LISA17 - "Don't You Know Who I Am?!" The Danger of Celebrity in Tech





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Published on Nov 15, 2017

Corey Quinn, Last Week in AWS

Thought Leaders. DevOps Heroes. Public Speakers. We listen to them as they talk about their solutions, their approaches, and their inevitable triumphs. But are we starting down a dark path, as we forget that 'what makes a great talk' and 'what makes sense for your environment' may not be the same thing? In this entertaining and slightly irreverent talk, the speaker discusses the dangers of taking others' experiences as a source of absolute truth. A discussion of how the innovative and clever solutions that headline various conference talks may very well not apply to your environment will ensue, including but not limited to:

Matching business requirements to what technologies can deliver
The trap of feeling like you're falling behind if you're not doing what the "bleeding edge" companies are
At least one story of how following this approach went hilariously wrong

View the full LISA17 program: https://www.usenix.org/lisa17/program


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