January meetup and formal presentations

  • January 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Devs, Ops!


Our first meeting of 2013 will be on Monday, January 28th, in Santa Monica at Coloft's wonderful co-working space.


Simple Patterns for Scaling Websites - Some lessons learned at Mozilla

Brandon Burton, Web Operations Engineer, Mozilla

Mozilla has learned a number of lessons and developed a playbook of simple patterns for scaling our various web applications, as we've grown from thousands to hundreds of millions of daily active users over the last few years. Brandon Burton from Mozilla's Web Operations team is going to share a few of those patterns and lessons with you today and provide insight into scaling the many pieces of a modern web application architecture and our strategies to keep pace with this growth.

Brandon is on github and twitter as @solarce


Configuration Management for the Masses: Look, Ma!  No DSL!

Aleksey Tsalolikhin, verticalsysadmin.com

Aleksey, Sysadmin Trainer and Speaker, will provide an overview of very high level configuration management using CFEngine sketches.


We are seeking at least another presenter and/or lightning talk, with priority placed on folks who are looking for a warmup talk before SCaLE 11x.  We'll update this announcement as we confirm speakers, titles, and abstracts.


Food provided by EdgeCast.  Drinks provided by Mozilla.



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  • Christopher H.

    interesting presentations

    January 30, 2013

  • Todd Z

    Sorry I couldn't make it!

    January 30, 2013

  • Josie

    Thank you guys!. Great presentation to help me refresh my Computing skills. I thought maybe some of you who also do front end dev might be interested in this... 3D motion capture made easy: http://futuresalon16.eventbrite.com/

    January 29, 2013

  • Christopher W.

    You know it was a good meetup when you spend the following morning looking at stuff you heard about last night.

    2 · January 29, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    I wanted to also give a huge thanks to
    jendiamond (http://www.meetup.com/ladevops/members/11259872/) for all the awesome pictures. It's really fun to get see the meetup captured like that.

    3 · January 29, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    As promised, I've uploaded my slides, you can get them at http://bit.ly/ladevops-201301-ssp

    Thanks everyone for coming to hang out, speak, ask questions, and make LA DevOps a great time.

    We're always looking for speakers, sponsors, and new place to that can host 40+ people with a projector.

    We're also looking for someone who could volunteer to help record and possibly live stream future meetups with talks.

    If you're interested, please contact myself, Carlo, or Lars.

    January 29, 2013

  • Randal L. S.

    It was great to see the technologies used by Mozilla for speeding things up, since that's what I'm doing mostly for Nami Media... making it webscale!

    January 29, 2013

  • Keith E.

    Excellent ! I learned some answers to questions that have plagued me for quite awhile. I will be going to the next meeting.

    January 29, 2013

  • Don R.

    Anyone open to carpooling? (if u'd like a co-pilot, i am in westwood near the wilshire/westwood intersection, thanks)

    January 28, 2013

  • Aleksey T.

    I will present "Configuration Management for the Masses: Look, Ma! No DSL!" - an overview of very high level configuration management using CFEngine sketches.

    January 28, 2013

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