Mar 6 – 8, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

Sciebo Site Report: Challenges in supporting more than just the core project

Mar 6, 2023, 4:45 PM
15m
Presentation CS3 Community Site Reports Site Reports

Speaker

Marcel Wunderlich

Description

Toil is the enemy of any admin and SRE.

Automation of our processes has made operations quite smooth, allowing us to spend more time in supporting and coevolving some long awaited projects (overleaf, sccuot_ng, rds...)

The technical side of things almost seems trivial compared to keeping an
overview of the todos across ticket systems or resolving dependencies of people
waiting for each other.

Restructuring workflows is challenging, but can really help removing
unnecessary roadblocks.

Automating project management in gitlab and github allows to have many smaller
repos, which reduces merge backlogs and allows for a finer granularity of code
ownership.

Sometimes some vertical integration is needed to further automate, which brings
its own challenges.

Primary author

Co-author

Holger Angenent (University of Münster)

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