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This year I visited LOADays ( http://loadays.org ) again. For those, who don’t know this conference: it’s held annually in Antwerp, Belgium and it’s name stands for Linux Open Administration Days, so it has one single focus: sysadmins. This also means that even if the conference isn’t that big as FOSDEM, there are a lot more syslog-ng users or people who are aware of the importance of logging.
Last year my presentation was held in the smaller room and it was very crowded with many people standing. So this year my presentation was held in the larger room with an even larger audience. It was about “What’s new in syslog-ng 3.x?” with a short introduction about logging and then explaining and most of the time also demoing the major new features in the 3.x versions. The correlation demo made many people very interested, this was the most successful demo.
My measurement of success is the number and quality of questions. And at this conference I was satisfied by both! I had questions about ElasticSearch support, where I explained that it’s on the roadmap for the upcoming v3.5, and I hope that it will really make it into the final 3.5 feature list And also I had many smaller questions related to patterndb, correlation, mutual authentication, etc.
Saturday evening there was a pizza party as a social event. The pizza was great and I had a chance to talk to many interesting people.
First of all, I’d like to thank the LOADays crew for the wonderful event. It was one of the best Linux events I have ever attended both as a speaker and a visitor. We got everything for a perfect conference: 100+ people focused on Linux system administration and also fuel for sysadmins: beer and pizza If you are interested in Linux, open source and system administration, you should definitely come next year and join Linux administrators from all around Europe.