Speaking at OSDC 2014 in Berlin, Germany

After having a great time at Rubyslava and kod.io in March, I'm happy to announce that I'm also going to speak at this year's Open Source Data Center Conference. Again, I'm going to talk about my support experience here at GitHub.

Operations people often strive for the perfect solution. But is that really effective? To answer that question for yourself, you’ll have to spend some time doing support! Here at GitHub developers help out with support on a regular basis, leading to a better experience for our customers. Some even work on both: half development, half support. I'm going to show you why I think support is awesome and how it benefits your work!

Wait, what? It's the same talk, again? Luckily, no! It will be a refined version of what I've been talking about at kod.io, mainly tackling the same topics, but focusing on what's important for people working in Operations with some great examples from the GitHub Ops team.

The conference takes place from 8-10 April in Berlin, Germany. and it seems there are only a few tickets left. Head over to their website and register if you want to meet!

Speaking at kod.io 2014 in Linz, Austria

I'll be speaking at this year's kod.io in Linz on March 1st, together with lots of other interesting speakers. I haven't done much public speaking in 2013 and rather concentrated on getting up to speed at GitHub, so I'm thrilled to be able to speak again this year!

In order to become a better developer you’ll have to spend some time doing support. Here at GitHub developers help out with support on a regular basis, leading to a better experience for our customers. Some even work on both: half development, half support. I’m going to show you why I think support is awesome and how it makes you better at writing code!

For more information see the kod.io website or follow kod.io on twitter!

Attending OpenTechSchool's "GitHub From Scratch" workshop

I'll be attending OpenTechSchool Hamburg's GitHub from Scratch workshop tomorrow, Saturday Nov 30th. Looks like there will be plenty of people eager to learn how to start using GitHub to build and collaborate on software. At the time of this writing there're still 5 free spots available, so if you want to learn more about GitHub or want to shake hands in meatspace sign up!

The workshop is going to start at 10 am and takes place here (maps):

Commerce Plus GmbH
Schaeferkampsallee 16
20357 Hamburg, Germany