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lecture: The little bot that wasn't

An operator's apology

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The talk is about an operator’s view of his profession, an apology rather, in the sense of being an apology that G.H. Hardy wrote about, in his book A Mathematician’s Apology.

At my first job as a system administrator, I tried to explore the narrative of an operator as a human-computer interaction, as a bot (https://github.com/alcy/OpsBot). This was over 5 years ago. I wanted the bot to give me alerts, tickets and other important information as I walked in the office everyday. Around the same time Github had written hubot, and recently OReilly held a Bot day conference. And now, there is a dedicated track in FrOSCon on bots. In this spirit, partly a self reflective narrative and partly an apology, the talk is about what it means to be an operator today.

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Day: 2017-08-20
Start time: 17:45
Duration: 00:45
Room: HS 3
Track: Cooexisting with Bots
Language: en

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