2017 SLC DevOps Days

SLC DevOps Days 2017: DevOps Panel Discussion Announced & Workshops Added!

DevOps is more than just tools and a pipelines. DevOps is breaking down the silos between culturally different groups: Development, Operations and QA. But where to get started?

While the tools and pipeline have proven more linear and easier to implement, uniting these three groups to implement a culture of shared responsibility between them has been proven that it’s difficult to. Frankly, most organizations either shy away from or skip the cultural shift, essentially returning to siloed business as usual.

DevOps is about rebuilding the trust between Dev, Ops and QA while simultaneously allowing them to move quickly, in concert, to mounting business pressures. Increasing the collaboration between these groups helps build the trust that is so prevalent in high performing organizations.

So how do you do this? Come talk with our panel experts and discuss with them how they have implemented the DevOps Culture in each of their respective organizations.

Panelist Includes:

  • Gwen Dobson – Director of IT Operations & Quality at Waterford Institute
  • Corban Raun – Senior Systems Administrator at Instructure
  • Wes Novack – Systems Engineer at Pluralsight
  • John Esser – Head of IT and Data Center Operations at AdvancedMD.
  • Mike A. Davis – Director Engineering at EMC

You have the opportunity to walk away with three things:

  1. Connections within our local and national community, all facing the same challenges you are,
  2. Inspiration that, yes, it really can be done (even security and database as well as mission critical),
  3. Know how

This year, we are pleased to to now offer you workshops (Know How). This year’s workshops include:

Continuous Compliance with InSpec

InSpec is an open-source testing framework for infrastructure with a human-readable language for specifying compliance, security, and other policy requirements. Easily integrate automated tests that check for adherence to policy into any stage of your deployment pipeline.

Beginning Metrics Collection with InfluxDB and Grafana

In this workshop, attendees will set-up a small time series database, configure it to collect metrics, and create sample dashboards.  This workshop is meant for beginners who want to learn the basics of metrics collection and analysis.  Attendees should bring a workstation running docker if they would like to follow along during the course.  Experience with docker is not required but will be helpful.  A wifi capable device will be necessary to follow along.  All code will be shared after the conference for further study.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. Seats have begun to sell quickly

 


Salt Lake City DevOps Days Announces Keynote Lineup Line-Up

SLC DevOps Days is bringing local and national speakers to the SLC DevOps community to discuss collaboration, tooling and cultural changes/opportunities. DevOps Days lets people share their expertise, make connections, train one another and talk about lessons learned.

2017 is our second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. We will be hosting the event at Noah’s Event Venue where we can host up to 500 DevOps Practitioners. Developers, SysOp, DevOps, SRE’s, Scrum Master’s and more are all invited to attend our 2017 conference.

2017 Keynotes:

Elizabeth K. JosephElizabeth Joseph:

Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Developer Advocate at Mesosphere focused on DC/OS and Apache Mesos and runs OpenSourceInfra.org. Previously, she worked for a decade as a Linux Systems Administrator, spending the past four years working HPE on the OpenStack Infrastructure team. She is the author of Common OpenStack Deployments (2016) The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th (2014) and 9th (2016) editions.

Gwen DobsonGwen Dobson:

With 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Gwen’s driving force is in collaboratively creating elegant solutions to the most complex problems. She has had the honor of leading small start ups and large corporations in building high performing solution testing and delivery teams from the ground up and providing high quality enterprise solutions for retail, financial and edtech industries. Human focused and technology driven, Gwen’s core belief is that the best solutions come from highly competent and innovative teams with an unwavering commitment to excellence. Gwen’s life long passion for technology began at the early age of five in the boiler room of her elementary school in Boulder, CO where she learned to program in Logo on an early model Macintosh. She’s been tinkering with tech every since.

Ross ClantonRoss Clanton:

Ross has led multiple technology transformation and innovation initiatives across Verizon and Target. He is also an active collaborator in growing and strengthening the Enterprise DevOps community through his work with the DevOps Enterprise Forum, his podcast – The Goat Farm, and involvement in DevOps events nationally.

Ross has had proven success establishing transformation strategy, driving culture change, scaling technology practices/skills through Dojo’s, and driving platform strategies (Cloud, DevOps, API’s) to improve technical excellence in some of the largest technology organizations in the world. His passion for DevOps stems not only from the fact that it improves business outcomes, but that it can also improve engagement and overall happiness of people working in technology.

About Salt Lake City DevOps Days

Salt Lake City DevOps Days will be held May 16-17, 2017 at Noah’s Event Venue in South Jordan, UT. The purpose of this innovative conference is to pull people from around the nation and locally to come help prepare and educate the tech community. In addition to speakers there will be vendors on site to introduce your Development and Operations team to new toolsets. The cost is low: $199.00.

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


DevOps Days Open Spaces

Salt Lake City DevOps Days Announces Speaker Line-Up

DevOps Days Open Spaces

Salt Lake City, UT – March  16, 2017 – Salt Lake City DevOps Days,  

Press Release: Salt Lake City DevOps Days Announces Speaker Line-Up.

SLC DevOps Days is bringing local and national speakers to the SLC DevOps community to discuss collaboration, tooling and cultural changes/opportunities. DevOps Days lets people share their expertise, make connections, train one another and talk about lessons learned.

2017 is our second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. We will be hosting the event at Noah’s Event Venue where we can host up to 500 devops Practitioners. Developers, SysOp, DevOps, SRE’s, Scrum Master’s and more are all invited to attend our 2017 conference.

