Developer's black hole


Hi. I’m Flavio Percoco (a.k.a flaper87), and I’m a Software Engineer at Red Hat, where I spend my days working on OpenStack, speaking at conferences. In my spare time I contribute to Rust, write, read, surf, travel, smoke my coffee and drink my pipe.


Deploy mariadb on kubernetes with TripleO

I've spent quite some time researching how we can migrate TripleO from deploying OpenStack on baremetal to Kubernetes. This work has been going on for around a year already and it started with a migration from baremetal to Docker. Now that this first migration is almost done, I've moved to …


Who is responsible for our growth?

I believe our growth is in our hands, just like I believe we're responsible for our lives. I believe that improving our current situation is our responsibility. Our career growth, our life growth, etc are all in our hands.

I believe this because it makes it easier for me to …


On communities: When should change happen?

One common rule of engineering (and not only engineering, really) is that you don't change something that is not broken. In this context, broken doesn't only refer to totally broken things. It could refer to a piece of code becoming obsolete, or a part of the software not performing well …


On communities: Trading off our values... Sometimes

Not long ago I wrote about how much emotions matter in every community. In that post I explained the importance of emotions, how they affect our work and why I believe they are relevant for pretty much everything we do. Emotions matter is a post quite focused on how we …


On communities: Empower humans to be amazing

When it comes to communities, a system is the set of processes you put in place to allow for humans to be amazing. It's the means to empower these humans to contribute to your community, learn from it and grow with it.

These systems are essential for your community to …