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Insights into Flying Circus as a company: members of staff, office

Holiday Notice: October 2018

This really was a hot summer in the city. Now its gone, time flies so fast.
Here in Germany we have some public holidays coming up in October.
Our office is closed on:

Wednesday October 3rd – German Unification Day
Wednesday October 31st – Day of Reformation

To all projects covered by an SLA we provide emergency support as usual.

Have a wonderful autumn everybody.

We have moved into our new office

As previously announced, the Flying Circus has a new office address since September 1st. If you’d like to write us a letter or visit us, please be sure to use our new address:

Flying Circus Internet Operations GmbH
Leipziger Str. 70/71
06108 Halle (Saale)
Germany

Map excerpt showing new office location

It’s only a few blocks away from our old office. Why the move? We’re teaming up with other companies from Halle to form SaltLabs, a loosely coupled collective of IT-related companies under one roof. Details on this will follow, so stay tuned!

Auf zu neuen Ufern

Ab 1. September hat der Flying Circus seine Heimatbasis im Areal der Saltlabs. Ihr findet uns in der Leipziger Str. 70/71, auch bekannt als Oberer Boulevard von Halle (Saale). Gemeinsam mit unseren Freunden von gocept und weiteren Unternehmen, die auch alle „irgendwas mit IT“ machen, freuen wir uns darauf mit den Saltlabs die IT-Welt in Halle öffentlicher und mit gemeinsamen Veranstaltungen auch spannender zu machen.

Noch wird in den neuen Räumlichkeiten kräftig Staub aufgewirbelt – an allen Ecken arbeiten die Handwerker mit Hochdruck. Und bevor es soweit ist, heißt es auch für uns in den nächsten Tagen erst mal Dinge sichten, bewerten und alles wichtige und relevante sicher in den Umzugskisten verstauen.

Das Team vom Support ist während des Büro-Umzugs am Donnerstag den 16. August 2018 ohne Unterbrechung über die bekannten Kanäle (E-Mail, Chat, SLA-Support-Telefon) für euch erreichbar. Ende August werden wir noch unsere Labor-Server in die neuen Gebäude umziehen und dafür eine eigene Ankündigung schreiben.

Support during Ascension and Pentecost 2018

In Germany we have a few further public holidays coming up next time resulting in shorter-than-usual work weeks. Here’s an overview of our support availability. The highlighted days are national holidays and only covered for SLA customers:

  • 2018-05-07 (Monday): regular support
  • 2018-05-08 (Tuesday): regular support
  • 2018-05-09 (Wednesday): regular support
  • 2018-05-10 (Thursday): Ascension: SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-05-11 (Friday): regular support
  • 2018-05-12 (Saturday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-05-13 (Sunday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-05-14 (Monday): regular support
  • 2018-05-15 (Tuesday): regular support
  • 2018-05-16 (Wednesday): regular support
  • 2018-06-17 (Thursday): regular support
  • 2018-06-18 (Friday): regular support
  • 2018-06-19 (Saturday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-06-20 (Sunday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-05-21 (Monday) Pentecost: SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-05-22 (Tuesday): regular support

To ensure that all your applications in the Flying Circus are running smoothly we will monitor all regular support during business hours: Monday to Friday , 8-16 CE(S)T and SLA-covered emergency support as usual.

Have a good time, a safely flight – and May the 4th be with you!

Greetings from a new employee

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Hello, My name is Christian Schmidt, the new Application Operations Engineer at Flying Circus.

Since about two weeks I augment the crew and dive into a very interesting environment. While getting in touch I currently migrate our Jenkins from Gentoo to NixOS platform.

I am already feeling at home here and the staff here has been great with giving me all of the necessary information to perform the necessary tasks.

On a personal level I’m 31 years old and, since I moved to Halle (Saale) in 2011, I compaign at the local hacker and makerspace Eigenbaukombinat, organizing workshops and events to provide knowledge of especially privacy, coding, lockpicking, linux and many more.

I look forward to working with all of you and providing the quality service and support that Flying Circus is known for providing. See you on the web!

Support during Christmas and New Year’s 2017/2018

It’s that time again: Christmas is around the corner.

To ensure that all your applications in the Flying Circus are running smoothly we will monitor all regular support during business hours* and emergency support as usual. We won’t be performing non-critical work in this time and catch up with any backlog early in January 2018.

Here’s an overview of the next days and our support availability. The highlighted days are national or local holidays and are only covered for SLA customers:

  • 2017-12-20 (Wednesday): regular support
  • 2017-12-21 (Thursday): regular support
  • 2017-12-22 (Friday): regular support
  • 2017-12-23 (Saturday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2017-12-24 (Sunday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2017-12-25 (Monday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2017-12-26 (Tuesday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2017-12-27 (Wednesday): regular support
  • 2017-12-28 (Thursday): regular support
  • 2017-12-29 (Friday): regular support
  • 2017-12-30 (Saturday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2017-12-31 (Sunday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-01-01 (Monday): SLA-covered emergency support only
  • 2018-01-02 (Tuesday): regular support
  • 2018-01-03 (Wednesday): regular support
  • 2018-01-04 (Thursday): regular support
  • 2018-01-05 (Friday): regular support

Happy holidays to everybody and see you in 2018!

  • business hours = Mo-Fr, 8-16 CE(S)T