Never Choose Between New Features and Stability Again

Expert Advice on How to Innovate Faster by Accelerating Software Delivery Across the Enterprise!

Exciting Half-Day Events from IEEE Computer Society.

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Nov. 4, 2015 – Denver, CO
 
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A free copy of “DevOps for Dummies” will be given away to all attendees. DevOps can mold your organization into a well-oiled software delivery machine with more iterations, less complex problems, less time fixing problems, and faster feature delivery. DevOps Unleashed, designed for experienced DevOps practitioners and newbies alike, offers real-world perspectives on how companies made DevOps work in their environments.

 

Take a Deep Dive into DevOps

DevOps is an idea discussed by many and understood by few. This year’s events are the next step beyond last year's Agile to DevOps focus because they will go deeper, explore further, and answer today’s questions prompted by our changing software demands in 2015.

  • How can you innovate faster by accelerating software delivery across the enterprise?
  • Can DevOps really bring about 30 times faster deployments?
  • Can it link new features and stability so that both design and operations meet their goals?
  • Can it reduce bugs exponentially?
  • Can DevOps really allow new feature development while managing legacy software?
  • Maybe investing a half day now could save you weeks or months of time in annoying changes later?

November 4, 2015 – Denver, CO
 

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A DevOps State of the Union  

Deepak Giridharagopal, Director of Engineering, Puppet Labs

Giridharagopal
Giridharagopal

We're hitting the end of 2015, and DevOps as a "thing" has been around long enough that we can study it in earnest. What seems to be working? How far has IT in general moved towards DevOps practices, tools, and culture? And which of those practices, tools, and cultural improvements are the most beneficial? Let's talk about the state of the DevOps world in 2015: what works, what doesn't, and why!

Deepak is Director of Engineering at Puppet Labs, one of the authors of PuppetDB, and a many-times-over Puppetconf veteran. Prior to joining Puppet Labs, he was Principal Engineer at Dell/MessageOne, using Puppet to manage thousands of production systems.

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DevOps Philosophy : Empathy

Jason Hand, DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps

Hand
Hand

One of the main tenets of the Devops movement is empathy. One might even say it is the "essence" of Devops. Philosophy, like the DevOps movement, forces us to ask questions of ourselves and our place in the bigger picture. How do we interact & communicate with others? What does it take to be a contributing member of a team and how can you be a better teammate? We will use this as a platform to explore additional parallels of basic philosophy and the ideals that are a part of that and how they can be woven into the fabric of Devops. Call it a different approach at explaining the Devops message and movement.

Jason Hand is the DevOps Evangelist at VictorOps, organizer of DevOpsDays - Rockies, author of "ChatOps for Dummies", and host of "Community Pulse" (a podcast on building Community within Tech). A frequent speaker at DevOps events around the country, Jason enjoys talking to audiences large and small on a variety of technical and non-technical subjects.

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DevOps: Start-up Speed, Enterprise Scale

Bernie Coyne, DevOps Evangelist, IBM Cloud

Coyne
Coyne

Bernie Coyne has worked in the software development field for 25+ years and has a wealth of hands-on experience in IT application development. He's worked at IBM for more than a decade and is currently a Senior DevOps Evangelist for IBM’s DevOps solutions and is the co-author of "DevOps For Dummies," 2nd IBM Limited Edition. In his talk Bernie covers strategies and techniques for starting your DevOps transformation. Software development plays a critical role in powering the technology trends and market shifts occurring today. Organizations that can more effectively manage software development are more likely to successfully implement these technologies to drive innovation, and boost their competitive advantage.

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Sept. 16, 2015 – Herndon, VA

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Achieving DevOps Nirvana – Real World Lessons on Accelerating Software Delivery Across the Application Lifecycle

Bernard Golden, VP Strategy, Activestate Software

Golden
Golden

Named by Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as Vice President, Strategy for ActiveState Software. Prior to ActiveState he was Senior Director, Cloud Computing, for Dell Computer, which he joined when it acquired Enstratius, a leading cloud management software company, where he served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Bernard also serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine; his blog has been named to over a dozen “best of cloud computing” lists and is read by tens of thousands of persons each month. He is a highly regarded speaker, and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world. Bernard is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, including his most recent book, Amazon Web Services for Dummies, published in Autumn 2013.

In his session, Bernard will describe how DevOps is a phrase much-abused: talked about by everyone, understood by far fewer. This presentation will focus on practical initiatives and benefits, along with some real world skinned knees. It will include a set of recommendations to move forward with an enterprise DevOps initiative.

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A DevOps State of Mind

Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat

Chris
Van Tuin

Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization.

In this presentation, you’ll learn about:
 

   -  The acceleration of Application Delivery for the Business with DevOps

   -  The transformation of IT to a DevOps, Microservices, and Container based Cloud Architecture

   -  How DevOps practices can operate in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-enabled environment.

   -  PaaS and DevOps, used together, can reduce software delivery cycle times, drive automation, and increase efficiency.

   -  How other organizations are using DevOps and how to replicate their success.

Join Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat, as he walks through how DevOps can accelerate application delivery for the Business.  Chris has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software.   Since joining Red Hat in 2005, he has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners with a focus on emerging technologies including IaaSPaaS, and DevOps.  He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups. 

