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Learn How Bronto Practices DevOps

  • Jan 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM

There has been a change in location: due to renovations at Bronto, the space they hoped to have available isn't ready yet. But have no fear: we're just moving down the street a bit to Adzerk at:

501 Washington Street Suite D.

Durham, NC 27701 This is the old ReverbNation space north of downtown. Park in the front parking lot (along Washington Street) and look for Adzerk on the door. Bronto will be providing pizza and also a round of beers afterwards at Fullsteam (which is in walking distance from Adzerk). Hooray for great sponsors! I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone too much. While not in the American Tobacco District like I had originally planned, we're still in Durham and not too far away. Still hope to see everyone there. - Mark

The original announcement:

It's a new year and time for a new meetup. Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays.

This time Doug Hairfield of Bronto is speaking, as we invite you to:

Come see how Bronto’s Systems Engineering team manages the production infrastructure by treating our hardware in the same manner we treat software. I’ll talk about the tools we use for server builds and configuration management such as git, cobbler, and puppet as well as how and why we use Jira and Bamboo to manage and automate our system builds/management through the lifecycle.  As in most growing companies, there have been victories as well as a few rough patches when trying new tools and methods. See what has worked for us, and what hasn’t from a Systems Administrator’s perspective and what the future may hold as we plan for continuing growth.

About Doug:

As Manager of Systems Engineering, Doug manages both the Systems Engineering and QA teams at Bronto Software. With over 10 years of systems and operations experience, Doug is instrumental in managing Bronto's enterprise class infrastructure, as well as the continuous integrations and development environments. Prior to Bronto Software, Doug worked as a systems administrator for such local companies as PeopleFluent and etrials building small and large scale infrastructures on a Linux platform.

Hope to see everyone there.

- Mark Mzyk

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  • Dave J.

    Well done. Very informative.

    January 18, 2013

  • Dave J.

    great talk with lots of real-world insights and splendid candor regarding cat pictures and Reddit (and Cassandra pain), plus pizza and beer! that cannot be beat

    January 17, 2013

  • Craig C.

    Great to see the journey to be more efficient. My organization has a lot of catch up to do.

    January 17, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Ha. Glad people seem to like the new look. It was initially born out of laziness, but once you have a beard I think it might actually take more work than just shaving. Still, I think I'll keep it (for now). Thanks for the comments guys. It's good to see that people are getting value from the meetup.

    January 16, 2013

  • Magnus H.

    Beard or no beard, Mark is doing a great job with the community. Mellow Mushroom is always welcome. :) But more importantly, I picked up some ideas tonight to improve my own team's workflow.

    January 16, 2013

  • harry

    3 stars for the presentation. +1 for the pizza and beer. Mark should not change his appearance to evade law enforcement.

    January 16, 2013

  • Michael R.

    Great talk!

    January 16, 2013

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