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Presentation: Terraform Earth - Secure Infrastructure for Developers

Track: Developer Experience: Level up your Engineering Effectiveness

Location: Ballroom BC

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Wednesday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Developer, DevOps Engineer

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Abstract

Due to Coinbase's stringent security requirements, managing cloud resources is difficult as there are exceedingly few unilaterally trusted individuals. Bottlenecking on a few people is not a great solution for a couple reasons. It slows down the entire organization, killing the competitive advantage of being a startup. Furthermore, it is an undue burden for those engineers. What if they want to go on vacation or get sick? One of our tried and true strategies for combating this is trusting groups of individuals via consensus rather than individuals. Join us as we describe the primitives and processes we used to eliminate unilateral access and safely shared the power of infrastructure with our entire engineering team.

Speaker: Chase Evans

Senior Software Engineer @coinbase

Chase Evans is an infrastructure engineer at Coinbase. He spends his spare time analyzing project design, working on distributed networking stacks, and reading mediocre scifi. Currently, he is working on opensourcing Coinbase's suite of deployment and infrastructure technology.

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