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June 17, 2015 – Seattle, Washington

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Building Humane Systems

Jeff Hackert, Director, Engineering and Development, Chef

Hackert
Hackert

Marc Andreessen is right, ‘software is eating the world.’ The companies best positioned to benefit will not be the earliest adopters or those with unique ideas. Successful technology companies will consistently and sustainably deliver innovation at velocity. Not for the sake of speed, but because they are attuned to moving quickly. Not for the sake of longevity, but because they know that humane systems are enduring systems. Success in this new world will depend on your ability to cultivate great people who can build amazing products at velocity. DevOps is a cultural and professional movement, focused on how we build humane, high velocity organizations. The core principles and values of this movement are born from the experiences of its practitioners who are focused building and operating software and infrastructure at scale. That DevOps approach allows us to absorb late stage change and return it as a competitive advantage. This is achieved by taking the people involved in these systems to be the ends and not the means.

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Fast, Resilient, Secure

Ariel Tseitlin, Partner, Scale Venture Partners

Tseitlin
Tseitlin

Find out how current DevOps approaches, that were pioneered at leading organizations, are enabling companies to move faster, decrease their time to market, and respond to customer demand quickly, without compromising on risk and security concerns. Ariel will speak to DevOps integration at large organizations, leveraging his perspective of having been a consultant, Director and VP. As an accomplished technology executive, investor and entrepreneur, Ariel will share his views on implementing a successful DevOps approach.

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April 21, 2015 – Mountain View, Calif.

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Enterprise DevOps: Breaking Down the Barriers Between Development and IT Operations

Jez Humble, VP, Chef

Humble
Humble

Agile processes were designed to break down barriers among users, programmers, and testers. Now, DevOps—a set of principles and practices for communication, collaboration, and integration between development and IT operations—seeks to break down development/operations barriers. By applying agile principles to operations and re-architecting the interfaces between these groups, DevOps empowers organizations to deliver high-value software faster and with fewer errors. In this presentation, Jez describes how to implement DevOps practices in large enterprises—and small organizations. Using examples from leading companies, including amazon.com, he illustrates how to accelerate innovation and shares the architecture and organizational structures necessary for success.

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Lean DevOps: Lessons Learned from Implementing DevOps at Innovation-driven Companies

Xavier Amatriain, VP Engineering, Quora

Amatriain
Amatriain

In this presentation, Xavier will discuss the use of DevOps at innovative companies, including Netflix and Quora. Such companies, and startups in particular, must be lean and build, measure, and learn by running experiments that test many hypotheses. This environment adds requirements to the already-packed DevOps agenda. Not only do we need to respond to quickly changing and evolving software, but we must support parallel versions of components serving different experiments. On the other hand, lean organizations change very quickly in response to the evolving context. DevOps requirements must change at the same pace. One day, the focus may be on performance and availability while the next it may be on reducing infrastructure costs. Learn how best engineering practices can inject flexibility and agility in a DevOps organization designed to embrace change and experimentation.

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March 25, 2015 – Austin, Texas

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Achieving DevOps Nirvana – Real World Lessons on Accelerating Software Delivery Across the Application Lifecycle

Bernard Golden, VP Strategy, Activestate Software

Golden
Golden

Named by Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing, Bernard Golden serves as Vice President, Strategy for ActiveState Software. Prior to ActiveState he was Senior Director, Cloud Computing, for Dell Computer, which he joined when it acquired Enstratius, a leading cloud management software company, where he served as Vice President, Enterprise Solutions. Bernard also serves as the cloud computing advisor for CIO Magazine; his blog has been named to over a dozen “best of cloud computing” lists and is read by tens of thousands of persons each month. He is a highly regarded speaker, and has keynoted cloud conferences around the world. Bernard is the author or co-author of four books on virtualization and cloud computing, including his most recent book, Amazon Web Services for Dummies, published in Autumn 2013.

In his session, Bernard will describe how DevOps is a phrase much-abused: talked about by everyone, understood by far fewer. This presentation will focus on practical initiatives and benefits, along with some real world skinned knees. It will include a set of recommendations to move forward with an enterprise DevOps initiative.

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The Forgotten Side of DevOps – Techniques for Doing DevOps in Large Enterprises

Dave West, Chief Product Officer, Tasktop Software

West
West

Dave West is a frequent keynote at major industry conferences. He’s a widely published author of articles and research reports, and his acclaimed book, Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, helped define new software modeling and application development processes. Dave led development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational. After IBM/Rational, he returned to consulting and managed Ivar Jacobson Consulting for North America. Before joining Tasktop, Dave was Vice President and Research Director at Forrester Research, where he ran the software development and delivery practice.

In his talk, Dave presents lessons learned while doing DevOps deployments in large organizations, including banks, retailers, and car manufacturers. Each of these transformations was challenged with integrating rapid iterations and continuous delivery with existing systems and stakeholders. This led to the creation of tool-agnostic DevOps Integration Patterns which include Defect Unification, Agile Orchestration, and Supply Chain Integration. For each pattern, Dave West will review a case study and show how its implementation lead to deployment success.

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