Open Source North

Reduce Operational Toil using Event-driven AWX

Toil was coined by Google in its SRE book as service operations work that is manual, repetitive, automate-able, interrupts other work, and though necessary, doesn’t result in a permanent improvement to the system or service. Work like running a script to fix a...

Test-driven Infrastructure Development

In this session, we’ll discuss how platform teams can use the Terraform Testing Framework to ensure consistent delivery of Infrastructure as Code regardless of how the infrastructure is requested by business consumers and developers.

API Design First: Succeeding with API Governance

Modern HTTP APIs run the contemporary tech world. As a result, every organization is now required to produce and consume APIs in some way. The need for your organization to productively design, build, deploy and operate RESTful APIs is higher than it has ever been for...

Change Your Purr-spective on Testing Part 2: Database Testing

In a world of containerized everything, why not your database? No more pasting queries into config and crossing your fingers that they’ll work once your app is in dev. This talk will attempt to convince you to stop mocking your database layer and instead write...

Cultivating Compassion: A New Approach to Tech Team Dynamics

In the world of technology, where innovation is king, there’s an unsung hero quietly boosting success: compassion. It’s about recognizing the diverse ways we communicate and how tuning into these differences can uplift our team’s dynamics and overall...