HashiConf Digital gets underway shortly and will offer two days of product reveals, technical sessions and Lightning Talks attracting a huge number of attendees from around the devops world. It is free and open to all. I’m looking forward to attending a few sessions virtually to see what HashiCorp has to offer and to see how the industry reacts to HashiCorps new OSS products. Much like the European event earlier in the year, the event is relatively small and focused, with only two tracks to chose from. Though, my feel is that it is offering a more community based experience for those joining, which I think reflects the user and customer base of HashiCorp well.
I’m also looking forward to presenting a lightning talk around Enhancing Mundane Deployments with Terraform which is happening: Oct 16 | 01:05 PM – 01:20 PM US Eastern
Top Session Picks
Terraform is obviously my main area of interest here, but as an inaugural HashiCorp Ambassador, I am always looking to expand my understand of the other HashiCorps products beyond Terraform… I’m especially interested in Nomad after having installed and played with it a while back. There are also a few redacted sessions which will see some new OSS releases from Hashicorp come into focus after the keynote announcements.
Surprise! We have not one, but TWO new open source products to announce at HashiConf! Here is a sneak preview of that… We've been working on this project all year. Both are standalone, new OSS products completely unrelated to each other. Exciting. 🤩 https://t.co/NsCXbgUVOp pic.twitter.com/zJfTkmDVHN
— Mitchell Hashimoto (@mitchellh) September 29, 2020
With that, these are the sessions i’m looking forward to the most:
On Demand Videos and Lightning Talks
There are also a number of on demand videos ready loaded into the platform as well as community submitted Lightning talks. The Lightning talks are similar to the vBrownBag Tech Talks in the VMware community, so i’m interested to see some of those to really get an understanding of what I don’t know in this vastly difference side of the IT industry.
Overall this should be an interesting event for a company that has gained cult like following in the community with their strongly focused product set. The HashiConf Digital platform is now live and you can log in here. There will be recordings immediately following a session and you will be able to access all sessions on HashiCorp’s YouTube channel and Resource page after the conference.
Enjoy the event!