Kelsey Hightower shows how to exercise the muscle within modern infrastructure. Pitched as 'system administration' he shows features of the Go Language and the tooling that has emerged with it. But notice the athleticism of what he does. This is more sprinting or rock scrambling than dead lift power.
YOUTUBE 41GffiXhN6I Kelsey Hightower presents at GopherCon 2014
Kelsey shows building and running a variety of computing resources using simple Go programs to capture the process in what might have been scripts or config files in a previous generation.
Its worth listening to Kelsey's talk without concern for the details of what he does. Think instead of the motion present, the power unleashed, the speed and confidence with which he works.
In part one Kelsey builds the machinery to boot a virtual machine. He shows off by booting linux from within his presentation itself using a feature of the Go documentation framework.
In part two Kelsey expands this toehold to include a second 'machine' managed as one normally does in a production environment. Go's static binaries and cross-compiling environment shine here as he wields disparate machine architectures as programmers in the past wielded variables.
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