Thomas A. Limoncelli
SRE Manager
Stack Overflow, Inc.

Thomas A. Limoncelli is the SRE Manager at and an internationally recognized author, speaker, system administrator, and DevOps advocate. He tweets @YesThatTom.


DevOps Practices for April Fools Pranks

Web-based April Fools pranks are a high stakes launch.  They must work on the first try; you can’t re-launch on April 2nd. Many silos must sign off on the plan, yet the plan must be kept secret. Beta testing is particularly difficult. Traffic grows from zero to millions in one day with no room for error.  In this talk, I’ll explain useful DevOps practices such as dark launches, rollbacks using feature flags, and more.