Presented by:

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Lucy Wyman (wyman.lucy@gmail.com)

from OSU Open Source Lab

I'm a software engineer for Puppet, where I'm currently working on our open source remote task runner Bolt. I graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Computer Science in June 2016, where I worked as a Front-End Engineer for the OSU Open Source Lab. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, hiking, experiencing new things, and enjoying a wide variety of podcasts, tv shows, blogs, books, and other media.

You can see more of my work at http://lucywyman.me and http://github.com/lucywyman See conference presentations I've given at http://slides.lucywyman.me Or read my thoughts at http://blog.lucywyman.me

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During a talk at DevOps Days Seattle the speaker stated "Automate as much as you can". While this seems like an obvious statement at first blush, on further inspection there are a number of exceptions to this rule, begging the question: What shouldn't I automate? This talk will give you a framework for deciding whether something is worth automating. We'll discuss:

  • The return on investment of time to automate
  • The ethical considerations of automating particular tasks, such as hiring
  • Things that require humans intervention
  • And more!

We'll consider this question through the lens of economics, business, ethics, and psychology to explore the wide world of automation and it's consequences.

Date:
2018 November 10 - 10:45
Duration:
50 min
Room:
Room 3178
Conference:
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2018
Language:
Track:
Something different
Difficulty:
No experience required

Happening at the same time:

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    Room:
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  3. Preparing Lesson Plans - Teaching Yourself, Training Others
  4. Start Time:
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    Room:
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  5. Personal Threat Modelling for Fun and Peace of Mind
  6. Start Time:
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    Room:
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  7. Introduction to Identity Management
  8. Start Time:
    2018 November 10 10:45

    Room:
    Room 3180