Reading Nix expressions

These are my notes from the Reading Nix expressions talk in NixCon 2019. Nix package language has a similar syntax to the "JSON meets functional language concepts". E.g. you have Let-expressions which I would say is a functional concept (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_expression) - I first saw it in Elm and Haskell. An important thing to keep in mind is that Nix…

NixCon 2019

It's been a few years since I've been to a smaller conference and I made the right choice to visit NixCon 2019. It was held in a really nice coworking space called Impact Hub in Brno. There were 2 tracks and about 180 people attending. Generally speaking, smaller conferences like this one will give you more information because people are…

KubeCon 2019

This was my first time at a KubeCon conference. This year it was held in Barcelona with over 7.5k attendees! The conference was held at Gran Via which is a huge place. It consists of 8 huge halls and 3 of them were used for KubeCon. It could take you up to 15 minutes of walking from one talk to…

Strings in Python 2 and Python 3

The goal of this post is to show you how to properly use encode and decode in python 2 and in python 3. This post will be based on small examples that will (hopefully) make you better understand how strings work in python 2 and python 3. A bit of background on unicode and UTF-8: Unicode has a different way…

Lessons Learned from PyMunich 2016

At the end of October there was a Python conference in Munich (PyMunich). For a regional conference it was quite big in my opinion. There were 3 tracks and more then 40 speakers. As always I won't cover all the talks just the ones that I found the most interesting and educational. After all this is the biggest reason why…

Writing The Docs – Prague 2016

On September 19th and 20th Write the Docs Meeting took place in Prague. This year I had the pleasure to attend. More than 250 people came which is about 40% more compared to last year.  On my surprise the majority of the people were actual tech writers or 'documentarians' as they called themselves (well there were several talks were they…