Sarah Novotny is a technical evangelist and community manager for Nginx. Novotny has run large scale technology infrastructures as a Systems Engineer and a Database administrator for Amazon.com and the ill fated Ads.com. In 2001, she founded Blue Gecko, a remote database administration company with peers from Amazon. Blue Gecko, was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She's also curated teams and been a leader in customer communities focused on high availability web application and platform delivery for Meteor Entertainment and Chef.
Novotny regularly talks about technology infrastructure and geek lifestyle. She is additionally a program chair for O'Reilly Media's OSCON. Her technology writing and adventures as well as her more esoteric musings are found at sarahnovotny.com.
OSCON's annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software. Nominations are open until July 1. read more
In this inaugural OSCON 2011 sneak peek podcast, Edd Dumbill and I talk about the history and evolution of OSCON (now in it's 13th year) and our reasons for moving data and Java into their own sub-conferences. read more
Webcast: Failing Gracefully at Speed December 10, 2014
This webcast will share the ways this new architecture enables businesses to innovate, move faster, and with more grace to provide the best possible experience to their end users.
Webcast: OSCON 2011: Take-aways, Trends, and Highlights August 11, 2011
In this event wrap-up, OSCON co-chairs Edd Dumbill, Sarah Novotny, and Laurel Ruma will identify and discuss the trends and announcements that emerged from the event and how these will impact the tech world in the year to come.