Laura Santamaria

Laura Santamaria

As a Developer Advocate at Pulumi, Laura Santamaria loves to learn and explain how things work, bridging the gaps in engineering disciplines. She is the curator for A Minute on the Mic and a cohost for The Hallway Track podcast. Apart from work, she co-hosts Austin DevOps and Cloud Austin, taught Python for Women Who Code Austin for many years, is an organizer for DevOpsDays Texas, is a program committee member for Open Source Summit, and volunteers with DevOpsDays Austin. Outside of tech, Laura runs, plays with her dogs, throws discs, and watches clouds—the real kind.


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Communication and Empathy across Remote and Distributed Teams DevOpsDays Boston 2021 September 2021
Cultural Confusion: Bridging the gap between initiative and implementation All Day DevOps 2021 October 2021

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Tanukis with Hammers: The dangers of third-party tooling Deserted Island DevOps April 2021
Leaving the Nest: Guidelines, guardrails, and human error Failover Conf 2: Fail Smarter April 2021
Hashicast Episode 27, Part 2 Hashicast Podcast March 2021
Hashicast Episode 27, Part 1 Hashicast Podcast March 2021
Doing It Live: Demos without panic 12 Clouds of Christmas 2020 December 2020
About the DevOpsDays Chicago 2020 event Arrested DevOps Podcast November 2020
Righting a Sinking Ship: Troubleshooting Systems with Available Data PagerDuty Summit 2020 September 2020
Mayday, Mayday: Starting a job with a production incident DevOpsDays Chicago 2020 September 2020
Logging is a Team Sport: How to work within your org to log well Dog Days of DevOps 2020 August 2020
Righting a Sinking Ship: Troubleshooting Systems with Available Data Halihax Meetup June 2020
Legacy Pipelines Legacy Code Rocks Podcast June 2020
Communication across Remote and Distributed Teams Cloud Austin Meetup April 2020
Empathy across Remote and Distributed Teams Austin DevOps Meetup April 2020 April 2020
Shifting to Where? Exploring paths to a cloudless world Spring Live 2020 March 2020
Making DevOps Beginner Friendly Arrested DevOps Podcast March 2020
The River of Data: Logging in the Modern Day Sysdig Breakfast Club February 2020 February 2020
Legacy is a Frame of Mind DeliveryConf 2019 January 2020
I Borked Prod: Initial troubleshooting of distributed systems in 5 minutes or less 12 Clouds of Christmas 2019 December 2019
All’s Fair in Logs and War: The importance of application event logging DevSecOpsDays Austin 2019 December 2019
Scaling Storage KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019 November 2019
Log Better DeveloperWeek Austin 2019 November 2019
Righting a Sinking Ship: Troubleshooting Systems with Available Data Everything DevOps Meetup October 2019

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