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Als Fachinformatiker mit Beruflicher Qualifikation für ein Auslandssemester nach Großbritannien

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This series of articles about Study Abroad is written in German, because Study Abroad Semesters should be planned early and Students with work experience (without Abitur) have to earn those relevant qualifications for abroad during their studies. These articles should be trackable for all interested Computer Science Experts with work experience.

Schon während meiner Ausbildung zur Fachinformatikerin – Systemintegration hatte ich den Wunsch zu studieren, und am Besten noch ein Auslandssemester zu integrieren. In der Firma wurde ich eher ausgelacht, weil ich nur den Realschulabschluß hatte. Allerdings hatten wir von der Berufsschule aus einen Studieninformationstag an der FAU dabei, weil wir mit 3 Jahren Berufserfahrung studieren durften. Am letzten Berufsschultag setzte sich also eine Gruppe an Fachinformatiker-Absolventen zusammen und plante das Studium mit 3 Jahren Berufserfahrung an der Ohm-Hochschule (jetzt TH Nürnberg).

Während meiner Berufserfahrung als Linux-Systemadministratorin habe ich jedes Jahr ein bisschen Geld für das Auslandssemester zurückgelegt. Mit 4 Jahren Berufserfahrung hatte ich genug zusammen und bewarb mich erfolgreich an der TH Nürnberg für Informatik. Außerdem erhielt ich die Zusage für das Aufstiegsstipendium. Schon am ersten Tag informierte ich mich über Hochschulpartnerschaften und Möglichkeiten ins Ausland zu gehen. Genauso waren die Anforderungen wichtig.

Anforderungen an Beruflich Qualifizierte für ein Auslandssemester:

1. ) Komplett bestandenes Grundlagenstudium (1. und 2. Semester)

2. ) Englisch-Zertifikat min. B2 (DAAD-Sprachnachweis, TOEFL, IELTS)

3. ) Noten entsprechend dem NC der jeweiligen Hochschule

4.) Motivation Letter

Über unser Language Center ist es möglich in Englisch bis zum C1-Level zu belegen und sich so neben dem normalen Studium  auf die Sprachzertifikate vorzubereiten. Den DAAD-Sprachnachweis gibt es bei uns umsonst, wenn man Gründe – wie einen Auslandsaufenthalt – mit angibt. In der mündlichen Prüfung war die Prüferin über den Grund „fehlendes Abitur“ etwas erstaunt, weil sie so einen Fall noch nie hatte. Somit habe ich im 3. Semester einen Nachweis für Englisch C1 erworben.

Zuerst wollte ich mich für eine Partnerhochschule in Australien bewerben. Allerdings ging das nicht, weil wir nicht genug Austauschstudenten nach Deutschland bekommen. Dann entschloss ich mich als Freemover (selbst organisiert) ins Ausland zu gehen. Ich habe meine Professoren nach Empfehlungen (neben Oxford und Cambridge) gefragt und 2 Professoren haben mir Bristol empfohlen. Auch in den Hochschul-Rankings ist die University of Bristol sehr weit oben mit dabei. Außerdem hat sie Partnerhochschulen, wie die TUM, FAU und die Uni Heidelberg. Zusätzlich gehört sie zur Russell Group.

Um meine Chancen auf einen Studienplatz ohne Abitur zu erhöhen, bin ich auf einen Professor wegen einem Empfehlungsschreiben zugegangen. Da kamen nicht nur die bestandenen Fächer rein, sondern auch das ehrenamtliche Engagement in der Fachschaft, das Resultat der Gründung der AG Open Source, mein Workshop beim IN Vision Day und zum Schluß noch openSUSE. Damit war das fertige Empfehlungsschreiben 1,5 Seiten lang.

