Plenary Session: Changing Culture & Being a force for Awesome...

Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.)
Operations Mission City Ballroom
This presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 24 ratings)

Jesse Robbins (Cofounder of Opscode) explains how to be a force for Awesome. He will explain how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change (& share his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it ;-). Jesse will teach you just enough Business Speak to be dangerous while you infect your organization with awesome, make your job better, and get more done.

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Jesse Robbins

OnBeep, Inc.

Jesse Robbins (@jesserobbins) is Founding CEO & Chief Community Officer of Opscode and a widely recognized expert in Infrastructure, Web Operations, and Emergency Management.

Opscode makes Chef , the powerful open source tool used by thousands of developers & systems administrators to automate, manage and scale infrastructure of any size and complexity. With Chef Cookbooks users can find and share recipes for over 380 infrastructure components . The Opscode Platform is the hosted configuration management service that makes Chef even more powerful and easy to use.

Jesse was a founding chair of the Velocity Web Performance & Operations Conference and contributes to the O’Reilly Radar . Prior to co-founding Opscode, he worked at Amazon.com with a title of “Master of Disaster” where he was responsible for Website Availability for every property bearing the Amazon brand.

Robbins is a volunteer Firefighter/EMT and Emergency Manager, and led a task force deployed in Operation Hurricane Katrina. His experiences in the fire service profoundly influence his efforts in technology, and he strives to distill his knowledge from these two worlds and apply it in service of both.

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Simon Wong
06/27/2012 12:15pm PDT

Great talk Jesse. You discussed a prevalent problem that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. Looking forward to watching the presentation again on video.

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