Deprecating this (aka.ms/willysblog) blog

This is the last post on this blog. As we’re switch off one light (https://aka.ms/willysblog), we’re switching on another (https://willys-cave.ghost.io). WARNING: Not sure how long this blog and its content will remain accessible. If there is anything you find valuable, make a copy! See you on https://willys-cave.ghost.io where I will resume discussions on DevOps, WhiteSource, LaunchDarkly,…

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devconf’s log #5 – Sad it’s over, stoked over chats, and the 25h trek home

Continued from devconf’s log #4 – “Was zum Geier?”, lean coffee, and rain it’s time to close the curtains and start the countdown to next year   Before I share the final pictures from the event, I’d like to THANK the hosts (Robert and Candice) for a phenomenal event and the speakers & attendees for…

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devconf’s log #4 – “Was zum Geier?”, lean coffee, and rain!

Continued from devconf’s log #3 – Sessions, Cubes, and lots of collaboration. We have arrived in Cape Town for the first devconf conference in the city … we’re tired, but still stoked Here are a few pictures to give you a snippet of the Capetonian event. Speaker dinner – “Was zum Geier?”, why is our…

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devconf’s log #2 – Sun, Mandela, and no Bowtie

Continued from DevConf’s log #1 – Flights, floods, and lack of sleep. Spent the weekend relaxing, mentally preparing for the conference, and enjoying the sun, food, and discussions. Part of the mental preparation is to practice the session and ensure the 60-75min talk can be delivered in the 45min DevConf slot. I focused on grounding…

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devconf’s log #1 – Flights, floods, and lack of sleep

I am in South-Africa to share our DevOps journey at DevConf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   After a 23.9167-hour trip from Vancouver to Johannesburg I arrived at the hotel at midnight … followed by 24hours of no sleep, resulting in a few frazzled days. What I really enjoyed for the…

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