John Allspaw

John Allspaw
Research and Former CTO, Adaptive Capacity Labs

Website | @allspaw

John has worked in systems operations for over fourteen years in biotech, government and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O’Reilly.


Operations and Culture
Location: Westminster Level: Intermediate
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.46, 13 ratings)
In this talk we'll dig in deep into outage events in order to understand the hurdles we face when we find ourselves in tough times. * Human behavior in disorienting situations * Team troubleshooting pitfalls and successes * Preparing for outage handling * "Situational awareness" and "crew resource management" applied to web operations * Coordination and decision-making under pressure Read more.
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Steve Souders and John Allspaw, the Velocity Europe Program Chairs, welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Read more.
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Velocity Europe Program Chairs, John Allspaw and Steve Souders, welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Read more.


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