Awesome Conferences

This isn't directly sysadmin-related, but it made me think of how a really good outage retrospective can teach others how to prevent problems in the future.

"On the 15th anniversary of the incident, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is announcing a forthcoming interactive training application based on one of the worst industrial disasters in recent U.S. history--the March 23, 2005, explosion at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, which killed 15 workers, injured 180 others, and caused billions of dollars in economic losses. This updated animation will be included in the training, which will focus on OSHA's Process Safety Management standard. Look for it soon at CSB.gov."

Content warning: Death

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

April Fools Day is coming up!

Time to order your coffee-table book of April Fools RFCs!

More info here: https://www.rfchumor.com

Makes a great gift for nerds that own coffee-tables!

Order it today!

Don't forget!

November's nycdevops meetup speaker is John Allspaw, who will give a talk titled "Findings From the Field: 2 Years of Learning From Incidents".

The talk starts at 5pm sharp! (NY is in US/Eastern)

Please RSVP! See you there!

https://www.meetup.com/nycdevops/events/273826675/

(This is a virtual meetup. Everyone in the world is invited!)

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

November's nycdevops meetup speaker is John Allspaw, who will give a talk titled "Findings From the Field: 2 Years of Learning From Incidents".

The talk starts at 5pm sharp! (NY is in US/Eastern)

Please RSVP! See you there!

https://www.meetup.com/nycdevops/events/273826675/

(This is a virtual meetup. Everyone in the world is invited!)

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

This month's nycdevops meetup speaker is Nathen Harvey of Google, who will give a talk titled "Introduction to Site Reliability Engineering".

The talk starts at 5pm sharp! (NY is in US/Eastern)

Please RSVP! See you there!

https://www.meetup.com/nycdevops/events/272956481/

(This is a virtual meetup. Everyone around the world is invited!)

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

Come one, come all! nycdevops does its first virtual meetup! All are invited!

Hope to see you there!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in NYCDevOps Meetup

My coworker Josh Duffney launches his self-published book on Ansible today!

Congrats and I wish great success!

Crawl, walk, run, sprint your way through learning Ansible with "Become Ansible"! Visit his website becomeansible.com

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

Can you put me in contact with the "tech team" of a political campaign?

I am offering my "time management for sysadmins" training pro-bono to any Dem or anti-Trump digital team, sysadmins, devops team, SRE, etc. Contact me via LinkedIn, DM me on Twitter or email me if you know my email address.

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Time Management

We're hiring!

Come join my team at Stack Overflow, Inc. and help maintain one of the most visited websites on the internet!

Apply at the links!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in Stack Exchange, Inc.

DevOpsDays is about 2 weeks away! Commencing on Tuesday, March 3 and lasting for 2 days, this is the best NYC-area DevOps conference you can attend. The speaker lineup is very impressive (if I say so myself :-) ).

The best part about attending a local conference is that your boss only has to approve the ticket price (no hotel or flights, eh?).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

P.S. I'm speaking on the last day. It will be all new material that I haven't presented before. Please check it out!

Posted by Tom Limoncelli in DevOpsDays