September 14th - September 15th : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue One Lofts
Chicago IL
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Nell Shamrell-Harrington – Software Engineer at Chef and Core Maintainer of Habitat and Supermarket – will be presenting “To Package or Not to Package”.

As Rails deployments continue to evolve and mature, we are seeing more and more organizations packaging their apps as immutable artifacts. This talk will discuss 1) when packaging a Rails app as an immutable artifact adds value (and when it does not), 2) Solutions to package your Rails app when appropriate, 3) Distributing that package, and 4) Deploying that package on your infrastructure and guiding others in deploying it on their own infrastructure. You will also walk away understanding how packaging your application in an artifact helps your app scale – especially rapid scaling – and how your package can contain all the intelligence it needs to self organize multiple instances of it as it evolves and grows.

Nell Shamrell-Harrington is a Sr. Software Development Engineer at Chef and core maintainer of the Supermarket and Habitat open source products. She also sits on the advisory board for the University of Washington Certificates in Ruby Programming and DevOps. She specializes in Chef, Ruby, Rails, Regular Expressions, Rust, and Test Driven Development and has traveled the world speaking on these topics. Prior to entering the world of software development, she studied and worked in the field of theatre.

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