2016 March

Julia-Wester

2016 Speaker Proposal: Jumping off the hamster wheel with Kanban by Julia Wester

You’re running and running and running but the scenery never changes. You never actually get to your destination. So, you run faster and faster thinking that if you just try harder then you’ll get there. Do you feel like you’re living your life in a hamster wheel? You’re not alone. Many teams face conditions that keep them feeling exactly the same way.
This session walks through solutions to a variety of unfortunate problems teams commonly face, such as:
  • unsustainable amounts of work, with pressure to start yet more work
  • constant barrage of emergencies that push everything else to the side
  • splitting peoples’ focus into percentages: 20% here, 40% there…
  • a level of specialization across the team that creates a lot of wait time for requests
  • inability to show others why you aren’t making progress on your deliverables

Come prepared to listen to experiences, interact with others and leave prepared to begin tackling these problems in your team, department or organization.


Julia-Wester

  • Bio: Julia brings 15 years of experience working in and managing teams at Turner Broadcasting and F5 Networks. Julia is passionate about teaching others how to tame the chaos of the everyday at work by embracing transparency and continuous improvement and talking about how management doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Julia joined LeanKit as an Improvement Coach in 2015. She blogs at everydaykanban.com and tweets at @everydaykanban.

 


Julia-Wester

2016 Speaker Proposal: Stop Running with Sharp Metrics​ by Julia Wester

There are a thousand metrics floating around and it is difficult to tell what is truly important. Whether you’re the person who is being measured by something that doesn’t quite make sense or the leader that is trying to figure out just how the heck to show to others that her team is successful, there are a lot of questions out there and a lot of people that are just feeling injured by metrics.

Julia Wester will share examples of good and bad techniques for using data when coaching teams.  Come, listen and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of managing by numbers, including how to identify and avoid vanity metrics, how to choose metrics that drive desired behaviors, and ways to visualize balanced team metrics that enable continuous improvement.

 


Julia-WesterJulia brings 15 years of experience working in and managing teams at Turner Broadcasting and F5 Networks. Julia is passionate about teaching others how to tame the chaos of the everyday at work by embracing transparency and continuous improvement and talking about how management doesn’t have to be a dirty word. Julia joined LeanKit as an Improvement Coach in 2015. She blogs at everydaykanban.com and tweets at @everydaykanban.

Finally in the Silicon Slopes Salt Lake City DevOps Days has Arrived

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Do you know what Infrastructure as a Service is? How about Configurations as code or just plain, what is CD?

Arriving (finally!) in the Silicon Slopes
Salt Lake City DevOps Days

June 14th & 15th 2016 at Church and State, Salt Lake City’s newest business incubator, these questions will be answered. This next generation, internationally developed two day technology event includes conference talks in the morning, openspaces each afternoon, networking and an evening social gathering the first night.

Tickets are available immediately and already selling quickly. Discounted to $99. for the first 100 people to register and $149. for the remaining, until sold out.

Attendance recommended for: Developer’s, Operation Engineers, System Administrators, Project Managers, Scrum Masters-and anyone who is interested in containerization, microservices, a continuous delivery pipeline, DevOps leadership and the associated cultural changes.

DevOps is referred to as Agile 3.0, the next generation of practices driven by recent market, technology and process changes. It includes “a cross-disciplinary community of practice dedicated to the study of building, evolving and operating rapidly-changing resilient systems at scale.” — Jez Humble of Chef.

You choose! Participate as an attendee, speaker, a volunteer:

Attend only? SLC DevOps Days is a 501(c) non-profit entity. Which means-your tickets are tax deductible. Seating is limited and can be purchased here: slcdevopsdays.org.

Propose a talk or panel for our morning conference.  There are a total of 12 slots for talks, 6 each day, 45 minutes per talk.  Speakers should expect around 200 people in the auditorium during these periods.

Propose an Ignite talk for Ignite sessions.  Creativity loves constraints and Ignite sessions are constrained. You get a 5 minute slot in which you present your content  and discuss your  slides, which change every 15 seconds (20 slides total-sounds fun right!).  Ignite talks follow regular, full length talks in the same large auditorium.

Openspace session: even without a prepared presentation we encourage discussions and interaction by having people propose a session on the fly during the openspace portion of the conference.  Check the openspace format for more information

Some suggestions to get you thinking but not limited to:

  • Developing Tools for Operations teams
  • The Future of Configuration Management
  • Other development methods besides Agile
  • Testing and Monitoring converging
  • Big Data Analytics
  • IoT of development
  • Microservice Trends
  • Continuous Delivery Methods
  • Case Studies in DevOps
  • Challenges that DevOps teams face.

Want to make a panel, speaker or ignite session proposal for Salt Lake City DevOps Days:

Send an email to [proposals-saltlakecity-2016@devopsdays.org] with the following information

  • Proposal working title (can be changed later)
  • Type (presentation, panel discussion, moderated general discussion, debate, etc.,ignite)
  • Description or abstract

How about a cool free t-shirt and entrance? Volunteer!

Volunteers do indeed get a free t-shirt, entrance to the event and a special after party to network with other volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please send an email to our organizers organizers-saltlakecity-2016@devopsdays.org.


2016 Speaker Proposal: What does DevOps Mean to an AdTech Company by Mason Leung

The Sharethrough platform has grown both in size and complexity as we expand to support more customers.  How can we refresh our infrastructure and continue to serve millions of ad requests without interruption?  DevOps has been coined a movement, a culture change, to something money can’t buy.  What does it mean to an AdTech company?  Being the first DevOps, I have the chance to shape this uncharted area.  In this presentation, I like to share lessons we learned from consolidating multiple AWS accounts and the unexpected side effects.  Unknowingly using social psychology to nudge our engineers to deploy more, as a result completed the last mile of our CD pipeline.  Tools we use to treat our “Infrastructure as Code” and refresh it when there are changes without fear.  Increase security and reduce code complexity by using identity and access management tools.  These projects all contributes to the meaning of DevOps at Sharethrough


profileMason Leung is a Software Engineer at Sharethrough


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