This talk will not be so much a technical talk, but will rather stress the value of simplicity; how implementations based on strict adherence to a simple, practical, systems architecture can produce a clear shared understanding of the interplay of data, control, and dependencies that can allow DevOps teams to operate and maintain systems for higher availability.

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Thank you to our 2020 sustaining sponsor, Autodesk. Without their support we would not be able to continue delivering high quality events (and one day again soon, the high quality food and beer!) that we do every month. Thank you, Autodesk!

Also, thanks to Gamma Force for providing the virtual meeting technology. Gamma Force helps organizations with technology and information security strategy.

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6:00 PM – Introductions, food, drink, and networking
6:30 PM – Presentations begin

About our Speaker

Doug Mitchell is a Linux Systems Engineer at Alliance Data in Columbus, Ohio where he maintains virtual Linux systems executing in VMware, Azure, and AWS environments. He received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Akron. Since earning his degree he has worked as a Software Engineer, Systems Administrator, Systems Manager, and now Systems Engineer. More information is available about his professional career at

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