In Deutschland gibt es Organisationen, die Studenten bei den Bewerbungen als Freemover unterstützen. College Contact ist eine davon und hat die University of Bristol sogar in einer Liste an Partnerhochschulen dabei. Also habe ich meine Unterlagen dort eingereicht. Nach 2 Wochen kam die Zusage. 🙂

Als nächstes habe ich mich um die allgemeine Finanzierung gekümmert. Über das Aufstiegsstipendium hätte ich keine Übernahme der Studiengebühren gehabt, sondern nur 200€/Monat zusätzlich zum normalen Stipendium. Mit Beruflicher Qualifikation ist man aber auch noch elternunabhängig Bafög-berechtigt (solange Studienbeginn in Deutschland vor dem 30. Geburtstag). Das Auslands-Bafög übernimmt zusätzlich 4.600€ Studiengebühren (Stand: 2018) für 1 Semester oder ein ganzes Jahr und die Kosten für die Auslands-Krankenversicherung. Das muss auch nicht zurückgezahlt werden! Also setze ich jetzt für ein Semester das Stipendium aus und habe Bafög beantragt. In der Summe kostet das Studium in Großbritannien dann fast genauso wenig wie in Deutschland. Wer als  Student die Kosten per Vorkasse nicht alleine tragen kann, kann einen KfW-Studienkredit, den Festo-Bildungsfonds oder den Bildungsfonds der Deutschen Bildung in Anspruch nehmen.

Als internationaler Student durfte ich mir 2 Studenten-Unterkünfte der Universität aussuchen, wo man dann eine garantierte Zusage erhält. Ich wohne jetzt im Waverley House, was zu Riverside (3 Studentenwohnheime nebeneinander) gehört. In unserer Flat sind wir 3 Deutsche Studenten, 2 Australierinnen und 1 Studentin aus Kanada. Eine der Australierinnen studiert hier Deutsche Geschichte. Eigentlich wollte ich ein bisschen internationaler wohnen. ^^

Die Welcome Week war mittelmäßig organisiert. Am ersten Tag gab es Einführungsveranstaltungen der Student Accommodations und vom International Office für uns. Das war gut organisiert. Man lernte alle neuen internationalen Studenten kennen. Eigentlich sollte man einen Stundenplan für die Welcome Week des entsprechenden Studiengangs erhalten, wo man sich für die meisten Fächer beworben hat. Statt Computer Science erhielten wir Informatiker aber Civil Engineering. Zur Besprechung unserer Wünsche wurden wir dann von einem Fach zum nächsten geschickt, bis sich eine Mechanik-Professorin um uns kümmerte und uns Ratschläge gab, weil wir von unserem Studiengang am Montag abend eine E-Mail erhielten, dass 60% unserer gewählten Fächer wegen Überfüllung internationalen Studenten nicht zur Verfügung stehen würden. An der School of Computer Science wollte man uns mit unseren Problemen nicht direkt an den Director for International Students weiterleiten, sondern wollte uns erst am Mittwoch wiedersehen. In der Zwischenzeit habe ich mich einem Master-Studenten angeschlossen, der die gleichen Fächer belegt hatte, die ich auch haben wollte (3. Jahr Bachelor) und ging auf die Einführungsveranstaltungen für Postgraduate Students. Am Mittwoch sollten wir unsere Alternativfächer abgeben, aber in der ausgelegten Liste gab es nichts, was wir zusätzlich nehmen konnten. Ich habe sofort einen Termin beim Director for International Students erhalten. Er war erstaunt, dass ich nicht schon am Dienstag zu ihm durfte. Er nahm meine Wünsche auf.

Der Postgraduate Student hatte den Professor für Embedded Systems als Program Director und somit eine Einführungsveranstaltung bei ihm. Ich bin anschließend für ein Gespräch auf ihn zugegangen und erhielt einen zusätzlichen Platz in seinem Fach. Machine Learning wurde für uns gestrichen. Als Alternativfach wurde mir dann Sustainability, Technology & Business vorgeschlagen, was auf der Homepage für dieses Semester nicht mit aufgelistet wurde. Nach langem Zögern habe ich zugesagt, als ich ein vergleichbares Fach auch an der TH Nürnberg in der FWPF-Liste sah. Ein weiteres Fach, wo ich eine Zusage erhielt, ist Introduction to High Performance Computing.

Die Uni hat viele grüne Landschaften und Gärten außen rum. Dort verbringe ich viele Mittagspausen.

