does not come for free. At least development tool developers but also programmers should know about them. This talk will give an overview of processor architectures (desktop, server, GPGPU, other accelerators) of various manufacturers and over time and into the future. The benefits and pitfalls are presented. Problems which can be solved well with the newly developed features and ways to implement solutions are presented."

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Ulrich Drepper

System Research & Data Science, CTO Office, Red Hat
Data Scientist, CTO Office

Saturday January 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:53pm CET
B-D0206 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)

1:30pm CET

RedFish - future of hardware management
Limited Capacity seats available

"This session introduces RedFish - the modern vendor-agnostic bare metal machine management protocol, developed by DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) and already supported by several major vendors, including HPE, Dell and Intel. We will start with historical perspective on hardware management and the reasons why RedFish appeared. Then we will explain the protocol basics, common applications and the mechanisms of OEM extensions. We will also mention related protocols that are under development for managing specific types of bare metal resources, such as network and storage hardware.
We will conclude with a live demo of our own simple RedFish controller managing physical machines."

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Ilya Etingof

Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat
Software engineer working with Linux, networking and the OpenStack project. Has some exposure to the embedded, networking protocols and network monitoring. Interested in IoT and computing hardware. Open source enthusiast and contributing PSF member.
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Dmitry Tantsur

OpenStack Ironic core developer, Red Hat
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Ironic core developer, PTL for Pike and Queens cycles. Based in Berlin, playing bass in leisure time.

Saturday January 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:23pm CET
C-D0207 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Cloud, Presentation
Sunday, January 28

10:30am CET

What are FPGAs and How Do They Work
Limited Capacity seats available

"Even though FPGAs have been around for a long time most developers don't know enough about them. While their predominant use was in the embedded realm they are used now as alternative accelerator and server and desktop environments. This talk will explain how and why FPGAs differ from normal processors. At the example of one FPGAs the talk will introduce everything from the programming languages used, the tools to translate them, the binaries produced, and how the code finally gets executed."

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Ulrich Drepper

System Research & Data Science, CTO Office, Red Hat
Data Scientist, CTO Office

Sunday January 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:23am CET
B-D0206 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Kernel, Presentation

12:30pm CET

Nouveau - reverse engineering Nvidia GPUs
Limited Capacity seats available

"I want to give a overview about the Nouveau project and what challenges we deal with reverse engineering Nvidia GPUs. This includes security mechanisms Nvidia added over time to their GPUs to prevent us from doing our job. Having an open source GPU driver is important, because nearly everything somebody does on their Linux driven machine goes through the graphical stack and therefore a lot of sensible information goes through it and why should we trust closed source software with our stuff? Main topics will be which parts of the graphics stack we work on, our goals, what we have achieved already, what tools we are working with to trace the Nvidia driver, how somebody interested in this project can help out, what we currently are working on and what I would like to see implemented next."

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Karol Herbst

Nouveau Software Engineer
Working on Nouveau since September 2015

Sunday January 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:23pm CET
B-D0206 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)

1:00pm CET

Using Fedora and OSTree for IoT
Limited Capacity filling up

"OSTree on Fedora can now handle multi platform, and a number of other issues with using Fedora IoT have improved which means we can start to accelerate the IoT SIG and engage in the wider community with usable demos. Where are we and where do we envision being in time for Fedora 28 and what's the short to medium roadmap"

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Peter Robinson

Principal IoT Architect @ Red Hat, Red Hat
Peter is the lead architect for device edge and IoT at Red Hat. He's focused on industry standardisation and generally trying to improve the IoT space. He's actively involved in the wider Fedora Linux and arm ecosystems. In his spare time he likes to cook and trying to work out how... Read More →

Sunday January 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:23pm CET
H-E112 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)