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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 20 April 2011 NYLUG: Erik Kastner and John Goulah o
NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 20 April 2011 NYLUG: Erik Kastner and John Goulah of Etsy on Deployment Management
Tue, 24 May 2011 19:59:50 -0000
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From: NYLUG Announcements <address@hidden>
To: NYLUG Announcements <address@hidden>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 09:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! NYLUG Presents: 4/20 @ 6:30PM Erik Kastner
and John Goulah on Deployinator: How Etsy removed the pain and fear from
Reply-To: Announcements from NYLUG <address@hidden>
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
corner of 57th Street
**REMINDER: Meeting tomorrow, RSVP Closes TOMORROW at 4:00 PM (sharp!)**
Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.
Erik Kastner and John Goulah
- on -
Deployinator: How Etsy removed
the pain and fear from deploying code
As Etsy grew in traffic and engineering resources, fear crept into the
deployment process. At one point, code was only being deployed once every
2 weeks; with planned outages! As of March 2010, Etsy is deploying to
production up to 40 times a day with almost 70 engineers - all of whom can
"push the button". How did we get here? How do we manage it? Are we nuts??
We will be covering:
* Deployinator - our internal deployment application
* Communication and coordination
* How monitoring and dashboards enable this velocity
* Measure Anything, Measure Everything
* Quantum of Deployment
* Tracking Every Release
About John Goulah:
John Goulah has been working in New York City over the last several years
for a number of web sites in both technical and management roles, as well
as the co-founder of several startups. Having spent much of his youth
touring in rock bands and hacking from the road, he is no stranger to
crowds, be it a smoke filled room or presenting to the company board. He
strives for non mundane tasks and has automated himself out of his last few
endeavors, which has landed him in his current role as an Engineer at Etsy,
the leading marketplace for handmade goods.
About Erik Kastner:
Erik Kastner has given presentations large and small, from the
international Rails conference to informal company brown-bags. He strives
to find the laziest way to get things done - even if it ends up being a lot
more work. Automation, exploration and the simple joy of building underpin
just about everything he does. Other than a couple of strange and
dream-filled years in San Francisco, Erik has lived in New Jersey his whole
life. He works at Etsy in Brooklyn hand-crafting code, arts and tools.
Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google. This is
the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.
Swag (Give Away):
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given
After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
for drinks and pub food. This month we'll be over at House of Brews
(302 West 51st St. - 8th Ave), but we are also evaluating other
options for the future and welcome your suggestions.
Directions from IBM: http://goo.gl/VUdO1
Coding Workshops/Hacking Society:
This is a group of people that wants to learn about and work on coding
in Python, Smalltalk, Ruby, C++, LaTeX, and other languages, and hack on
There will also be help given for those who wish to install Linux for the
Sometimes they go out to eat afterward.
Bring something to show off and discuss!
The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
Hudson Park Branch. 66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Next meetings are March 29, and April 12.
See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/hackcalendar
Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
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