Excited about Surge 2010

I’m getting excited about the speaker list at Surge 2010. Lots of top talent, and all will be talking about challenges faced, mistakes made, and lessons learned in building scalable systems. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Bryan Cantrill talk about building enterprise solutions from commodity components, which is a big part of what I do at OmniTI.

Bryan has some fascinating stories from his days at Sun Microsystems, and he’s an amazing speaker who has been described as “Tigger on speed”. I’m hoping for a reprise of his characterization of a hard drive that unexpectedly reset when a high LBA was requested.

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Headed to Velocity 2010

I’m planning to attend Velocity 2010. I’ve never been before, and I’m looking forward to learning new things and meeting new people. Devops is a popular term, and we live it at OmniTI, so I’m excited about bringing back knowledge to improve it in our operations and development teams.

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