DevOps is the growing practice of forging tight collaboration between application developers and IT operations staff to continually improve performance, automation, and scalability of software and systems. The philosophy is also the force behind scripting language-based infrastructure automation tools, such as Puppet and Chef. But it’s also a reflection of the necessities that come from trying to provide reliable systems based on increasingly complex and unreliable stacks of software and infrastructure.

To aid him in his fight, Amit is going to need a bone marrow transfusion. Unlike blood transfusions, finding a genetic match for bone marrow that his body will accept is no easy task. The national bone marrow registry has 9.5 million records on file, yet the chances of someone from South Asian descent of finding a match are only 1 in 20,000. This is where we come in. We’re going to destroy those odds.

“Occupy Wall Street,” as an idea and an action, is a stroke of brilliance. It’s not poll-tested or focus-grouped, but it expresses perfectly the outrage that is the appropriate response to the maddening political situation we find ourselves in today. It succeeds as symbolic politics: taking back the square is just what we need to do.