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How Perl Went the Way of the Dodo

Time 12/12/19 02:40PM-03:10PM

Room Grand Ballroom D/E (5th)

Session Abstract

Automation So Good, “You Just Can't Differentiate Between a Robot and the Very Best of Humans.”

“Rather than wringing our hands about robots taking over the world, smart organizations will embrace strategic automation use cases. Strategic decisions will be based on how the technology will free up time to do the types of tasks that humans are uniquely positioned to perform.” - Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Systems

Network automation is no different.  To help everyone get started down this path and away from hand-crafted, artisanal configuration, we’re assembling a panel of network Automation experts..  The “starter” set of questions, includes, but is not limited to:

What is a source of truth?  Why do you need one?

in starting down the network automation path

Describe your “stack.”  Or, talk about an overview of tools

How best to actually get started with automation.  What’s a good strategy?

Start small, add to it?

Go big or go home?

Greenfield approach - what would you do?

Existing environment - how to boil the ocean?

What are the key skills that folks need to acquire?

Automation is great, but it’s not all puppies and sunshine.  What are some of the downsides?


Speaker Greg Grimes Mississippi State University

Speaker Kirk Byers Twin Bridges Technology

Speaker Jason Edelman Network to Code

Presentation Media

Primary track Advanced Networking

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