Simon Coffey giving a talk called: "The Reluctant Chef" which he describes as follows:
Most developers don't do ops, and though the idea of devops
is slowly permeating through the industry, it's probably
not the norm yet. So why should we, as devs, care about
configuration management? What has it done for us lately?
I'll try to explain how Chef can improve your life, even if you never touch a production server. I'll give some
examples of ways in which configuration management can
simplify your development environment, improve your
debugging abilities, and give you a better overall
understanding of the way your applications fit together.
I'll also share some strategies for breaking down the
intimidating task of introducing Chef if you've already got
hand-configured servers, so that change can be gradual,
with progress along the way as nature intended. I'll also
mention some of the tools that make life much, much simpler.
Louis Goff-Beardsley giving a talk called: "Building and maintaining a Ruby team during the Rails crisis of 2013" which he describes as follows:
- Thereís a massive shortage of Ruby developers.
- Over the last year Iíve worked with numerous teams
implementing creative, non-standard ways to building and
- Iím going to talk about them.
- This will be relevant to existing teams and people
thinking of starting a team in the future. Overall I think
it will be beneficial & interesting for everyone, even if
youíre not thinking of starting your own team any time soon.