Brain Bytes with Intific “DevOps and MMOs: Streamlining the Process”

Contact Name: 
Cameron M. Weed
Location: 
GDC 6.302
Date: 
Nov 19, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Host: 
Game Development Program
Speaker Affiliation: 
Intific

Intific will be giving a talk about DevOps, an extension of the Agile software development process, and how it can help solve the problems of developing and managing large-scale live systems. Pulling from their experiences on commercial massively multiplayer online games (MMO) and high transaction financial systems, they will show how misconfiguration, miscommunication, and highly public disasters often result when normal development processes collide with the stress of running a 24/7 program. This presentation is for anyone who has wondered what happens after an MMO goes live and crashes, and what is being done to fix it.