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Wednesday, April 1 • 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Disney DevOps: Automating the Enterprise with Supermarket, Containers and BI
Disney is the world’s largest media company and home of some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Utilizing the latest technology is an important strategic focus at Disney, allowing guests to better connect with Disney and allowing Disney to better connect with its guests in innovative and impactful ways. As with many other IT organizations supporting increasingly agile and high velocity businesses, Disney’s own technical operations teams continue to adapt and transform to keep up with the speed, scale and consistent repeatability required to move successfully into the future.  This presentation will update the audience on Disney’s journey in adopting business empowering DevOps practices, deploying automation with tools like Chef and Supermarket, managing public cloud hosted application stacks through a custom tool complimentary to Chef called DRADIS, and transforming business intelligence through Docker containers.

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Jason Cox

Director, Systems Engineering, The Walt Disney Company
Jason Cox is a Director of Systems Engineering at The Walt Disney Company.  He majored in Computer Science at the University of Tulsa and later worked in Civil Engineering, helping transition from manual drafting & engineering to CAD and then helped design and build public infrastructure and residential subdivisions for 6 years.  He then co-founded a local ISP and web hosting startup, managing datacenters and business operations... Read More →
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Jeff LaPlante

Staff Systems Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Jeff LaPlante is a DevOps professional with over 10 years of experience doing systems engineering. He is currently doing the DevOps in Los Angeles at The Walt Disney Company as a Staff Systems Engineer.  If you’ve gone to any Disney website, chances are you’ve encountered something he’s worked on. In a former life Jeff was a java developer for a number of years and has since come to his senses. He is a Washington native... Read More →
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Brian Scott

Manager, Systems Engineering, The Walt Disney Company
Brian Scott is a Systems Engineer with over 15 years of architecting and supporting large infrastructure environments consisting of both Linux and Windows platforms, including working at MySpace, NewsCorp and Zaarly.com. | | He currently works at The Walt Disney Company as a Manager, Systems Engineering writing code with Chef for Automating Deployments, Continuous Delivery Pipelines and Server Provisioning across the Disney Enterprise.
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Steven Wagner

Staff Systems Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Steven Wagner has applied his fascination with getting technology to do the boring and/or impossible in the telecommunications, ISP/ASP, gaming and visual effects industries (at companies like Earthlink, XO Communications and Industrial Light + Magic) with positive results across the board, shifting focus over the last fifteen years from pure operations to what we now call "DevOps." At Disney he has been responsible for automating and modernizing... Read More →
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Nick Willever

Sr. Systems Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
Nick’s been automating with Chef since 2009 and is now using it at The Walt Disney Company for building complex infrastructure environments for their marketing and studio related web services.  His diverse software and system engineer skills not only allow him to automate servers with Chef, but also automate the entire stack from load balancers to database resources and software development processes.  Nick understands integrating... Read More →

Wednesday April 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Grand C/D