Title: 10 rules of automation
The basis of the talk comes from Patrick's experience automating the wrong way, and the things he's learned doing it again. It's easy to look at a problem and think "I know I'll automate it!". This can be an easy trap to fall into. Automation does not make robust maintainable platforms; but when combined with a well grounded knowledge of building systems (particularly distributed systems) is a powerful tool. Patrick will explore the common pitfalls:
In the end Patrick hopes to show participants how automation, used judiciously, can be extremely effective. Patrick will likely also delve into a recent project he worked on, successfully migrating an Alexa top 1000 site to AWS.