2016 Speaker Proposal: DevOps Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

2016 Speaker Proposal: DevOps Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

In today’s technology organizations, we are all in agreement that “silos are bad”. One of the key components of the DevOps methodology is cross-functional communication and work style. In order to successfully have a high performing DevOps-driven technology organization, trust is key. 

In this talk, I will guide you through the reasons that trust precludes apologies. Mistakes are okay. I will touch on the culture of blamelessness, what is needed for “transparency-driven development”, and how to change your way of thinking from being a “CYA Engineer” to a truly collaborative and high-performing “Trust Engineer”.


Matt StrattonMatt Stratton is a senior solutions architect at Chef, where he demonstrates how Chef’s automation platform provides speed and flexibility to clients’ infrastructure. He is devoted to concepts like Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code, and his license plate actually says “DevOps”. He is the creator and co-host of the popular “Arrested DevOps” podcast.

Matt has over 15 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He has given presentations at ITSM focused events, ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, and various local groups within the Chicagoland area.

He lives in Chicago with his three children, and has an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who, Firefly, and Game of Thrones.

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