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DevOps 101

This talk has been deprecated and remains for reference Abstract With the need to build, test and release software more rapidly, frequently and reliably the concept of DevOps has never been more popular, and to a degree, more misunderstood. DevOps skills are consistently highly sought after and in huge demand, yet at the same time little education and training is available in both the professional world and in higher education. [Read More]

Go to the rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS turmoil

Abstract Find out about a use case that created a need for testing certificate chains, appropriate web server security settings, and the Go code used for testing. Description Talk would be based on this article: https://opensource.com/article/17/4/testing-certificate-chains-34-line-go-program If you ever need to validate certificates or certificate chains before deploying them, Go provides a near foolproof test method. A 3rd party developed a tool that was then handed off to our DevOps team to manage and maintain. [Read More]

Go: Enabling DevOps to Go Faster

Abstract What is Go? It’s not just another programming language. Go was made with very specific goals in mind by very experienced people. Go’s ideals align quite well with DevOps principles. In this talk we explore why DevOps professionals should be learning and utilizing Go in their organizations. Description What is Go? What wasn’t good enough with other languages? Who made Go? The Go/Google Connection as it Stands Today What is Go Good At? [Read More]

The Dark Side of DevOps

Abstract People think that DevOps, Cloud Native, Agile, GROWS, etc. are all rainbows and roses. You start small, work your way up or you decide as an organizational unit to change. These are two patterns associated with a Jedi-type maturation process of DevOps. Like in Star Wars, DevOps has a dark side. This talk provides examples of successful and failed DevOps transformations as well as some lessons learned along the way. [Read More]

What the Military Taught Me About DevOps

Abstract Before DevOps was coined an entire branch of the US military was living by its core fundamentals. Visualizing work, flow, diversity, failing fast are all things that I practiced in the Air Force from 1999 to 2010. I’d like to share my lessons learned serving during this time. This talk will broaden people’s view of how DevOps can be implemented, why diversity matters in DevOps, and how fortunate we all are to have the problems we have today. [Read More]