Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
James Meickle

James Meickle
Site Reliability Engineer, Quantopian

Website | @jmeickle

James Meickle is a site reliability engineer at Quantopian, a Boston startup making algorithmic trading accessible to everyone. In past roles, he’s been responsible for processing MRI scans at the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University, sales engineering and developer evangelism at AppNeta, and release engineering during the Romney for President 2012 campaign. Between NYSE trading days, he advises devopsdays Boston and conducts Ansible trainings on O’Reilly’s Safari platform. What free time remains is dedicated to cooking, sci-fi, permadeath video games, and Satanism.


9:00am–12:30pm Monday, October 1, 2018
DevOps and SRE
Location: Nassau Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Systems Monitoring & Orchestration
James Meickle (Quantopian)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Ansible is a "batteries included" automation, configuration management, and orchestration tool that's fast to learn and flexible enough for any architecture. Join James Meickle to get started with Ansible, with an eye toward sustainable development in cloud environments. Read more.
4:45pm–5:25pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Distributed Data
Location: Nassau Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
James Meickle (Quantopian)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Quantopian integrates financial data from vendors around the globe. As the scope of its operations outgrew cron, the company turned to Apache Airflow, a distributed scheduler and task executor. James Meickle explains how in less than six months, Quantopian was able to rearchitect brittle crontabs into resilient, recoverable pipelines defined in code to which anyone could contribute. Read more.