Category: DevOpsDays

Chaos Theory + Civil Rights = 21st Century Corporate Practices

speaker: Kate Ertmann

There is much discussion about systemic actions and attitudes that have been the basis for so much homogeneity and exclusiveness in large corporations. Patriarchy. Ageism. Cultural Biases. But according to a recent​ ​McKinsey & Company study​, companies in the top quarter for racial diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns higher than the national median in their industry,...

#monitoringlove in 2017

speaker: Tomasz Tarczynski

In 2011 the #monitoringsucs discussion started between system engineers. Now, after 6 years this area has changed a lot. Today most fast-pace organizations have modernized their approach to monitoring. We probe in high frequency, we made the monitoring systems distributed and use automation (configuration management) to control all parts of the monitoring stack. And our tools have changed a lot....

Healthy Minds in a Healthy Community

speaker: Erik Sasha Romijn

Open source communities attract and boast passionate, idealistic people, and many of us invest copious amounts of time and effort to contribute to our projects and support our communities. This underlying emotional attachment can make us more vulnerable to elevated stress, burnout and conflicts. And then there are those of us who also manage mental illness. More often than not,...

Is Pipeline as Code the next big thing?

speaker: Kris Buytaert

Infrastructure as Code has been a native open source innovation happening over the past decade, with languages such as Puppet and Chef growing fast ops folks have been adopting development practices to run their infrastructures. In the mean time the operations people together with the developers ran into the limitations of traditional CI platforms where a lot of “Dirty Clicking”...

Nudge theory: Influencing empowered teams to do the things that matter to you

speaker: Sarah Wells

Successful DevOps means empowering teams. “You build it, you run it” is a fine principle, but it means you need to let your teams make their own choices. But you still have things you want all teams to do, and you need to balance the benefits of the right technologies against the costs of running multiple data stores, deployment platforms,...

Humane Teams At Home and Around the World

speakers: Emma Jane Hogbin Westby & Dan Young

Software development is a social activity that favours direct human contact, yet 21st century life can often get in the way, forcing us to reconsider our communication patterns. Whether you are building a collocated, remote, or distributed team, there is one component in software development that remains unchanged: the human element. Using the experiences of two team leaders from startup...