Philly ETE 2016 #15 – Joe D’Amato – Infrastructure As Code Might Literally Be Impossible

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Abstract:

This talk will begin by briefly examining what it means for infrastructure to be represented as code. We’ll examine some fundamental software components required for automating infrastructure using code such as GPG, package managers, SSL, and more. We’ll examine some interesting failure cases for these tools and how these shortcomings might make it impossible to truly represent infrastructure as code, for now.

This talk will highlight areas where people interested in getting involved in open source projects could make an impact that would benefit the infrastructure as code movement. This talk will also provide some food for thought for infrastructure engineers as they design the next generation of tools.

About Joe:

Joe is a computologist who specializes in low level systems, performance analysis, and debugging really weird things. He built packagecloud.io to help individuals and organizations easily create and manage package repositories for their internal infrastructure and users.