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EuroPython 2014

One full week of Python power is almost more than one can take, but I missing it would be even worse.

This was my first EuroPython and with 1200 participants a big upgrade compared to the previous 2 PyCon.DE events in which I participated. The location (Berlin Congress Center) deserves kudos, along with the perfect organization.

The Wifi worked really well (except for a WAN problem on Tuesday which was fixed quickly) and everybody loved the catering. They even had kosher, helal and vegan food (preordered), which is highly unusual for German conferences. Most amazing was the video crew who managed to upload all videos in about one hour after a talk was given.

I managed to give three talks:

DevOps Risk MitigationHow we use Test Driven Infrastructure at ImmobilienScout24 as part of our general automation to reduce the risk of giving everybody access everywhere. (Access Slides or Watch Video)
YAML ReaderLightning Talk about the yamlreader Python library, which provides a wrapper for the ya…

iPXE - The Versatile Boot Loader

iPXE is a lesser known Open Source PXE boot loader which offers many interesting features:
boot from a web server via HTTP and HTTPSboot from remote block device over iSCSI, FC, FCoE, AoE SANboot from VLAN, WiFi, WAN, Infinibandcontrol the boot process with a scriptuser interaction with menus and login promptsdisplay images and splash screensreplaces NIC firmware or chain load via PXE Talk & Article Since iPXE plays a role in the ImmobilienScout24 boot automation I gave a talk about it at the LinuxTag 2014. The talk is half an hour long and gives a quick introduction into iPXE. It covers build, configuration & scripting and shows how to develop boot scripts in iPXE with a very short feedback cycle.

Download the slides to the talk and the audio recording as a podcast.

At the conference the German Linux Magazin became interested in the topic and asked me to write an article about iPXE:

Der vielseitige Netzwerk-Bootloader I-PXE
Linux Magazin 08/2014

Demo Scripts For the article I cr…