Unintentionally Patching Edge Servers During Business Hours – How Proper Development Hygiene Saved the Day!

Have you ever wanted to patch all your nodes, and accidentally done it instead of staging your change?

Steph was leading edge compute configuration at Target when her release updated the OS kernel on 5600 production servers at 2pm on a Thursday. Learn about the best practices used to avoid store impact while she shares what went wrong, the recovery, and how a positive environment helped!



Stephanie Culver


Stephanie has been engineering large scale platforms for the past 10 years, focusing on reducing maintenance through DevOps practices and adoption of configuration as code to meet strategic business