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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Agile [clear filter]
Sunday, January 28

10:30am CET

Supercharge Agile and DevOps with Serverless
Limited Capacity filling up

"Serverless is getting increasingly popular as an architectural choice. Startups and cloud-native companies use it as a competitive advantage to faster develop products with shorter feedback cycles. So what is it about serverless? How can enterprise projects leverage these strengths?

This talk will introduce serverless and discuss it's unique properties. It will propose development practices inspired by serverless. These practices range from basic like “Constrained Freedom”, “Decoupled Architecture”, “Tiny Teams” and “Pure DevOps”. And go to advanced practices like “Buy Before Build”, “Production Ready Releases” and “Ready For Experiments”. This talk will conclude by showing how “precise cost-based pricing” can be used to enable business-driven development also coined as FinDev."

avatar for Matthias Luebken

Matthias Luebken

Principal Software Engineer
Matthias has long experience with different aspects in software development as a developer, consultant and manager. His new area of interest is how serverless will change the software development industry as a whole

Sunday January 28, 2018 10:30am - 11:23am CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Agile, Presentation

11:30am CET

Changing Your Team From The Inside
Limited Capacity full

"In this session, you will learn everything you need to know to build high impact, sustainable teams.

Are you looking for an expert that would provide a quick fix to your challenges, a quick fix to change your team?

Tools, practices, and methods, are nicely labeled things that we can buy. We could be fooled into thinking that they are magic pills.

They are not.

They translate the learning of others, and from that perspective, they are beneficial for our organization innovation journey.

This session is for managers that are aware of the urge to transform their organization, or for individual contributors that want to foster change. You can apply the learnings from this session whatever your position is as long as you are an insider."

You can find the link to the slides here: https://www.slideshare.net/alexis/changing-your-team-from-the-inside and access the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdNPVbQwig

avatar for Alexis Monville

Alexis Monville

Red Hat
Hi, I’m Alexis, a member of the EMEA Leadership Team at Red Hat.For more than 20 years, I have used and built software in diverse sectors such as the automotive industry, a dot-com startup, IT consulting, public sector, software development, and my management and organization consulting and coaching... Read More →

Sunday January 28, 2018 11:30am - 12:23pm CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Agile, Presentation

1:30pm CET

Limited Capacity filling up

"ShuHaRi is an old martial art concept of learning from Japan. The concept teaches the 3 stages one needs to master a technique : Shu (obey), Ha (digress), Ri (separate).

Many teams nowadays try to use the Scrum or Kanban framework for developing software but forget to understand the basics before modifications to create a process that fits their needs.If we modify elements without understanding the concept with a lack of foundational knowledge the system can collapse. After successfully understanding the basic concepts of a process, teams should “break” rules and try initiatives to remove wasteful actions in their daily work. When teams understand their situation is unique they can find a natural way to work and truly become agile."

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Pavel Najman

Agile Practitioner, Red Hat
Pavel is an Agile Practitioner at Red Hat. Before joining Red Hat, he started off in the Croatian public sector as a Scrum Master for a telecommunication company while deepening his knowledge about what people makes happy at work and how to improve collaboration.

Sunday January 28, 2018 1:30pm - 1:53pm CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Agile, Presentation

2:00pm CET

SRE Patterns: Converging roles for Modern Software
Limited Capacity seats available

"Intended audience:
The session will be open for all, from people just getting started to seasoned professionals interested in software engineering and patterns/trends

In modern Software Engineering, the trends challenge the more traditional roles(Dev, QA, Ops) and separation of concerns in the traditional models. Site Reliability Engineering patterns model the next generation of the Software craftsman, who is a combination of Dev, QE and Ops. With self service tooling backed by monitoring and intelligent test automation, the developer can own the testing and also deployments to production. Also get a glance into how Red Hat Developer Tools Team is disrupting the traditional software delivery model with SRE patterns, enabling faster turnaround times for high quality solutions."

avatar for Aditya Konarde

Aditya Konarde

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Red Hat | OpenShift + Observability

Sunday January 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:23pm CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)

2:30pm CET

The Trials and Tribulation of Agile Conversion
Limited Capacity seats available

Agile Conversion is tough. Moving from a traditional Waterfall approach of pre defined roles and stages to a model of team ownership is a jarring experience for most teams. Over 12 months and 15 major releases, Red Hat Mobile became a fully functioning Agile team. However there is a hidden side of Agile adoption, the dead ends that we reached, the frustrations within the teams, the roadblocks we hit and the staff turnover that occurred. Things that can not only halt an Agile adoption, but if not dealt with, that can fracture a team that is not prepared for it. This talk will be more encompassing than the path to success, it will cover the trials and tribulations of a team in transition.

avatar for Brendan O Farrell

Brendan O Farrell

Software engineering manager and Agile Coach.
Brendan joined RedHat early 2017 as a software engineering manager and an Agile Coach. He has worked in a telecommunications research institute as a QE and later as a Scrum Master bringing a Scrum based approach to academic research projects. He has over twenty years in the home automation... Read More →

Sunday January 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:23pm CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Agile, Presentation

3:30pm CET

Distributed teams and Agile - Does it work?
Limited Capacity full

"Companies are becoming more and more global, with distributed team members spread all around the world. How we can succeed in delivering value if your team members is 10000Km away? What are the challenges we encounter when trying to be more Agile? What are the opportunities we can see and improve working with distributed teams. Leadership, communication, tools used, culture and many other things my impact a team's journey to become more Agile"

avatar for Fernando Colleone

Fernando Colleone

Principal Agile Practitioner, Red Hat
I help teams to reflect, adjust and improve their work.

Sunday January 28, 2018 3:30pm - 3:53pm CET
G-E105 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Agile, Presentation