DevOps: Better Dev from Better Ops

  • July 10, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Taming the Kraken - How Operations Enables Developer Productivity (Nathen Harvey)

There's always a bit of tension when getting features from idea to production. In this talk, we'll look at some of the changes CustomInk has made to reduce this friction and keep the new features coming. Gone are the days of bi-monthly deploys, office pools dedicated to guessing when this deploy will be rolled back, and the ceremony surrounding the deploy-rollback-fix-deploy cycle. Today, ideas flow from product managers to developers to production with ease thanks to a number of changes that we've made to our teams, processes and tools.

There is still room for a lightning talk or two -- contact the organizers if you have interest!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting topic even for a non-Rails guy. Nathan really seemed to know what he was talking about and the presentation was well organized. He's a good speaker.

    July 11, 2012

  • Nick G.

    thanks Nathen! Great presentation.

    July 11, 2012

  • Nathen H.

    It was great to see everyone at last night's meeting. If you're interested, the slides I presented can be found here: https://speakerdeck.com/u/nathenharvey/p/taming-the-kraken-bmore-on-rails. I gave a very similar presentation a this year's RailsConf, you can find the video for that here: http://www.confreaks.com/videos/882-railsconf2012-taming-the-kraken-how-operations-enables-developer-productivity. Thanks!
    Nathen

    July 11, 2012

  • Nick G.

    Also, welcome!!!

    July 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chris: Thanks! Good to know. I tend to arrive to things nice and early anyways. It's a good time to talk with people and all. See you all tomorrow!

    July 9, 2012

  • Chris S.

    Jared: we have a parking lot (to the left of the building as you're facing it from the street) so you don't have to have to street park. We normally have plenty of spaces for the meetups, but it's always best to arrive early just in case.

    July 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, this is my first time attending Bmore on Rails. How's the parking around the meeting venue?

    July 9, 2012

  • Chris S.

    Normally one or two people will volunteer ahead of time. Every now and then I have to beg on the mailing list, but we always manage to gather a good distribution of topics. You're also welcome to speak if you like :)

    Afterwards, there is always a good sized group that heads to local bars, so you guaranteed a full evening if you're up for it!

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    How are these events organized? Do you have scheduled speakers? I'm thinking about driving down from nyc to check it out. I drove across the nation last year attending ruby meetups and missed this one. I'd love to check it out. Dave

    June 19, 2012

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