10 of the things that the greatest movie of all time can teach us about devops.
Why should you listen to me?
● I own seven different copies of this movie.
● As a child I could quote it back to front.
● I have watched it hundreds of times.
● Once shook Cary Elwes’ hand.
● Other less important reasons such as significant
industry experience, being a Platform Operations
Engineer at SportsEngine, organizing devops events in
Madison, WI. Ya know.
This guy is Joshua
#1 To overcome difficult challenges, you need
to work together with people from many
#2 People aren’t always enough. You need to
choose the correct technologies to get the job
#3 Everyone has skills that can help your team
succeed. Don’t underestimate anyone.
#4 “You can’t buy devops, but I can certainly
sell it to you.” - Matty Stratton
#5 Observability. If you can’t ask your system
questions. You can’t act appropriately.
#6 Status checks can lie.
#7 You need to be able to discard your work
to do your job.
#8 Don’t participate in work that you find
#9 People need to be able to flex their skills on
the job (and they’ll do it whether or not the
process is structured) @TheJewberwocky
#10 Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
Bonus! #11 Never go in against a Sicilian when
death is on the line!