NIH	  Syndrome	  Pi/all	  or	  Paradise	  	  Jesse	  Gonzalez	  @sifusam	  
Not	  Invented	  Here	  In	  programming,	  it	  is	  also	  common	  to	  refer	  to	  the	  NIH	  Syndrome	  as	  the	  ...
I	  SUFFER	  FROM	  NIH	  I	  can	  build	  it	  beFer	  :)	  
MOTIVATION	  Why	  I	  want	  to	  talk	  to	  you	  about	  NIH	  
MOTIVATION	  Why	  I	  want	  to	  talk	  to	  you	  about	  NIH	  
EXCUSES	  Wouldn’t	  work	  in	  our	  environment.	  
EXCUSES	  That	  product	  doesn’t	  support	  our	  cloud.	  
EXCUSES	  The	  documentaBon	  sucks	  or	  does	  not	  exist.	  
ruby	  vs	  python	  vs	  node	  vs	  …	  
PITFALL	  OR	  PARADISE	  Time	  to	  Deliver	  
PITFALL	  OR	  PARADISE	  Never	  reach	  MVP	  
PITFALL	  OR	  PARADISE	  DuplicaBon	  of	  effort	  
PITFALL	  OR	  PARADISE	  Improved	  features	  
PITFALL	  OR	  PARADISE	  Open	  source?	  –	  Community	  support.	  
PITFALL	  OR	  PARADISE	  Ownership	  and	  Pride	  
WHAT’S	  THE	  ANSWER	  Weigh	  your	  opBons	  
WHAT’S	  THE	  ANSWER	  How	  much	  value	  does	  it	  really	  add	  Can	  you	  get	  community	  momentum	  behind	  ...
WHAT’S	  THE	  ANSWER	  Support	  the	  exisBng	  community	  Patch	  Open	  Source	  projects	  to	  work	  for	  your	  ...
WHAT’S	  THE	  ANSWER	  Take	  the	  opportunity	  to	  learn	  that	  new	  language	  Improve	  broken	  or	  missing	  ...
WORK	  AT	  RACKSPACE	  	  We	  are	  Hiring!	  	  jesse.gonzalez@rackspace.com	  @sifusam	  	  
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DevOps Days Austin 2013 NIH Syndrom - Pitfall or Paradise

  1. 1. NIH  Syndrome  Pi/all  or  Paradise    Jesse  Gonzalez  @sifusam  
  2. 2. Not  Invented  Here  In  programming,  it  is  also  common  to  refer  to  the  NIH  Syndrome  as  the  tendency  towards  reinven&ng  the  wheel  (reimplemenBng  something  that  is  already  available)  based  on  the  belief  that  in-­‐house  developments  are  inherently  beFer  suited,  more  secure  or  more  controlled  than  exisBng  implementaBons.  [1]    [1]  hFp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_invented_here    
  3. 3. I  SUFFER  FROM  NIH  I  can  build  it  beFer  :)  
  4. 4. MOTIVATION  Why  I  want  to  talk  to  you  about  NIH  
  5. 5. MOTIVATION  Why  I  want  to  talk  to  you  about  NIH  
  6. 6. EXCUSES  Wouldn’t  work  in  our  environment.  
  7. 7. EXCUSES  That  product  doesn’t  support  our  cloud.  
  8. 8. EXCUSES  The  documentaBon  sucks  or  does  not  exist.  
  9. 9. ruby  vs  python  vs  node  vs  …  
  10. 10. PITFALL  OR  PARADISE  Time  to  Deliver  
  11. 11. PITFALL  OR  PARADISE  Never  reach  MVP  
  12. 12. PITFALL  OR  PARADISE  DuplicaBon  of  effort  
  13. 13. PITFALL  OR  PARADISE  Improved  features  
  14. 14. PITFALL  OR  PARADISE  Open  source?  –  Community  support.  
  15. 15. PITFALL  OR  PARADISE  Ownership  and  Pride  
  16. 16. WHAT’S  THE  ANSWER  Weigh  your  opBons  
  17. 17. WHAT’S  THE  ANSWER  How  much  value  does  it  really  add  Can  you  get  community  momentum  behind  this  
  18. 18. WHAT’S  THE  ANSWER  Support  the  exisBng  community  Patch  Open  Source  projects  to  work  for  your  biz  
  19. 19. WHAT’S  THE  ANSWER  Take  the  opportunity  to  learn  that  new  language  Improve  broken  or  missing  documentaBon  
  20. 20. WORK  AT  RACKSPACE    We  are  Hiring!    jesse.gonzalez@rackspace.com  @sifusam    

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