• Meditation from an Engineering Perspective

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    Let's kick off our 5th year of activity, with a focus on Mindfulness, but from the perspective of an Engineer. Talk Description: From incense and crystals to mindfulness based stress reduction therapy - meditation can mean almost anything. Let's strip away the more esoteric parts and identify concepts and techniques that are usful in understanding the complex machinery of our mind. We will look at meditation through the lens of neuroscience, behavioural science and evolutionary biology and will take an analytical look into how our brain creates our concious experience and how observing and modifying these processes within the context of mindfulness can help us become better engineers. Our speaker is Daniel Mahlow, a Systems Engineer & Co-founder, Contiamo. He loves solving complex problems and wearing multiple hats. After his CS studies he worked as a systems engineer in a variety of environments, from large corporates to small incubators and co-founded the data science platform startup Contiamo in Berlin, where he leads technical operations. Avid runner and VR/AR enthusiast. AGENDA: • 18:30 – 19:00 – Networking over Drinks and Snacks • 19:00 – 19:15 - Welcome Words by the WTM Team • 19:15 – 20:15 – Meditation from an Engineering Perspectives / Daniel Mahlow • 20:15 – 21:00 – Networking ★ THE VENUE ★ Soon... ★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★ At Women Techmakers Berlin we have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. We strive for visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin inclusive. We are one of the most active chapters of the global Women Techmakers program run by Google. Our meetup groups are always open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, race, expertise, etc. - everyone is welcome! Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wtm_berlin Join us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106085959408694 And join is on SLACK: http://slack.wtmberlin.com

  • DevOps Theory vs. Practice: A Song of Ice and TireFire

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    Let's kick off our 5th year of activity with a whole new focus: DevOps! Talk Description: In many DevOps talks, you see a speaker from a renowned tech company stand up and describe a perfect utopia of an environment. You look at the perfect environment and dedicated hordes of senior engineers they describe, and you despair of ever getting to that point. Your environment looks nothing like that. Surprise-- their environment doesn't really look like that either! In this talk, a speaker from an unnamed tech unicorn describes their amazing environment-- and then what they just said gets translated from "thought leader" into plain English for you by an official DevOps translator. Stop feeling sad-- everything is secretly terrible! Our speaker is Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch)! He is the Head of Developer Relations and a Developer Advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of hi-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people and how they work, or more precisely, don’t work together. He is a CNCF ambassador, Groundbreakers Ambassador, and a professional conference speaker on DevOps, Java and Groovy topics, and is a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events including various JAX events, DockerCon, Devoxx, DevOps Days, Velocity, OSCON, JavaOne Qcon, and many others. AGENDA: • 18:30 – 19:00 – Networking over Drinks and Snacks • 19:00 – 19:15 - Welcome Words by the WTM Team • 19:15 – 20:15 – DevOps Theory vs. Practice: A Song of Ice and TireFire / Baruch Sadogursky • 20:15 – 21:00 – Networking ★ THE VENUE ★ Soon... ★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★ At Women Techmakers Berlin we have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. We strive for visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin inclusive. We are one of the most active chapters of the global Women Techmakers program run by Google. Our meetup groups are always open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, race, expertise, etc. - everyone is welcome! Follow us on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/wtm_berlin Join us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106085959408694 And join is on SLACK: http://slack.wtmberlin.com