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Tech in Motion: The DevOps Movement

"In today's computer industry, we still typically install and maintain computers the way the automotive industry built cars in the early 1900s. An individual craftsman manually manipulates a machine into being, and manually maintains it afterwards. The automotive industry discovered first mass production, then mass customization using standard tooling. The systems administration industry has a long way to go, but it is getting there." - Steve Traugott and Joel Huddleston (TerraLuna LLC)

This meet-up will discuss the DevOps movement, which stresses communication and collaboration between software development and IT operations. Tom McGonagle and Rich Paret will be analyzing DevOps as a methodology for managing an infrastructure as a software development project. Managing one's infrastructure as software provides benefits such as increased automation, scalability, and agility for the IT operations department. It also provides increased operational awareness for the developers. DevOps is not without its challenges and infrastructural software can quickly become a sprawling mass of Puppet or Chef code. Managing these new challenges will require cultural, technical, and interpersonal changes for an organization, a department, and an individual.

Join of us for a night of food, fun and great conversation. We hope to see you there!


7:00 - 7:45: Free pizza/apps and networking

Discussing the Boston tech job market with experts from Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners

7:45 - 9:00: The DevOps Movement with Tom McGonagle and Rich Paret.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent Very interesting panel and a good networking experience

    March 18, 2013

  • Andrew R.

    Great meetup, lots of interesting people. If anyone wants to chat more about DevOps, come join Localytics today at our office for "Free Beer Friday." We do tons of infrastructure automation on AWS using Chef and would love to meet more people facing the same challenges.

    That's today 5-7pm, location is 7th floor, 141 Tremont St, Boston 02111, right on the Boston Common.

    February 22, 2013

  • Stephen V.

    Hartley, I agree. I was hoping for something deeper than a wikipedia read. I liked Rich's talk. Excellent stuff, but not what I expected from the overall meetup topic.

    February 22, 2013

  • Damien

    Are there slide decks available for the presentations? I was in attendance but want to share the knowledge with my peers here at Carbonite.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    presentation was bit disorganized and (self admittedly) pulled extensively from wikipedia. because of this, the speaker didn't instill professionalism, expertise or authority.

    February 21, 2013

  • Steve B

    Great ideas. The software industry should stop using a model that the 19th century manufacturing used.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very educational

    February 21, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Great event, gave me some good ideas to take back to the office and share with my manager.

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Impromptu schedule change. I hope there's a slide deck :)

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you find this interesting you might want to join the Boston Devops Meetup:

    February 20, 2013

  • John V.

    client deadlines...

    February 19, 2013

  • Phil S.

    Considering a move to Boston, so I'm testing the waters; soaking up Boston's tech scene for a month.

    2 · February 19, 2013

  • Tina


    February 4, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Workbridge Associates

    Workbridge Associates generously offers career guidance in the IT field.

  • Jobspring Partners

    Jobspring Partners generously offers career guidance in the IT field.

  • Audible

    is helping to provide venue and refreshments

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