The Transition from Product to Infrastructure
Over the past number of years, operations has become a very interesting part of IT. Traditionally, operations and developers have been completely separate.
Developers thought SysAdmins worked in basements, eating pizza. But, the operations space has had a boom in new tools to make life a lot easier – for admins, developers and customers. In his BASTA! keynote Paul Stack describes the impact of the role of SysAdmins who have become a very important part of the product delivery cycle and need to work as close as possible with developers. He is naming himself a DevOps-Extremist and he has reasonable arguments for it – of which most lead to better products.
Paul Stack is a London based infrastructure engineer. Paul has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration and continuous delivery and why they should be part of what developers do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is just as important as its development. Paul’s newest passion is the DevOps movement and how this helps not just development and operations but the entire business and it’s customers.