My BarCamp Antwerp Presentation: “High Availability in IT = AAARGH”

Mattias Geniar, Sunday, September 12, 2010 - last modified: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Last Saturday, a BarCamp event was held in Antwerp, Linkeroever. Last year we sponsored the event, and I had a "free" ride without having to prepare anything. This year, I wanted to change that, by giving a presentation of my own.

I decided to talk about "High Availability" in IT, what it means to prepare systems that run 24/7, without going offline. In short; a cry for respect for what all ITers out there do -- keeping the world online.

Here's the presentation as served by SlideShare. Depending on where you work, this might be NSFW. ;)

Update: this presentation contains some NSFW content. I'm leaving them in because it's a mistake I made in 2010. I learned my lesson, I won't do that again -- but it feels wrong to change history and pretend I was never this stupid.

I had a great day, with some very interesting talks. I look forward to going again next year!

Hi! My name is Mattias Geniar. 👋 I'm an independent software developer ⌨️ & Linux sysadmin 👨‍💻, a general web geek & public speaker. Currently working on DNS Spy & Oh Dear! Follow me on Twitter as @mattiasgeniar 🐦.

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Matt Monday, November 7, 2016 at 00:52 -

Nice presentation but you prolly want to get rid of the tits, we’ve moved on from that stuff now don’t you think?



Mattias Geniar Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:27 -

Totally agree, it’s a lesson I learned back in 2010 when I gave this talk. I’m not doing that again. ;-)