Career Development

Theo Schlossnagle (Circonus)
Mission City Ballroom
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
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This keynote will be a whimsical whirlwind tour through the evolution
of a “career” in web operations.

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Theo Schlossnagle


Theo Schlossnagle is a Founder and CEO at Circonus where he develops new technology to help engineers better understand the systems they build and operate. He is the architect of the highly scalable Ecelerity mail transport agent. Theo is a participant in various open source communities including OpenSolaris, Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, perl, and many others. He is a published author in the area of scalability and distributed systems as well as a veteran speaker in the open source conference circuit.

Theo founded several successful startups as engineering focused organizations including: OmniTI, Circonus, Message Systems and Fontdeck.

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Mark J. Levitt
06/20/2011 3:31am PDT

@Eric, the video is above and on youtube. I’m not sure what the status of the slides’ availability is, but I’d argue that they’re not that powerful without Theo’s words to accompany them.

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H. "Waldo" Grunenwald
06/19/2011 10:10pm PDT

Fantastic talk. Many of us fail to take the ‘long-view’, and are forced to claim (or convince ourselves of our) expertise (especially the “expert” part) in order to get gigs.

Emphasizing that we are partaking of a craft is noteworthy.

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Eric McCraw
06/15/2011 2:40pm PDT

I would very much like to get the video and slides of this presentation.

Justin Brodley
06/15/2011 9:00am PDT

Agree CMIFWO = #Winning

Jim Riddle
06/15/2011 6:09am PDT

CMIFWO, nuff said!

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