Stealing the Best Ideas from DevOps: A Guide for Sysadmins without Developers

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Hello fellow NYC DevOps Members!

Join us on February 21st at 6:30 PM as Tom Limoncelli, SRE Manager with, delivers an insightful talk about DevOps principles from the perspective of a SysAdmin, along with a use case that explores those principles in detail.

We'll precede Tom's talk with some exciting "tiny talks" or lightning talks that we'd love to hear from our members.

If you're interested in delivering a talk at any of our meetups - full length or a shorter talk - please sign up here:


6:30 - 7:00 PM - Refreshments

7:00 - 7:20 PM - "Tiny Talks" and Lightning Talks [Sign up here:]

Speaker: You!

Tiny talks are 5-10 minute talks on any DevOps-related topic. We want to encourage everyone to submit a proposal. NYCDevOps is a community that shares. Tiny Talks don't have to be polished or fancy. These are short talks, making it easy for beginners and experienced people alike. We hope to have 3-4 presentations.

If you think you can't give a talk, here's a formula to start you off: (1) Use a title like: "In the last 6 months something I learned about X was Y". (2) Create 1-3 slides about what you learned. (3) The talk only has to be a few minutes long... Q&A will fill the rest of the time. For example, "In the last 6 months I learned that TerraForm breaks in [situation], here's why."

We'll have time for 2-3 Tiny Talks or Lightning Talks, so speaking slots will be first come first serve.

7:20 - 7:50 PM - "Stealing the Best Ideas from DevOps: A Guide for Sysadmins without Developers"

Speaker: Tom Limoncelli, SRE Manager,

DevOps is not a set of tools, nor is it just automating deployments. It is a set of principles that benefit anyone trying to improve a complex process. This talk will present the DevOps principles in terms that apply to all system administrators and use case studies to explore their use in non-developer environments.

7:50 - 8:00 PM - Announcements

A HUGE Thank You to our awesome host and sponsor for this meetup:

• Datadog (