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Our slides from the #EngageUG 2019 session

Friday, May 17, 2019 11:25 AM UTC
These are the slide of our session at this year's Engage.UG in Brussels - "The NERD stuff: opening Domino to the modern web developer"   The NERD stuff - opening for Domino to the modern web developer from Oliver Busse   [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Wednesday

Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:01 AM UTC
Today we had our session about the NERD stuff in the afternoon. Before that the day was also packed with sessions and talks at our booth. My highlights were the Domino on Docker Bootcamp done by Daniel Nashed and Thomas Hampel and the Node.js session by Heiko Voigt and Graham Acres. We feared that our session would interfere a bit but it turned out they had a different focus and our session j [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Tuesday

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:21 PM UTC
What a day! I am tired but I try to explain what happened today with a few lines. The venue - Autoworld - is a museum full of cars from all eras, most of them very rare and unbelievable expensive. I am not so much into cars but I like the exhibition. Our area is split into two major areas: the main area at the first floor where also 3 rooms/areas for the sessions are and where the OGS was t [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Monday

Monday, May 13, 2019 12:03 AM UTC
This day was traveling day for me. The majority of the crowd arrived on Sunday to have a full Monday for the HCL and Panagenda workshops as well as the IBM Champion meetup and the LetsConnect jam also here at the venue. My trip was quite relaxing: just 2 small hops from DRS to FRA, from FRA to BRU. The train ride from the airport was quite a challenge though I prepared it. The ticket I bou [...] 

My journey to Engage #engageug #dominoforever #ibmchampion

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:59 PM UTC
Only 12 days left to the highly awaited European conference around Collaboration Solutions (fka IBM ICS, now HCL Collaboration Workflow Platforms) - Engage. I am planning my trip already because I don’t like surprises when I am traveling. Flights and hotel is already booked for months now but the local transportation usually is a challenge when you visit an unknown area or city. I only once [...] 

Quick-Tip: Solving a problem with Letsencrypt and Python < 2.7

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:35 AM UTC
I just stumbled upon a problem on my older system as I tried to update my SSL certificate with Letsencrypt. The certbot-auto script stopped working and gave me errors regarding the pip module. As of version 0.32.0 Letsencrypt stopped supporting Python version older than 2.7. There is a solution though: https://github.com/certbot/certbot/issues/6824#issuecomment-470525460 The line numbe [...]