Terraform is a GREAT tool, but like a lot of other things in life, it has its pitfalls and bad practices. Since you are working with Terraform, you probably went through its documentation, which can tell you what resources can be used - BUT do you always have a clear path towards using these resources? How should you structure your Terraform code in general? And what about scaling? How do you make the most of Terraform when scaling your infrastructure as your organization grows? In this talk, I’ll cover useful best practices, pitfalls to avoid and major obstacles to anticipate so that you can scale across many teams, avoid refactoring, and get a flying start now -- AND optimize for the future. You’ll also gain a go-to approach and a paved way for working with Terraform, whether it’s an existing codebase or a new functionality altogether, and also hopefully make you think about the big picture and utilize Terraform in a broader context rather than just an “infrastructure as code" tool.
Incident management can be challenging and throw you curveballs with unexpected issues, resulting in data loss, downtimes, and overall money & hours of sleep going to waste, BUT! There are practical things you could do to make it a smoother process and handle it better. Remember when we were at school, and people said - "Actively listening in class guarantees 50% prep for the upcoming test"? The same goes for being proactive at work in ways that will instantly prepare you to manage incidents better (at night or in general). In this talk, I'll cover the proactive ways you could take and incorporate into your day-to-day routine, in order to prepare you for a smoother and more efficient incident management process. I will also show the best practices I've finalized over the years that helped me get a clear vision of how to manage production incidents in the quickest & efficient way possible. Embracing the tips I'll give you will guarantee you'll not only talk the talk but also walk the walk when it comes to incident management.
Hila Fish is a Senior DevOps Engineer, with 15 years of experience in the tech industry. AWS Community Builder, Hashicorp Ambassador, and an International public speaker who believes the DevOps culture is what drives a company to perform at its best and talks about that and other DevOps/Infrastructure topics at conferences. In her spare time, Hila is a lead singer of a cover band, giving back to the community by co-organizing DevOps-related conferences (Inc. "DevOpsDays TLV") providing mentorship and managing programs in “Baot” (The largest technical women’s community in Israel), and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge wherever she can, including across diverse technology communities, initiatives and social media.