Software GR presents Mitchell Hashimoto

When: October 22, 2013

Mitchell Hashimoto is the founder of HashiCorp, a company whose goal is to make the best DevOps tools in the world, including Vagrant. Prior to HashiCorp, Mitchell spent five years as a web developer and another four as an operations engineer. He speaks at conferences worldwide and is the author of Vagrant: Up an Running.

Abstract of talk: The goal of a tool is to simplify a previously difficult or tedious task and make it repeatable, teachable, and often more enjoyable. Ultimately, the improvements gained by using a tool often result in new abilities or practices that were previously unachievable.

In this talk, I'll present Vagrant ( and Packer (, two tools being rapidly adopted by tech companies worldwide. GitHub, Heroku, BBC News, Expedia, Yahoo!, and more use these tools every day to improve their site stability and  developer productivity. I'll show what problems the tools solve and what new opportunities they unlock.