Talks and videos

  1. How can we know when a sytsem is working well? - at Devops Days Oslo 2016.
  2. How can we know when a sytsem is working well? - at 2016.
  3. Functional spaces - 25 yr anniversary keynote (see list selectionon page)
  4. Brains, Societies, and Semantic Spaces (related to blog post).
  5. Thinking in Promises for the Cyborg Age - Percolate Transition conference NYC 2015
  6. Uncertain Infrastructures: What science tells us about IT, (part 1) Talk at DevOps Days NYC 2013, October 2013
  7. The Collapse of complex infrastructure: What science tells us about IT, (part 2) Talk at Snow 2014, May 2014
  8. The Future of Configuration Management, Talk at DevOps Days SC 2014, October 2013
  9. Change = Mass x Velocity, and other laws of infrastructure, Velocity 2011.
  10. Promise Theory, Talk At Google, St Monica, November, 2008
  11. Devops - One Small Step for Business-IT alignment, one giant leap for infrastructure culture, Keynote DevOps Days Rome, 2012.


  1. In Search of Certainty Podcast Series, with John Willis (2016)
  2. O'Reilly Radar podcast: Mark Burgess on a CS narrative, orders of magnitude, and approaching biological scale
  3. Promise Theory: Understanding how to scale and create positive team cooperation
  4. Interview on Promise Theory and Software Wind Tunnel: Velocity SC 2014, October 2013
  5. Interview on Configuration Management and its Future, at Velocity 2011
  6. DevOps Leadership profile and interview and video.
  7. New York DevOps Days interview on configuration management (Barton's blog Oct 2013).
  8. InfoQ on Computer Immunology and Configuration Management (from CraftConf 2016)