IoT in the Cloud(s): Air Traffic Control, Cloud, Drones & Co. (Meetup #38)

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We are happy to announce a meetup in cooperation with Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (, Azure Meetup Frankfurt ( and GfU Cyrus AG (, an education company).

+++ PLEASE NOTE: In addition to your RSVP here, you are required to send an e-mail to: [masked] with the following subject: Meetup2019 if you'd like to attend. The mail must contain your fist name, last name and your birthdate! +++

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH is responsible for air traffic control
(ATC) over German sky and it has ensured safety for manned aviation for
over 25 years. Learn how the cloud is shaping air traffic control of
the future in the following talks:

### From NEWSIM to NEWSIM Web ###

By Tim Gesekus & Jan Fiegert – DFS

Learning to fail (and trying again). Architecture evolution of a
modern ATC training system. Meet our technology stack and learn how we lifted a 20+ year old system into the cloud.

### How the Cloud makes the Skies Safe ###

By Kristijan Caprdja – DFS

A new era is dawning for the DFS with unmanned robotic vehicles
seeking their place in the sky. Drones are everywhere! And they need
assistance! Find out how DFS utilizes cloud technologies to create a
safe and efficient environment for all traffic participants. Get a taste of
the future!

### Kubernetes on Azure ###

By Ricardo Machado – Microsoft

Let's run the most popular orchestrator on Microsoft Azure Platform.
Ricardo will talk about best practices with Kubernetes on Azure.

### Registration ###

To attend the event, you will have to as usual register at the meetup site or by cooperation partner.

Additionally, you MUST send an e-mail to: [masked]
with the following subject: Meetup2019

The mail must contain your fist name, last name and your birthdate.

+++++ IMPORTANT! ++++
On check-in at DFS you will have to provide your personal ID, which has to match to data provide in your registration e-mail.


DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
Am DFS-Campus[masked] Langen
Check-In at Gate 1 (Tor 1)


Bio Jan Fiegert

Jan Fiegert is a senior software developer at the research and
development department of German Air Navigation Services (DFS). He
graduated from CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et métiers) with
a master’s degree in computer science. In the early years of his
career, he worked in the financial industry, developing various stock
and derivative trading applications. Jan joined DFS in 2007 and since
then has been developing air traffic control simulation software for
prototyping, training, research and development. Currently he is
focusing on designing a web-based and cloud-hosted application for air
traffic control training.

Kristijan Caprdja is a team lead and software engineer with the
Systems House Unit of the DFS. He has over 20 years of experience in
ATC software development and has mainly focused on development of
systems for tower applications such as flight plan and radar data
processing. Kristijan joined the German Air Traffic Control (DFS) in
2002 and has been since working in domains of flight plan data
processing, radar applications, data communication link, middleware
and distributed systems, and database design both as a software
engineer initially and as a team leader and project manager in
subsequent years. Currently he is focusing on designing cloud-based
drone management systems.