A yet again awesome velocity event has come to an end. Last time (2 years ago), what I came back with was a lot of ideas for DevOps. This year there is definitely still a lot of talks about DevOps. But I agree with some comments I got: It is not groundbreaking any more.
My biggest take-away from this conference is Mobile (surprise!) and some of the more mature tools and techniques that companies applied to their infrastructure.
Absolute favorite talk (not because it was from Sweden:)). Richard Cook! Love the way that he started the whole thing: – Be surprised that things don’t break more often! Also the 100 day bug or 365 day bug. Things we implement with little knowledge about use-case. Of course Richard Cook’s research (25 years) is on life and death equipment you find in Hospitals etc.
- Just count on that things will break!
A subset of my favorite talks:
- Baron Schwartz (Percona) : Benchmarks, Scalability, and Capacity: What is behind the numbers?
- Richard Cook (KTH Stockholm) : How Complex Systems Fail
- Yammer, James Sheridan : The Colo vs the Cloud
- Jesse Robbins : Changing Culture & Being a force for Awesome
- Dave Mangot, Peter Phaal : The sFlow Standard: Scalable, Unified Monitoring of Networks, Systems and Applications
- Joshua Hoffman : Scalable System Operations
- Yashwanth Nelapati, Marty Weiner : Scaling Pintrest
- Tom Daly : Optimizing Web Performance by Using Fast DNS