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I am very excited to be attending QCon SF for the first time Nov 7-9. There is quite a bit of DevOps related content, and I will be live-blogging as much as possible. Meanwhile, here are some notes on what you might look forward to as an attendee.
Tutorial: Continuous Delivery – Jez Humble
Jez wrote the book on Continuous Delivery, which ties Agile and DevOps together into a pipeline of goodness. I saw him present at Camp DevOps last year, and it was awesome.
Tutorial: Implementing a Continuous Delivery Pipeline: From Commit to Deploy – John Esser & Dan Gilmer
More Continuous Delivery goodness.
Opening Keynote: Cool & Useless – Kevlin Henney
When I think of DevOps, I often think of addressing concerns around availability, reliability, and performance. There are so many variables with each solution to a given technology problem that it is wise to limit your toolkit just so you can get a handle on these concerns. So, I hope that this talk addresses the “cool & harmful” aspect as well in the sense that the more things you try, the more you get burned in production.
The realtime web: HTML5 WebSockets, Engine.IO, Socket.IO, SPDY, HTTP2.0 & Beyond – Guillermo Rauch
The realtime web promises a great leap forward in terms of UX. However I wonder how many Ops teams are prepared for some of these new standards and the impacts on infrastructure. For example, SPDY support is not yet provided in some infrastructure layers.
AppWatch – a big data application monitoring system for eBay – Bhaven Avalani and Yuri Finklestein
Large scale application and infrastructure monitoring… enough said.
How not to measure latency – Gil Tene
Measure Everything is a core tenet of DevOps. I always thought measuring latency was as simple as a pair of well-placed calls to System.currentTimeMillis (in Java), but this session’s agenda suggests otherwise. Gil will demonstrate and discuss some false assumptions and measurement techniques that lead to incorrect results.
Continuous Happiness – Chris Kelly
This talk should help to drive home the point that DevOps is a cultural movement, not a specific set of tools and processes.
Caching Hypermedia APIs – Tim Stokes
Caching is one of the best ways to improve performance and scalability. However it is easy to get it wrong so I am always trying to learn more about this topic.
Thursday 11/8 featuring an entire Continuous Delivery track
Product Development with Continuous Experimentation – Frank Harris and Nell Thomas
Etsy is a pioneer of continuous deployment, and this talk will be about how they take advantage of data to drive that process.
Friday 11/9 featuring the “Architectures you’ve always wondered about” track
Keynote: Race Conditions, Distribution, Interactions–Testing the Hard Stuff and Staying Sane – John Hughes
This talk will be about new automated testing techniques for the most tricky test scenarios.
Scaling Pinterest – Marty Weiner and Yashwanth Nelapati
A Cloud Ninja and a Cloud Balrog will discuss server management on EC2, amongst other things.
Cloud Computing at Google – Randy Shoup
Randy will present design principles for building and maintaining highly-available planet-scale applications in the cloud, including isolation, failure tolerance, testability, and security.
Architecting for Continuous Delivery at Ancestry.com – John Esser and Russell Barnett
This talk will describe how a service-oriented architecture can support Continuous Delivery.
Uncommon Sense – Scaling Youtube – Mike Solomon
Mike, one of the original YouTube engineers, will outline his philosophy on scaling, testing, and writing code.
Timelines at Scale – Raffi Krikorian
Raffi, who likes to break things at Twitter, will talk about building, managing, and debugging an infrastructure that supports hundreds of millions of users around the world.
photo: Håkan Dahlström
Besides the conference, I’m really looking forward to being in San Francisco. So many great restaurants, so little time!
I've just finished presenting my talk on how I currently work on Puppet modules at Puppetcamp here in Edinburgh where I've been for the week talking on both FlossUK 2012 and Puppetcamp.
Earlier this week I opened FlossUK 2012 with my talk on 7 tools for your devops stack
For all the security experts : the NLUUG has published it's Call For Abstracts for it's Fall conference.. as you might have guessed the topic is Security, we welcome all abstracts tackling security in a broad sense.
Possible topics include:
* cloud security
* online privacy
* rfid hacking
* secure programming
* web services security
* web browser security
* embedded hardware hacking
* incident response and forensics
* malware and rootkits
* responsible disclosure
* legal response
* fighting spam
* patch policies
* identity management
* central point of administration
* VPN based WANs
The NLUUG fall conference is scheduled on 11 November 2010 in De Reehorst in Ede, the Netherlands.
Hint.. maybe a talk on secdevops would be welcomed too :)
Disclaimer : I`m on the program committee
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Last week the NLUUG Spring Conference was held in Ede, this years topic was System Administration in general.. which means there was a pretty wide range of talks ... some of the talks were extremely interesting and gathered a lot of people , others really shouldn't have been put in the main room.. Frequenly organising them myselve it's always a difficult choice for a conference organiser.
Must say this was one of my better talks .. it all went smooth and nicely fit within time. Probably the promise of drinks and food after my talk helped some.
I started it of by showing the audience Patrick's opening Devopsdays'09 Video ...
I slightly modified the the slides for my NLUUG presentation, but they are based on the talks I gave on the same topic before
Please note that the Devops definition I give early in the
slides is there to misguide the audience ... :) Everybody knows drinking beer and eating sushi is just a start in the journey when you want to become a #Devops :)
The fun part about conferences often are the speakers dinners, you get to sit down with interesting people and talk about a variety of topics such as panacotta recipes and configuration management ..
It was fun ... too bad it took so long to drive there.. good thing we got back pretty quick..
