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Tuesday, May 14
 

8:00am

Registration and Breakfast
Registration opens and continental breakfast is available

Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
TBA

8:30am

Welcome
Welcome and Intro to Day 1

Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Noah's Main Hall

8:45am

Product Management Meets DevOps
Opening Keynote

Speakers
avatar for Scott Prugh

Scott Prugh

Chief Architect & SVP Software Engineering, CSG International
Scott supports the North America Development teams that deliver CSG’s hosted Billing & Customer Care Platform. Scott has broad experience across development and operations functions from startups to large enterprises. Scott has led major transformational efforts in technology, people... Read More →
avatar for Brian Clark

Brian Clark

VP Product Management, CSG International
Brian is a thought leader with over 20 years experience in the product management space with a passion for driving innovation, growing revenue, developing talent and maximizing profitability. Brian currently leads ACP, which is CSG’s market leading North American Cable BSS solution... Read More →
avatar for Jill Edmundson

Jill Edmundson

Director, Lean Portfolio Leadership, CSG International
IT professional with 20+ years’ experience in the Communication Service Provider industry, leading high functioning teams within CSG’s Lean Portfolio Leadership, Strategic Business, PMO, and Product Management organizations. Goal-oriented, servant leader dedicated to promoting... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
Noah's Main Hall

9:52am

Panel Organization
Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:52am - 10:00am
Noah's Main Hall

10:00am

Morning Break
Morning Break

Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:00am - 10:20am
TBA

10:20am

You only have to change one thing to do the DevOps. Everything.
10 or 15 years ago we would hear “agile doesn’t work” from lots of people. They had “used agile” on a project, and the project failed anyway. Most of the time a little investigation revealed that they didn’t really try it at all. Instead they worked much like they always had, just for two weeks at a time instead of several months.
The same thing is happening with people “doing DevOps”.
I strongly believe that the most important thing about a DevOps transition is the required changes in culture. But you can’t actually have self organized teams if you’re working on systems that are hard to build and deploy. You also can’t easily automate that build and deploy process if your architecture is hard to test.
In this talk I’ll point out several areas of focus when making the transition, and point out why it’s important that you change everything.
  • Culture change - DevOps is about culture first and foremost. I’ll talk about some of the organizational structures which can help in creating a sharing culture where the teams and the technology can thrive.
  • Evolutionary architecture - Adopting a technical architecture which is more testable and changeable is key to the ability to move fast. Taking advantage of microservices and platforms (such as PaaS) can help with this.
  • Continuous Delivery - Continuous Delivery is more than just automating deployment. Making sure your software is going through things like security, performance and compliance testing in addition to “standard” tests. I’ll show ways to make sure your deployments are not only fast, but safe.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Mugrage

Ken Mugrage

Thoughtworks
Ken Mugrage started his IT career as a system administrator for Seattle’s first internet service provider in the early 90s. He went on to form his own web development company in 1994, creating some of the first data driven websites anywhere. Ken went on to hold almost every position... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 10:20am - 11:00am
Noah's Main Hall

11:10am

DevOps Panel Discussion
5 Person Panel Discussion
Bring your questions, we have answers

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:10am - 11:55am
Noah's Main Hall

11:55am

Lunch Tuesday
Lunch

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:55am - 1:25pm
Upstairs Eating Area

12:25pm

G2G3 DevOps Simulation
Limited Capacity filling up

The G2G3 DevOps simulation:
  • Directly addresses the biggest risk to your DevOps success: People. More than 50% of DevOps initiatives fail due to people issues (Gartner), as opposed to technology or process issues.. By simulating your DevOps future state, it communicates a DevOps vision and accelerates a positive DevOps culture.
  • Gets anyone ‘touched’ by DevOps on the same page and speaking the same language; it clearly communicates the case for change, Devops value to all and turns DevOps opponents into advocates.
  • Immerses participants into a high-impact simulated environment whereby they are challenged to release new products whilst internal and external forces continually change. This realistic approach delivers a level of tension and excitement that creates an ‘A-HA!’ moment for all involved.
  • Is high-impact, experiential and fun. It breaks down silos and builds stronger teams. People who go through our simulations remember the experience clearly 10 years later. How many training solutions can genuinely make that claim?
  • Is perfect for multiple audiences who need to understand DevOps; for example gaining executive buy-in to DevOps initiatives, engaging development teams, engaging those involved in service, process and integration roles, engaging operations, the wider business and more.
  • DevOps means different things to different people. The G2G3 DevOps Simulation is flexible in facilitation, supporting different content and operating model approaches.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 12:25pm - 4:25pm
Noah's 200

1:25pm

Agile Development Still Not Delivering? But Why?
Limited Capacity filling up

Daily standup and Sprints still not delivering the 4X boost to your value-delivery you were promised?  Why not? Can’t you feed your team with two pizzas?
What’s working for teams may have less to do with what they’re doing and more to do with why they’re doing it.
In this workshop we’ll be going over the lost “Why” of agile software development and how refocusing on it can help increase the effectiveness of what you do.


