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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Friday, January 26

10:30am CET

How China's open source roadmap evolve?
Limited Capacity seats available

"The LinuxCon ContainerCon CloudOpen China, organized by the The Linux Foundation succeed to be held from 19th June to 20th June 2017 at Beijing, China.
The conference witnessed and proved China's effort and impact in navigating and leading in the open source community.
But you still don't know:
What's overview of the current state of open source software?
Why they are interested in open source?
How do they contribute to open source community(Connect, Learn, Collaborate & Share)?
and the most important, how China's open source roadmap evolve in future?

All those question's answers can be found in this presentation journey."

avatar for Chunfu Wen

Chunfu Wen

senior quality engineer, Red Hat
I am an open source contributor and promoter. I work at Red Hat, and have 14+ years working experiences in various companies such as:Oracle, Motorola, Siemens.

Friday January 26, 2018 10:30am - 10:53am CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Community, Presentation

11:00am CET

The Signal in the CHAOSS: Healthy Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

"Efforts are underway to mine community metrics, which is turning out to be not as easy as people think. There's a lot of data available, but still no answers. What are the questions that need to be asked to determine community health? A look at what Project CHAOSS and Red Hat are doing to find the right questions before finding the answers."

avatar for Brian Proffitt

Brian Proffitt

Manager, Red Hat, Inc.
Community Architect

Friday January 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:53am CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Community, Presentation

12:00pm CET

How a mocking library built a real community
Limited Capacity seats available

"Mockito (http://site.mockito.org/) is one of the best-known mocking frameworks for Java, but its greatest feature has to be its engaged community. In this session, I'll share my story of how I turned from a Mockito user to a Mockito contributor, and how great open source projects don't just wait for their communities to magically form, but actively encourage them."

avatar for Allon Mureinik

Allon Mureinik

Senior Manager, Seeker R&D, Synopsys, Inc.
Allon Mureinik manages Synopsys' Seeker .NET and Node.js Agents R&D. In his spare time, he's interested in unit testing, static code analysis and seeing how far databases will bend before they break.

Friday January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:23pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Community, Presentation

12:30pm CET

The new life of bugs.python.org
Limited Capacity seats available

"Bugs.python.org (later called BPO) is the bug tracker supporting development
of CPython, the main implementation of Python language. During PyCon US in Portland,
OR, I was asked to help migrate the current BPO instance into a new infrastructure.
My personal recommendation was to migrate BPO onto OpenShift Online, especially
that it supports open source projects providing resources for running necessary
infrastructure bits. This presentation will be the story how I migrate legacy
BPO installation onto latest OpenShift:

1. What is bugs.python.org
a) What it is and how it's being used?
b) Current deployment details.
2. Pick up the pieces
3. Build
a) Custom builder (non-git repositories & custom process)
4. Deployment
a) Database
b) Configuration
c) Deployment
5. Tips & tricks"

avatar for Maciej Szulik

Maciej Szulik

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Maciej is a passionate developer with over 10 years of experience in many languages. Currently he's working on OpenShift and Kubernetes for Red Hat. Whereas at night he is hacking on side projects with python.

Friday January 26, 2018 12:30pm - 12:53pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)

1:00pm CET

Open Source as a Business
Limited Capacity filling up

"This talk takes a look at why open source is important to business and three essential elements of this path:

* Strategy: How can you monetize your open source product? Is it support, an open core approach, cloud services, or a combination of the three?
* Struggle: "You received a 100 million dollars in venture capital and yet you have so many open issues?!"
* Success: How do you balance open source and commercial success? How do you align engineering and sales decisions?

This talk takes the perspective of Elastic, the company behind the open source products Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash, but we are also taking a look at how others are approaching this challenge, what worked, and what failed."

avatar for Philipp Krenn

Philipp Krenn

Developer Advocate, Elastic
Philipp lives to demo interesting technology. Having worked as a web, infrastructure, and database engineer for over ten years, Philipp is now a developer advocate and community team lead in EMEA at Elastic — the company behind the Elastic Stack consisting of Elasticsearch, Kibana... Read More →

Friday January 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:53pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Community, Presentation

2:00pm CET

Automatic for the People
Limited Capacity full

"Being a maintainer, or even a notable contributor in an open source project is a damn hard job. Not only are you expected to tackle the hardest programming tasks, but suddenly you're also expected to do all these "softer" things - review other people's work, provide feedback, ramp up other contributors, etc.
In this session, I'll show how your gut instinct as an engineer - to automate everything - can actually work here too (at least to a certain degree), and take a lot of the load off your shoulders."

avatar for Allon Mureinik

Allon Mureinik

Senior Manager, Seeker R&D, Synopsys, Inc.
Allon Mureinik manages Synopsys' Seeker .NET and Node.js Agents R&D. In his spare time, he's interested in unit testing, static code analysis and seeing how far databases will bend before they break.

Friday January 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:23pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Community, Presentation

2:30pm CET

The power of one: For the good of the community
Limited Capacity filling up

"We all have moments in open source communities and projects where we wish that we could change something for the better.

How many times have you thought: "If I were in charge, things would be different..."?

But leadership is not something we are appointed to. It's finding the courage and having the skills, in difficult moments, to use our voices and our actions for the good of others.

Learn how to help your community overcome resistance to new ideas; bring calmness, reason, and respect back into heated discussions; and protect yourselves from bad actors and destructive behaviours. Explore what makes your community special, and see how to inspire more of your "very best days."

Stop wishing for change. Start recognizing and using the power that you already have... and make a difference."

avatar for Rebecca Fernandez

Rebecca Fernandez

Senior Principal Program Manager, Open Culture, Red Hat
Senior Principal Program Manager, Open Organization Culture, Red Hat

Friday January 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:23pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)
  Community, Presentation

3:30pm CET

Building a customer reference with AWS Quickstart
Limited Capacity seats available

"This short session will begin with a live demonstration of a Red Hat Openshift Container Platform deployment using the AWS Quickstart. It will review what makes the AWS quickstart customer friendly and what tools and resources are available to help you build your own. You will learn how you can use them to increase adoption and understanding of your own projects.

We'll review:
- the guidelines for successful AWS Quickstarts
- how to use the AWS Quickstart open source tools
- compose your AWS Quickstart using Fedora/CentOS/Red Hat/Ansible
- validate and test your templates, both external to AWS and on AWS
- writing the deployment guide"

avatar for David Duncan

David Duncan

Partner Ecosystem SA, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
David Duncan is OSS Partner Solutions Architect at AWS

Friday January 26, 2018 3:30pm - 3:53pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)

4:00pm CET

Fedora in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

"On this session I would like to talk about using FOSS and more specifically Fedora for education purposes. I aim to answer why is it important for us to teach students about open source software and what are the benefits of going completely FOSS in education.

I also want to talk briefly about our Fedora classroom mentioned here: https://fedoramagazine.org/fedora-computer-lab-university/

what were the difficulties and how we manage it."

avatar for Nemanja Milosevic

Nemanja Milosevic

Fedora Project Ambassador & Teaching Assistant, University of Novi Sad
Nemanja Milosevic is a Fedora Ambassador from Serbia. He is also a teaching assistant and PhD student on University of Novi Sad in Serbia. In his other life, he is developing Android and .NET applications at his family's software development company. He o

Friday January 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:23pm CET
D-C228 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)