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Additional Speaker Line-Up for Salt Lake City DevOps Days

Additional Speaker Line-Up for June 14-15, 2016, Salt Lake City DevOps Days Event Unveiled – Adam Jacob, Co-Founder and Creator of Chef and John Esser, Director of IT for AdvancedMD

adam jacobSilicon Slopes, UT, May 17, 2016 – Organizers of SLC DevOps Days, the only event of its kind in Utah, today announced additional  speakers and topics to be presented in its inaugural year, themed “Unlocking the Puzzle: What is DevOps, Why Now, Why Me?”

DevOps, touted as  “Agile 3.0,” introduces exciting and significant changes to all tech workers. To support the budding SLC DevOps community, DevOps practitioners, both local and national, will speak to cultural, leadership and tooling shifts. Along with speakers, the vendor supported event offers product demos and networking with local professionals at various stages in the DevOps journey.

Adam Jacob CTO & Co-Founder of Chef speaking on The Evolution of Automation

Adam will talk about the fundamentals of automation, what we’ve learned over multiple generations of tooling and research, and discuss the path forward.

Chief Technical Officer Adam Jacob is a co-founder of Chef and the creator of Chef. Prior to Chef, he founded HJK Solutions, an automated infrastructure consultancy. During two years at HJK, he built new infrastructures for 15 different startups. Including his time at HJK, Adam has 13 years of experience as a systems administrator, systems architect, and tools developer. He has been responsible for large production infrastructures, internal corporate automation, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts.

Esser-007John Esser will speak on Challenges of DevOps Adoption
While the DevOps movement and practices are certainly making waves how widespread is its adoption and how successful is it really?  Research and a copious amount of anecdotal experience point to the high benefits that can be derived from DevOps, but many technology executives are still unsure about what DevOps is let alone how they might successfully adopt it in their organizations.  Hindering adoption are continued myths, misconceptions, and dysfunctional practices.  In this presentation, I will relate my own experiences from participating in two DevOps transformations in addition to my observations doing ad hoc DevOps consulting and attempt to offer some practical advice and approaches you can use in your own DevOps transformation.

If you don’t see your name up there but have something to say: CALL FOR Ignites IS NOW OPEN

Apply here: https://slcdevopsdays.org/speaker-proposals/ Only 4 slots left!

 

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 14-15
  • Location: Church and State, SLC, UT
  • Register soon at the $99.00 early bird pricing https://slcdevopsdays.org/register/
  • Follow us online at @devopsdaysslc  #SLC #DevOpsDays
  • A few Limited Additional sponsorships are available at:https://slcdevopsdays.org/our-sponsors/

 

Support these sponsors and partners who make SLC DevOps Days 2016 possible!

 

Evening Networking Party

New Relic

 

Black Diamond Sponsors

Chef
Optum Technologies
Pivitol

Github
Raindance
SaltStack
Thought Works
Xebia Labs

 

Blue Square Sponsors

CA Technologies
Health Catalyst
Morpheus Data
VictorOps
VMWare

 

Green Circle Sponsors

CenturyLink

 

About DevOps

(a clipped compound of “development” and “operations“) is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.[1][2] It aims at establishing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software, can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably.DevOps promotes a set of processes and methods for thinking about communication and collaboration between development, QA, and IT operations.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps

 


SLC DevOps Days

Open Call for Ignite Proposals

OPEN CALL FOR IGNITE PROPOSALSslc-devopsdays-background

ig·nite

verb: ignite; 3rd person present: ignites; past tense: ignited; past participle: ignited; gerund or present participle: igniting

 

  • catch fire or cause to catch fire.
  • arouse or inflame (an emotion or situation).

 

 

Catch the Silicon Slopes on DevOps fire, propose an  Ignite:

Local Experiences-Speak-Share-Inspire

What is an Ignite talk? A 5 minute slot with slides changing every 15 seconds (20 slides total) which are also presented to all attendees in one room.

We have heard many of you speak and know you have good stuff to share. Our community wants to hear from you. If you are picked for one of our eight ignite slots, you’ll receive a complimentary pass to SLC DevOps Days.

