Dutch DevOps & GitHub Community

DDOG 1: Speakers and schedule



With the first edition of DDOG just one week away, we are proud to announce our these great speakers!

Deep-dive into Codespaces on GitHub

Martin Woodward

In this session, Martin Woodward from GitHub will join us live to give an interactive demo on the brand new Codespaces feature that allows you to stand up cloud-hosted development environments in minutes straight from your GitHub account. Learn how they work and how to create your own perfect environment. Be sure to sign up for the beta ahead of time: https://github.com/features/codespaces

Martin Woodward - Director of Developer Relations @ GitHub
Martin is the Group Principal Program Manager for Azure DevOps helping provide the tooling for engineering teams inside and outside the company. Before that Martin was Executive Director of the .NET Foundation helping drive Microsoft’s move towards open source. He was the original creator Microsoft’s home on GitHub and helped introduce Git into Microsoft.

How-to: Auto reply to GitHub issues

Barbara Forbes

If your repository is growing, more issues might be coming up. Some automation can really help to keep the pressure down, manage expectations or simply let people know you are enjoying a holiday. In this talk, I will show you how you can make use of Azure Functions and the GitHub API to set up your own reply bot.

Barbara Forbes - IT Consultant @ SCCT
Barbara is a Microsoft Azure MVP, MCT and consultant. Her daily work includes Azure, Office 365, Windows Server and automation. Her focus is on Azure automation, PowerShell, Infrastructure as Code and Azure DevOps. Her blog is found at https://4bes.nl.

Infrastructure as Code: Scaling deployments across customers

Wesley Haakman

Infrastructure as Code is often used for (re)deploying environments. Having the code in place to deploy your solution and/or infrastructure is one part of the puzzle. But what if you are software company or a service provider and you are looking to scale this deployment across customers? Each customer will have its variables. There are many solutions out there that will help you package and deploy your solution, but they all have their quirks and limitations. That is not to say you shouldn’t use them but going the “Do it yourself” route provides you with much more flexibility and a better understanding of what’s really happening. And with that understanding you can still choose to invest in a third-party solution for your provisioning needs. During this session we will dive into a use case and leverage technologies such as (Azure) PowerShell, ARM Templates, Azure KeyVault and Azure Table Storage to achieve effortless deployments across customers.

Wesley Haakman - Lead Azure Architect at Intercept
Wesley is a Microsoft Azure MVP and is working as a Lead Azure Architect at Intercept. His day to day activities include designing, implementing and optimizing Azure solutions. When he’s not working on a project, he’s giving a workshop, training or test-driving new Azure features. As a big advocate of Infrastructure as Code, DevOps, Governance and Security you will probably hear him talking about any of these subjects at least a few times a day (or hour). If you want to talk Azure, get in touch!

The event


The event will take place on the 13th of August, all times here are listed in CEST. For the starting time in your local timezone please use the following link: August 13th 2020 – 19:00 CEST

The schedule for the night is as follows:

19:0019:15Introduction - Barbara Forbes & Jaap Brasser
19:1520:15Deep-dive into Codespaces on GitHub - Martin Woodward
20:1520:45How-to: Auto reply to GitHub issues - Barbara Forbes
20:4521:30Infrastructure as Code: Scaling deployments across customers - Wesley Haakman


The event is hosted virtually, and participation is encouraged, do feel free to join our online meeting and have you microphone ready if you want to ask questions directly! Signing up through Eventbrite is not required, but you will receive a link to the meeting by email a day before the event takes place. We will also publish the link to the event on Twitter, an hour before the event on the @DDOG_nl account. When signing in to the meeting please use first and last name, or reach out before the event.

Event Brite

Eventbrite event available

2020-07-23 Eventbrite link

You can now register for our very first virtual meeting through EventBrite! This isn’t mandatory to be part of the event, but you will receive the link to access the meeting through email.

We have some exiting speakers lined up which we will reveal in the coming weeks! Follow this site or our Twitter to be the first to know.

Event Brite

August 13th: Introducing DDOG

2020-07-07 DDog Dutch DOG

We are very excited to announce the first edition of The Dutch DevOps & GitHub Community.


The launch of DDOG is scheduled for

Thursday 13 August

We want to create a community for content related to DevOps and GitHub. We believe GitHub has a lot to offer and deserves a user group in the Netherlands. But we also love the different elements that enable DevOps. So we decided to combine those two into the community you are looking at.
Our goal is to have a platform where we can teach, learn and meet each other.

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This will be a virtual meeting in the evening. Want to know all the details and what speakers will present? Follow us on Twitter!.

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