Config Management Camp 2024 Ghent

Holy crap, that is crazy; how do I navigate it?
2024-02-05, 15:55–16:45, B.Con

You have the backing you need to move to cloud native. But as you’re doing more research, you come across, or someone jokingly told you to look at it. You start to wonder what craziness did you sign yourself up for. You’ve come to this talk to help gain some advice on how this comes together and hopefully leave with a better understanding of what you need to do.

If you’ve done some work convincing your cohorts or realized that you need to move to cloud native. You trust that the CNCF has its hands wrapped around this ever-changing world, and you go to, and you get overwhelmed. What do you mean I need to know what all of this is now? What do you mean I have to have a team of people to pick and choose the correct thing for my business? Why did it just get bigger when I refreshed that tab? I’m here to tell you, yes, it’s overwhelming, but if you learn how to read and understand and realize it’s just another tool, it’s not something you have to visit very often. In this talk, we’ll walk through what you need to know, how to understand, why you should care, and hopefully realize that is something you only need to worry about rarely.

JJ works as a Developer Advocate representing IBM worldwide. He engages in the IBM’s watsonx service, the Open Source AI ecosystem, and Kubernetes ecosystem with a focus on Red Hat’s OpenShift. He attempts to teach enterprises and users succesful skills to onboard to the AI and Cloud Native ecosystem though he learned his trade in the DevOps ecosystem. If he isn’t building high level automation to streamline his work, he’s building the groundwork to prepare for that need. He’s been an avid homelaber and self-hoster of open source software for years and gives back to that community as much as possible.

He lives and grew up in Austin, Texas. A father and husband, trying to learn to balance his natural nerdiness with family life. He enjoys a good strong dark ale, hoppy IPA, some team building Artemis, and epic Gloomhaven campaigning.

He has dove headfirst into Fedora since IBM buying Redhat, but still secretly wants FreeBSD everywhere. He’s always trying to become a better web technology developer, though normally just uses bash and python to get the job done.