Don't Let the #opslife Get You Down

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My lightning talk from Surge 2011. Don't be a dick. Be excellent to each other.

My lightning talk from Surge 2011. Don't be a dick. Be excellent to each other.

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  • 1. DON’T LET THE #OPSLIFE GET YOU DOWN SURGE LIGHTNING TALK MANDI WALLS @LNXCHKWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 2. YO DAWG •I heard youre an assholeWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 3. THATS OK, BUT... • do you know you are? • do you know why? • can you articulate it in a mature way?Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 4. SELF-AWARENESS Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to reconcile oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 5. SELF AWARENESS • know your triggers • work on mitigating negative responses • get out of environments that bring out the worst in youWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 6. OPSLIFE photo: http://www.mylivingspace.co.uk/product-karlsson-timezone-flat-black-wall-clock.phpWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 7. CAUGHT UP IN THE FIREFIGHT • sometimes its not just like shooting wamprats back home • there’s stress, and deadlines, and the force is just no help http://www.conita.com/blogs/Gaming/Nintendo-Wii/Luke-Skywalker-Step-Forward-With-Your-Wii-Lightsaber.htmlWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 8. YOU DONT HAVE TIME TO BE SO ANGRY • theres work to be done • make more awesome photo: http://www.sorryigotdrunk.com/archives/2006/04/xbob-grand-theft-afro.phpWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 9. SAY THANKS • we know, youre an asshole • you would have done it differently • you would have done it better • d00d, you didnt do it at all, so put in a pull request or stfuWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 10. EVERY LINE OF OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IS A GIFT adam jacob, in ##infra-talkWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 11. PEOPLE WHO DO AWESOME THINGS FOR US • people who create places for community. conference coordinators, meetup organizers, mailing list managers • people who share what they learn. doc writers, bloggers, speakers • people who help you with stuff when they don’t have to. on twitter, on irc, whereverWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 12. AWESOME TOOLS • github • chef • fpm photo: http://hand-and-power-tools.com/?p=37Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 13. THANK YOU • john vincent • #chef-hacking • jordan sissel • LOPSA NYC • wayne seguin • all of you!Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 14. BE FUCKING NICE dammitWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 15. THANK PEOPLE • conference organizers and speakers • writers of awesome books and blog posts • creators of the tools you use • the people who help you out in irc • your coworkers (thanks, imeyer)Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 16. YOUR PHILOSOPHY words to live byWednesday, September 28, 2011
  • 17. BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER photo: http://digitalpolyphony.webs.com/5billandted.htmWednesday, September 28, 2011