While searching through NANOG presentations on YouTube, I came across a pair of interesting talks by David Swafford from Facebook. In the videos, David talks about a system called FBAR (Facebook Auto Remediation). This tool is used at Facebook to automagically remediate issues that crop up inside the company's infrastructure. David walks through how, as a Network Engineer, you can setup a similar system with little to no prior coding experience. I found the presentations to be very informative and I ended up coming away with a lot of ideas. The following link netengcode.com redirects to a google drive that contains a copy of the slideshow and the VM that was used during the presentations. If you have some free time, and want to see how automation can make your work day more productive, head over to the links listed below.