Take a look at the awesome talks scheduled for the DORS/CLUC 2018 conference!

Since 2012, when I was elected president of HrOpen, I have almost continuously been putting in effort to organize and push projects in Croatian Linux, open source and free software community. It has been my privilege to meet awesome people as a reward for volunteering, but also make business connections with people who value responsibility in technology.

This year isn’t any different. I’m proud to announce another awesome DORS/CLUC conference, prepared by the awesome team, made possible by our awesome partners and sponsors (check the conference website for more info), and most importantly, by the awesome contributions of our speakers!

Check the details at 2018.dorscluc.org, register, and see you there!

While waiting, here are the last year’s talks as a playlist on YouTube, and pictures from a few years back:

See you at DORS/CLUC 2018!

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Produktivnost

U teoriji, svi imamo inspiraciju za provođenje slobodnog vremena. Svi planiramo kako ostvariti male i velike privatne projekte ali često iz dana u dan za te planove ne posvećujemo vrijeme.

Primjer samo nekoliko mojih projekata koje na taj način, blagim ignoriranjem vlastitih prijedloga da krenem, pokušavam privesti kraju su:

  • doktorat, posljednje 3 godine (i dulje, ali računam od kad sam definirao temu);
  • priprema privatnog VPS-a, 5 mjeseci;
  • oživljavanje ovog bloga, od kada je otvoren;
  • planiranje proizvoda i otvaranje tvrtke, već barem 4 godine.

Isprika koju sam odabrao je posao koji zahtijeva često mijenjanje fokusa, česte prekide i samo kratke periode kreativne koncentracije. Dani prolete uz mnoštvo tema koje se brzo izmjenjuju. Rezultat toga je gubitak fokusa i nakon što radni dan prođe, prečesto popuštam navici da moram biti prekidan i zabavljen nekim eksternim podražajima.

Krećem s one minute rule –  želja mi je bila samo se prijaviti na wordpress.com i pogledati koliko nedovršenih skica tekstova ovdje stoji. Eventualno razmisliti koje od njih ću dovršiti a ostale obrisati. Stanje sa skicama možda nije poboljšano, ali barem je nastao ovaj tekst.

Sljedeće, prijavit ću se na svoj VPS kako bih provjerio mogu li brzo barem djelomično pripremiti razvojno okruženje za doktorat. Možda nešto i napravim. A možda mi za tjedan dana uspije i napisati nešto o tome.

Dani e-infrastrukture na Srcu

Ekipa Srca je 5. travnja organizirala konferenciju Dani e-infrastrukture gdje sam održao predavanje o razvoju infrastrukture na FER-u. U kratkom predavanju sam pričao o izazovima održavanja infrastrukture na FER-u, tj. ustanovi gdje korisnici istovremeno očekuju brze promjene, moderan pristup, inovacije, pouzdanost i jednostavnost upravljanja cjelokupnom tehnologijom koja se koristi.

Naravno, najveći dio očekivanja je orijentiran prema onom što korisnici sami najviše vide i koriste – prema Webu na kojem smo neke poslovne i mnoge nastavne procese digitalizirali. Mali tim razvojnih inženjera je kroz posljednjih 10-ak godina stvorio FER-ov sustav za upravljanje sadržajima putem Weba – Quilt CMS. Na temeljima tog, sada i komercijalno, uspješnog sustava izgradili smo i e-Campus. Kratka priča o tome je sažeta i u priloženoj prezentaciji s konferencije.

Changes, plans to write more

The existence of this blog, of course, does not mean I often remember the fact.

Roughly a year ago I changed my job. I’m now the head of IT at FER. One would think that there should have been some experiences to share and one would be correct.

The man should try and write more of these things, at least, if not more regularly. And the man should somehow force himself to do it, until it becomes more natural. So here’s how he will do it. By announcing a topic and making himself look bad if he doesn’t follow up.

