These are pretty rough notes from the single tech ops oriented talk I got to at GDC Online. Hao Chen and Jesse Willett did a great job filling in at what looked like the last minute — the talk was originally supposed to be on Draw Something, but it pivoted to Farmville 2 and Chefville. It’s always interesting to hear perspective from a big datacenter like Zynga.

My commentary is in footnotes because it’s been too long since I used my nifty footnote plugin.


My GDC presentation, lavishly titled “Devops: Bringing Development and Operations Together for Better Everything”, will be was on Tuesday, 10/9 at 4:50 PM. This post is a placeholder for comments and links to resources.

Your comments, positive or negative, are vastly appreciated.




Mailing Lists


  • devopsdays: worldwide, sessions recorded & freely viewable
  • Surge: Baltimore, run by OmniTI, sessions recorded & freely viewable
  • Velocity: Santa Clara, Europe, China