Join Cloud Austin for a remote Zoom meeting!

Our agenda:

6:00 PM Meeting start, welcome, community talk & announcements
6:15 PM Speaker: "How Batman & Robin saved Ops at Contrast Security" by Boyd Hemphill

How Batman & Robin saved Ops at Contrast Security

The "second way" according to The Phoenix Project is about rapid response to customers. Too often this means engineers with high privilege end up solving trivial problems instead of providing high value work. At Contrast Security, we decided we needed a super hero to save us and sent up the Bat Signal. Today, Batman - along with his trusty sidekick Robin - keep our Cloud Engineering Team focused while ensuring other teams are unblocked and providing value.

We will talk about Batman and the need for the person in the role to be idle more often than not. The rise of Robin to shorten feedback loop and begin the formation of an improvement kata. Finally, time permitting, we'll share our first stab at the "third way" of Fault Injection a.k.a. Chaos Engineering.

Boyd Hemphill is a DevOps raconteur in the silicon hills of Austin Texas. Boyd founded and organizes the Austin DevOps Meetup. He privileged to serve as part of the DevOps Days Austin Organizers team. In his professional life, Boyd has been a developer (PL/SQL, PHP), DBA (Oracle and MySQL), and system administrator as well as a Director and even a CTO. Today he is the Director of Cloud Engineering for Contrast Security we we are making the internet just a bit safer.

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