First steps into the Nordics

This week (21-24 Jan), I had my first visit to Nordics – specifically Norway. I gave three talks in Oslo & Bergen AWS User Groups and DevOps Norway meetup. The attendance was quite nice (40-60 for each event) but the best part was the quality of the conversations. People love to share ideas and ask…

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2018 Recap

Many of my tech friends write recap posts, and I love to read them. I can see how that would be useful in the future for myself. So, here I’m writing a short one 🙂 Looking back in 2018, it felt soooooooooooo long… I think many would agree with me. 2018 was a very weird…

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AWS re:Invent 2018 Hits

I’ve attended my first AWS re:Invent last week. This was a unique experience for me. I’ve never seen a conference at this scale – not sure if there are any tech events as big as 53k people. Also, this was my first time in Las Vegas. “Scale” has a new meaning for me 🙂 As a new…

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AWS Community Hero

Today, I’ve been recognized as an “AWS Community Hero” by Amazon Web Services. I’d like to thank Opsgenie team for giving me the opportunity and AWS Turkey team (special thanks to Burak Unuvar and Halil Bahadır) for nominating me. I will continue contributing to the community by sharing my experiences and organizing events all around the world.…

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My journey to Evangelism — DevRel

This blog post is about my transition to evangelism role from software engineering. My goal is to give some insights to the folks who consider moving to a similar position. Disclaimer: This is my experience at OpsGenie before Atlassian’s Opsgenie acquisition. I was working at Opsgenie as a software engineer. I felt like we were…

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Open Source Monitoring Conference #OSMC 2018

OSMC by Netways was my first event in Germany, hope to have many more as I loved Nuremberg! I gave a 30min talk on building a healthy on-call culture which I believe a must if you are (hopefully) monitoring your applications. The event was just perfect. Food was awesome. Presentations were on point. And we had lots…

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VoxxedDays Microservices Paris 2018

TL;DR This was my first time in Paris, it was fun! I gave two talks: incident management in microservices and how do we use Serverless architectures at Opsgenie in the very first VoxxedDays Microservices I got to hang out with Joe and Bridget from Devopsdays during the event After I moved to my new blog,…

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A new domain and a new blog: serhat.io

I was a big-time Medium.com fan. There were two main reasons. Medium was simple and had a great community. These are still true. Yet, wasn’t enough for me to continue using Medium. One of the reasons I quit is that Medium doesn’t support custom domain names anymore. Also, I don’t have everything I need to…

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