Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Bram Vogelaar

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Bram Vogelaar spent the first part of his career as a Molecular Biologist, he then moved on to supporting his peers by building tools and platforms for them with a lot of Open Source technologies. He now works as a devops engineer at the Factory a cloud consultancy in the Netherlands.

I spent the first part of my working life doing laboratory research in both academia and industry, focusing on drug discovery for cardiovascular disease. In these roles I began to support my peers by building tools and platforms to make certain tasks possible, or easier, using open source technologies. Having enjoyed programming, I embarked on learning more in my spare time using readily available online resources. I eventually moved into tech-based roles where I worked on scientific modeling platforms for startups and public-private partnerships. I spent the last six years as a consultant helping companies with their devops transformation journeys, where I focused on configuration as code, CI/CD pipelines and processes, monitoring and alerting, and how these tools help a team to be better and more confident in operating reliable and scalable infrastructure. I now work as a devops engineer at the Factory a cloud consultancy in the Netherlands.

I am part of several active open source communities (e.g. puppet, icinga, and Terraform) and have been fortunate enough to have been invited to speak about my experiences in the devops ecosystem and on various technical subjects ranging from scaling Drupal, puppet, icinga and Prometheus. In the last couple of years I have been focusing on how to best integrate the HashiCorp tool stack into my other focus areas including monitoring, scaling, and reliability.


Title Day Room Track Start End
Running trusted payloads with Nomad and Waypoint Saturday D.infra Infra Management 13:00 13:45
Bootstrapping a multi dc cloud native observability stack Sunday D.monitoring Monitoring and Observability 10:50 11:30
CICD using jenkins and Nomad Sunday D.cicd Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment 12:00 12:45