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DigitalOcean Amsterdam: The March Edition

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Your Majesty Amsterdam

Weteringschans 109, 1017 SB · Amsterdam

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Congratulations, You've made it though the worst of the winter and survived the storms (looking at you Doris). Its about time for another DigitalOcean Meetup.

Come along, drink some beers (or other cold beverages), munch on a slice of pizza and meet other developers. Have a good time and maybe you'll learn something.

Its a community driven meetup so there will be a relaxed atmosphere without pesky recruiters or overly-heavy brand sponsorships. We are open to smaller sponsorships if you want to buy us another slice pizza or some hipster beers. If this is your thing and you want to sponsor it, send me an message (

This month we've got 2 speakers:

Bert Jan Schrijver ( - The DevOps disaster: 15 ways to fail at DevOps

Getting DevOps right isn't easy. It's downright hard. In this talk, I'm not going to explain how to 'do' DevOps in your organisation, since there is not just one 'right' way to do it. What I can show you however, is how NOT to do DevOps. This session shares 15 common misconceptions, call them anti-patterns, of DevOps. I'll talk from my own experiences in getting things wrong, explain why they are wrong and prevent you from making the same mistakes. You'll leave this session with a basic understanding of how (not) to fail at DevOps and hopefully, a smile on your face ;-)

Bert Jan is a software craftsman at JPoint in the Netherlands and CTO at OpenValue. His focus is on Java, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Bert Jan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rock Star speaker and user group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code. Bert Jan is easily reachable on Twitter at @bjschrijver.

Lucas van Lierop ( - Running Linux Desktop Applications in Containers 101

While many developers use Linux containers to run web applications nowadays only a few have tried to run desktop applications in a container. Lucas, inspired by the work of giants like Jessie Frazelle, gave it a try and will share his experiences. This introductory talk will highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of containerising, running and 'installing' desktop applications.

Lucas likes to create, whether it's software, hardware or community events. He's a freelance software engineer and co-organizer of DomCode. In his spare time he's spending time with his family, refactoring his house or working on his latest plan: building an electric 4x4.

The provisional structure is as follows:

- 6:30 Doors open - Grab a drink and get a seat

- 7:00 Brief introduction

- 7:10 Bert Jan Schrijver ( - The DevOps disaster: 15 ways to fail at DevOps

- 7:50 Brief interlude - Chance to grab another drink and toilet break

- 7:55 Lucas van Lierop ( - Running Linux Desktop Applications in Containers 101

- 8:35 - Closing remarks then food and Social

The DigitalOcean Community ( has all the resources you need to go from development to production, and please read the Events Code of Conduct ( before attending.

If you can't make it, we will livestream here (