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The history of IaC

Time18:07:27 Phone
DateThursday, September 02, 2021
VenueOnline Email

Platform Engineers Dublin Meetup

Platform Engineers Dublin Meetup

This is a group for engineers to learn and discuss all things internal tooling, platform teams and internal developer platforms.

The goal of this community is to democratize access to Internal Developer Platforms and allow any company to build a world class platform team and internal tooling setup.

We strive for empowering any dev team with the best possible setup to ship badass software. You should join if you are working or are looking to work as:

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The history of IaC: what you need to unlearn in DevOps

The rate of evolution in the DevOps industry gets faster every year. To stay ahead of the curve and achieve extraordinary results, we not only have to constantly learn, we also have to “unlearn” things. That might sound paradoxical at first, but the history of DevOps provides plenty of examples as to why that is a good idea.


One that we want to highlight in this webinar is the history of Infrastructure as Code (IaC). How did it evolve from its humble beginnings to the mainstream approach to infrastructure management? What can we learn from what we unlearned back then, to forecast what the next big thing is we should unlearn today?

We are very excited to dive into this with Barry O'Reilly, author of the book Unlearn and Kief Morris, author of the book Infrastructure as Code.


Topics we will cover:

Why is it so important to unlearn if you want to stay innovative?

How did it feel to manipulate the first AWS EC2 instance with IaC? How did this trickle down through the industry?

What to unlearn next in DevOps and IaC? Is it already time to unlearn IaC?


After a 30 minutes talk, there will be 15 minutes for Q&A. We’d like to encourage you to submit your questions in advance.


A recording of the webinar and related materials will be shared with webinar attendees afterwards.




Barry O'Reilly, Entrepreneur, Business Advisor and Author

Barry is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation. Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Barry helps some of the world's leading companies, from disruptive startups to Fortune 500 behemoths, break the vicious cycles that spiral businesses toward death by enabling a culture of experimentation and learning to unlock the insights required for better decision making, higher performance and results. Barry is the author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, and co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale


Kief Morris, Principal Cloud Technologist at ThoughtWorks

Kief heads the global Infrastructure and Cloud Engineering community of practice at ThoughtWorks. He works across commercial and public organizations to adopt new approaches to maximize the potential of modern cloud and automation technologies. Kief is the author of the O’Reilly book "Infrastructure as Code" ( Originally from Tennessee, Kief moved to London in the dot-com days and has been there ever since.




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DATE & TIME: 2nd September 2021 / 18:00

VENUE: Online


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