Sarah Novotny

Sarah Novotny

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.

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Nominations open for the O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2012

May 31 2012

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

Open minds and open source community

August 08 2011

The c-chair of OSCON reflects on the big ideas that I was hearing from the conference, as the open source community continues on its journey "from disruption to default". read more

Late breaking OSCON changes

July 25 2011

OSCON's chairs pass along late-breaking sessions and talk about Monday night's Ignite. read more

What's happening at OSCON Java ?

July 24 2011

OSCON's co-chairs preview sessions in the OSCON Java conference and they dig into the discussion generated by Edd Dumbill's "Seven reasons to use Java again" post. read more

Who are the OSCON data geeks?

July 13 2011

OSCON's co-chairs discuss sessions in the OSCON Data conference and the people who might be interested in the associated topics. read more

Make your nomination for the OSCON Data Innovation Award

July 12 2011

The OSCON Data Innovation Award will honor a person, project or company that's made a significant contribution to the data management field. Nominations are due by July 18. read more

Why data and Java deserved OSCON sub-conferences

June 10 2011

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

Nominations open for the O'Reilly Open Source Awards 2011

June 06 2011

The annual Open Source Awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of open source software. read more

Inviting participation in OSCON Data

March 02 2011

This year, data comes of age at OSCON. We're announcing a new conference on data tools and infrastructure, to be co-located with OSCON in July 2011. read more

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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.