Bridget Kromhout

Ops Sundries

From Kirk/Spock to AWS/ELB (Ignite)

Velocity Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California
2015-05-27 - 2015-05-29


Fandom has gone mainstream; everywhere we look, nerd culture is celebrated. Transformative works like fan fiction and video remixes are just as likely to end up on a best-seller list (or be riffed on by the original artist on national TV) as to be hidden away in sock-puppet accounts on obscure websites. And as it turns out, writing fanfic taught me valuable lessons and helped form habits that serve me well as an operations engineer. TL;DR: I’ll explain how to get from Kirk/Spock to AWS/ELB in five minutes.