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About spoole167

I'm DevOps practitioner (whatever that means), a long time Java developer and Open Source advocate. I speak and present at conferences whenever I have something to say on technical and software engineering topics. I work for IBM but this blog is all my own work.

Found in the attic

Found a ‘meet the expert‘  interview page with me talkng about Java.  Strangly I have no recollection of ever doing this.  Pretty bland statements so maybe thats why I can remember the interview!

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Devoxx UK 2017

Ah Devoxx.  This year it was bigger than ever.  Taking over the main hall for the exhibitors and using the old space for talks was inspired.  Loved it. IBM hosted another Mad Scientist zone which, in my opinion,  was by … Continue reading

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Progscon 2017

A refreshing 1 day conference in London at SkillsMatter I talked about Cybercrime  (slides here )  Sometimes after doing this talk I feel a little guilty in not being able to give people a “just do this” solution. However, the situation right … Continue reading

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Jax Devops London 2017

I gave a talk at Jax DevOps in London yesterday. The talk was entitled “Succeeding in the Cloud – the guidebook of Fail”  Slides are here    The talk originated in a conversation with Daniel Bryant  at a previous conference.  Daniel … Continue reading

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Internet of Things North America

Spent an interesting couple of days at Internet of Things North America in Chicago.  I did a cut down version of the Skynet talk.  Slides are here   Made a few good contacts and learn a lot more about IoT from … Continue reading

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Devoxx US March 2017

I can’t praise this conference enough for having one of the largest group of amazing speakers I’ve seen in a long, long time.  The technical content was high, the audience  not so much. Only 700 ish attendees.  That’s still pretty … Continue reading

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Dev Nexus – Atlanta Feb 22nd

My first confession is that I had not heard of DevNexus before now.  the CFP came across my desk so to speak and I thought I’d submit a paper. Arrgh – If only I’d know about this conf before.  It … Continue reading

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