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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


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.


Church and State

Salt Lake City DevOps Days Official Announcement! June 14th and 15th, 2016

Church and State

We are announcing Salt Lake City DevOps Days: June 14th & 15th 2016 at Church and State. This conference It will be a two day event with conference talks in the morning, openspaces each afternoon and an evening social gathering. Tickets are available immediately for $99 for the first 100 people to register.

DevOps is “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 can contribute to SLC DevOps Days one of the following ways:

  1. Propose a session for the conference talks: Your talk will be a 45 minute session where you can speak about the next big things happening in world of DevOps. For a detailed description, please see our call for proposals.
  2. Propose a lightning talk: If you have a strong DevOps related message that you really want to share with the DevOps world, we encourage you to send us a proposal for an Ignite presentation. Ignite presentations are  5 minute talks with 20 slides which auto-advance. The only rule is don’t pitch products.
  3. Register and show up: One of the success factors of previous devopsdays is the openspace-format: it fosters the sharing of ideas and insights in good old fashioned, non-technical way by just talking to each other. Last time it even got people who would normally never talk, into the conversation.
  4. Sponsor the event: Registration fees only cover part of the budget. Therefore we actively seek sponsors to make this event happen. In return we hope to make it valuable for you to sponsor Salt Lake City DevOps Days.
  5. Volunteer: We’re expecting 300 people to show up to this event. At this time, we’re asking that you volunteer to help make this event a success. We’re going to need Event Assistant, Floater, Guide, Registration Assistant and Ushers. You’ll be the envy of your team and will get some free swag for your time.
  6. Tweet, Post and e-mail: Help us get the word out by emailing everyone on your team. Share our website, https://slcdevopsdays.org, Tweet about it using the hash tag #slcdevopsdays and post this to your friends on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/slcdevopsdays.

Early bird tickets are available immediately for $99 until April 15th, 2016. Hurry, only 100 are made available at this price. Once they’re gone, tickets are $149.

Please feel free to give us feedback by contacting the organizers.

 


Salt Lake City DevOps Days

Salt Lake City DevOps Days Call for Proposals

Salt Lake City DevOps days is an open conference for discussing methods of improving the interaction between developers and operations teams. It the natural convergence of these two diametrically opposed groups as they become one functional agile team.

As we put together this event, we’re asking that you put together a proposal so that we can shape the future of DevOps in the Silicon Slopes.

You can participate as a speaker in three ways:

Propose a talk or panel for our morning conference: there is two days with six 45 minutes slots. We can have up to 200 people in the auditorium.

Propose an Ignite talk that will be presented during the Ignite sessions: Ignite sessions are 5 minutes slots with slides changing every 15 seconds (20 slides total) also presented to all attendees in one room.

Openspace session: even without a prepared presentation we welcome the discussion 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.

How to make a proposal: 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

SLC DevOps Day’s Rules:

  • Be specific as possible.
  • Don’t send over sales pitches.
  • The devil is in the details. Please help us understand your proposal as much as possible.
  • We welcome nominations. if you know someone who has content/experience relevant to the DevOps conversation, please help us out!
  • Multiple proposals welcome… just follow the other rules.

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