Speakers
avatar for Mat Kent

Mat Kent

Though Mat has spent most of his career as a developer, he has found that he has a passion for process improvement which lead him to agile and lean development. Due to this passion, his current employer moved him into a role as an agile coach, which consisted of training the teams... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 202

1:25pm

Airflow and DataOps
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will combine a talk on DataOps methodology with a hands on lab demonstrating the capabilities of Apache Airflow. I will utilize the Google Cloud Composer managed Airflow service for this lab, but the general principles and processes will apply to any Airflow Environment. Participants can prepare by creating a Google Cloud Platform account with billing enabled.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Housley

Matthew Housley

CTO, Ternary Data
After completing a PhD in mathematics at the University of Utah, Matt Housley took a job as data scientist at Overstock.com. He quickly realized that operational processes were key to successful data projects and moved into DevOps and data engineering. He co-founded the data engineering... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Workshop Theater

1:25pm

CI / CD doesn’t have to be painful.
Limited Capacity full

One of the challenges engineers face is maintaining productivity in a rapidly scaling environment. Although DevOps tools have seen great advancements, they can occasionally sap the time they are meant to save. As the team grows, the way your CI / CD pipeline is set up can either maximize your productivity or squander it.


CircleCI is attracting engineers everywhere with its minimal maintenance, intuitive interface, and easy onboarding of projects, among various other features. In this workshop, you will learn how our customers are automating their processes by building your own workflow that tests an application, builds the Docker image for it, provisions the infrastructure, and then deploys the application. Come with a laptop and prepare to become a CI / CD wizard!


Sponsors
avatar for Michael V Thanh

Michael V Thanh

Solutions Engineer, CircleCI
Michael is a Solutions Engineer with CircleCI. Despite a background in software engineering, he decided to pivot to a customer-facing role to gain deeper insight into the software ecosystem and work directly with the people his products affect. With a degree in Computer Engineering... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 201

1:25pm

Navigating Your DevOps Journey
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is geared towards senior technical leaders (executives, directors or key influencers/change agents).
Senior leaders embarking on DevOps initiatives often struggle to determine where to start, what to do, and how to approach their DevOps journey. The advantages of DevOps are well-documented, but it is estimated that over the next 5 years, 75% of DevOps initiatives will fail to fully meet the expectations of the business and stakeholders. In this presentation/workshop, we will talk about the practical steps and actions specifically around culture, practices, and technology that a leader can take to maximize the probability of a successful DevOps transformation. We will talk about viewing DevOps holistically through the six core disciplines along with an approach to the DevOps toolchain. Attendees will be given a succinct, but practical guide, “Navigating Your DevOps Journey.”

Speakers
avatar for John Esser

John Esser

Chief Executive Officer, Veracity Solutions
John is CEO and President of Veracity Solutions, a tech strategy consulting firm specializing in helping IT organizations realize their strategic value within their business. Previously the Sr. Director of IT and Data Center Operations at AdvancedMD and the Director of Cloud Architecture/DevOps... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's Board Rm 101

1:25pm

Pipeline the game
Limited Capacity filling up

A new card game to design Continuous Delivery pipelines

What testing steps should you include in your Continuous Delivery pipeline? Don’t just string together existing manual processes - use simple, collaborative tools to design something better!

Creating a Continuous Delivery (CD) pipeline is a key development in an organization’s transformation to DevOps. A CD Pipeline covers all the activities needed to transform a code change made by a developer into updated software bringing value to users. Steps in the pipeline include building a new version of the software as well as testing and deploying it. Exactly what kinds of build, test and deployment steps will depend on many factors and there is no ‘one perfect pipeline’ which will suit all situations.

