Spare Cores at the Berlin Buzzwords 2024 conf

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Published on Jun 11, 2024 by Gergely Daroczi.

We have debuted the Spare Cores project at a major in-person conference for the first time! It was also my first time at Berlin Buzzwords — a fantastic conference on streaming and searching large amounts of data.

First of all, hats off to the organizers of Berlin Buzzwords: it was a super smooth and fun experience to submit a talk idea, discuss the details, get to the venue, present, and enjoy the rest of the event! We couldn't have dreamed of a better place to present Spare Cores to the public in person for the first time.

We got the first time slot on Tuesday in the Frannz Salon, so I made sure to visit talks in the same room on Monday to get more familiar with the venue. I'd highlight Nicolas Fränkel's OpenTelemetry talk with hands-on examples and demos — a very good introduction to the topic and the selected implementation as well.

After lunch, I explored the other rooms as well, and planned to attend William Benton's rather philosophical talk on LLMs are (not) a paradigm shift since I had the pleasure to walk with him to the speaker dinner the previous day, and he was such a great company — and turned out to be a fantastic speaker as well, with interesting ideas to share.

Since I run Home Assistant with a bunch of IoT devices at home, I also listened into Nick Burch's "Monitoring your home" talk, and was excited to watch Olivier Huber's "Build your 8-bit computer from scratch" presentation later.

What a day! And I still had to polish my slides for the next morning :)

So, how did it go? Please judge for yourself! You can find the slides on our Talks page, and the video recording at my Harnessing Spare Cores to Breeze Through Cloud Compute event slot at the conference homepage.

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