DevOps Pro Moscow 2019

Hynek Schlawack

Variomedia AG, Germany

BIO

Hynek Schlawack is a lead infrastructure and software engineer from Berlin, a PSF fellow, a maintainer of too many open source projects, and a contributor to even more.

His main areas of interest are networks, security, and robust software.

Talk

Reliability for the Rest of Us

No matter whether you run a web app, search for gravitational waves, or maintain a backup script: being responsible for a piece of software or infrastructure means that you either get a pager right away, or that you get angry calls from people affected by outages. Being paged at 4am in everyday life is bad enough. Having to fix problems from hotel rooms while your travel buddies go for brunch is even worse.

And while incidents can’t be prevented completely, there are ways to make your systems more reliable and minimize the need for (your!) manual intervention. This talk will help you to get calm nights and relaxing vacations by teaching you some of them.

Session Keywords

Reliability
Culture
Small Teams