Playing the game will help you to build a real pipeline for the real software system you are working on. Building a CD pipeline needs specialist knowledge of particular tools and could be many weeks of work. Playing this game will help you to avoid some costly misunderstandings. It’s also a fun way to engage a small group for an hour or two while you think through the issues you’re facing.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 301

3:25pm

Afternoon Break
Afternoon Break

Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:25pm - 3:45pm
TBA

3:45pm

Project to Product: How Value Stream Networks Will Transform IT and Business
Speakers
avatar for Carmen DeArdo

Carmen DeArdo

Senior VSM Strategist, Tasktop Technologies
Carmen is the Senior VSM Strategist at Tasktop and former DevOps leader at Nationwide Insurance which won the DevOps.com 2016 DevOps Transformation of the Year. Carmen has presented at numerous conferences including the DevOps Enterprises Summit and gave the keynote at the inaugural... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Noah's Main Hall

4:40pm

Evening Social
Nerd Social Party

Tuesday May 14, 2019 4:40pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, May 15
 

8:00am

Breakfast and Registration
Registration opens and continental breakfast is available

Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
TBA

8:30am

Day 2 Welcome
Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:30am - 8:45am
Noah's Main Hall

8:45am

Creating Capacity to Make Tomorrow Better Than Today
Wouldn’t everyone doing operations work love more time to focus on exciting projects? Build out new platforms, improve performance, contribute to open source projects, pay down tech debt, level-up their automation — all things that add value to your company and advance your career.
But instead, we find ourselves buried in interruptions and repetitive work. Imagine the things you could do, if you just had the time to get to it.
Then along comes a new way of working and a new role called Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). But SRE almost seems too good to be true!
People are doing what systems administrators used to do, but are spending more than 50% of their time doing engineering work that adds enduring value to their company. How can less than half of these SREs’ time be wasted on the interruptions, repetitive work, and drudgery that seem to consume so much of our time? And how do they do this with the same or less headcount?
This talk will first take a close look at what SRE is, what SRE isn’t, and how SRE is the next chapter in the DevOps journey. We will break down the principles behind the SRE movement and highlight where SRE departs from the current conventional wisdom of Operations and Systems Administration work. You’ll learn about key concepts like Toil, SLOs, Error Budgets, and Shared Responsibility Models.
Next, we’ll look at how to move to an SRE style of working. We’ll look at how traditional operations beliefs and practices can leave organizational scar tissue that is difficult to overcome. We’ll examine examples of how silos, excessive toil, reliance on queues, and incorrectly applied governance models undermine the adoption of SRE principles and practices in the enterprise. We’ll also look at the individual skills and mindset changes that you’ll need to adopt an SRE way of working.
You’ll leave this talk with an appreciation for how SRE can create the capacity you need to make tomorrow better than today.

Speakers
avatar for Damon Edwards

Damon Edwards

Co-Founder, Rundeck
Damon Edwards is a Co-Founder of Rundeck, Inc., the makers of Rundeck, the popular open source Self-Service Operations platform. Damon was previously a Managing Partner at DTO Solutions, a DevOps and IT Operations improvement consultancy. Damon has spent the past years working with... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:45am - 9:35am
Noah's Main Hall

9:45am

Morning Break
Morning Break

Wednesday May 15, 2019 9:45am - 10:05am
TBA

10:05am

The Way We Communicate Sucks!
The science behind how we inspire and influence change around us, through the stories we share. I spent my career really trying to understand what the most inspiring/influential people that is so different from everyone else.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Zoldan

Ben Zoldan

Ben Zoldan is the Best-Selling co-author of "What Great Salespeople Do, The Science of Selling through Emotional Connection and the Power of Story", and is the Founder of Storyleaders, a global consulting and training firm focused on helping to change the enhance the culture of business... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:05am - 10:25am
Noah's Main Hall

10:25am

The Message
No matter what profession you’re in, our jobs can contain a variety of stress factors, which are unknown to individuals looking from the outside.
“The Message” is a lecture based on research that recommends corporations should devote in IT specific employee assistance agendas. Working as a Developer, Specialist, Designer, Engineer, Expert, Manager, and Technician demands a high level of precision over the extended period, and any minute lapse in one’s job could be disastrous.
MY METHOD OF HUMOR AND AFFECTION TITLED THE “DR. DRE METHOD.” ATTENDEES WILL LEARN TO:
  • D. DOWNLOAD the cause of your Stress.
  • R. Use a mental ROUTER to direct the stress to a secure site in your mind.
  • D. Learn to DELETE future Stress elements.
  • R. REBOOT yourself and focus on positive aspects.
  • E. ENCRYPT your mind to secure the positive parts.
The pressure of working in the field of computer technology can be a dream for the observers and the nightmare for the workers.
Working in the world of technology can be a great experience, which DEVELOPERS, SPECIALISTS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, EXPERTS, MANAGERS AND TECHNICIANS create and dive each time they start working.
The field of technology is a world were Developers, and Specialist, who are social creatures are put on a stage to define what they do by engaging the world with the latest technological innovations, and vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Jenkins, M. Psych

