Speaker Interview: Roberto Aguilar

Roberto Aguilar will be giving a talk on "Automated Deployment with Django, Docker and Salt." The SCALE Team caught up with him and asked him a few questions about his presentation.

Q: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?

A: Hi, I'm Roberto Aguilar.  I'm a full-stack Internet applications developer and have been part of the entire product lifecycle including design, architecture, implementation, and maintenance.  I've written software for servers and embedded systems.

My background is in systems administration and web application development. I worked at DreamWorks Animation in its Operations and R&D departments, wrote software to process data from the Cassini Spacecraft at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and helped design, write, and deploy software for collecting transaction data and printing nutrition, marketing and advertising on retail receipts at SmartReceipt. After four years in my last role, I am working on baremetal.io, which focuses on building automated, scalable infrastructure for fast-growing Internet applications.  

Q: You're giving a talk on "Automated Deployment with Django, Docker, and Salt." Without tipping your hand on the actual talk, can you give us an idea of what we might expect? A: This talk gives a high-level overview of the concepts and components used to create an automated, scalable compute environment, so developers can focus their applications rather than the infrastructure they run on.

Q: Is this your first visit to SCALE? If so, what are your expectations? If not, can you give us your impressions of the event?

A: This will be my third year attending the conference, however it'll be the first time I am speaking. I have great regard for the conference and the team that makes it happen every year. The conference brings a rich selection of speakers and information to the Southern California community at a price point that makes it accessible to everyone.

Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

A: Looking forward to the conference and hope to meet great people!  

[SCALE Team interview by Hannah Anderson]