Open Infrastructure for an Open Company

Short Form


Balanced is opening its infrastructure to the community, learn how and why.


Since its founding, Balanced has embraced the principles of an Open Company.
Our customers have been front and center for our website and API development,
participating alongside our engineering team. Now we are bringing that same
openness to our server infrastructure. Learn what has worked for our community,
and learn what is coming next for the Open Company.

Speaking experience

I've been a speaker at PyCon for 4 of the past 5 years, as well as the upcoming PyCon 2014. I've also spoken at Chef community summits and other operations events. You can find some videos of old talks at


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    Noah Kantrowitz is a web developer turned infrastructure automation enthusiast, and all around engineering rabble-rouser. By day he builds tools and teaches, and by night he leads the Python Software Foundation infrastructure team. He is an active member of the Chef community, and enjoys merge commits, cat pictures, and beards.