Gandi Events April 2016
Here’s a look at upcoming, ongoing and past events at Gandi.
Gandi CTO Pascal Bouchareine at Holberton School (also pictured: DNS gods)
The Root Zone.
We like DNS.
That’s why we’re collaborating with Cloudflare on a new Meetup. We’re looking to talk about anything and everything related to DNS and hopefully in the process inspire some new ideas for this backbone system of the Internet.
We also hope to educate the general public on issues as low-level as record types and as complex as DNSSEC.
We’re inviting Network Administrators, Ops, DevOps, Systems Engineers, Internet Enthusiasts, and anyone else who’s interested.
This event is put together by Gandi and Cloudflare and the location will alternate between our San Francisco offices.
Our first event will be at the CloudFlare office on April 12 at 6:00 PM. We’ll be hearing from Dr. Paul Mockapetris, the original founder of the Domain Name System (aka DNS).
Paul also built the first ever SMTP server, ran networking at ARPA, served as the chair of the IETF, and is an honored member of the Internet Hall of Fame.
Check the meetup page for more information and updates.
Gandi talks to Holberton School
This past month, CTO and Gandi US VP Pascal Boucheraine visited Holberton School for a couple of talks. One was about DNS, the other was just about Gandi in general.
Aww thanks Holberton School
Holberton, for those who aren’t aware, isn’t a coding bootcamp or online courses but an alternative to college. It’s based on peer learning and project-based learning and it aims to produce the best of the next generation of full-stack software engineers.
Even cooler, Holberton is all about increasing diversity. They have an automated, software-driven admissions process that has produced a 40% ratio of female students, among other diversity benchmarks.
And the admissions process for their next class of students in October, which is open to everyone 18+ regardless of education and experience, has just opened up. If you’re interested, you should apply.
We’re looking forward to when we can team up with them again.
Until then, remember to first ask the DNS gods.
UX Speed Dating: User Testing Night
Every third Wednesday we host a User Testing Night at our San Franciso office with the UX Speed Dating meet up group. This is a monthly event, formatted like a speed dating event, where tech professionals get to present a user test to three users for in-person responses.
This month’s event will be April 20 at 6:00 PM PDT.
Check out the specific rules and see the Meetup page or the UX Speed dating site for details.