Additional Speaker Line-Up for Salt Lake City DevOps Days

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: 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
  • Follow us online at @devopsdaysslc  #SLC #DevOpsDays
  • A few Limited Additional sponsorships are available at:


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


Evening Networking Party

New Relic


Black Diamond Sponsors

Optum Technologies

Thought Works
Xebia Labs


Blue Square Sponsors

CA Technologies
Health Catalyst
Morpheus Data


Green Circle Sponsors



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.


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