In organising the upcoming Scale Summit unconference, I’ve been reflecting on the history of Scale Camp, and what the purpose and point of running these events was to me.
Velocity Conference starts it all
Scale Camp was born out of a pair of frustrations. As a new developer, I was introduced to the Velocity Conference by Paul Nasrat, one of the Guardian’s system adminstrators. We watched a video by John Allspaw and Paul Hammond about 10+ deploys a day at Flickr.
Many of the velocity teachings were directly applicable to what we wanted to do at the Guardian, so I made a request to attend the conference to the management team.