Email: proposals-saltlakecity-2016@devopsdays.o­­rg

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 14-15
  • Location: Church and State, SLC, UT
  • Register soon at the $99.00 early bird pricing https://slcdevopsdays.org/register/
  • Follow us online at @devopsdaysslc  #SLCDevOpsDays

A few Limited Additional sponsorships are available at:https://slcdevopsdays.org/our-sponsors/

Early Bird tickets are $99.

https://www.slcdevopsdays.org/register/


Topic and Speaker Line-Up for June 14-15, 2016, Salt Lake City DevOps Days Event Unveiled

Silicon Slopes, UT, May 9, 2016 – Organizers of SLC DevOps Days, the only event of its kind in Utah, today announced the line-up of speakers and topics to be presented in its inaugural year, themed “Unlocking the Puzzle: What is DevOps, Why Now, Why Me?”

DevOps, touted as  “Agile 3.0,” introduces exciting and significant changes to all tech workers. To support the budding SLC DevOps community, DevOps practitioners, both local and national, will speak to cultural, leadership and tooling shifts. Along with speakers, the vendor supported event offers product demos and networking with local professionals at various stages in the DevOps journey.

Topics and speakers for the June 14th event (in no particular order):

Welcoming Jennifer Davis, Co-author of Effective DevOps, Chef Software Engineer and founder of Coffeeops as Keynote

In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has experienced devops transformations, and will speak to what it means from all sides; tech culture, monitoring, and automation.

What does DevOps Mean to an AdTech Company – Mason Leung

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?

Getting along with your DB Ops team – Nick Demaster

Often times, when we talk about DevOps, the database operations get grouped together with “Ops”.  This can lead to a lot of misunderstanding in the future with teams who adopt certain practices that, while allowing fast iterations, may not be the best for DB ops – and when a DBA comes into your organization, may cause friction between Dev and Ops.
Continuous Integration May Have Negative Effects – Yegor Bugayenko

CI is a well-known and popular methodology, which is supposed to help software projects to stabilize their source code and make the entire development more predictable and surprise-free. Even though all this sounds very good in theory, the practice is different.

Watch Everything, Watch Anything: Anomaly Detection – Nathaniel Cook
At any DevOps shop you quickly realize that you can’t watch everything even if you put it on big screens throughout the office where everyone can see. You need something to watch the data for you and to tell you what is important and what is not.

Stop Running with Sharp Metrics – Julia Wester

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.

Security Automation in a DevOps World – Alan Robertson

Cybersecurity is in the news almost every day. It’s not just getting the attention of the technical folks in the trenches, it’s getting attention in the boardroom. It’s also an area that the DevOps culture hasn’t spent as much attention on as we have on testing and deployment automation. How to make things better and keep them there – showing you how to get started in 15 minutes.

Servant Leadership is Dead – Allia DeAngelis

When projects transitioned from Waterfall to Agile, a cultural shift ensued. To meet the demands of iterative development, managers espoused Servant Leadership and Scrum Masters were born. Though there has been lots of pizza buying since then, old school leadership styles have covertly persisted. DevOps and its rapid time to market, once again asks leadership and management to evolve with it-if it isn’t Servant Leadership, then what is it?

If you don’t see your name up there but have something to say: CALL FOR Ignites IS NOW OPEN

Apply here: https://slcdevopsdays.org/speaker-proposals/

Event Details:

  • Dates: June 14-15
  • Location: Church and State, SLC, UT
  • Register soon at the $99.00 early bird pricing https://slcdevopsdays.org/register/
  • Follow us online at @devopsdaysslc  #SLCDevOpsDays
  • A few Limited Additional sponsorships are available at:https://slcdevopsdays.org/our-sponsors/

Support these sponsors and partners who make SLC DevOps Days 2016 possible!

Evening Networking Party

New Relic

Black Diamond Sponsors

Chef
Optum Technologies
Pivitol

Github
Raindance
SaltStack
Thought Works
Xebia Labs

Blue Square Sponsors

CA Technologies
Health Catalyst
Morpheus Data
VictorOps
VMWare

Green Circle Sponsors

CenturyLink

About DevOps

(a clipped compound of “development” and “operations“) is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.[1][2] It aims at establishing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software, can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably.DevOps promotes a set of processes and methods for thinking about communication and collaboration between development, QA, and IT operations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps


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