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Missing Everything Open 2024 :/

This week sees the second Everything Open conference being held in Gladstone, Queensland. Alas I’m not there :/

I’ve had the good fortune to attend CALU-99 as well as something like 20+ years of events that followed as well as last years Everything Open. I very much saw EO as a sensible evolution of LCA and worthy of being considered such.

I’d hoped to attend the Gladstone event, but then had some (very routine) medical stuff scheduled at the same time, so I resigned myself to not attending. Somewhat ironically the aforementioned appointments got moved, by which time a work commitment had come up during the same week. This latter is quite special too as I get to spend time with many of my Grafana colleagues – in a fully distributed/post geographical company this is quite a special thing.

So I very much wish all involved in/at EO 2024 the best. I’m sure it’ll be a great week, some fantastic talks, hallway tracks, keynotes and everything else, I’m just a little sad that I’ll only be there in spirit.

I guess a bit of melancholy too as it means an end the unbroken run I had of attending the CALU/LCA/EO series of events over the years!

Happy hacking all :)


Everything Open 2023 Keynote

Earlier today I was delighted to do the keynote for day one of Everything Open. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have spoken, a wonderful audience and gracious positive feedback after the session. Thank you also to the folk the laughed at my jokes :) If you’re curious, the session was recorded and my slides are available here.

I touched on a range of subjects and the talk was a little chaotic, but by the midway point the reason for a degree of chaos likely became clear…

Rather than pepper the final slide with too many links I include them below in the hope they may be of use to others.  For the health related links I reiterate that it’s prudent to get professional guidance on these matters, I am merely speaking from my own experiences.

I add my thanks to those already given to the volunteers and AV team who made the session and indeed the entire event run so smoothly and of course the attendees who made presenting so worthwhile.

Here are said links…

2023-03-20 11:55 AEDT – Uploaded slides and updated link accordingly
2023-03-16 14:49 AEDT – Updated to include link to video thanks to Next Day Video