2016 Speaker Proposal: DevOps is not a development methodology or technology; DevOps is an ideology.

2016 Speaker Proposal: DevOps is not a development methodology or technology; DevOps is an ideology.

Although not officially coined until 2009, DevOps ideals have been explicitly discussed since at least 2006. Recently, however, the term “DevOps” has gained increasing popularity across a variety of fields and industries. DevOps is not a development methodology or technology; DevOps is an ideology. It is a way to facilitate organizational prosperity and growth while increasing each individual employee’s happiness along the way. As DevOps has gained in prominence, a gap has been created between the original definition of DevOps and this new “enterprise-ready” buzzword.

For organizations beginning DevOps practices, this talk will provide a 10,000ft view of DevOps and how you can properly implement DevOps practices in your organization. For organizations that are currently practicing DevOps, this talk will cover common pitfalls, ways to sustain a happy culture, and new tips to foster organizational prosperity.


Seth VargoSeth is a software engineer and open source advocate at HashiCorp. Previously, Seth worked at Chef (Opscode), CustomInk, and a few Pittsburgh-based startups. He is a co-author of Learning Chef and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology and organizational culture. When he is not writing software or working on open source, Seth enjoys speaking at local user groups and conferences. He is a co-organizer for DevOps Days Pittsburgh and loves all things bacon. You can find him on the Internet.

https://sethvargo.com

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