Tech in Motion: The DevOps Movement

When: Wed February 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Organization: Tech in Motion: Boston

Location: Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Dr, Boston, MA

Speaker(s): Thomas McGonagle

Website: http://www.meetup.com/TechinmotionBoston/

 

"In today's computer industry, we still typically install and maintain computers the way the automotive industry built cars in the early 1900s. An individual craftsman manually manipulates a machine into being, and manually maintains it afterwards. The automotive industry discovered first mass production, then mass customization using standard tooling. The systems administration industry has a long way to go, but it is getting there." - Steve Traugott and Joel Huddleston (TerraLuna LLC)
This meet-up will discuss the DevOps movement, which stresses communication and collaboration between software development and IT operations. Tom McGonagle and Rich Parett will be analyzing DevOps as a methodology for managing an infrastructure as a software development project. Managing one's infrastructure as software provides benefits such as increased automation, scalability, and agility for the IT operations department. It also provides increased operational awareness for the developers. DevOps is not without its challenges and infrastructural software can quickly become a sprawling mass of Puppet or Chef code. Managing these new challenges will require cultural, technical, and interpersonal changes for an organization, a department, and an individual.
Join of us for a night of food, fun and great conversation. We hope to see you there!
Schedule:
7:00 - 7:45: Free pizza/apps and networking
Discussing the Boston tech job market with experts from Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners
7:45 - 9:00: The DevOps Movement with Tom McGonagle

"In today's computer industry, we still typically install and maintain computers the way the automotive industry built cars in the early 1900s. An individual craftsman manually manipulates a machine into being, and manually maintains it afterwards. The automotive industry discovered first mass production, then mass customization using standard tooling. The systems administration industry has a long way to go, but it is getting there." - Steve Traugott and Joel Huddleston (TerraLuna LLC)

This meet-up will discuss the DevOps movement, which stresses communication and collaboration between software development and IT operations. Tom McGonagle and Rich Parett will be analyzing DevOps as a methodology for managing an infrastructure as a software development project. Managing one's infrastructure as software provides benefits such as increased automation, scalability, and agility for the IT operations department. It also provides increased operational awareness for the developers. DevOps is not without its challenges and infrastructural software can quickly become a sprawling mass of Puppet or Chef code. Managing these new challenges will require cultural, technical, and interpersonal changes for an organization, a department, and an individual.

Join of us for a night of food, fun and great conversation. We hope to see you there!

Schedule:

7:00 - 7:45: Free pizza/apps and networking

Discussing the Boston tech job market with experts from Workbridge Associates and Jobspring Partners

7:45 - 9:00: The DevOps Movement with Tom McGonagle