My day started with some collaborative community over coffee at the Starbucks in the conference hotel. Our topics of conversation included: Challenges of parenting and finding time for community/conference participation The abstractions of infrastructure of code from chef to terraform Path to development (Gophercon being a gateway to a dev career) Language association paired to roles (i.e., network engineering and Python) Challenges of siloing job responsibility (test and dev) and value of ‘devops’ community/collaboration to repair disconnects IDEs, beyond vim (visual studio code extensions for the win) The value (and cost!
A few years ago I met Marius Ducea at Chromatic Coffee. Afterwards reflecting on the time that I spent, I felt more enthusiastic about my work in the industry due to Marius being awesome and the mental engagement outside of the everyday. Marius has been a key DevOpsDays Silicon Valley organizer for years and community builder within the Chef and DevOps community. His insight into a variety of current and future technology was interesting and educational.