What happens when you bring together practitioners from all corners of the software development arena, put them in a room, and discuss hardware and software scaling, what your ops teams should (and shouldn’t) do, how not to fool yourself again, how to delight your customers, how to tune your feedback cycles, how to get the executive staff to buy into it, how to make the outcomes better by embracing diversity, and wrap it all up with how not to turn it into an pie-in-the-sky religion? Well, you’d have FlowCon! Join us as we review the conference held last week in San Francisco with two of the program committee members, a couple of gentlemen who’ve both written a couple of little books you might’ve heard of before. Listen in as we attempt:
- 1:17 – News & Views
- Knight Capital loses $172,000 a second for 45 minutes
- John Allspaw: SEC’s anaysis is not a post-mortem
- GCC’s MELT plugin framework reaches 1.0
- Is your compiler compromising your application’s security?
- As Ken Thompson says: always push your Trojan horses further down the stack
- DevStack.org: a (massive?) shell script to build OpenStack instances
- Lint job descriptions like you lint your code!
- Should everyone learn to code, and the “end of coding”
- 13:02 – Main Segment: Getting into Flow[Con] with Gene Kim and Jez Humble
- Netflix’s Adrian Cockroft talks melding scale with flow
- Jeff Patton helps us not be fooled again
- Ashe Dryden talks about programming diversity into your organizations
- The Geek Feminism wiki and blog are dedicated to covering these issues
- Tim Sullivan, Ancestry.com‘s CEO, gives us an executive perspective of flow
- Elisabeth Hendrickson discusses how to care and feed your feedback cycles
- Citrix’s Catherine Courage gives a good introduction to design thinking
- Linda Rising prompts us all to think about human cognitive biases and our DevOps “religions”
- FlowCon.org schedule page has slides for the presentations; video soon to follow!
- Anyone who pre-orders Lean Enterprise on Amazon, and forwards the receipt to (firstname.lastname@example.org) can get a free Kindle edition of The Phoenix Project!
- 1:00:01 – Tool Tip: Pipe Viewer
- Config Management Camp EU! Belgium! 2014!
- Also Configuration Management DevRoom at 2014 FOSDEM: open
Paul introduces us to Pipe Viewer, a (long-existing) Unix utility for providing information about the speed of your piped shell commands:
What aspects of “flow” does your organization struggle with?
Which people and departments in your software development process are that sad, soggy piece of lettuce?
Join the discussion!