I was asked to attend the Open Community Encounters group in November to help visually record their discussions and add another dimension to the meetup. I must say, it was a really inspiring, informative and enjoyable session!
The Open Community Encounters group meet up to discuss different topics which are pressing issues in South Africa, with the intention of opening up a dialogue for people from different backgrounds. It is amazing that Alison Gitelson and Susan Williams give of their time to create safe spaces for people to introspect, discuss and share experiences and ideas. The topic for the November session was: How safe to you feel in your skin?
This topic is such a pertinent one in South Africa… here are some ideas that were shared in the session:
These were created live in the session – bar a few headings and preparation.
I would really encourage those living in Johannesburg, South Africa to attend these sessions. I know it definitely won’t be my last.
For all the pictures and more info, visit their group and engage with the community.
Last Thursday I attended a DevOps conference – Africa DevOps Day 2016 – which was hosted by FNB. The day was themed around “DevOps Skills for the Future - The Next Generation“.
It was a great demonstration of collaboration and knowledge sharing across the Banking Industry and other industries to pioneer DevOps practices in South Africa.
You can have a look at the conversation on Twitter #AfricaDevOpsDay, there are some amazing quotes and conversations that were shared on Twitter.
Here are the sketches I did on the day:
The Lean Factor – David Preece
Culture of Discovering Freedom – Dan Acton
DevOps KungFu – Reneshan Moodley
- Johan Burger – First Rand
- Josef Langerman – Standard Bank
- Jerome Passmore – Capitec Bank
- Peter Rix – ABSA
Coding DevSecOps – Jason Suttie
The Death of DevOps – Paul Muller
You can download the full booklet of all of the sketchnotes above, here.
Africa DevOps Day – Visual Recording
Thanks to Peter Alkema and the organising team, we also all had plenty of space available to record our Light bulb Moments and suggestions from the day.