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John Allspaw, Engineering Culture Hacker

 John  Allspaw
John has worked in systems operations for over fourteen years in biotech, government and online media. He started out tuning parallel clusters running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government, and then moved on to the Internet in 1997. He built the backing infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. He is now VP of Tech Operations at Etsy, and is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning published by O'Reilly.
Software Passion: The culture and tools that enables the building of scalable web infrastructures. 

Presentation: "Cooperation, Collaboration, and Awareness"

Time: Wednesday 15:35 - 16:35

Location: Cornell Room


It's not just good enough to develop elegant software, it's mandatory to develop operable software, especially in web architectures. This session will talk about the various pain points and solutions found at Flickr.com and Etsy.com surrounding the collaboration and cooperation between development teams who are tasked with delivering working software and operations teams who are tasked with delivering infrastructure and availability. There are some technical, cultural, and process related things you can do to help everyone own the task of both availability and and rapid change, at the same time.