How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love DevOps

I was a college-student BOFH, an ISP sysadmin, and an academic IT manager. If I wanted a curmudgeonly sysadmin, I could just look in a mirror. Most developers were unlikely to be granted root on any systems whatsoever, and servers were carefully hand-whittled works of art. You know, The Way Things Were.

Moving to a role doing operations at a developer-centric startup was both a culture shock and a great learning experience. I’ll discuss what worked for me (and what was challenging!) in terms of my transition to a DevOps practice. Spoiler alert: change is scary, but awesome developers on the team make it much easier for an old-school sysadmin to be assimilated into the DevOps of Borg.

Bridget Kromhout
Operations at 8thBridge

Parking:

Guest parking lot alongside the building on 5th Street and 5th Avenue.  If you choose to park here, sign in and out with the security guard at the main entrance. Once full, there is also metered street parking up and down 5th.

If at all possible, use mass transit or car pool as an option.

Guests cannot use the contracted parking lots across the street.


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  • Bridget K.

    Thank you all for the great questions and discussion. Always a good meetup! I've got my slides posted now: http://goo.gl/AqyWRm

    1 · March 20

  • Eric R.

    The presentation was both informative and entertaining. Loved it!

    1 · March 13

  • Robert O.

    Thank you Bridget for presenting and Olson for hosting - awesome event!

    March 13

  • Jerry A.

    Great turnout

    March 13

  • Robert O.

    Hi Andy - we have room for 100 DevOps members - come on down!

    March 11

  • Andy D.

    I moved things around and will be there... doesn't look like meetup lets you change your mind tho, so if I get turned away at the door due to space I understand! :)

    March 11

  • Jason C.

    I'm pretty sure google is showing the wrong location. When I go to the olson.com site and click on map it displays a different location and the address is formatted differently... 420 North 5th Street Suite 1000 Minneapolis, MN 55401

    March 7

    • Brandon M.

      Yes, Suite 1000 is the same as #1000 or 10th Floor.

      March 7

  • Dan S.

    Psyched.

    March 1

  • Andy D.

    Sounds awesome! I have plans this evening but I'm going to try to move them to be able to make it.

    February 26

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