Choose Your Own Adventure

Operations 209/210
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This talk focuses on letting the audience guide the presentation, and serves as a kind of round-up of the topics we love to discuss at Velocity. The presentation contains 16 different segments, with each segment being a 5 minute round-up of the topic. The audience calls out which topic they want to hear, and is encouraged to ask questions as they come up. Sample topics would include:

  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Configuration Management tools
  • NoSQL, CAP Theorem, and scalable Web Applications
  • Monitoring and Trending
  • Building Open Source Communities
  • Funding an Infrastructure Startup

The final list of topics would be put together after the Velocity Summit, where I’ll also recruit an all-star team to provide answers during “Infrastructure Karnac”, where they will field any question asked by the audience.

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Adam Jacob


A twelve year system operations veteran, Adam is the CTO of Opscode, whose mission is to bring “Infrastructure Automation to the Masses”. He is the primary author of Chef.

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Eric Loucks
06/24/2010 3:53pm PDT

I guess they saved the best for the last . . .

Julio Castellon
06/24/2010 12:11pm PDT

Freaking funny and cool!

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