Die Kurse sind internationaler als gedacht. Ich habe mehr Chinesen als Engländer kennengelernt. Dafür ist das Studium praxisorientierter als an der TH Nürnberg. Jedes Fach hat hier Unterricht in Laboren und 2 meiner Fächer basieren nur auf praktischen Leistungen. Nach 3 Wochen musste ich in Embedded Systems & Real Time Systems ein Quiz abgeben, das zu 30% in die Endnote mit einfließt. Nächste Woche muss ich Code-Optimierungen für HPC abgeben. Die Labore sind super ausgestattet. Dafür sind sie auch fast den ganzen Tag mit Studenten gefüllt (inkl. Mittagspausen).

Genauso werden Gastdozenten eingeladen. In HPC hatten wir Unterricht von einem Principal Software Engineer von Intel und wurden zu einem IBM Meetup eingeladen. In Sustainability haben wir zusätzlichen Unterricht vom Sustainability Manager der Universität, der die Forschungsarbeiten vorstellt. Unser Professor hat früher als Führungskraft für die HP Labs gearbeitet. Unser Embedded-Professor kam mit Praxis bei ARM an die Uni und pflegt dort die Kontakte.

Jede Woche organisiert die Computer Science Society Vorträge für die Studenten. Das Mittagessen mit Pizza wird gesponsort. Mal gibt es Arduino-Workshops, mal git oder „Wie bewibt man sich erfolgreich im Silicon Valley“. Einige Sachen sind richtig interessant und es macht Sinn zu diesen Veranstaltungen zu gehen.

Um Kontakt zu Engländern zu bekommen, bin ich 3 Societies beigetreten. „Women in Engineering“ engagiert sich für mehr Frauen in technischen Fächern und gibt – wie die AG Open Source – Wissen weiter. Die „Computer Science Society“ ist ähnlich aufgebaut wie unsere Fachschaft Informatik und organisiert die oben genannten Veranstaltungen. Zum Schluß bin ich noch bei der „University of Bristol Expedition Society“. Diese Society geht klettern. Anfänger gehen zuerst in Bristol bouldern und anschließend macht man Ausflüge ins Gebirge von England. Es macht Spaß und langweilen tut man sich hier nicht. 🙂

 

 

 

 

English C1 on a smart way

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I received my C1 certificate by the DAAD. That’s easier than thought in Germany…

Most German universities offer language courses parallel to default  studying.

The Nuremberg Institute of Technology has the Language Center  for that. We are allowed to take such courses during  the  semester break, too. So  I took part of the C1 course.  At the end we wrote an essay as the  test. This course  is accepted  as a compulsory optional  subject  in Computer Science and as the written part for the DAAD test. At the end I  had to speak with a native speaker of the Language Center for the speaking part.

I told about my way of life and why I“m studying now. Other topics were staying abroads during conferences and openSUSE. After that I should say something about my favourite countries for studying abroad and Computer Science.

The teacher of the Language Center made some notes and after that she had a list for the university and my certificate. The university has received the list of the speaking test. 2 crosses were made on C2 level and the rest  on C1 level, because I have received a lot of English training in speaking in my free time.

The highest DAAD level is C1. So I have received everywhere a C1 level in English. I can apply for studying abroad now. 🙂

AG Open Source and our responsibilities

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Last semester I founded the AG Open Source at our university. We are organizing workshops and hackathons in cooperation with open source projects/ companies. Our students should learn more about open source development and how to contribute. The difference to the Friedrich-Alexander-University and their professorship in open source development is that we want to learn the real practice by professionals.

After 3 months we had a reputation. The AG Open Source should be open for other faculties, too. EFI (electronic – fine mechanics – information technology) has been interested for our events. So students in Computer Science and Electronics are receiving basic courses in Linux and using git. In addition, we create a program which is different every semester. Last semester we had topics like security and the ownCloud hackathon. This semester our focus is on monitoring and docker.

I am the Lead of the AG Open Source. I am educating other students in the student council for different positions in the AG. We need an additional lead. So I have one student as a Junior Lead who is being taught in organization, email writing and publishing by me. Two other students want to become Linux Trainers. They  have to know all about the cooperation with other  AGs in the student council and their processes, too.

Last semester I was the Linux Trainer in all Linux workshops. One (advanced) student supported me with running through the lines and looking for different students. Other students in my semester are interested for this job this semester, too. Last week we received the request for a Linux course for advanced Linux users parallel to the Linux course for beginners. So I am teaching one student to pick up my course for beginners. Next semester we’ll use 2 rooms for this event. I’m planning the course for Advanced Linux Users.