So, here it is. I will write about how I had to change my developer’s perspective. A developer that lived stuck in the world in which the article “Living in the Age of Software Fuckery” is very true, to a perspective of a manager that basically is a part of the crew that could use the advice given in articles such as “How to Pay Programmers Less“. At the same time having in-depth knowledge of the software, and the technical debt that is bound to be payed eventually, to make the software viable and usable in the long-term.

So there it is. After that, we’ll see…

Happy 2017 to all trespassers!

O razvoju FER-ovog intraneta, aplikacija, planovima, viziji

Velik dio posla koji radimo u CIP-u, koji smo radili i prije nego sam postao voditelj, je razvoj FER-ovog sustava za upravljanje sadržajima putem weba. Sustav koji smo nazvali Quilt CMS je kroz godine na formalan i ponekad malo manje formalan način dobivao nove značajke a danas podržava gotovo sve nastavne i mnoge poslovne procese na FER-u.

Za IEEE Croatia Section sam pričao o izazovima koji proizlaze iz razvoja velike količine prilagođenih aplikacija i modula, održivosti razvoja vlastitog CMS-a u vrijeme vladavine otvorenog koda. Pokušao sam dati smjernice kako stvoriti održivost u okruženju u kojem nije lako zapošljavati potrebnu količinu razvojnih inženjera, ali gdje definitivno ne nedostaje novih ideja. Mogu li studenti pomoći, može li od svega nastati financijski održiv proizvod i izvan FER-a, pogledajte na snimci predavanja “Što sve intranet radi na FER-u”:

I u raspravi nakon predavanja:

A nice and inspiring excursion to the Netherlands – openSUSE conference 2015 and Kolab Summit

It seems that everytime I write a blog post it has something to do with a free software / Linux conference. And, to me this seems fine. And this introduction will not have a twist to it. Again, the topic is openSUSE conference, that was this year organized in parallel to the Kolab Summit.

This year, the awesome guys from the Netherlands, Hans De Raad and Robin Edgar have gone out and about to organize a great event and to make sure everyone enjoys their stay in The Hague.

Aside from the immensely awesome talks at the conference, that are of course recorded and available at bambuser.com or youtube.com that got me inspired, excited about new announcements from the openSUSE project and about Roundcube Next which is an awesome crowdfunding campaign for the project, supported also by Kolab Systems, which you should support by the way. I also learned a lot. But as always, openSUSE people don’t forget that you should always have a lot of fun. So expectedly, the SUSE guys brough a lot of openSUSE beer from Germany, and the afternoons were filled with sounds of laughter, joy and lively conversation. 🙂

Again, many of the participants were there because of the openSUSE Travel Support program for contributors, and that was also the main reason I was able to go to oSC15. Seriously, that is some great stuff and if you haven’t already, you should definitely contribute to openSUSE and go hang out with us next year, when the openSUSE project will be celebrating its 10th birthday at the conference that will bring the lizard back home to Germany, Nuremberg. I’m really looking forward to it, and again.. thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s event.

DORS/CLUC 2014 – 21. po redu konferencija o Linuxu, slobodnom softveru, otvorenim tehnologijama, normama i podacima

Pozivam sve da nam se pridruže od 16. do 18. lipnja, u novoj zgradi HGK na Novoj cesti u Zagrebu će se održati 21. po redu godišnja konferencija DORS/CLUC (Dani otvorenih računarskih sustava / Croatian Linux users’ conference). Ne samo zato što sam jedan od organizatora, vać i zato što će i ovogodišnji DORS/CLUC tradicionalno biti zakon! 🙂

Konferencija, ne samo tradicionalna nego sada i punoljetna, održava se u razdoblju IT-a kada je primjetna sve veća prihvaćenost otvorenih tehnologija i slobodnog softvera u javnom sektoru, u medijima, na startup i inovacijskoj sceni, poslovanju, industriji, obrazovanju i kućnoj primjeni.

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