VSHN.timer #170: News From FOSDEM 2023

6. Feb 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about last weekend’s FOSDEM 2023 conference in Brussels, where our CTO and Product Manager, Tobias Brunner, was dazzled and bewildered by what he saw. Here are his top picks, including links to the video and/or slides (if available at the time of publication of this article.)


1. Phil Estes, Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS) presented a tour of the landscape of container developer tooling in use today: podman, nerdctl, and non-Linux platform support for Rancher Desktop, Lima/colima, Finch, and Podman Desktop (video and slides)


2. Portia Burton, author of technical content for Dapper Labs, Honeycomb, and Linode, explored in her talk how to use a CI/CD workflow to encourage teams to write and maintain documentation. One of the best talks! (Video)


3. Dmitriy Kostiuk, free and libre software activist from Belarus, explained how to properly diagram Kubernetes clusters, looking at how various authors usually draw Kubernetes clusters and showing how auxiliary tools such as color coding, grouping, and eye anchoring can make the cluster diagram more understandable (slides)


4. Raymond de Jong, CTO at Isovalent, showed how Cilium monitors Service to Service communication, Golden Signals, detects transient network layer issues, and identifies problematic API requests with transparent tracing (slides)


5. As this article hits the web, the FOSDEM 2023 team is working as fast as possible to process and publish the remaining videos of the conference. All videos will be available on this website, and we can’t recommend them enough.


BONUS: Matthew Hodgson, the technical co-founder of Matrix and co-founder of Element, explained in his talk the fundamental changes which are landing in Matrix 2.0, which speeds up Matrix to be at least as snappy as the fastest proprietary messaging apps – all while handling thousands of rooms spanning millions of users.


Did you attend FOSDEM this year? Did you enjoy the talks? Would you like to recommend some to our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about open source: #152 and conferences: #19, #20, #56, #57, #90, and #91.

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Tobias Brunner

Tobias Brunner is working since over 20 years in IT and more than 15 years with Internet technology. New technology has to be tried and written about.

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