This is an overview page of talks I have planned and have given in the past. It contains the date, topic, and place. If you are interested in me giving a talk at your meetup or organization, feel free to contact me.

A practical guide to designing your AWS Architecture

AWS has a huge product catalog, resulting in information overload when you try to begin. How do you know where to start?

I will take you on a step-by-step journey on how I approach AWS Architecture. In every step, I will show you the necessary considerations, how to make decisions about your design, and back this up with real-life experience. I will highlight often overlooked pitfalls that come with years of experience. If you make mistakes in the early design steps, you will face costly infrastructure migrations in the future and limit your company’s growth.

After this talk you will be able to design your own AWS cloud architecture first time right.

Improving the onboarding of 150 DevOps Engineers in 3 dimensions at PostNL

PostNL set out to bring a huge part of its development in-house with a clear goal: hire 150 engineers. However, after onboarding the first engineers, we saw that we needed to become better at onboarding new engineers. Every team was struggling on their own and not sharing their learnings. So we wrote an in-house guide on improving the onboarding for a new DevOps Engineer drawing from everyone’s experiences. We want to share this guide focusing on three dimensions: technical, social, and organizational. The talk is interesting for onboarding at any company size. It covers typical onboarding points, puts them in a new light, and adds additional insights.

Architecting for Operations

I gave a presentation for the Software Architecture Course 2020 on Architecting for Operations. I covered Infrastructure as Code Architecture, how to handle incidents, and how to architect for failure. The presentation was given remotely due to Corona on Twitch. The slides can be found here.

Inversion of Control in Python and Serverless

2019-11-13 @ ABN AMRO Bank

DevSecOps: Shift left!

2019-04-18 @ DevOn: Shift Left! in Delft

Hacker Mindset: How hackers attack

2019-03-12 @ Portbase Knowledge Exchange in Rotterdam

Tribal Knowledge: automate documentation

2019-02-26 @ Portbase Knowledge Exchange in Rotterdam

DevOps: Becoming a Renaissance Man

2019-02-20 @ Young Colfield & ING in Amsterdam

Moving to Kanban

2019-01-06 @ Portbase in Rotterdam