I just spent the last week in Lisbon, Portugal at the Resilience Engineering Symposium. Zoran Perkov and I were invited to speak on the topic of software operations and resilience in the financial trading and Internet services worlds, to an audience of practitioners and researchers from all around the globe, in a myriad of industries. […]
In the past month or two, I’ve spoken on the topic of alert design. There’s a video of my giving the talk (at Monitorama, as well), but I thought I’d try to post on the topic and material as well. The topic of alerts and “alert design” as seen as a deliberate and purposeful thing […]
UPDATE, 10/17/2017: This post hasn’t aged well, and needs some patching. The title should be “TTR is more important than TBF (for most types of F)” Why? Because taking the statistical mean of TTR or TBF makes absolutely no sense, whatsoever. Incidents and events simply are not comparable in that way, and even if they were, the time […]
Last month I had the honor of speaking at the Surge Conference in Baltimore, put together by OmniTI. It was a most excellent conference, and the expertise levels were ridiculously high. I count myself lucky to be considered the same league as the rest of the presenters. I did give a Keynote talk, and I […]
UPDATE: blip.tv has the video of the talk as well, below. Jeez I have some major bed-head. That was a blast! I had never done a ‘duet’ talk before. Here are the slides: 10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation at Flickr …and the video of it is here:
That was a pretty good time. Saw lots of good and wicked smaht people, and I got a lot of great questions after my talk. The slides are up on slideshare, and here are the PDF slides. Operational Efficiency Hacks Web20 Expo2009 View more presentations from John Allspaw. UPDATE: Gil Raphaelli has posted his python […]
Looks like I’m gonna talk about even more nerdy things at the Web2.0 Expo in April. You don’t have to wait for a recession to tighten up your operations. Squeezing more oomph out of your servers (or instances!) is always a good thing, and streamlining how you handle site issues is too. We’ll will talk […]
The CFP for next year’s Velocity Conference is up now, so all you ops and performance ninjas submit your ideas for talks. I’m lucky enough to be on the program committee this year, and I think the conference is a huge opportunity to spread the ops love on all kinds of topics. There’s a list […]
Here are the slides from my talk at the Velocity Conference.
Here they are.