Theme for 2017:

Humans and Tooling: Building reliability into your DevOps team

Definition of reliability

1:  the quality or state of being reliable

2:  the extent to which an experiment, test, or measuring procedure yields the same results on repeated trials

Simple Definition of reliable

: able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed : able to be relied on

: able to be believed : likely to be true or correct

The following speakers have been confirmed for Salt Lake City DevOps Days 2017.

About Salt Lake City DevOps Days

DevOps Days SLC will be held May 16-17, 2017 at Noah’s Event Venue in South Jordan, UT. The purpose of this innovative conference is to pull people from around the nation and locally to come help prepare and educate the tech community. In addition to speakers there will be vendors on site to introduce your Development and Operations team to new toolsets. The cost is low: $199.00.

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

 


Early Bird Tickets are on Sale!

The key to following the continuous delivery path is to continually question your own assumptions about what’s possible.” – Jeff Sussna

SALT LAKE CITY DEVOPS DAYS

RETURNING TO THE SILICON SLOPES, BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

May 16th & 17th 2017 at Noah’s Event Venue, right in the heart of Utah’s Tech Community. This next generation, internationally developed two-day technology event includes conference talks in the morning, openspaces each afternoon, an ongoing hackathon, hands-on exchanges, and an evening social gathering the first night.

Tickets are available immediately and already selling quickly. Tickets are currently available for the  low price of $149 for the first 100 people to register and $199 for the remaining, until sold out.

Attendance recommended for: Developer’s, Operation Engineers, System Administrators, Security Engineers, Project Managers, Scrum Masters-and anyone who is interested in containerization, micro-services, 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:

Just getting started, or anxious to learn more, we would love to have everyone attend the SLC DevOps Days. We are a 501(c) non-profit entity. Which means-your tickets are tax deductible!!!! Seating is limited and can be purchased here: slcdevopsdays.org.

Are you a DevOps Ninja? 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 400 people in the auditorium during these periods.

Do you have an interesting idea that you would like to share? 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.

Curios to hear how your peers handle specific challenges, or interested in having a deeper dive on one of our sponsors technologies? Attend an 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 open space 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
  • Microservice Trends
  • Challenges that DevOps teams face.
  • DevOps and Security
  • Adopting Continues Delivery
  • Automating the Mundane

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

Please visit our Call for Papers site.

Want to help Sponsor SLCDevOpsDays:

Please visit our sponsor site to learn more.

Want to Volunteer with SLCDevOpsDays:

Volunteers get a unique 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.


2017 SLC DevOps Days Call for Speaker Proposals

Did  you get a chance to attend our inaugural 2016 DevOps Days Event held here in beautiful Salt Lake City? If not, we understand, you maxed the location capacity of 250 attendees, which meant a LOT of you were left out (75 + waitlisted, a bunch of “please just let me in,” and only 5 no shows).

We heard your request for this year’s capacity-bigger. Good thing cuz, in our sophomore year, Salt Lake DevOps Days 2017 is set to have over 400+ attendees. Yup, 400+.

We KNOW you honed your DevOps Fu during 2016. And SLC DOD knows you have pipelines to brag about and collaboration stories to tell. Highlighting the knowledge here in the Silicon Slopes blended with national talents, we are back at it again: bigger, better, less yap-more actionable, more informative than the usual “Days” events.

Sign up to:

 

  • Come fill openspaces with your unique DevOps pipeline buildout (why you architected it how you did, lessons learned, reccos you have),
  • be one of 12 speakers, and 12 Ignite presenters,
  • participate in (#maybe) a hack-a-thon and,
  • explore the 25 DevOps tool sponsors

To submit your talk, please visit today: https://www.papercall.io/slc-dev-ops-days

DOD SLC’s Why:

Traditionally in the software product development cycle, those responsible to get the product out to customers work separately from the development teams. These groups use different tools, have separate budgets, are at time shared resources with other parts of the organization and have their own unique cadences. They don’t typically understand each other’s processes, pain points and timing. This causes discord and mistakes when trying to take things to market in a high velocity manner.

The DevOps movement has formed to promote working together  upfront, automating the repetitive tasks, being  blameless in retrospective and driving understanding into what it means to be dev or ops. It means that how they have worked in the past changes but relieves the animosity along the way, with the benefit of getting items to the customer faster with higher quality.

We are bringing local and national speakers to the SLC community to discuss collaboration, tooling and cultural changes/opportunities. Let people share expertise, make connections, train one another and talk about lessons learned. A very open source discourse.

 

Salt Lake City DevOps Days Theme for 2017:

Humans and Tooling: Building reliability into your DevOps team

Definition of reliability

1:  the quality or state of being reliable

2:  the extent to which an experiment, test, or measuring procedure yields the same results on repeated trials

Simple Definition of reliable

: able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed : able to be relied on

: able to be believed : likely to be true or correct

The beauty of a Continuous Delivery pipeline and all of its components is knowing your monitoring and feedback loops are consistent. Implementing a good setup and proper maintenance you can consider them reliable, but machines are the easy part. Tools are always easy, humans are complex and it is the human which works with other teams, to collaborate, gather and validate the requirements for the pipeline. To create a welcoming culture and successful CD pipeline, a new team formation is essential. Thus DevOps was born to bring together groups previously pitted against each other via conflicting bonus plans, timelines, and business drivers. SLC DOD 2017 is all about this: you can’t create reliable feedback tools without recovering the human trust. How do we tool up and trust rapidly to prove we can rely on both.

To submit your talk, please visit today: https://www.papercall.io/slc-dev-ops-days


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