Aurélie Vache

Aurélie Vache

Developer Advocate at OVHcloud, Docker Captain, CNCF Ambassador & GDE

Toulouse, France


Aurélie Vache is a Developer Advocate at OVHcloud in Toulouse, France. She is Docker Captain, CNCF ambassador, Google Cloud Developer Expert, Women techmarkers Ambassador & GitPod Hero. She has been working as a Developer and Ops for over 18 years. Cloud enthusiast and advocates DevOps/Cloud/Golang best practices.

Conferences and meetups organizer since 2016. Technical writer (dev.to/aurelievache), a book author & reviewer, a sketchnoter and a speaker at international conferences.

Mentor and promote diversity and accessibility in technology.

She created a new visual way for people to learn and understand Cloud technologies: "Understanding Kubernetes/Istio/Docker in a visual way" in sketchnotes, books and videos.

Blog: https://dev.to/aurelievache/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AurelieVache


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • Go
  • Cloud Native
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Computing
  • Education

Tips to fight impostor syndrome

Who has not once said the phrase:

I sucks
I don't know anything
I feel like an impostor
I don't feel legitimate to do this or do that

Some people are convinced that they do not deserve their success, despite the efforts they make to succeed. They often convince themselves that their success is not linked to their work, their personal accomplishment, but simply to luck or the work of others. In fact, they live permanently with a feeling of deception and constantly fear that someone will unmask them from one day to another. Despite my stuttering, I am a speaker, a mentor, a conference organizer and very invested in women in tech and tech communities.

In this talk, we will see what the impostor syndrome is, how it is reflected on a daily basis and we will see that it is not inevitable, on the contrary, that there are tips and tricks for the fight, overcome and improve. And I will also tell you several anecdotes that happened to me, which were very hard and which made me who I am today.

Let's dive into Terraform provider creation

Currently when we think of Infrastructure as Code (IaC), one tool seems to stand out and has become a de-facto standard: Terraform.

With Terraform you can easily build, edit and version your whole infrastructure by using Terraform builtin providers or custom ones.

But sometimes there is no provider for the infrastructure you intend to use, not even the lone no-star repository in a lost corner of the internet, only a custom REST API. What can you do? Going back to manual operations? Create your own scripts?

In this talk Horacio and Aurélie will show you, step by step, how to go from an infrastructure API to a fully functional yet light Terraform provider. By taking as base a REST API, they will explain the basics of provider creation, give some pointers on how to do a simple yet efficient provider architecture and show you the code and the provider in action.

Will they succeed in this new mission?

Common tips & mistakes in Go - and how to solve them

Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm ... These tools may mean something to you, you may use them on a daily basis, but did you know that they were made in Go? Indeed, the Go language is a language that has been on the rise in recent years, used to make microservices, cross-compilation, by companies requiring high performance and resilience.

It is a practical language, easy to learn, typed and with a rich ecosystem.

And it's true, creating an HTTP server or even a CLI application in Go only takes a few minutes. It's perfect ... or almost!

It is also easy to make mistakes in this language ;-).

We will see in this talk, through my experiences developing production applications for large companies, tips and common errors, their solutions and how to avoid them.

(What if we learned to) Learn and share differently

We are about 8 billion people on Earth right now and we’re all different, but we have to get into boxes, go through the same educational program, and we all have to learn the same way.

Is sharing differently simple? Can we change things? Why? For whom? Are there any tips to know?

What if I told you that it is possible to learn and share differently, to appeal to your imagination and creativity and that it is beneficial for everyone?

In this talk, I tell a story, I tell you my story. How I went from a person who had lost her passions to the creation of articles, videos, sketchnotes, conferences that are out of the ordinary and even technical illustrated books.

Despite my stuttering, I am a speaker, a mentor, a conference organizer, a book author and reviewer, invested in women in tech and tech communities and I love to create and share things. Since a certain day in 2020 I can do it my way and I want to show you that now it can be your turn :-).

Understanding Docker in a visual way

Docker has become the essential technology for building/packaging our applications in images and running them in containers. But understanding Docker can be difficult or time-consuming.

Two years ago I asked myself how I imagined the concepts of Docker: an image, a layer, a registry… and then I created a new way of explaining Cloud technologies.

In the first part of the talk, I will tell you a story, I will tell you my story. How, during more than two years, I worked every evening/nights/wee-end to explaining Docker in sketchnotes, in blog posts, videos and finally published everything (and more) in an illustrated book of more than 250 pages (with all the concepts included Docker compose and extensions) and why I continue to do it.

And in the second part, I will explain Docker concepts to you ... in a visual way :-).

Aurélie Vache

Developer Advocate at OVHcloud, Docker Captain, CNCF Ambassador & GDE

Toulouse, France


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