Spike Morelli discusses best practices behind the creation of Programmatically Generated Images, a tool for building and deploying system images that remain unchanged through QA, staging and production.
Spike Morelli spent most of his career around systems engineering with primary focus on monitoring systems, automation and configuration management. In the last few years he has picked up on the agile movement and enjoyed applying those practices to operations. Visualization is also another interest of his that he has been trying to bring to ops (think dashboards and BI for system metrics).
DevOps Day is anopen event for discussing all topics around improving the interaction between what is traditionally considered development activity and that which is traditionally considered operations activity.