 

Since this week we are responsible for a new task at our university: Linux

support for students

A EFI student stood in the door of our student council for Computer Science and said: „I’m not from this faculty, but I need Linux support by the AG Open Source. Nobody else can help me. I was in the data center. They want to support only Windows. I can’t find anybody at our faculty, too.“

The data center has reconfigured eduroam. That’s the Wifi for students and professors. We need additional entries for Linux systems and a new certificate now. I configured his Wifi and I know: I have to educate Linux Supporters for our AG. On our internal homepage openSUSE and Android are listed as supported operating systems (Linux) by the data center, but our Sysadmins don’t know what to do there. All students are coming to the student council for Computer Science now, because they are receiving Linux workshops by us.

Our AG Open Source is growing, but our responsibilities are growing, too!

 

 

openSUSE release party at FrOSCon

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We had a nice weekend at FrOSCon with a lot of fun. This atmosphere has gone over to our neighbours, so some Fedora Ambassadors wanted to change to openSUSE. That was the last time at the Fedora booth for them and their booth became green.

You can see here a Fedora Ambassador who wants to have openSUSE marketing material for students of the university Marburg. He has green glasses as a signal for his change. He’ll give Linux workshops with openSUSE and wants to become a openSUSE Hero.

We had many visitors the first day. Our release party took place at our booth at 5 o’clock. We were surprised about so many people. The cake was away after a quarter hour. It wasn’t enough for all interested guests. All were happy and toasted the new Leap release with the champagne.

After that we had our first tombola with a big chameleon. What for a surprise! Last year a family of LPI won 2 chameleons. This year a small LPI girl won the first one again. That shows us the partnership between LPI and openSUSE. 🙂

 

Sunday I went to some interesting presentations. We shared our service at the openSUSE booth. Additional to that we spoke about the OpenRheinRuhr organization, what we want to improve and how we can realize all with new German Advocates. Second day we had a second tombola. This chameleon went to invis server.

Debian and Ubuntu didn’t have any booth. Some Debian users asked us for Debian Contributors. I sent them to Open Office. After this visit they came back and talked with us about openSUSE and what is new. They were really interested.

That was a successful weekend for openSUSE with a lot of fun. Thanks for all the sponsoring at FrOSCon!

openSUSE at Chemnitzer LinuxTage 2017

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I went to Chemnitzer LinuxTage last weekend. That was a successful open source event.

openSUSE has got a lot of positive feedback. Some people changed from Ubuntu to openSUSE Tumbleweed and are happy.

There was some misunderstanding with the new release development of openSUSE Leap. Some people thought that would be a second rolling release by openSUSE. After explaining that we want to do that only in the development phase for achieving a more stable operating system and we will have a release day every year again, these cusomers have been happy again and like this idea. More stability is a good reason. 🙂

invis server had his meeting about their new project openSUSE SMB. One openSUSE customer was interested for this project and I brought him to Stefan. Some booth visitors want to visit our next oSC in Nuremberg.

We had more customers than in the year before. Somtimes guys asked how to change to us and to contribute. Linux beginners wanted to have live CDs. We burned flash drives with Tumbleweed live images for them.

Sunday we had a raffle at our booth. The award was a big chameleon. You can see the winner on the picture.At the end I took part of the raffle by Thomas Krenn AG. 🙂

They produce server hardware and storage. Their first award was a low energy server which I won. That‘ s ideal for students like me. The best thing is that this server hardware is supported by openSUSE.

Chemnitzer LinuxTage was a fantasic open source event like every year. Thanks for the sponsoring!

tcpdump of a docker container

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You create docker containers and many tools are missing. As a example: tcpdump

So I was looking for a solution for sniffing the traffic from outside of the container. It is recommended to setup an additional (tcpdump) container and to use it with following network connection:

docker pull adamoss/docker-tcpdump

docker run -ti –net=container:${id} adamoss/tcpdump port https or port http

 

You can specify different ports and save the data in a file. The id is the name of the container and the „–net=container:“ is saying that you want to have input/output traffic of the docker container like the command would be executed on the same system.

Running for the openSUSE Board

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Hi! I‘m Sarah Julia Kriesch, 29 years old, educated as a Computer Science Expert for System Integration, and currently studying Computer Science at the TH Nürnberg.

