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John Allspaw

Co-founder, Adaptive Capacity Labs, and former CTO of Etsy
John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for over twenty years in many different environments: biotech, government, online media, social networking, and e-commerce. John’s publications include the books The Art of Capacity Planning (2009) and Web Operations (2010) as well as the forward to “The DevOps Handbook”. His 2009 Velocity Conference talk with Paul Hammond, “10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation” helped start the DevOps movement. He holds an MSc in Human Factors and Systems Safety from Lund University.

John served as CTO at Etsy and now leads a research and consulting group, Adaptive Capacity Labs, LLC focused on bringing cognitive systems engineering methods and approaches to the field of software engineering.