Presented by:

Sasha Reid

from LO3 Energy

Sasha has worked for one of the first real-time ad exchange platforms in a small team supporting 4500 bare metal servers, built a mobile advertising and marketing platform, and designed the analytics SDK in Pokémon Go.

They have a broad background in devops, databases, data design, and technical architecture. They live in Portland and work remotely for an energy analytics company based in the Research Triangle. They get excited about craft cocktails, board games, and their new (sometimes monstrously unhelpful) business kitten Dickinson.

Ansible is a powerful and flexible deployment toolkit, but that freedom without structure can often leave you swimming in a sea of playbooks that deploy very similar applications.

When building multiple applications that share structure, those applications can share a "meta-playbook" to deploy them - for instance, your Rails applications probably have environment configuration files, an Apache or nGINX virtual host configuration file, and a bundle of gems to be installed. If you have 3 different Rails applications, how many deployment steps are unique to each? Which variables cannot be shared between those applications?

We will walk through designing shared playbooks to reduce the number of lines in your Playbook repository, and show how this simplifies the process of writing a new Playbook for an application.

2018 November 10 - 16:30
50 min
Room 3179
Systems, sysadmin, ops, DevOps
Some experience required

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    Room 3183

  3. Push it (Push it Real Good)
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    Room 3184

  5. Robust image resizing
  6. Start Time:
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    Room 3180

  7. Usability testing in open source software
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    Room 3178