Build resilient systems at scale
October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY

automation conference sessions

3:30pm–5:00pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Jeremy Edberg (MinOps)
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A system is only as reliable as its weakest link, and the only way to find those links is to constantly break your systems. Your backup isn't useful unless you test restoration, and your system isn't reliable unless you break it on purpose. Hear all the latest in availability testing, describing not only what, but why, and how, success rates, and how we gain resilience by breaking things.
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Aaron Weaver (Cengage), Matt Tesauro (Pearson plc)
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Are you currently running at AppSec program? Nobody said it was going to be easy working on the inside of AppSec. AppSec programs fall into an odd middle ground; highly technical interactions with the Dev and Ops teams, yet a practical business focus is required as you go up the org chart.
12:00pm–12:30pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Matthew Campbell (Digital Ocean)
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Many of us are familiar with Netflix's Chaos monkey, where they randomly kill the process of their servers. On our financial instant messenger, we needed to simulate server failures and network disconnects/splits. We developed a strong method of doing integration tests locally with VMs and Docker to simulate these conditions.
9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 10/12/2015
John Willis (Docker)
A comprehensive overview of Docker. We will cover all the basics of the product. By the end of this session you should be able to install Docker, run Docker containers, and build images. If time permits we will also cover Docker Machine, Compose, and Swarm.
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Jennifer Davis (Microsoft), Ryn Daniels (Etsy)
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In this one-day introductory training, you will identify actionable strategies and tools that can be used to leverage DevOps to implement noticeable, long-lasting improvements to your culture and development processes in your environment, regardless of your level and role.
11:20am–12:00pm Tuesday, 10/13/2015
James Turnbull (Microsoft)
Building a modern monitoring environment is more than just using the latest awesome tools, collecting all the data, displaying numerous graphs, and knowing when things go wrong. A modern monitoring environment is more than tools and infrastructure. It's a service. A service you provide to your whole team: developers, operations, security, and the business.
2:00pm–2:30pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Nathan Duthoit (Wave Accounting Inc.)
PCI is critical if you wish to process payments for customers. Sadly, compliance can be especially onerous to achieve while retaining agile, lean teams with DevOps mindsets. In this session we will examine how a small team was able to leverage AWS, automation, infrastructure as code, and SaaS platforms to achieve PCI compliance on time, on budget, and without discarding our DevOps culture.
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Evan Gilman (N/A)
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The notion of a perimeter-less network has never been more pertinent. With the transition to the cloud leaving us less network control than ever before, it's clear that the old patterns will no longer suffice. In this talk, we'll discuss how software-defined network policy, combined with distributed enforcement, can lead to a network of systems that distinctly lack structure or organization.
1:15pm–1:55pm Tuesday, 10/13/2015
Derek Yap (Dept of Defense), James Elliott (Dept of Defense)
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We are going to demonstrate how this system was developed to provide a stable platform during the Cyber Defense Exercise, where active defenders and very aggressive cyber attackers created an unpredictable and unstable environment.
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 10/14/2015
Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft), Peter Shannon (DramaFever)
At DramaFever, the largest streaming video site for international content, we operate a next-generation internet TV platform using Docker, Chef, Packer, and more to manage the AWS instances serving our main Django application and Go microservices. We’ll detail how we build and scale our infrastructure to serve more than 20 million viewers.
2:30pm–3:00pm Monday, 10/12/2015
Joshua Corman (Sonatype)
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Today we write less code & consume more reusable open source, but it is open season on open source as more vulnerabilities are identified. Containers add to speed and efficiency, but with a cost to visibility at a time when we need it most. See how you can achieve continuous acceleration with a byproduct of higher quality and less risk by embracing supply chain principles with containerization.

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