March 2015 Archives

Last year I open sourced my enhancement to Python PDB which lets you rewind time. Sadly I announced it on April Fools Day. Oddly enough, even though I open sourced it, people thought the screencast was a hoax. It isn't at all. It really works.

Check out last year's post:

http://everythingsysadmin.com/2014/04/time-travel-pdb.html

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

My 5-minute "Ignite" talk was accepted. Come and hear it.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

Only 3 weeks left to submit talk and paper proposals for LISA 2015. This year's conference is in Washington D.C. on November 8-13.

This might be a good weekend to spend time writing your first draft!

https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa15/call-for-participation

Don't be afraid to submit proposals early. Unsure of your topic? Contact the chairs and bounce ideas off of them.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in LISA

Where does it come from?

Have you read the 2014 State of DevOps report? The analysis is done by some of the world's best IT researchers and statisticians.

Be included in the 2015 edition!

A lot of the data used to create the report comes from the annual survey done by Puppet Labs. I encourage everyone to take 15 minutes to complete this survey. It is important that your voice and experience is represented in next year's report. Take the survey

But I'm not important enough!

Yes you are. If you think "I'm not DevOps enough" or "I'm not important enough" then it is even more important that you fill out the survey. The survey needs data from sites that are not "DevOps" (whatever that means!) to create the basis of comparison.

Well, ok, I'll do it then!

Great! Click the link: http://bit.ly/1BnWb6S


Thank you,
Tom

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in DevOps

2015 DevOps Survey

Have you taken the 2015 DevOps survey? The data from this survey influences many industry executives and helps push them towards better IT processes (and removing the insanity we find in IT today). You definitely want your voice represented. It takes only 15 minutes.

Take the 2015 DevOps Survey Now

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

I'll be giving my talk "Radical ideas from The Practice of Cloud System Administration" at BayLISA's March meeting. This is one of my rare west-coast appearances so please don't miss it. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/BayLISA/events/219854117/

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

I'll be giving my talk "Radical ideas from The Practice of Cloud System Administration" at LSPE March meeting.

More info on their MeetUp page.

Hope to see you there!

See you at 6pm! The meeting is at Yahoo! URL's Cafeteria, 701 1st Ave, Sunnyvale, CA. Please RSVP.

http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Large-Scale-Production-Engineering/events/221111762/

Tom will be presenting a talk entitled "Case Study: Adopting SRE Principles at StackOverflow" at Usenix SREcon15. Information and registration is at https://www.usenix.org/conference/srecon15

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

I'll be giving my talk "Radical ideas from The Practice of Cloud System Administration" at NYLUG April meeting.

More info on their Meetup page.

Hope to see you there!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in AppearancesArchive

I'll be talking about our new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration, at the SF/Bay Area Large-Scale Production Engineering, which meets at Yahoo! URL's Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA on Tue. Mar 17 at 6:00PM.

More info on their MeetUp page.

Hope to see you there!

Tom will be the speaker at the Wed, March 4, 2015 "Crabby Admins" meetup in Fulton, MD. This group is the Baltimore chapter of LOPSA. I'll be talking about our new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration.

For more info: http://crabbyadmins.org/speakers-list/

Stack Exchange, Inc. is looking to hire a sysadmin/network admin/SRE/DevOps engineer that will focus on network-related projects. The position will work out of the NYC office, so you must be in NYC or be willing to relocate.

If 3 or more of these project sound like fun to you, contact us!

  • Automate Cisco LAN port configuration via Puppet
  • Make our site-to-site VPN more reliable
  • Tune NIC parameters for maximum performance / lowest latency
  • Lead the network design of our global datacenter network deployment strategy
  • Wrangle our BGP configurations for ease of updating and security
  • Establish operational procedures for when ISPs report they can't reach us

Sounds interesting? The full job advertisement and resume submission instructions are here: http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/47588/

This position will work on the same team that I'm on, the Stack Exchange SRE team.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Stack Exchange, Inc.

 
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