DevOps Distilled

Predictable, repeatable, and automatable processes are highly valued in DevOps. This often narrows our vision and prioritizes the rules and processes over the ultimate business goals. in the world of whisky, the exact opposite qualities have led to some of the most prized spirits.

Whisky producers use a loose framework to provide structure and guidance, but also to provide freedom for experimentation while maintaining safety. This not only allows for special releases, but contributes learnings back to the overall production and guards against losses.

In this Ignite, I’ll share how to embrace unpredictability and leverage unrepeatable and manual work to improve your overall processes and build more resilient systems.



Jason Yee

Jason is a technical evangelist at Datadog, where he works to inspire developers and ops engineers with the power of metrics and monitoring. Previously, he was the community manager for DevOps ...