About Devananda

I break things for fun and profit.

Knowing how complex systems - whether computer or human - fail is a means to understand and thereby to improve them. Also, breaking-and-then-fixing something is fun - and life should be fun. We all seem to forget to be playful too much of the time.

I'm leading the development of the OpenStack Ironic (bare metal provisioning) project, and helping drive the TripleO (Openstack-on-Openstack) project as well. I used to help companies run MySQL at scale. I often travel to speak at conferences.

I can usually be reached on irc.freenode.net, or by email at devananda dot vdv at gmail.

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