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DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2023

3 full days of workshops and talks for DevOps and Platform Engineers

Date: June 21 - 23
Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger

Look who’s talking!

Another great lineup this year at DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2023. With workshops, keynotes and open spaces, there is content for everyone 🙌

Kosli's top picks

The choice was difficult, but for our top picks consist of a mix of SRE, Platform Engineering and Security talks 🤩

Our Amsterdam Guide

You can't come to Amsterdam, without getting the full experience! Get the low down on all the best places with our guide.

Ignite Talks: Laura Kalbag - Accessibility for everyone

What is accessibility and who benefits from it? Laura’s session will explore how to approach accessibility, how we can create products that are better for everyone, and how we can improve accessibility for our teams too. You’ll leave knowing why accessibility is so important, and top tips for how you can make improvements as soon as you’re back to work.

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Workshops, Beyond DevOps & Platform Engineering talks

rushil sharma

Rushil Sharma

How to run production like Google (An SRE Approach)

This is an SRE Jumpstart workshop where Rushil will talk about how Google keeps running services like Search and Gmail all the time with almost no downtime.

He will discuss on what SRE is and how it relates and differentiates from DevOps and introduce the audience to concepts like SLA, SLO, SLI, Error Budgets, Risk Management, Incident Management. Rushii will cover how to work with the SRE culture and psychological safety and how a company’s culture is extremely important in running huge servers.

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christopher Hartmann

Christoph Hartmann

Security vs. Dev Experience: Threat … or Opportunity?

Christoph will look at how modern security teams implement a culture of a continuous approach to security, integrate with development, and achieve better results than traditional methods.

Striking a balance between engineering and security requirements is crucial to the long-term viability of a software product, and everyone should work together to achieve this balance.

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Derik Evangelista

Derik Evangelista

The common fallacies on platform building

In this talk, Derik will explore the common fallacies people believe in regards to platform building, both as supporters and opponents of it. He will give them names, analyse their flaws, and how they are often used in arguments. The goal is to give you the tools you need to spot and rebuke them next time they appear in your team discussions.

After this talk, you will:

  • Learn about common fallacies around platform building
  • Learn how to spot a fallacy in a team discussion
  • Understand how to counter-argument a fallacy

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DevOpsDays Amsterdam 2023

Day 1 June 21
08:00 - 09:00 Registration (workshop day)
09:00 - 11:00 Peer Code Review Best Practices - Luben Alexandrov (Expo 1)
09:00 - 10:30 Improving your team performance by upgrading your (team) positive intelligence quotient (PQ) - René de Leijer (Expo 2)
09:00 - 12:00 Become A Person Of Influence - Julia Sullivan (Ij Zaal)
10:00 - 12:00 Domain Driven DevOps - Andrew Clay Shafer (Studio)
10:30 - 12:00 How to run production like Google (An SRE Approach) - Rushil Sharma (Expo 2)
11:15 - 12:00 Choose Your Own Adventure: The Treacherous Trek to Production - Viktor Farcic, Whitney Lee (Expo 1)
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 14:30 Measure Twice, Cut Once: Dive Into Network Foundations For All! - Marino Wijay (Grote Zaal)
13:00 - 14:30 First Steps to Full Lifecycle Security in your DevOps pipeline with Open Source Tools - Anais Urlichs (Expo 1)
13:00 - 13:45 Introduction to Application Security via instrumentation & observability - Pieter Reekers (Expo 2)
13:00 - 13:45 Anatomy of a Mattermonster: How I Created an Open Source Developer Demo - Andrew Zigler (Studio)
13:45 - 14:30 Practical Guide to Distributed Tracing with Jaeger - Dotan Horovits (Expo 2)
13:45 - 14:30 Machine learning 101: Where to begin? - Lutske de Leeuw (Studio)
13:00 - 14:30 Come and play! Learn how to deal with resistance! - Mark Heistek (Ij Zaal)
14:30 - 15:00 BREAK
15:00 - 17:00 Let’s Improve - Leverage DORA to Improve Your Team’s Software Delivery and Operations Performance - Nathen Harvey, Amanda Lewis (Grote Zaal)
15:00 - 17:00 HTTP Fundamentals - Workshop - Michael Arenzon (Expo 1)
15:00 - 16:30 Building Your Platform on Multi-Cluster Kubernetes - Derik Evangelista, Winna Bridgewater (Expo 2)
15:00 - 17:00 To the Left, to the Left: All your Security Shifted to the Left - Jamie Lee Coleman (Studio)
15:00 - 17:00 How To Build A Production Ready Kubernetes - Engin Diri, Ringo de Smet (Ij Zaal)
17:00 - 18:30 Beer o’clock
Day 2 June 22
08:00 - 09:15 Registration - Welcome!
09:15 - 09:55 Long live the imposter syndrome! - Julia Sullivan - Keynote
10:00 - 10:30 The Art of Turning Incidents into Opportunities - Busra Koken
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
10:50 - 11:20 Learn Sociotechnical Systems The Hard Way - Andrew Clay Shafer
11:25 - 11:55 Planet Earth as our Stakeholder - Marjolein Pilon
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:05 - 13:35 The Next Generation of IT: Harnessing the Potential of Trainees - Iris de Haas
13:40 - 14:05


