Taking TechSummit Online

Oscar Wilde once wrote that “The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.” This is quite similar to the famous words of the great Jedi Master Yoda, “Always pass on what you have learned.” While one of these figures is imaginary, and the other consumed by imagination, their respective words reflect one of the founding ideals of TechSummit, that when knowledge is shared it becomes a way of bringing people together to advance the field and create common understanding.

Originally started in Amsterdam in 2014 as a way of bringing together experts in the field of IT, TechSummit has rapidly grown into an international forum with conferences in Amsterdam, Berlin, and the US. TechSummit draws speakers from leading tech companies and media organizations around the world to present on current and emerging topics to create a vibrant ongoing conversation among developers, devops, engineers, and software architects.

Deeply committed to fostering ongoing, open dialogue in the tech community, TechSummit encourages people of all backgrounds and perspectives to come together to share their knowledge. But for this to occur, we understand that the conversation can neither begin or end with the events themselves. That’s why we are working towards creating on open forum for people to exchange ideas on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will begin posting blogs and podcasts from upcoming speakers, experts, and colleagues, but our hope is that it does not end there. We encourage the community to get involved. Whether you have been to every TechSummit, or have yet to go, whether you are a natural writer or struggle with every word, and whether you are sure you have something to say, or wonder if anyone will be interested, we encourage you to get involved.

This year’s focus is on building reliability at scale. Potential topics for blogs and podcasts include monitoring, performance, containerization, container orchestration, infrastructure automation, scalability, security, serverless computing and engineering culture. This list is not, however, meant to be exclusive. We are always open to new ideas and perspectives, so share your ideas, send along suggestions, and most importantly, be a good Jedi and share your knowledge.