Thursday
Sep092010

Open Mic Episode 2 (Video!)

Open Mic is a new video series where John and Damon visit high performing IT operations and record an insider's tour of the tools and processes these companies are using to solve their DevOps problems.

Update: KaChing is now called Wealthfront! Their excellent engineering blog is now http://eng.wealthfront.com/

In this episode, we visited disruptive financial services upstart, kaChing, in Palo Alto, California. David Fortunato, Pascal Perez, and Eishay Smith gave us a tour of their famous Continuous Deployment system and other operational dashboards. 

We suggest you watch the video in full-screen mode.

The kaChing team maintains a great technical blog at http://eng.kaching.com and is hiring.

Friday
Sep032010

Episode 11

He may be a Texan, but his Instruments (and ideas) are National

Guests: Ernest Mueller (National Instruments)

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Monday
Aug232010

Episode 10

Visible Ops to Visible DevOps?

Guests: Gene Kim (Tripwire / Visible Ops)
             Kevin Behr (Assemblage Point / Visible Ops) 

 

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Follow Damon Edwards on Twitter: @damonedwards
Follow Gene Kim on Twitter: @realgenekim
Follow Kevin Behr on Twitter: @kevinbehr

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Sunday
Aug222010

Episode 9

We're back from our tour with the IT Philharmonic

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Monday
Jul192010

Open Mic Episode 1 (Video!)

This is a new video series where John and Damon visit high performing companies and record an insider's tour of the tools and processes those companies are using to solve their DevOps problems. 

In our first episode, we visited Shopzilla in sunny Los Angeles. Juan Paul Ramirez gave us a live tour of Shopzilla's metrics and dashboard efforts across the application lifecycle (from development to production).

Juan Paul wrote up a great summary of the video on his blog:
http://juanpaul.com/2010/07/20/bringing-dev-ops-closer-through-metrics-dashboards/