Devops days Amsterdam 29.06.2018


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So here I am, Amsterdam. This time not as tourist, but as a participant of important event (:

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Devops days Amsterdam.

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It's not as big as FOSDEM, but is pretty interesting. There is a huge hall for speakers and small rooms for discussions of topics defined by participants.

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For those who's bored enough, there are demonstrations held by companies to advertise their products. They try to attract people with free gifts (t-shirts, pens, etc) and talk visitors to share contact details, so sales person could give a call.

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Cute lunch breaks :)

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In the evening they made a feast for attendants. The food was just delicious. These guys really know how to cook (:

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They even brewed a special beer for the event.

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In the night already I decided to join Belorussian colleagues to enjoy England vs Belgium World Cup game. It was funny that almost the entire pub was pro-England and only one guy with Belgian scarf supported Belgian. Anyway there was no fight in the end. Netherlanders are very friendly.

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Even though it's not my first time in Amsterdam (and Netherlands), there are still things to see. E.g. firefighters enjoying sunny day (:

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Strange bridge which I frequently saw in strange lists like "most beautiful bridges in the world". Looks like a normal bridge, not sure why it got to such lists.

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The only way to explore the city is bicycle! Amsterdam was created for it.

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Attention to the roof: swing!

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The city is crossed by the huge river (for some reason I was pretty sure it's a sea already). The only way to get to another side is a free ferry. It goes every 5 minutes at no charge. Locals told me there will be a metro station soon, but who knows how soon :)

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I've never been on the other side before. There are cute houses next to the riverside.

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Then a bit of non-living zone...

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...and you're at old NDSM wharf which is open huge graffiti exhibition.

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Looks great. Some things were being repainted right during my visit.

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A bunch of tourists. Just like me.

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View from the riverside.

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A bit of random street.

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Huge flower market.

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I've no idea how I could miss it in my past visits.

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Couldn't miss the windmill.

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And of course canals.

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Every time I visit Amsterdam my impression is exactly the opposite from the last time. Looks like I figured out the secret: the less time I spent in tourists crowd, the better the impression is. I definitely would visit it one more time.

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I definitely already have a picture from this place, but couldn't help myself but take another one.

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