Operations Level Up

Mandi Walls (Chef)
Operations, Ballroom EF
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Presentation: Operations Level Up Presentation [PDF]
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This session is designed to help junior and mid-level operations practitioners to develop their skills and become more effective in their jobs. Topics will focus on using open source tools to build more robust processes for building, deploying, and maintaining web infrastructures.

Topics will include:

  • Tools for building operating system packages for your own deployments
  • Log collection and aggregation
  • Metrics, monitoring, and statistics
  • Working with software development tools, version control, code review
  • Testing methods, configuration management tools

We know that the day-to-day jobs of Operations folks is very busy, and it can be very time consuming to sift through all the awesome open source projects available that can help make our jobs easier. Many junior operations folks know there is probably a better way to do a given task, and we’d like to help give them some suggestions.


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Mandi Walls


Mandi Walls is a New York City-based Senior Technical Evangelist with Opscode, Inc. For Opscode, she travels the world helping organizations become more effective at configuration management. Her prior experiences include running large websites for AOL including www.aol.com, moviefone.com, and games.com, and managing scientific computing resources at NIH.

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Mandi Walls
06/18/2013 4:36am PDT

Slides are here: http://www.slideshare.net/lnxchk/mwalls-velocity-levelup

The gists for set up and cut and paste are in the notes below the slide.

Sangcheol Hwang
06/18/2013 3:52am PDT

Thanks for a good sessions. Where can I find your slide link?

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Manas Satpathi
06/16/2013 2:22pm PDT

Hi Mandi, I look forward to join this session, hoping to learn more tricks of using open source tools for our release automation and delivery mgmt solutions!


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