What exactly does it mean to be a sysadmin? How do you define “sysadmin”?
What is your favorite thing about devops? How does it change your life as a sysadmin?
Matt has a belief that sysadmins are inherently cynical. Is he an idiot?
What do you miss about “the good old days?”
Alex Howells asks: “How often do you think ‘Fuck it all, I’m going to be a plumber or electrician?’”
Video of guys changing tires while car is on two wheels http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WLwRg3erm4
Amazon Certified Sysops Admin Associate http://aws.amazon.com/certification/certification-levels/certified-sysops-admin-associate
I currently work at DRW where I help developers and operations deliver more value faster. I used to work for ThoughtWorks as a Principal Technical Consultant and Infrastructure Specialist. I help developers understand the environments they are developing for, and help infrastructure people build better systems. My specialties are Unix (any flavour), networking and development. I’ve done time as a Developer and as a Sys Admin, but now I’m both…
Mike is a long-time systems engineer, building a variety of platforms with all technologies. Currently the Director of Technical Operations at Datadog, he focuses on delivering scalable platforms with short turnaround times via automation. He is the Chief Editor of Ops School, and contributes to Chef, maintains cookbooks, and many other open source projects. Sometimes he writes a few of his own. He’s spoken at Velocity, DevOpsDays, ChefConf and AWS re:Invent, amongst others.
I am currently working for Bluechip Consulting Group as a Solutions Architect helping to implement various security related and automated OS migration solutions. I spent most of my career supporting Web Developers by both developing build and release solutions and generally as a Linux Systems Administration. Over the years I have seen the benefits first hand of the DevOps way. Which has lead to my focus on getting Ops and Developers working together for the benefit of the companies I have worked with and for. I have worked for various sized companies from Fortune 500 companies like GE and Chrysler all the way down to dot-com start-ups and three man web development shops. They all gain in productivity and profitability with DevOps powering their profit engines.
Matt Stratton is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.
Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matt is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.
He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.
Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!
Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.
Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.