November Meetup: Complexity Theory & DevOps

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135 people went

Cogo Labs

1 Kendall Square · Cambridge

How to find us

Entrance located between the Blue Room & the Cambridge Brewing Company, veer left at the security desk on the first floor.

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Complexity Theory: A Better Scientific Method for IT

Jeff Dillon, Site Reliability Engineering Manager at (@JeffDillonOps)

Discussing why Complexity Theory is such a popular concept among DevOps gurus, and how its practices are changing team's approaches to scaling out systems.

Culture Shift Left - The Rise of the Developer

Brian Sodano, Software Engineering Manager at Liberty Mutual (@codemouse)

The premise behind “Shift Left” is to move all aspects of development to earlier stages in the process or lifecycle. Call it agile, DevOps, or your favorite term of the month, but the idea is that problems are addressed sooner rather than later. Let’s explore the many areas of the software development process where this can take place and talk about current trends.

Driving Simplicity Into Your Systems Using Site Reliability Engineering Principles

David Blank Edelman, SREcon Co-founder and Editor of “Seeking SRE: Conversations on Running Production Systems at Scale,” an upcoming volume from O’Reilly (@otterbook)

Left to our own designs, we will continue to construct distributed systems and processes of greater and greater complexity. The more complex a system is, the harder it is to engineer reliability into it or even judge its resiliency. Approaches to the problem that offset this inevitable crush of complexity can help. The engineering discipline of Site Reliability Engineering offers one such approach. In this talk we'll explore some of the core principles of SRE that directly assist us in our work and how they are practiced in some of the largest scale organizations in the world.

Parking & Transit info:

Heads up that using "One Kendall Square" as your destination in Google Maps will take you to the One Kendall Square Parking Garage on Binney Street, and the entrance to our office is located closer to the Hampshire St side of the square. Metered street parking is also available along Hampshire and Broadway.

If you are walking, set the Cambridge Brewing Company or Smoke Shop as your destination in Google Maps. The closest T station is Kendall Square on the red line.