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Cloud native: We can get there from here together (Ken Owens)
Cloud native is where we’re headed. That’s no longer a secret. But how do we transition from where we are now to this next-gen DevOps model and a promised land overflowing with microservice-enabled, cloud-native apps? Ken discusses current DevOps challenges and the opportunities available to the community to build this new operational model.
The future of technical interviews (Cindy Sridharan)
The technical interview is broken—a universally acknowledged fact. Cindy offers a call to action on reimagining the technical interview process for the modern era and explains how the interview process can be vastly improved all around by taking a few very simple steps.
Gwent and OCaml (Gina Maini)
Disheartened with the untimely end of Gwent gameplay in Witcher 3, one functional programmer decides it’s time to make an open Gwent in OCaml.
Lending privilege (Anjuan Simmons)
Diversity and inclusion have become hot topics in technology, but you may not know how you can make a difference. Anjuan helps you understand that, no matter your background, you have privilege and can lend it to marginalized groups in tech.
In Ignite Karaoke, volunteers from the crowd will improvise a short talk based on slides they’ve never seen before and couldn’t possibly predict.
Be kind to yourself (Shelly Coen)
Burnout is such a common occurrence. An open dialogue about mental health could help us all massively. Shelly relates self-care tips and encourages you to be good to yourself and treat yourself with the kindness and respect that you deserve (even when it feels really hard to do so).
Bring community back to the people (Diane Mueller)
The open source bazaar has been overrun by vendors’ special interests, and foundations are acting more like super PACs. Diane explores how we turn this around, stop building open source cathedrals with walled gardens, and bring more openness and opportunity to communities.
The power of a positive community (Julie Gunderson)
Attitude—both positive and negative—is contagious. Julie explains how, as a community, we can affect change by embracing a positive attitude and choosing support one another through positive words and actions.
The open source journey through the Google Summer of Code: An African perspective (Nyah Check)
Over the past two years, the University of Buea has sextupled its Google Summer of Code (GSoC) participants from 2 in 2013 to 12 in 2015—due to the hard work of the Google Developer Group Buea. The open source culture is new in Africa. Nyah describes how university students in Cameroon are taking the lead in open source development through GSoC, imbibing the art of community.
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