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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Tutorial: NetOps Coding 101
Meeting: NANOG64
Date / Time: 2015-06-02 9:30am - 11:00am
Room: Colonial
Presenters: Speakers:

David Swafford, Facebook

David Swafford is a Network Engineer on Facebook's Production Engineering team. Having coming to FB a few years back as traditional network engineer, he quickly shifted focus to the software side after realizing that there simply wasn't enough time in the day to do things the traditional way. That shift has paid off well for FB as the entire network team shifted in the same manner and now we focus on much more interesting problems together. When nerding out the most, he loves to look deep into the things that make networking and large systems tick. Topics like routing protocols, TCP, and Linux fall into his favorite bedroom reading. Outside of all this, he loves to to cook any and everything under the theme of Italian-American following in the footsteps of his favorite chef Scott Conant. He also loves being active with his dog Cocoa. Best reached using [email protected], you can also find him regularly at the SF Python Meet-ups (www.meetup.com/sfpython/). Any and all levels are welcome!
Abstract: Note: this is a single 3-hour session spanning two back-to-back tutorial slots. No coding / Python experience needed or assumed.

Do you find yourself wanting to write a robot but not quite sure where to start? Ever find yourself typing the same set of commands on the CLI all day long? If so, this is the class for you!

In this session, we'll focus on scripting in Python as a way to tackle a few common problems faced by all of us in the network world -- issues that typically steal your attention, but don't have to anymore. We'll take a practical approach to automating the humans and give you the foundation to go out and build your own version of Facebook's FBAR (https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/making-facebook-self-healing/10150275248698920).

This session will be targeted to the scripting n00b -- assuming no prior coding or Python knowledge. While we won't have time to cover a proper "Intro to Python", relevant syntax will be explained as we walk through the session and you'll be armed with the knowledge to go out and build!

One tip! We will be working from a virtual machine of Ubuntu Desktop throughout the session. A copy will be distributed on USB sticks, but if you would prefer a direct link, please download DEVBOX01.zip from https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BweIzzj21fzEfllZbnJOQXoxbmIyeHJjS2VZWFY3ajBsMEZXZFBlTVhTTTFnQjJuWnhTM0k. This VM was built using Virtual Box and will open natively, but has also been tested / confirmed to work under VMware. VirtualBox is a free download available from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads.
Files: youtubeTutorial: NetOps Coding 101
Sponsors: None.

Back to NANOG64 agenda.

NANOG64 Abstracts

  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Daniel Golding, Google; Aaron Klink, Netflix;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Daniel Golding, Google; Aaron Klink, Netflix;
  • Conference Opening
    Speakers:
    Tony Tauber, Comcast; Daniel Golding, Google; Aaron Klink, Netflix;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Michael Sinatra, ESnet; Julie Percival, University of Texas at Dallas; Michael Smitasin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Murat Yuksel, University of Nevada, Reno;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Michael Sinatra, ESnet; Julie Percival, University of Texas at Dallas; Michael Smitasin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Murat Yuksel, University of Nevada, Reno;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Michael Sinatra, ESnet; Julie Percival, University of Texas at Dallas; Michael Smitasin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Murat Yuksel, University of Nevada, Reno;
  • Research and Education Track
    Speakers:
    Michael Sinatra, ESnet; Julie Percival, University of Texas at Dallas; Michael Smitasin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Murat Yuksel, University of Nevada, Reno;
  • Security Track
    Speakers:
    Krassimir TzvetanovA10 Networks, Inc.; .
    Merike Kaeo, DoubleShot Security;
  • Security Track
    Speakers:
    Krassimir TzvetanovA10 Networks, Inc.; .
    Merike Kaeo, DoubleShot Security;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;
  • Peering Track
    Speakers:
    Greg Hankins, Alcatel-Lucent; Daniel KoppDE-CIX; .
    Brian RoganGoogle; .
    Raul SejasTelefonica; .
    Tom PasekaCloudFlare; .
    Aaron Hughes6connect; .
    Elisa Jasinska, BigWave;

 

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