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Crushing Tech Debt through Automation at Coinbase
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| by Rob Witoff Follow 1 Followers on Nov 28, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London, Mar 4 - 6, 2019. Save an extra £75.00 with INFOQ75!

Rob Witoff takes a deep dive into how Coinbase attacks tech debt, including deployments, testing, immutable + codified infrastructure. He shares a recent "Scorched Earth" event where they upgraded and rebuilt 100% of their infrastructure from scratch in 24 hours. Tech includes AWS, Docker, CoreOS, Terraform, GeoEngineer and more.


Rob Witoff is a director at Coinbase. His team is responsible for the systems that collect, stream, power and analyze the data supporting transactions globally. Previously, he led Data Science from the IT CTO’s office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has worked to extend earth’s interstellar bandwidth as a lead engineer on the International Space Station’s laser communication system, OPALS.

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