Title: Lower your TCO with custom solutions and NGS
I will share with the audience why I prefer custom solutions to ready-made tools for many systems engineering tasks. Imagine all the time you will have to really work on your system while not upgrading a "turnkey" module to the next version, which might include "breaking changes between minor versions." Imagine the peaceful feeling of looking at two screens of your own script instead of figuring out what went wrong somewhere between the 2000+ lines of the code written by someone else. Imagine finishing your working day early and going home to your loved ones instead of fixing a state file of a tool that you hoped would make your infrastructure-as-code dream come true (except it's not code, it's more a configuration format and therefore you have to generate it somehow). Imagine yourself acquiring skills that make your future brighter, not a specific vendor richer.