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So about 4 monts ago there was the crazy idea to start a new FOSS event in Belgium targeted at sysadmins.
What started out as an event for local people to meet local people with some local speakers actually ended up being a small local event with some top international speakers on onfiguration mananagement and system administration mixed with a bunch of good local ones !
I had the honour to open the conference with an extremely short version of the Devops talk I gave earlier last year.. extremely short as I knew that over the course of the weekend the topic would reoccur a lot.
We had the first european talk on Chef, by Joshua Timberman, and we had Puppet talks amongst by Dan Bode from Puppetlabs and CFengine talks , devops was a frequently dropped word,
We had a book raffle where we handed out O'Reilly's .. we had a great free pizza party (got the idea from the saturday pizza event at LCA 2005) , and we had some free beer. Sounds like a good combination for a geeky weekend.
Apart from the regular talks there were plenty of Open Spaces where interesting topics were discussed ... we had spaces on Open Source vs Open Core , strong voices were heard when we discussed what we should do with the Open Core companies that claim to value Open Source , some people think we should actually list the fauxpensource ones somewhere and make sure the world knows about them
We had an awesome configuration management discussion session discussing Chef vs Puppet vs CFengine . And much much more ...
Some people owe me plenty of Sushi as I had to do my MySQL HA talk before their Managing MySQL talk , but other than that .. things just went fine..
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Last week I was in Manchester for the 2010 UKUUG Spring Conference, right .. make that 2 weeks ago , :)
The UKUUG usually hosts the more interesting conferences around ... , it's not just the schedule that attrackts me , yes there's the strong focus towards Larger Scale Unix (and mostly Linux) deployments and how to manage them, but there's also the opportunity to chat in real life with the Devops from across the chunnel.
As I was in town early I went to the preconference beer meetup and met with a lot of people and chatted about config management, virtualization and lots of other stuff ... after the pub the plan was to go for curries nearby .. and while walking to the , ahem Bus stop, I managed to recognise Ben Martin from meeting him back ages ago in Hamburg for LinuxKongress , always fun ..
Apart from having to jump on a bus and our group being split at the curry place , rather than being able to tell the latecomers where to walk to and being seeted upstairs with the whole group , the curries were interesting and fun.
As I had been pushing Simon Wardley on Twitter to submit a talk for the conference it was really great to finally see him present .. His talk was the perfect soft introduction to the conference ...
Simon's talk was followed by a talk on Security for the virtual datacenters, after I questionned the speaker if anyone actualy uses TPM outside an academic lab the talk suddenly changed into a commercial presentation for a Quack, nuff said.
The Ever energetic Matt S Trout talked about 21st century perl before Simon "Life is to short for SELinux" Wilkinson talked about his experiences in getting the openAFS crowd on Git.
Bummer Thierry Carrez didn't show us the real juice of UEC and just the installations of a Cloud Controller and a Node Controller , but he managed to do so in approx 30 minutes as promised .
A talk titled Coherent and Integrated Configuration of Virtual Infrastructures always cathces my eye.. however when that talk turns out to be a Coherent and Integrated configuration only within the Univerity of Edinborough (aka lcfg2) talk I`m dissapointed, specially since it pretty much didn't introduce any new concepts from the ones I introduced back in my Durham UKUUG presentation
Luckily Andrew Stribblehill gave a very interesting talk on MySQL scalability, in which I promised him some answers to his questions for the next day :)
The Conference dinner was without a doubt the best UKUUG dinner so far , no typical english "food", no weird location (Old Trafford, an abandoned warship) , but just a big chinese place and plenty of food !
I started thurday morning in the wrong track, I assumed to be in the Virtualization track, but I ended up in the Sun thinclient and Abusing Linux to serve weird desktops under the Green computing umbrella track, not my favourites ..
When Patrick and Julian started their Hudson hit my Puppet with a Cucumber talk (which featured some aweseom #devops content) I was a afraid that we'd had to look for a replacment PostgreSQL talk as Simon hadn't arrived yet .. Luckily he arrived in time for his presentation and he explained us about the new replication features that are slowly making it into PostgreSQL, one way ... log shipping ... not really up to par with other alternatives yet :(
So with no further ado .. here's the presentation I gave
PS. If at a Ukuug event and not sure about a person's name ... try Simon.. pretty good chance you're correct :)
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That's right .. only 11 more ...
The schedule looks promising, there will be some devops juice, some open spaces, some tutorials, som regular talks .. it really looks promising ... the schedule is packed ,
Apart from the talks, tutorials and open spaces there's also the
Pizza party and the Beer event on saturday ...
No need to register .. just show up ..
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I know the biggest part of my fanclub already booked tickets for my upcoming presentations, but the other 2 might want to check their calendars to see if they aren't missing out on the good stuff :)
Next Sunday I`ll giving a shortish overview of MySQL HA alternatives in the MySQL and Friends devroom at Fosdem.
March will bring me to Manchester again for the UKUUG Spring conference where I`ll be giving a longer version of that presentation with a strong focus on integrating with PaceMaker, and automating the whole boostrap procedure of a HA setup.
Early may will bring me to Ede in the Netherlands where I`ll be telling the crowds at the NLUUG spring conference, about their new fancy jobtitles, as all the Systeembeheerders there will have to become Devministrators, or Devops if you prefer ...
Apart from my talks also watch out for LoadAys , PuppetCamp Europe, OpsCamp Europe and maybe a Real CloudCamp in Belgium :)
And I`m not the only Inuit on Tour,