The initial premise for Episode 25 (has it really been that long?) was whether everyone should have access to the production environment, which the panel was squarely divided on. But the discussion eventually turned to what skills your Ops (and, with DevOps, your developers!) should have so they don’t “freak out” when dealing with production outages. But, it’s not just engineers: organizations, with their management ethos and culture, play a big role as well. So find out who thinks who should have access to PROD, plus how to:
Keep Calm and PROD On
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus, plus the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a conference review!
Show Links and Notes
- 1:10 – News & Views
- 1:14 – The leap second bug costs megawatts of electricity, prompting Facebook to create new data center management tools.
- 3:24 – NSA reportedly firing 90% of its system administrators
- 6:05 – PuTTY, the venerable Windows SSH client, posts a security update
- 6:38 – Lusis discusses his experiences with Go for system administration
- 11:09 – Main Segment: Keep Calm and PROD On
- 51:19 – Review
- 53:10 – Shanley discusses function and dysfunction in engineering cultures
- 53:34 – “Admiral Hopper isn’t impressed…“
- 54:17 – Prompt pushes us to start a conversation about mental health in tech
- 56:57 – The (Un-)History of Women in Computing
- 57:13 – Women cropped out of the history of computing
- 57:47 – “What has 16 legs and 8 waggly tongues…“
- 59:06 – Special discount coupon just for Ship Show listeners for public Chef training: “SHIPSHOW” at opscode.eventbrite.com
Paul describes his experience at Engine Yard’s inaugural Distill Conference.
Did you ever work with someone who you wish didn’t have access to production? What ways have you found to help increase your ability to deal with incident-related stress?
Join the discussion!