Principle of least configuration
2023-09-13, 17:45–17:50 (Europe/Berlin), Main Hall

The journey of developing a Linux platform to require very little in the way of configuration management, and how to virtually eliminate the need to modify code to change configuration. From configuration via scripts and evolving through a couple of configuration management products, we have used the idea of matching actions to timescales to transform how we do configuration management. We now do very little of it, and we have dramatically reduced its complexity.

Worked in Tech Infrastructure in financial services since 2001. Currently working in Platform and Virtualization Engineering at Two Sigma in NYC. Responsibilities include configuration management, host automation, code shepherding, container and os image generation and baremetal installation and upgrades