Members of the Black Rock City Emergency Services Department render a hand salute to the law enforcement memorial procession held in honor of Michael Bolinger, a Southern Nevada District Special Agent, who died in June of this year from a brain tumor. The procession left the Incident Command Post on Thursday August 29, 2013 and consisted of over 30 law enforcement vehicles. Bolinger’s widow, Kelly, lead the procession to the Burning Man Temple.
In the past year the Opscode community has grown to 20,000 registered users who have downloaded Opscode Chef almost 2 million times. Chef now powers the automation of thousands of organizations which combine to reach nearly a billion people across the globe.
This month we will grow to over 1,000 amazing contributors to Opscode projects who have shared over 700 public cookbooks. We have an outstanding conference, training, and event program which has reached thousands of people.
I am immensely proud of what we have created and accomplished together over the past 4 years as both a company and a community.
I also believe that we now have the right team and resources in place for our next stages of growth. As a result, I have decided that in early 2013 I will step out of my current full-time role at Opscode and transition to an advisory position.
I believe in our team, technology, and the amazing people in our community, and I am deeply committed to our long-term success. It is simply time for me to step aside and make room for others to make more awesome… I can’t wait to see what we do next.
With much love,
-Jesse Robbins Cofounder, Opscode, Inc.
PS: I will be taking a some time off over the next few weeks. If you have questions before I return, please contact Jay Wampold – jay (at) opscode.com
Did good deed 4 day: First onscene at motorcycle cop accident. Held cspine on cold ground until swarm of cops + medics arrived.
— Jesse Robbins (@jesserobbins) December 3, 2009
I just announced over on O’Reilly Radar that Steve Souders and I will be co-chairing Velocity, the new O’Reilly conference dedicated to Web Performance and Operations. Velocity is happening on June 23-24, 2008 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California.
Our theme is “Fast, Scalable, Resilient, Available”. We’re focusing on the crucial skills and knowledge needed by people who are building successful websites. This is the conference that many of us have wanted for a long time, and I’m really excited to help make it happen.
The Call for Participation for Velocity 2008 is open. Please the Velocity Proposals page for more details on submitting sessions. The submission deadline for all proposals is January 3, 2008.
A few months ago I started talking about “Agile Operations”, which is my adaptation of Incident Command to technology development and operations. Blaine Cook brought it up during the Web2.0 Expo Program Committee Meeting, and I realized that I hadn’t mentioned it here before.
I’m in the process of writing an introduction and some case-studies. I’m considering putting together a course.
The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazard incident management concept. It is a management protocol originally designed for emergency management agencies and later federalized. ICS is based upon a flexible, scalable response organization providing a common framework within which people can work together effectively. These people may be drawn from multiple agencies that do not routinely work together, and ICS is designed to give standard response and operation procedures to reduce the problems and potential for miscommunication on such incidents.
ICS has been summarized as a “first-on-scene” structure, where the first responder on a scene has charge of the scene until the incident is resolved or the initial responder transitions incident command to an arriving, more-qualified individual.
ICS consists of procedures for controlling personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications. It is a system designed to be used or applied from the time an incident occurs until the requirement for management and operations no longer exist. ICS is interdisciplinary and organizationally flexible to meet the following management challenges:
- Meet the needs of incidents of any kind or size.
- Allow personnel from a variety of agencies to meld rapidly into a common management structure.
- Provide logistical and administrative support to operational staff.
- Be cost effective by avoiding duplication of efforts.