Presented by:

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Noah Birnel

from Coalfire

As engineers (developers, devops, network admins, IT and the like), we read blogs, we talk to other engineers, we watch talks....

and we feel small.

Small because:

  • We're not doing CI
  • We don't have a Chaos Monkey
  • Our APIs are undocumented
  • We don't have high availability
  • We are not pair programming
  • We don't have a full inventory of equipment
  • etc, etc, etc

We know the things (or some of the things) we ought to be doing to have a mature process. We know that once we are doing those things, they will save us time, money, and sanity. But we don't have the hours, budget, knowledge, and influence to implement them.

This is a talk about:

  • not giving up hope
  • deciding which improvements are realistic to make
  • deciding which changes are the most useful
  • prioritizing which changes to focus on first
  • selling these changes to management and your fellow engineers

Intended Audience

  • Engineers working at smaller organizations
  • People working on un(der)-funded FLOSS projects
  • Less experienced engineers
  • Anyone who sees that their processes could be improved, but doesn't know how to get there.

Notes available on my github page.

Date:
2018 April 29 - 02:30
Duration:
45 min
Room:
CC-115
Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2018
Language:
Track:
Humans
Difficulty:
Easy

Happening at the same time:

  1. Improving Arduino Education
  2. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-202 TUT2

  3. I wanna be the guy (or gal) 5 years later
  4. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    G-103

  5. Open Source at the IEEE Standards Association
  6. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-114

  7. Pseudo-Bundle based packaging for CLI & Desktop (SquirrelPM)
  8. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-236

  9. What a sys-admin needs to know to troubleshoot Wayland.
  10. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-200

  11. "I have nothing to hide": threats to privacy in our society
  12. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-108

  13. Cover Your AWS: Securing Evergreen at MongoDB
  14. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-208

  15. Why We Can't Have Nice Things (and how to fix it)
  16. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-115

  17. Entropy
  18. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-235

  19. Making Chiptunes on a Raspberry Pi
  20. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-201 TUT1

  21. Linux Professional Institute: Exam Lab - Session 1
  22. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-112 LPI

  23. Flyway – Database migration made easy
  24. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-103 Postgres

  25. Build and Program Your First Arduino Robot
  26. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-234 BAIRS

  27. openSUSE Mini-Summit
  28. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-104 openSUSE