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Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Managing cloud costs and technical requirements
when every engineer is an admin

“Herding Cats in the Cloud”

Dewey Sasser

How do you keep your sanity when most developers can log in to your cloud console and create/destroy/manipulate resources? How do you implement policies and procedures when you have many developers doing different things with different tooling and the lowest common manager is the CEO? Traditional methods of creating policies and procedures managed by a small operations group will not work -- these are barriers to agility and velocity which industry trends are actively attacking. Dewey will present a set of practices and tools for managing DevOps with staff responsibilities ranging from pure development to pure operations and responsibilities to manage multiple products experiencing multiple thousands of TPS.

Dewey Sasser is a distributed systems software architect who accidentally wondered into operations near the beginning of the DevOps movement. He is currently working as a Cloud Solutions Architect for a major gaming company.

MIT E-51, Room 145
7:00 - Announcements & Introductions
7:30 - Formal presentation

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