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The Princess Bride and Devops

The Princess Bride and Devops

10 of the things that the greatest movie of all time can teach us about devops.

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Josh Zimmerman

August 28, 2019
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  1. @TheJewberwocky AND DEVOPS

  2. 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. @TheJewberwocky This guy is Joshua Zimmerman
  3. #1 To overcome difficult challenges, you need to work together

    with people from many disciplines. @TheJewberwocky
  4. #1 @TheJewberwocky

  5. #2 People aren’t always enough. You need to choose the

    correct technologies to get the job done. @TheJewberwocky
  6. #2 @TheJewberwocky

  7. #3 @TheJewberwocky

  8. #3 Everyone has skills that can help your team succeed.

    Don’t underestimate anyone. @TheJewberwocky
  9. #4 “You can’t buy devops, but I can certainly sell

    it to you.” - Matty Stratton @TheJewberwocky
  10. @TheJewberwocky #5

  11. #5 Observability. If you can’t ask your system questions. You

    can’t act appropriately. @TheJewberwocky
  12. #6 Status checks can lie. @TheJewberwocky

  13. @TheJewberwocky #7

  14. #7 You need to be able to discard your work

    to do your job. @TheJewberwocky
  15. #8 Don’t participate in work that you find unethical. @TheJewberwocky

  16. #8 @TheJewberwocky

  17. @TheJewberwocky #9

  18. #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
  19. #10 Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

    @TheJewberwocky
  20. Bonus! #11 Never go in against a Sicilian when death

    is on the line! @TheJewberwocky