Silicon Slopes, UT – Jennifer Davis, co-author of Effective DevOps, Chef Software Engineer and founder of Coffeeops will be a keynote speaker at SLC DevOps Days inaugural event. The internationally based Conference will bring together Developers, Operation Engineers, System Administrators, Project Managers, Scrum Masters-and leadership from the area who are adopting DevOps practices and principles.
“Unlocking the Puzzle: What is DevOps, Why Now, Why Me?” this year’s theme, will be elucidated by Ms. Davis’ personal and industry transformation stories. She brings both years of technical and cultural experience in DevOps at scale initiatives and will share these with attendees.
SLC DevOps Days is particularly excited to welcome Jennifer due to her familiarity of the needs and expectations of attendees. She is a co-organizer of devopsdays Silicon Valley, and supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking Bay Area trails, learning to make things and quality time with her dog, George.
The two-day inaugural event is intended to drive discussions about the ambiguous definition of DevOps. Is it tooling, new agile, a cultural change in Software or all of that? Davis and other keynotes from around the nation, all participating in successful and challenged transformations, will openly discuss the milestones and changes their organizations may require along their path to 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. It aims at establishing a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software, can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably.
In traditional, functionally separated organizations there is rarely cross-departmental integration of these functions with IT operations. DevOps promotes a set of processes and methods for thinking about communication and collaboration between development, QA, and IT operations.