SOS, please someone help me! - Daniel Bodky
Accessibility for everyone - Laura Kalbag
Circling back to the foundation - from CALMS to KALMS - Thiago de Faria
Developing a pipeline is like raising chickens - Hans Broeckx

14:10 - 15:00 Open Space Opening
15:05 - 15:35 Open Space Session #1
15:05 - 15:35 Three value-inhibiting dysfunctions of enterprise software development - Stefan Holdermans (Grote Zaal)
15:40 - 16:10 Open Space Session #2
15:40 - 16:10 Security vs. Dev Experience: Threat … or Opportunity? - Christoph Hartmann (Grote Zaal)
16:15 - 16:45 Open Space Session #3
16:15 - 16:45 Modern Governance and the Service Mesh - John Willis
17:00 - 23:00 BBQ, Musical surprise, Bingo & Karaoke
Day 3 June 23
08:00 - 09:15 Registration, Breakfast, and Sponsor Booths Open
09:15 - 09:55 There are no soft skills: making empathy actionable - Sharon Steed - Keynote
10:00 - 10:30 Stop Chasing Unicorns and Rainbows: The Dangers of Survivorship Bias in Tech - Louëlla Creemers
10:30 - 10:45 BREAK
10:50 - 11:20 How we use Data to Ignite Action - Julie Starling
11:25 - 11:55 Giving for your own good: How volunteering improves your career and well-being - Ivan Milchev
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:05 - 13:35 Psychologically Safe Reliability Management - Lesley Cordero
13:40 - 14:05


Home Lab for fun & profit? - Carlos León
How To Get Nothing Done - Ben Madley
Nijntje Doet DevOps - Jason Yee
Flying Blind - Accessibility in Monitoring - Feu Mourek
What if we were wrong? - Kris Buytaert

14:10 - 14:55 Open Spaces opening, proposals and votes
15:00 - 15:30 Open Space Session #1
15:00 - 15:30 AKS unlighted, but what about Compliancy, cost and Multi-tenancy? - Dinant Paardenkooper, Jurgen Allewijn (Grote Zaal)
15:35 - 16:05 Open Space Session #2
15:35 - 16:05 The common fallacies on platform building - Derik Evangelista, Winna Bridgewater (Grote Zaal)
16:10 - 16:40 Open Space Session #3
16:10 - 16:40 Alert Analytics - Monika Singh (Grote Zaal)
16:45 - 17:00 Close Day / Wrap Up (Grote Zaal)

How to get to Pakhuis de Zwijger

Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
1019 HC Amsterdam

The accessibility of Pakhuis de Zwijger is optimal. By car, Pakhuis de Zwijger is less than five minutes from the Amsterdam A10 Ring North (exit S116) and the Piet Heintunnel (exit S114 Zeeburg/Artis).

Is the parking garage not an option (due to adapted transport)?
There are also parking spaces close to Pakhuis De Zwijger where you can park with a disabled parking card. These parking spaces can be found at Vriesseveem 4 and Withoedenveem 16.

Are you coming by public transport? From Amsterdam Central Station, take tram 26 towards IJburg and get off at the Kattenburgerstraat stop. You can also take bus 43 towards Borneo Island and get off at the Jan Schaeferbrug stop.

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The Hendricks Hotel

🚶 0.7 miles from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 5 on Tripadvisor

Built into a charming 17th century monumental canal house facing the IJ waterway, a stones-throw from Amsterdam Central Station and easily accessible to the main points of interest in Amsterdam.

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Pillows Maurits at the Park

🚶 1 mile from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 5 on Tripadvisor

Experience the unique combination of the green Oosterpark and the bustling center of Amsterdam.

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Monet Garden Hotel Amsterdam

🚶 1.2 miles from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.5 on Tripadvisor

A boutique hotel in Amsterdam city centre where comfort and relaxation begins with blends of modernism and coziness

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🚶 0.6 miles from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Scheepskameel is a lively, relaxed establishment, providing honest, straightforward food. Everything here starts with top-quality ingredients, prepared without fuss and beautifully seasoned. 

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Cafe Kadijk

🚶 1 mile from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Café Kadijk is a small, cozy eatery located on Kadijksplein opposite the Scharrebiersluis and offers beautiful, sunny terraces in the spring and summer.

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Restaurant Verena

🚶 1.2 miles from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Come and taste the Italian taste in this attractive authentic Italian Family Restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam!

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🚶 350 metres from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.5 on Tripadvisor

A fusion of cultures, a blend of styles and tastes. Go for an adventurous cocktail from the Far East, be amazed by a ‘piece of art’ by our mixologists, or select a Western classic

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Hiding in Plain Sight

🚶 1.2 miles from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.5 on Tripadvisor

Despite the absence of a secret password, HPS cocktail bar maintains the alluring atmosphere of a speakeasy in the heart of Amsterdam

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Cafe Lust

🚶 1 mile from Pakhuis De Zwijger

⭐ 4.0 on Tripadvisor

Simple, cozy tavern with a large, lively outdoor area, light fare & a weekly pub quiz.

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