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This month's NYCDevOps meetup speaker will be Martín Beauchamp talking about "Clos Networks for Datacenters".

  • Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Stack Overflow HQ, 110 William St, 28th floor, NY, NY

Space is limited! RSVP soon!

https://www.meetup.com/nycdevops/events/240295361/

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

Don't forget to RSVP by 1pm the day of the meeting: http://meetu.ps/39FgcP

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

Next week's NYCDevOps Meetup speaker is my co-worker, Mark Henderson, on the topic of "Measuring real-world DNS performance at Stack Overflow".

An in-depth look at how Stack Overflow records real-world DNS performance, and how you can do it too. You'll learn how we measured DNS performance when picking a DNS vendor, deciding whether or not to set up dual-DNS providers, and more.

The meeting is Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00 PM at the Stack Overflow HQ in New York City.

For complete information and to RSVP, visit http://meetu.ps/39FgcP. Space is limited. RSVP soon!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

Here are my notes from last night's NYCDevOps meeting.

Title: Using innersourcing to break down organizational barriers
Speaker: Aroon Gursahaney, Verizon

This was one of the best talks I've seen in a while because it was entirely new material for me. I haven't heard of a company doing anything like this.

Last night I learned:

  • You can replace legacy systems by crowdsourcing parts of the project to people around the company in exchange for giving them the opportunity to learn new technologies, tools, and devops practices
  • You can gamify culture change in an organization
  • You cam make crowdsourcing the norm, not the exception.
  • Money motivates but a bigger motivation is interesting projects and the opportunity to learn, and to do something new.
  • 21 teams. 12 outside his VP's organization, 106 people participated.
  • In 2 days of the game, 2 months of progress was made on the project.
  • People took tasks not in their expertise areas, but where they could learn the most.
  • Seeing your code in production in other people's projects is a big source of pride, which is a big source of motivation.

Next month's speaker will be announced soon on the NYCDevOps meetup page.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

 
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