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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 SVP of Infrastructure and Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O’Reilly.

Sessions

Operations
Regent
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Monday.
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 14 ratings)
This 3-hour tutorial will cover the theory and fundamentals of "The New View*" on complex systems failure and human error, as well as techniques for facilitating an adverse event debriefing. We will use case studies of known events and a good deal of interactive attendee participation to explore postmortem debriefing techniques and pitfalls. Read more.
Operations
Regent
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
A continuation of the 9:00 am session. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
Program Chairs, Steve Souders, Courtney Nash and John Allspaw, open the first day of keynotes. Additional keynote speakers will be announced soon. Read more.
Office Hours
Table 1 (Sponsor Pavilion)
John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
You can bring John all your operations and DevOps questions, but don't stop there. He'll be happy to talk to you about a whole host of subjects, including: the work we do versus the work we think we do, how your workplace can be blame-free but infinitely more responsible, and what kinds of business philosophies motivate people to do their best. Read more.
Grand Ballroom
Courtney Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Program Chairs, Courtney Nash, John Allspaw and Steve Souders open the second day of keynotes. Additional keynote speakers will be announced soon. Read more.