Stacey Jenkins, M. Psych

Founder/CEO, CRUX CONCEPTION
Presenters Bio:•Stacey resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has over 20 years of Law Enforcement (LEO) and teaching experience.Law Enforcement experience:•Homicide Detective•Gang Unit Specialist Detective•Hostage Negotiator•Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer•School... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:25am - 10:45am
Noah's Main Hall

11:00am

Overcoming Delay: How The Best Developers Increase Productivity 
In the software industry, it’s common to be on a project with an aggressive timeline. Even if the schedule was correct, plans don’t always go the way you expect and become off track. Teams end up working more extended hours, try to add people to the project or make other heroic efforts to try and “save the day’ and finish on time. In my experience, rarely have those efforts worked and when it did, the team was so burned out it took several weeks to get motivated to tackle another project.
There should be a better way to complete projects on time, so teams feel a sense of accomplishment and are excited to take on the next project. In this session, we discuss three key behaviors you can do with your team, unlocking a better way to work to help the team succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Gower

Paul Gower

Kanban Coach / Trainer, Lunamark | Huge IO
Paul started his career as a software developer in 2001 developing client/server enterprise solutions. An innovative problem solver, Paul uses in-depth analysis, deep consultation and the latest software development practices to serve his clients. In 2014 Paul started his company... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Noah's Main Hall

11:55am

Lunch Wednesday
Lunch

Wednesday May 15, 2019 11:55am - 1:25pm
Upstairs Eating Area

1:25pm

Automating web, mobile, and desktop apps using the Webdriver protocol.
Limited Capacity full

Webdriver protocol has many different uses.  The greatest benefit is a common protocol language that will allow for the automation of Web, Mobile and Desktop apps using an easy to understand design.  Come see how to get setup with a common language like Java and using the webdriver protocol to reduce the complexity and cost of how many automation tools and frameworks you would need to support to automate.  

Speakers
avatar for Matt Chiang

Matt Chiang

Matt started in QA over 20 years ago.  His career started at Novell working in Corporate Interop and then moving onto System Test performing integration, functional, load, and performance testing.  He was also instrumental with helping various customers size their corporate network... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 201

1:25pm

Collaboration Frameworks for DevOps
Limited Capacity full

The success of DevOps depends on its technical aspects as much as on non-
technical ones, yet most organizations pay little to no attention to the latter.
One very effective (and fun) way to do some of those value-added activities
is with Collaboration Frameworks. This workshop will cover three of them.
Lighthouse: to visualize the state of quality and risk of a DevOps
environment or a project. Tug of War to visualize the level of alignment
between all the DevOps, SecDevOps or DevTestOps as well as how they
benefit or afflict each other. The 4th
Dimension to prioritize activities.


Speakers
MK

Masa K. Maeda

Masa is a leading figure in the lean-agile communityworldwide and a pioneer on Collaboration Frameworks, XSCALE and theKanban Method. He is the founder and principal of Valueinnova LLC, asteering committee member of the DevOps++ Alliance, the Agile TestingAlliance and the Kanban For... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 202

1:25pm

Introduction to the TICK Stack
Limited Capacity full

This session assumes that you are new to the TICK Stack and looking at how to get started.  Bring your laptop, we will have the Internet connection!  Download the TICK Stack, get it up and running, load your first data and produce interesting graphs, alerts and notifications to Slack all by the end of the session.

Sponsors
avatar for Katy Farmer

Katy Farmer

Developer Relations, Influxdata
Katy lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two dogs (at least one of whom talks to her about fun, technical stuff). She loves to experiment with code, break stuff, and try to fix it. She learned to code at Turing School of Software and Design in Denver, CO, and it gave her the... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's Board Rm 101

1:25pm

Tear Down This Wall! - Creating Real Human Connections and Winning With Technology
Limited Capacity filling up

