The March Amsterdam Ruby meetup featured talks by Pauline Vos (@vanamerongen), Software Engineer at Werkspot, and Ivan Zarea, Lead Architect at Young Capital.

Ivan’s session was an odd one compared to the type of talks we normally host, and difficult to summarize. …


April 2nd and 3rd I spent (at the Microsoft booth) at Codemotion Amsterdam. Codemotion is a (very) large tech conference, covering a range of topics, and I believe they welcomedover 1200 visitors.

Friendly co-workers came by to help me out at the booth, and I could attend some of the…


Tuesday March 12 I attended the Amsterdam DevOps meetup at TomTom in Amsterdam, which had a focus on AI and Kubernetes.

Martijn Siereveld, Director Software Engineering at TomTom, opened saying that TomTom long moved on from putting navigation devices in “your dad’s car”, focusing on maps, autonomous driving, and automotive…


The February 25 Amsterdam.rb (Amsterdam Ruby meetup group), sponsored and hosted by Salonized, ran two talks too good not to cover (but I might be biased).

Michel Martens joined us from Paris, France, to share the key insights that shaped his way of thinking about web development, a lot of…


Last week I attended a DenHaag.rb (The Hague Ruby meetup group) event, at Mobiel.nl / Websend. Talks by Martijn van Leeuwen, CTO to a 18 people tech team at Mobiel.nl, and Jarra Schirris, who has freelanced with Tele2, Digidentity and Kabisa, were honest and experimental.

Mother — the long journey of a 12 year old Rails App

Mobiel.nl and Sim.nl combined processed…


Yesterday I attended the Amsterdam Kubernetes/Cloud-Native Meetup — part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) groups on Meetup.com — with talks by Alexander Charykov, Innovation engineer at True, and Developer Advocate at JFrog, Leon Stigter.

There I met an old friend, who’s now working at True, and got a…


Did you watch Nexmo’s Martyn Davies DevRelCon London talk “Design your content strategy with data”? Well I did. And while there’s a lot of lessons to be learned from his talk, identifying what post will “take off” is (sadly) still largely gut feels.

I don’t want to spend my time…


Courtesy of GitHub (or: your friendly DevRel Don Goodman-Wilson), 3/4 of the Amsterdam Ruby meetup organizer team was able to attend the annual Git Merge conference, which took place at The Egg in Brussels February 1st. …


Yesterday I attended the DevOps Amsterdam x DevSecOps Netherlands meetup “Container & Kubernetes Security”, at Schuberg Philis (business technology company). Below my attempt at summarizing Andreas Lambrecht’s and Andy Repton’s excellent talks.

Security for Cloud native environments

Andreas (@vAndrucha77) is a Solution Architect at Aqua Security, securing software supply chains and the runtime of containerized…


Below is the transcript of my CodeDaze 2018 talk.

The Stack Overflow 2018 survey of 100,000 developers provided a ton of insights. Some things remained more or less the same, compared to the outcomes of 2017 and 2016. Major difference: for the first time Stack Overflow included questions about ethics.

Floor Drees

Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft (Azure). Mom to 1 human, 1 dachshund and ~100 plants.

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