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LOPSA DC - December Meeting

Title:
Taming the Kraken - How Operations Enables Developer Productivity

Summary:
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.

Bio
:
Nathen Harvey is a Technical Community Manager at Opscode, the company behind Chef. Nathen is the co-organizer of the Washington DC MongoDB Users' Group and DevOpsDC and co-host of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps. Like many others who blog, Nathen updates his blog on a very irregular basis. When not working or hosting meetups, Nathen enjoys going to concerts, drinking craft beer, and over sharing on sites like twitter, untappd, and foursquare.

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