The corporate world has a long tradition of creating adversarial team pairs. Examples are product engineering and manufacturing; software development and IT operations; data engineering and marketing analytics. These are teams that should have a common goal, but treat each other with hostility due to mistrust and perverse incentives. In this talk, we’ll discuss two strategies for tearing down walls to allow harmonious work toward objectives and get closer to BizOps. The first strategy is to create common incentives and mutual accountability. (This has been thoroughly studied in the context of DevOps.) The second strategy is crucial but often overlooked: leaders must invest in the power of human connection. Today, we are overly processed, overly engineered and dehumanized. To really connect with others, we much learn to take off our masks, and authentically share who we are. Authentic conversations develop emotional connections between people that spur real change, resulting in a strong culture of people galvanizing around a common goal.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Zoldan

Ben Zoldan

Ben Zoldan is the Best-Selling co-author of "What Great Salespeople Do, The Science of Selling through Emotional Connection and the Power of Story", and is the Founder of Storyleaders, a global consulting and training firm focused on helping to change the enhance the culture of business... Read More →
avatar for Joe Reis

Joe Reis

ternarydata
Joseph Reis is a "recovering data scientist" who has worked in the data space since the early 2000s. While working with many companies in data science, analytics, and data engineering, Joseph realized that winning with data required more than algorithms and infrastructure. As co-founder... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 200

1:25pm

The Message Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

The method is a follow up workshop, based on research that recommends corporations should devote in IT specific employee assistance agendas. Working as a Developer, Specialist, Designer, Engineer, Expert, Manager, and Technician demands a high level of precision over the extended period, and any minute lapse in one’s job could be disastrous.
MY METHOD OF HUMOR AND AFFECTION TITLED THE “DR. DRE METHOD.” ATTENDEES WILL LEARN TO:
  • D. DOWNLOAD the cause of your Stress.
  • R. Use a mental ROUTER to direct the stress to a secure site in your mind.
  • D. Learn to DELETE future Stress elements.
  • R. REBOOT yourself and focus on positive aspects.
  • E. ENCRYPT your mind to secure the positive parts.
The pressure of working in the field of computer technology can be a dream for the observers and the nightmare for the workers.
Working in the world of technology can be a great experience, which DEVELOPERS, SPECIALISTS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, EXPERTS, MANAGERS AND TECHNICIANS create and dive each time they start working.
The field of technology is a world were Developers, and Specialist, who are social creatures are put on a stage to define what they do by engaging the world with the latest technological innovations, and vulnerabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Jenkins, M. Psych

Stacey Jenkins, M. Psych

Founder/CEO, CRUX CONCEPTION
Presenters Bio:•Stacey resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has over 20 years of Law Enforcement (LEO) and teaching experience.Law Enforcement experience:•Homicide Detective•Gang Unit Specialist Detective•Hostage Negotiator•Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer•School... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's Main Hall

1:25pm

Who knew it was applesauce? Value Stream Management.
Limited Capacity full

Value Stream Management: A practice to improve the flow of all the activities necessary to deliver and protect business value - and prove it. An emerging approach, done digitally, Value Stream Management tracks and measures work artifacts in real time to visualize the flow of business value and expose bottlenecks, in an effort to optimize business value. Value Stream management tools are the technology underpinning of the value stream management practice.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen DeArdo

Carmen DeArdo

Senior VSM Strategist, Tasktop Technologies
Carmen is the Senior VSM Strategist at Tasktop and former DevOps leader at Nationwide Insurance which won the DevOps.com 2016 DevOps Transformation of the Year. Carmen has presented at numerous conferences including the DevOps Enterprises Summit and gave the keynote at the inaugural... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:25pm - 3:25pm
Noah's 301

3:25pm

Afternoon Break
break

Wednesday May 15, 2019 3:25pm - 3:25pm
TBA

3:45pm

DevOps Theory vs. Practice: A Song of Ice and Tire Fire 
In many DevOps talks, you see a speaker from a renowned tech company stand up and describe a perfect utopia of an environment. You look at the perfect environment and dedicated hordes of senior engineers they describe, and you despair of ever getting to that point. Your environment looks nothing like that.
Surprise– their environment doesn’t really look like that either! In this talk, a speaker from an unnamed tech unicorn describes their amazing environment– and then what they just said gets translated from “thought leader” into plain English for you by an official translator. Stop feeling sad– everything is secretly terrible!

Speakers
avatar for Baruch Sadogursky

Baruch Sadogursky

Head of Developer Relations, JFrog
Baruch’s passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of high-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people and how they work... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Noah's Main Hall

4:40pm

Drawing for prizes
Give Away of Prizes

Wednesday May 15, 2019 4:40pm - 5:25pm
Noah's Main Hall