Keep it Low Conf

Lowell, MA - May 23, 2019

https://keepitlow.co
Tags: Docker, Terraform, Aws, Ecs, Cloud, Kubernetes, Devops, Secops, Chef, Puppet, Ansible

CFP closed at  December 01, 2018 17:12 UTC
  (Local)

When / Where

  • When: May 23, 2019
  • Where: The Luna Theater Lowell, MA

How much

We are trying to keep it as cheap as possible. $100 bucks for each attendee, which gets them some free food, a comfy seat, and some sort of swag.

What do we want to talk about?

  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous deployment
  • DevOps
  • SecOps
  • Standards adoption
  • Work life balance
  • Professional development.
  • How to be a better manager
  • How to make the place you work more awesome
  • Your hot take on technology X
  • Your current gripe with technology

Why is this such a vague concept for a conference?

Lets be honest with ourselves, the best part of any conference is the hallway track. We want to put diverse talks together in one place to get the most exposure to the most ideas in one day. We want to do it outside of a major city. We want to highlight that while our city is awesome, this is a template that can work anywhere smart and wonderful people live.

CFP Description

Topics

  • Containers
  • Cloud
  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous deployment
  • DevOps
  • SecOps
  • Standards adoption
  • Work life balance
  • Professional development.
  • How to be a better manager
  • How to make the place you work more awesome
  • Your hot take on technology X
  • Your current gripe with technology in general

Past Talks

We had an excellent conference in 2017, talks, maybe this will help you figure out what you should submit?

  • Seth Vargo - Re-thinking secrets with Vault
    • As organizations adopt cloud technologies, traditional security practices must adapt. When you can’t wrap the cloud in a firewall, how do you secure data, communication, and credentials on inherently untrusted infrastructure. This talk highlights the challenges of security in the cloud, using an open source tool - HashiCorp Vault. What if your secrets could be as dynamic, elastic, and ephemeral as the cloud? With Vault, they can.
  • Anubhav Mishra - Taming Terraform workflow using Terraform Modules and Github for change management
    • Today’s cloud infrastructure is really complex. What if you could truly make this infrastructure a black box? What if you could mutate infrastructure safely and easily? See how to use Terraform efficiently across hundreds of developers while leveraging a simple Github workflow and Terraform modules.
  • Dr Jay McCarthy - Lessons in Software Reliability from the Graybeards
    • There are some domains of software engineering where errors are completely unacceptable, such as aviation, medical, nuclear control, etc. Since late 1960s, these domains have developed tools and expertise for ensuring the correctness of their software.
  • Tom McLaughlin - Operations in a serverless world
    • The time is now to start defining what Operations will look like in a serverless world. As a community that has reinvented ourselves time and again, we have another chance to shape the vision of new digital world.
  • Matty Jones - Ansible and Pagerduty, the Good, the Bad, the Oh Dear Lord Why
    • How do you manually manage 100+ people, over a dozen teams, and who knows how many services and escalation policies in Pagerduty? Certainly not by hand, you need to automate that. The problem is that not many people have done it yet, or at least done it and open sourced the code.
  • Lisa Hagemann - Infrastructure As Code: What is it good for?
    • We hear about Infrastructure as Code all the time. We’ve been hearing about it nearly since the advent of configuration management. As the tooling around automating your infrastructure deployments gain popularity, are we hitting some of the same problems we saw with configuration management? We have this one tool, so is everything a nail?
  • PJ Hagerty - Urban Legends: What You Code Makes You Who You Are
    • If you were a carpenter, would your skills at building be more important than the tools you use to build? Skills, right? Tools are just a means to an end. So why do developers think the language they use defines the problems they solve? This talk will take a look at misconceptions across the board, some experiences, both positive and negative, people have had crossing barriers to new languages, and show some of the benefits thinking of one’s self as a coder and not a “Ruby coder” or a “PHP dev” can have on being a better problem solver.
  • Douglas Hubler - IETF standards are your friend
    • Leveraging standards to quickly create a restful endpoint to make applications that drive your robot bartender

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