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On Tuesday March 22nd I presented at Dev Ops Melbourne on how we handle our infrastructure and deployments without an ops team. I think around 80 developers and ops guys (or sysadmins if you’re old fashioned in your terminology) attended.
I think the talk was pretty well received, but the main value for me was actually having to think hard about how we, the dev team, approach our work and put it into writing. The big thing I realised is that a lot of our flexibility in how we work comes from the strength of our relationship with the community. All the feedback we receive on the forums and helpful bug reports feed back into the dev team and help us get better.
Anyway, while the talk wasn’t recorded, there’s a copy of the slides just below for your reading pleasure.