Scalability is a nice problem to have: Successes and challenges in the Ansible Matrix space
2023-09-22, 17:00–17:30 (Europe/Berlin), Backstage

In this talk, we'll look at where the Ansible Community has got to in the last 2 years of daily Matrix use, and what still remains to be solved. There will be open questions to the audience about how to approach some of these challenges.

As the saying goes, "scalability is a nice problem to have". At the time of writing, the Ansible Community has 40+ Matrix rooms and hundreds of regular users - so clearly, we have it all sorted, right? Not so.

In this talk, we'll take a brief look at how we got to where we are, but we'll focus more on what challenges we face at this point, and then open it up to the room to discuss ways to approach them. We'll likely take in moderation, bridges, bots, discoverability & spaces, and so on.

Greg Sutcliffe is a Community Architect and Data Scientist, working for Red Hat in the Ansible Community for the last 4 years. He's advocated for improving community communication for years, and is a strong advocate for modern FOSS tooling such as Matrix and Discourse.

He's also a passionate gamer, baker, 3d printer, and walker.