Knewton @ Devopsdays Austin 2012 - "What lies beyond *Ops?"

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Knewton @ Devopsdays Austin 2012 - "What lies beyond *Ops?"

  1. 1. What lies beyond *Ops? @davezwieback Head of Systems
  2. 2. #NoOps! #StillOps! Dev Ops @adrianco @allspaw“Whereupon the emperor … published an edict, commanding all his subjects … to break the smaller end of their eggs. The people so highly resented this law, that … there have been six rebellions raised on that account; wherein one emperor lost his life, and another his crown. Gullivers Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift
  3. 3. NSQL SQL vs NoSQL SQL Dude, it’s a data store.   “
  4. 4. “division of labor to its extreme, [is] a principle whichshould never be followed but with circumspection. Walden; Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
  5. 5. Burj Khalifa, 2,723 ft But, dude! We’re building at “web scale”!Thoreau’s cabin, 10 ft (estimated)
  6. 6. Dudes,check outthisoutage!
  7. 7. You might be a generalist if you…•  have root access (in production)•  build, configure, and deploy software (to production)•  instrument and monitor applications (all by yourself)•  participate in an on-call rotation•  participate in post-mortem analyses•  rotate between teams•  have an “end-to-end” view of the entire “stack”•  have healthy interest in “disaster porn”•  have been doing this “for a while”•  have gained some arcane, secret knowledge
  8. 8. You might want to be a generalist Generalist Specialist Salary: Medium to High Salary: High to Ridiculous Risk of Extinction: Low Risk of Extinction: ExtremeCuteness: Off the Charts!!!   Cuteness: Arguable  
  9. 9. http://knewton.com/jobsWe’re hiring generalists.
  10. 10. Photo Credits•  Egg Cup, Unknown. Retrieved from http://homeklondike.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/3-egg-egg-cup-by-normann- copenhagen.jpg•  Nppon Fantasy Army , Unknown. Retrieved from http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ts1HdLGjywM/TBal2p8AZ0I/AAAAAAAAL9Y/ kAacSEVnQHQ/s1600/nippon_fantasy_army_book_warhammer.JPG•  Thoreau’s Cabin, Unknown. Retrieved from http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3iRlTMt47Qc/TN65ZHHlS2I/AAAAAAAAAGk/Y7WDBC161v4/ s1600/thoreaucabin.JPG•  Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam), 1932, Charles C. Ebbets•  Peek a Boo, Insight Imaging: John A Ryan Photography•  Koala, Jo Christian Oterhals•  Burj Khalifa under sunrise, Nicolas Lannuzel

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