Misc

I'm a big fan of cloud-based hosting. As a matter of fact, this website (based on Ghost) used to be hosted on Microsoft Azure. This worked really well for a while, especially when combined with automated builds and deployment from a connected git repository on BitBucket. What I didn't like about Microsoft Azure is that its hard to predict costs. Despite only moderate traffic (300+ visitors a day), the cost of hosting on Azure varied between 12 and 35 dollars a month (with spikes up to 50 dollars). Looking for an excuse to try something else, I recently got my…

For my english readers: this post concerns a Dutch conference that I helped organize and that had little to do with Scrum. But don't worry, my next post will be about Scrum again :) Afgelopen zaterdag, 9 november 2013, was Kerk2013; hét interkerkelijke congres over kerk, social media en internet. Als één van de mede-organisatoren en initiatiefnemers van Kerk2013 (en Kerk2012) heb ik de congresdag als één groot feest ervaren. Ik heb de hele dag met een grote 'smile' rondgelopen. Dat was niet moeilijk met zoveel vrolijke bezoekers, enthousiaste vrijwilligers en interessante sponsoren. In…

For my English readers: this post is a reflection on #Kerk2012. A conference that I organized with several volunteers that took place on November 3rd, 2012 (www.kerk2012.nl). The conference discussed the relevance of Social Media for church communities. A very different topic than my usual posts indeed. Because the target audience was Dutch, I chose to write this post in Dutch. Op 3 November 2012 vond in Utrecht het Kerk2012 congres plaats. Het congres was georganiseerd rondom de vraag wat de missionaire (on)mogelijkheden zijn van Social Media. Wat kun je als (kerk)gemeente met Facebook,…