Developing a pipeline is like raising chickens

The idea started with a certain Mr. Buytaert overhearing my conversation with a certain Ms. Drees about chickens. The original pitch was “Being oncall is like raising chickens”, but I’m not sure if I can conjure up enough links between those two. So I ended up with “Developing a pipeline is like raising chickens”, which can absolutely draw enough lines. This talk is meant to serve as a lightweight “snack” between talks and to wet my toes at giving talks.

PS: This talk does not shy away from (ab)using pictures of chicken enthusiasts.



Hans Broeckx


Thirty-something systems administrator from Belgium with blue eyes, black hair and a bushy beard.

My job is to make some IT magic happen at Inuits, a group of Open Source enthusiasts providing digital