Operations Roundtable

Moderated by: Jesse Robbins
Artur Bergman (Fastly), Adam Jacob (Previously Chef), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs), Rachel Walls (Opscode)
12:15pm–12:40pm Tuesday, 12/08/2009
Location: Online Level:

Join a panel of your favorite Velocity Web Ops ninjas. Ask them any question you want, and they will answer live.

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Artur Bergman

Fastly

Artur Bergman is the Founder and CEO of Fastly.

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Adam Jacob

Previously Chef

Adam has been a systems administrator for 25 years, most recently as a CTO. He helped write Chef and Habitat; is on the board of and co-founded Chef Software, and is a passionate advocate for sustainable free and open source communities (https://sfosc.org). He also likes beaches more than mountains, is allergic to plants, and gets nervous every time he speaks in public.

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John Allspaw

Adaptive Capacity Labs

John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for twenty years in many different environments: biotech, government, online media, social networking, and e-commerce. 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 infrastructure at Salon.com, InfoWorld.com, Friendster, and Flickr, and Etsy. He served as SVP of Engineering and then Chief Technology Officer at Etsy, and holds an MSc in Human Factors and Systems Safety from Lund University.

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Jesse Robbins

Orion Labs

Jesse Robbins is Founder & CEO of Orion Labs , the award-winning instant communication platform for people, teams, IoT devices, wearables, bots, and intelligent agents.

Robbins serves on the board of Heavybit, which is a program helps venture-backed startups loved by developers become successful businesses.

Prior to Orion, Robbins was founding CEO of Chef", considered by many to be the leader in infrastructure automations. Robbins also founded the O’Reilly Velocity Conference where he helped start the DevOps movement. Prior to Chef he served as Amazon’s “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for website availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.

Robbins is a Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. When not building companies or putting out fires he can be found sailing, diving, and skiing.

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Rachel Walls

Opscode

Mandi Walls has been administering Linux systems of various sizes and scopes for more than 10 years. After a number of years running large web sites for AOL, she recently joined Admeld in New York City.