Paul Stack

Software Engineer @ System Initiative

The Rise and (Potential) Fall of Infrastructure as Code

Infrastructure as Code is synonymous to DevOps for a large portion of the ecosystem. It's evolution over the past 15 years has been incredible. The ecosystem has exploded with new tools each promising to be better than the other. The development of the ecosystem has brought both pain and pleasure for users. The why of needing to use the tool remains constant but the how has become deeply complex. We have continued to try and fit new tools to the shape of a delivery pipeline that hasn't evolved in many years.

In this talk, Paul is going to reflect on where Infrastructure as Code has taken us and what lessons we should carry forward as we continue to pursue excellence in delivering products and systems to our end users. It won't be a slug fest but it will definitely have some spicy takes on the bets that the current tools are making and how that relates to the usage and extension of those systems for users.

Paul Stack

Paul Stack is an infrastructure coder and has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration, continuous delivery and good operational procedures and why they should be part of what developers and system administrators do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is more important as its development. Paul’s passions are the DevOps and Continuous Delivery movements and how they help the entire business and its customers.