Uptime Conference 2022
I was invited to Uptime Conference back in May this year. It is a conference organised by Aivan.io
Arrival and Speakers Dinner
The organisers are very kind to organise all my travel and accommodation for me. There is minor trouble with EasyJet but I arrived in the airport, got picked up and transfer to the very nice hotel next to the venue.
Setting up is complete - it’s time for Uptime @uptimecon - everything about #opensource data technologies (and great coffee and Stroopwaffles!) - if you’re local to Amsterdam and would like to drop by, send a DM! pic.twitter.com/buR3WQX9EF— James Arlen (@myrcurial) September 14, 2022
After a short rest, we went for the speakers’ dinner. It’s great to be able to chat with some industry leaders and other developer advocates.
Uptime Conf 2022 - Day 1
@lornajane is opening @uptimecon and start by the most important information - WiFi details oh no actually it is CoC pic.twitter.com/mIDUt5pLug— Cheuk Ting Ho at #uptime2022 (@cheukting_ho) September 14, 2022
After the tech rehearsal, we chill in the speakers’ green room. Talk to more speakers. Then there’s the conference opening and keynote. It is a keynote by Jason who I chat to yesterday at the speaker dinner. The talk is about the SSPL licenses that create a storm in the OSS community for both MongoDB and Elastic. He explains what freedom in open source truly means.
I make use of the time at lunch to talk to various developers and conference attendees. They all have different backgrounds and some of them are not using Python mainly. I think it is a rare opportunity for me to talk to developers that Python is not their main language.
My talk is in the afternoon. It is about an open-source project that I have been involved in the past.
Revision control and databases?! @cheukting_ho up next “Better data governance with revision control workflows” 🧵#uptime2022 pic.twitter.com/6An1VY67aU— Jenny Wong 🐝 (@miss_jwo) September 14, 2022
In the evening we have an after party on a boat. It is an extraordinary experience. I got the chance to talk to other developer advocates and it feels like a mini DevRelCon is happening.
Thank you @aiven_io for the nice after party @uptimecon pic.twitter.com/L9y0XkhgjB— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 14, 2022
Uptime Conf 2022 - Day 2
The second day is a slow start for me, I have to save myself for the PyCon UK coming up the next day and catch up with work. But I got a chance to talk to folks at the conference. Including engineering managers alike.
Time flies and that’s the last keynote by the founder of the Apache Software Foundation.
Last Keynote of @uptimecon 👀 see when open is more important than scaling up fast pic.twitter.com/EyC0KKnPuH— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 15, 2022
Then it’s the closing. Originally I don’t expect to have so much fun and make so many great connections as it is not a Python conference which I am very used to. Everyone I met at the conference are nice and the organisers are very welcoming. Overall it is a great experience.
Closing note @uptimecon by @lornajane pic.twitter.com/JC1aPQfL7B— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConUK (@cheukting_ho) September 15, 2022
One more thing
They have real time STT (done by professional real people) thought out the whole conference. The other conference that I have seen it are PyCon UK and PyCon Ireland and I think it is a great feature to be inclusive.
Wow, kudos to @uptimecon for having live closed captions during the conference talks. Great job, first time I'm seeing this 👍. pic.twitter.com/JgU0Q5QKjk— Gunnar Morling 🌍 (@gunnarmorling) September 14, 2022