Build resilient systems at scale
May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA
Mandi Walls

Mandi Walls
Developer Advocate, Chef

Website | @lnxchk

Mandi Walls is consulting director for EMEA at Chef. For Chef, she travels the world helping organizations increase their effectiveness using configuration management and modernizing IT practices. Prior to joining Chef, she ran large web properties for AOL, including,, and Moviefone. Mandi has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from GWU and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler. She is a regular speaker at technical conferences and is the author of Building a DevOps Culture, published by O’Reilly.


4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Location: Mission City Ballroom B1
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This follow up to my 2012 Velocity talk, “Challenges to Cultural Change,” will examine a number of common themes presenting in technology organizations of varying size. These pathologies exhibit strengths and weaknesses around tasks, behaviors, and treatment of personnel that affect the day-to-day running, and long-term success, of IT projects. Read more.