Organised by:

Unicom Seminars

13 May 2014, Hotel Casa 400, Amsterdam

Conference Programme

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Amsterdam 2014


Conference Chair: Chris Flink, Consultant and Managing Director at Inuits NL
Conference Chair’s Scene- setting: Making a Business Case for DevOps.

DevOps - The reluctant change agent's guide
John Clapham, Nokia
Frustrated by myriad obstacles between your code and customers?   Trying to improve efficiency and make the most of your team?  Tired of how long it takes to get things done?  Want to do something about it?  Then like it or not, you're a change agent.  Whether you're a lone voice or have business sponsorship, bringing about change isn't about spewing buzzwords; the art is to be effective, without getting fired.  This talk is a plain speaking guide to bringing change, drawing on practical experiences from DevOps adoption.

Sharing is Caring: How OSS can Help Embed a DevOps Culture
Harm Boertien, Schuberg Philis

This talk will cover how we share software/cookbooks inside and outside of Schuberg Philis and this benefits us as a company and how it brings benefit to our industry as a whole.

The Difference Between DevOps and Continuous Delivery
Adriaan de Jonge, Principal Consultant at Xebia in The Netherlands.

Both DevOps and Continuous Delivery are popular buzzwords in IT. Some people claim that DevOps and Continuous Delivery are basically the same thing. Software vendors are eager to use both terms to sell their products. However, although DevOps and Continuous Delivery are related, they are not exactly the same thing. What do you get when you do Continuous Delivery without DevOps? And what do you get when you do DevOps without Continuous Delivery? How do you make the best out of both? These and other questions are answered in this presentation.

Case study on Continuous Delivery
Sven Vintges, Atos Netherlands B.V.

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery
  • Building your own Continuous Delivery Build Pipeline
  • A Case Study – Continuous Delivery as a Service @ Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
    • Context
    • Our approach
  • Wrap-up

An Introduction To Docker
Pini Reznik, Configuration Management Consultant Ugly Duckling, Netherlands

This talk will explain how Docker and other containers (OS level virtualisation) can help to shorten the software development feedback loop by drastically reducing the overhead involved in deploying new software environments. This will lead to faster build and test execution and significantly simplify standardisation of development and production environments, to allow easier transition to Continuous Delivery.

Orchestration in Meatspace
Niek Bartholomeus, ReQtest

Traditional enterprises typically rely on a lot of orchestration to deploy their software, which makes the whole process slow and error prone. How can we move them to a more autonomous approach, in order to speed up the feedback cycle from idea to production?

Rebel in the team
Daniel Paulus, Open Source Consultant, Inuits NL

Large companies ask to help them figure out how to implement "this DevOps thing" in their organisation. This talk will walk through some common pitfalls and lessons we see and learn during these projects. This will give insights on where to start and some critical success factors if you would like to change your organisation too.




  • Keynote: DevOps is an Enterprise Capability – DevOps helps to reach your goals
  • Building a DevOps culture
      • collaboration across roles;
      • Lean and Agile transformation practices;
      • “Social Engineering”; identifying business objectives;
      • communications/sharing/ visibility.


  • DevOps as a Business Process
      • Developing an idea through to production;
      • Change Management;
      • Configuration Management;
      • Workflow; Agile;
      • ALM-Centric Change Management.
  • DevOps Practices:
      • Release Planning
      • Continuous Integration and delivery
      • Continuous testing, monitoring and feedback


  • Technology in DevOps                                                                                 
  • Tools allowing practitioners to leverage and scale their time and abilities
  • Software-defined environment
  • Development and Testing environment
  • Solving Problems faced by enterprises that grew from Legacy Systems
  • Coping with : the Cloud Technology

                    Mobile Applications

    • ALM processes
    • Supply Chain