DevOps Con Tbilisi 2018 and automation revolution

Several months ago, thanks to a common interest, I met two brilliant persons – Erekle Magradze and Vazha Pirtskhalaishvili. Soon the idea was born to make this common interest stronger and find others like us – build community. So we started preparing a tech meetup, which eventually turned into a two-day conference. Anyone reading my blog probably has already attended or heard about it. I just wanted to keep a memory article here :))

In my opinion, Georgian tech world is facing an important decision. DevOps revolution started around 10 years ago and it has just reached our community. There are very few Georgian businesses, which harness the benefits of development process automation. If we don’t catch up, we’ll be out of the global market.

Most of the conference speakers shared experience they had with foreign companies. I’m not exaggerating, when I say that I really enjoyed every talk and listened to them for several times. I’m happy that participants found time and offered us a productive weekend. You can see their video presentations (in Georgian) on our FB page or Youtube: DevOps Con Tbilisi 2018 – Tech talks

This one is mine 🙂 (but in Georgian)

Info about all speakers, organizers, supporters and other details can be found on our event web site or DevOps Georgia Facebook page:
DevOps Con Tbilisi 2018
DevOps Georgia

29-30 სექტემბერს კახა ბენდუქიძის საუნივერსიტეტო კამპუსში გაიმართა ტექნოლოგიური კონფერენცია DevOps Con Tbilisi 2018

Geplaatst door DevOps Georgia op Zondag 7 oktober 2018

Georgian web for those, who listen

Georgian web exists for more than 10 years and we build it daily, whereis it builds important details of our lives. Unfortunately, there are still thousands of people, who cannot access its benefits.

If you would like to learn:
– How blind people use computers, internet, social networks, email..
– What technologies and problems exist in Georgia regarding this
– With what minimal resource can we make Georgian web accessible

Join us on 14 May, 2017 at 14:30 and share your opinion.
Together with IDIT and GITA, I’m organizing a small conference.

Our plan:
Kakha Tskhovrebashvili, Teacher at N202 School for blind and visually impaired, will introduce us to screen readers.

Giorgi Gvasalia, Head of IDIT, will present us a site with audio reading, accessibility standards and he will review Georgian web.

Beka Gozalishvili, Softare developer at Public Service Development Agency, will tell us about how to syntethise speech: What is a speech synthesizer and how can we create it. Beka is blind, but he actively uses internet and writes software on various programming languages. He is a main contributor for translating the screen reader to georgia and creating a Georgian speech synthesizer.

Aleksandre Khutsishvili, Senior software developer at Circle, will speak about one of audio interfaces in an OS and what are available for blind developers.

And me, Elene Latsoshvili will offer you a small experimental project – Georgian minimalistic blogging platform, where users can create their own blogs, write articles, use comments and messaging. Also, I will describe opportunities for making a web system accessible, how screen readers work behind the scenes, what is the purpose of semantic web and what problems we might face on the way.

If your web site is created in accordance to general web standards, sometimes it’s very easy, maybe even in one day, to make it accessible for large number of blind people.

For more information about the conference and registration, please, visit a fb page of our event.