 

Introduction and Biography

I am a Student at the TH Nürnberg, Student Officer for Computer Science (Fachschaft Informatik) and a Working Student (Admin/ DevOps) at ownCloud. I changed from working life to student life this year. I have received the scholarship „Aufstiegsstipendium“ (translated „upgrading scholarship“) for students with work experience by the BMBF.

I have got 4 years of work experience as a Linux System Administrator in the Core System Administration (Monitoring) at 1&1 Internet AG/ United Internet and as a (Managing) Linux Systems Engineer for MRM Systems (SaaS) at BrandMaker. MRM Systems are systems for project management in marketing (Marketing Ressource Management Systems).

I used SLES/ openSUSE during my German education of information technology for the first time in 2009. In the company I learned installations with YaST. I wanted to know more, which was the reason for going to conferences and expos. I tried to educate myself (with community support and vocational school) until the end of my 2nd year. oSC11 was the time stamp for meeting the openSUSE Community.  Marco Michna wanted to become my Mentor in System Administration and gave me private lessons until his death. I got a scholarship for further education (a free Linux training) by Heinlein. Both were a good base for starting in the job after the vocational training act.

I wasn‘t allowed to contribute to openSUSE during my last year of education, because my education company didn‘t want to see that. They filtered Google after all contributions in forums and communities. That‘s the reason why I am using the anonymous nick name „AdaLovelace“ at openSUSE. I had to wait for joining openSUSE again until my first job where I worked together with Contributors/ Members of Debian, FreeBSD and Fedora.

I started with German translations at openSUSE with half a year of work experience. Most of you know me from oSCs (since 2011). I was Member of the Video Team, the Registration Desk and contributed as a Speaker. Since 2013 I am wiki maintainer in the German wiki and admin there. Since 2014 I am an active Advocate in Germany. I give yearly presentations, organize booths and take part in different Open Source Events. As a GUUG Member (German Unix User Group) I asked for a sponsorship for oSC16. I hold my first (English) presentation about performance monitoring there then.

This year I have joined the Heroes Team and the Release Management Team. I founded the Heroes Team with my friends during the oSC16 because of the spam in the wiki. I became the Coordinator for this project. I am Translation Coordinator now, too. I was responsible for the documentation of openSUSE Leap 42.2. So I wrote a lot in the English wiki this year. I was interviewed (as an Advocate) by the Hacker Public Radio at the FOSDEM 2016.

Some of you know me from different mailing lists. That‘s the best way to reach me.

I love openSUSE and pick up tasks, if I see something to do where I can help with my Sysadmin/ Coordination/ Documentation/ BPM skills. Free periods ( Monday & Tuesday) are reserved for openSUSE Contributions. If somebody asks me for technical help (unimportant whether programming, infrastructure or communication), I‘ll try to find a solution.  I learned to work agile (Scrumban in System Administration) which I want to transfer to my teams in open source projects.

Issues I can see

I want to improve the cooperation between openSUSE and universities/ TH Nürnberg as the founder of the Open Source AG there.

openSUSE should be one of the main distributions on AWS (main AMI).

The openSUSE Infrastructure should be easier to achieve for openSUSE admins, so that we can react on escalations very fast.

Role of the Board

My goal is to have happy customers and developers. That‘s what I want to achieve as an Advocate and (perhaps) as a Board Member in the future.

We should live freedom in the community. Everybody should do what he likes. I don‘t like bossing. But I want to help in leadership with coordination and solutions where needed.

Why you should vote me

  •  I am a geek(o).
  •  I like new technologies and learning.
  •  I know most important people in the community.
  •  I learned coordination in my first job, which I can use as a Board Member, too.
  •  I am educated by communities.
  •  I have got an education in information technology.
  •  I contribute to different parts of the project (technical and non-technical).
  •  I have got a big open source network (openSUSE, ownCloud, GUUG, …).
  •  I have got international work experience.
  •  I love openSUSE.

 

Aims/ Goals

We should improve openSUSE and hold the position of being one of the best Linux distributions.

