I just can't wait for DevNation, can you? I mean, conferences that bring together such a great amount of great people talking about great projects are just great!

I think we all know the two big topics of present: clouds and containerization. But the DevNation schedule shows that much more is going on. Personally, I can't wait to see "Eleven Ceylon Idioms" by Gavin King. I've kept my eye on Ceylon language from its beginning and I think it really has the potential to become a "big language".

Another must is "Developing applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux" by Brian Gollaher. Brian will discuss developer tools for Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers and how Red Hat Software Collections and Developer Toolset fit in. I've been working on Red Hat Software Collections from their very start, so it's really exciting for me to see them being talked about at conferences like DevNation. Catch me there if you want to have a chat about Software Collections!

One last presentation that I want to point out is "Secure Linux Containers or 'Dockah, Dockah, Dockah'" by Dan Walsh. Dan is a brilliant speaker and he's going to be talking about the (probably) most trend-ish technology of present, so I can't miss this one. (I don't have to provide a link to Docker webpage, do I?)

Oh, and by the way... I'm having a presentation at DevNation, too. The talk is called "DevAssistant - What's in it for you?" and it's about a new tool called DevAssistant, which I'm working on when not packaging Software Collections or patching Python. To give you an idea about it, DevAssistant is a project that is supposed to automate various tasks in life of developers. That includes scaffolding projects, working with remote repositories (like Github), setting up Docker containers, installing dependencies ... and pretty much anything else a developer might need. It's still in Beta, so expect some rough edges if you give it a try.

I have just one tiny problem with DevNation... How on earth am I going to make it to all the presentations that I want to see?

Last updated: February 7, 2024