Erik Kastner and John Goulah on Deployinator: How Etsy removed the pain and fear from deploying code

Reblogged from the NYLUG Blog.


Erik Kastner and John Goulah
– on –

Deployinator: How Etsy removed the pain and fear from deploying code  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 6:30 -8:00 PM
** Please note important information about this meeting **

As Etsy grew in traffic and engineering resources, fear crept into the deployment process. At one point, code was only being deployed once every 2 weeks; with planned outages! As of March 2010, Etsy is deploying to production up to 40 times a day with almost 70 engineers – all of whom can “push the button”. How did we get here? How do we manage it? Are we nuts??

We will be covering:

  • Deployinator – our internal deployment application
  • Communication and coordination
  • How monitoring and dashboards enable this velocity

More Information:

About John Goulah:
John Goulah has been working in New York City over the last several years for a number of web sites in both technical and management roles, as well as the co-founder of several startups. Having spent much of his youth touring in rock bands and hacking from the road, he is no stranger to crowds, be it a smoke filled room or presenting to the company board. He strives for non mundane tasks and has automated himself out of his last few endeavors, which has landed him in his current role as an Engineer at Etsy, the leading marketplace for
handmade goods.

About Erik Kastner:
Erik Kastner has given presentations large and small, from the international Rails conference to informal company brown-bags. He strives to find the laziest way to get things done – even if it ends up being a lot more work. Automation, exploration and the simple joy of building underpin just about everything he does. Other than a couple of strange and dream-filled years in San Francisco, Erik has lived in New Jersey his whole life. He works at Etsy in Brooklyn hand-crafting code, arts and tools.

TGI Friday’s
After the meeting … You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers for drinks and pub food. This month we’ll be over at TGI Friday’s (677 Lexington Avenue & 56th Street, second floor, northeast corner), but we are also evaluating other options for the future and welcome your suggestions.

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