I want to be open for cooperation with other Linux/ open source projects.

openSUSE on ownCloud

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It is Christmas time and I have got cookie cutters by openSUSE and ownCloud. What can you create as a happy Working Student at ownCloud and an openSUSE Contributor?

Normally you deploy ownCloud on openSUSE. But do you know the idiom „to be in seventh heaven“ (auf Wolke 7 schweben)?

I want to  show you openSUSE Leap 42.2 on ownCloud 9.

 

opensuse Leap 42.2 on owncloud 9
opensuse Leap 42.2 on ownCloud 9

9.1 is the latest release, and 7 not up to date and insecure for the openSUSE chameleon. The second reason is that the chameleon has got a perfect place on the cloud.

You can watch the success in both projects!

I wish you all a merry christmas and a lot of fun with your cookie cutters!

OpenRheinRuhr 2016

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openSUSE took part of the OpenRheinRuhr like every year. This year we were sponsor and I was the organisator of that and the booth. Additional to that I gave a presentation about the new release of openSUSE Leap 42.2. It was full and many people were interested for the news in the community. I do that yearly and openSUSE talks are standard there since 3 years. Many people are saying that I am not allowed to be missed as a Speaker. The second standard speaker of openSUSE is Axel. His talk was about SUSE Studio and GNU Health this year. We represent openSUSE with our talks at the OpenRheinRuhr.

img_0128At first all Contributors got their T-Shirts and the table should be full with marketing material. Christian and Simon were looking for our Customers during my presentation. All people laughed afer hearing I would be a Working Student at ownCloud now and we want to have a cooperation booth (openSUSE / ownCloud) next year, because I want to continue with oganizing. The question with 32 bit support popped up again and the audience was happy that we have got Tumbleweed for that. openSUSE in the Linux ranking and our plans were questions, too. Top Linux Speakers (from Germany) were in the audience. They are my new focus for marketing, because they can represent openSUSE during their presentations and are really enthusiastic.

After lunch Simon asked me whether he can go to talks. I said: „Of course! You are an Advocate and should learn here, too. There aren’t better options than talks during such events for getting qualified people for the booth. I know why I look after enough people for a booth (more than 2) during conferences and expos.“ Simon smiled, told us the times and used it for learning in 2 talks.

We have got new interested volunteers for openSUSE. One guy wants to join the heroes team and a woman wants to become an Advocate. Other distributions want to cooperate, too. Gentoo created pins with our logo for our fans. And fsfe came to us with their cloud stickers and shown us the normed SUSE cloud on their stickers. All were happy. We had a lot of fun!

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We had a conference party in the evening. We had so many sponsors that we were allowed to get free beer (for all) and grillables (for Contributors). Thanks to all sponsors! It was a nice evening.

The ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) was available at the second day. They went through the hall with their camera. Self filming (with webcam) in front of the ffmpeg booth was most interesting for them. I had to give ownCloud support and the webcam security (of openSUSE) was a highlight for customers. We were asked after our release day very often and I showed my presentation slides again and again. At the end Christian and I won books (Scrum and LibreOffice) at the tombola. The talk of Axel was successfully, too.

img_0133We enjoyed the OpenRheinRuhr and want to take part of such an Open Source event ( with a minimum of 2 talks) next year again. We know what we want to tell then, too. 😉

That was great!

openSUSE Conference 2016

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June 22 until June 26 was the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg. The location was the Z Bau. We had a lot good presentations from Security, YaST News, Release Management until Infrastructure, Monitoring and Configuration Management.

That was the first conference with  my own presentation in English. The talk was about monitoring and stress tests, something what I have done in the last years in my job. At first I was nervous. But I had many good friends around me who  took it away. 2 of them gave presentations, too. Oliver talked about USB in the kernel development and Christian made a quiz.

It was a good place and time for team discussions. Christian and I wanted to speak with the Infrastructure team about the situation with wiki servers in United States. We needed a SUSE guy from there and found Craig. After that we created a Infrastructure meeting and the openSUSE heroes team exist since this time. I am the Coordinator for a new wiki setup and openSUSE Contributors can get access to the Infrastructure. That was the highlight of the conference!

We took part of a Nuremberg tour through fermentation cellars which was really interesting. We discussed a lot and were able to see people in the community from everywhere on the world. The SUSE band played music in  the evening and we had a lot of fun!

Thanks!