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Webinar: ChatOps.. a Beginner’s Guide.

Tue, Aug 18th, 2015 11:00AM Mountain Time / 6:00 PM BST

Presenter: Jason Hand – DevOps Evangelist at VictorOps, co-organizer of DevOpsDays

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The term “DevOps” typically refers to the emerging professional movement that advocates a collaborative working relationship between Development and IT Operations, resulting in the fast flow of planned work achieving the value stream that is between the business (where requirements are defined) and the customer (where value is delivered). It is a new way of looking at development altogether. The initial change will have to be done through a long communication process, where the benefits of a more agile methodology are expressed and pitfalls of the current methodology are pointed out as they occur.

Once an organization is ready for this change in culture, IT managers have to focus on the largest physical aspect of the combination of development and operations: the tools. The right tools make all the difference because even though DevOps centres around people, technology, processes and information will be dominated  by what the tool sets allow –  tools based on their ability to seamlessly integrate with a development and operations tool chain and having the ability to adhere to lean and agile principles, such as simplification, standardization and automation.  Next-generation tools have now come into the market which have high interoperability, so multiple solutions can seamlessly work together and IT departments can change tools without throwing the whole development process into upheaval. These are web and mobile applications with a powerful cloud-based service that was purpose-built for speed and scale.  Code review, static analysis and security testing are therefore are of high importance,

This conference brings together leading practitioner-organisations who have achieved Continuous Delivery and organisational transformation.  Companies going through Mergers and Acquisitions will inherit these systems too and be faced with similar situations and need to find out the many initiatives that increase the efficiency and agility within the enterprise and balance system uptime and stability while bringing alignment between Dev and Ops.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Applications and Development Managers
  • Web Applications Managers
  • Applications Test Manager
  • Head of Infrastructure& IT Applications
  • CEO; CIO/CTO; CFOs
  • Head of IT/ IT Directors
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Finance Directors
  • Data Architects; Data Managers; Data Miners & Data Analysts
  • Data Warehouse Architect
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • Information Analysts
  • Futurists
  • Systems Analysts
  • Storage Architects

Programme

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    Plenary Keynote: From Enterprise Service Management to DevOps for Operations

    JP Morgenthal is a Global Solutions Executive, CSC.

    Enterprise Service Management is an aged practice that emerged around the formalization of IT as a business operational concern. The tenets and best practices surrounding ESM have formed organically over time as businesses have needed to deliver support for the rapidly expanding role of Information Technology. It essentially represents a reactive activity of the business attempting to formulate an aggregate view of IT assets and better manage them for the business. The focus has been managing the resource versus supporting the business and, thus, is an extension of IT being a hurdle to achieving business agility versus enabling business agility if not the direct cause.

    ESM needs a reboot. As a factor of IT Transformation and Digital Transformation, IT no longer stands alone—or at least in a modern workplace it should not stand alone—it is the hub through which all other business services will see their efforts delivered. Marketing requires large-scale data analytics and webscale support for customer and partner access. Finance needs 360 degree views of how money is flowing through the business inclusive of unintended consequential impacts. For example, a Human Resources travel policy becomes responsible for increasing travel costs. These business activities are connected to availability of network, data, systems and service across the business. Hence, the business needs the ability to control flow into and out of the hub.

    The next incarnation of ESM is DevOps for Operations Management. It is all about leveraging a common set of tools and practices to deliver continuous delivery focused on operations management. This includes all aspects of managing, communications, automation, reporting, and monitoring. It's all about operating IT in an era where everything is software and programmable.

    This session will explore the impact of the API economy and a growing software-defined infrastructure on the next generation of IT operations and how to prepare for the forthcoming changes.

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    ChatOps: The New Interface of Devops

    Jason Hand - DevOps Evangelist at VictorOps

    The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users.

    Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services and command line interfaces creates context-switching which slows productivity, efficiency, and may lead to early burnout.

    The teams and organizations that are leading the DevOps movement have turned to their chat client to provide a new interface. We are already in chat all day, sharing, collaborating, and conversing on what is taking place across all business units and projects. By moving tools and command line functionality into chat, we are able to create greater situational awareness and tribal knowledge across teams throughout an entire organization.

    In this presentation, the audience will learn about the basics of ChatOps, it’s origins, and how teams who have fully adopted the DevOps best practices are using it to deliver high quality software quickly, deploy infrastructure safely, and manage incidents more efficiently than ever before.

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    Bridging the Gap Between Security and a Continuous Delivery

    Jeff Cratty, Director of Engineering for the Web Application Security team at Veracode

    Jeff Cratty is Director of Engineering for the Web Application Security team at Veracode. Jeff has responsibility for the development and quality of the Veracode Dynamic scanner, VSA, and APM products. Jeff graduated cum laude from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX with a B.S. in Computer Science. Jeff has been in the security industry since 2001 holding development positions at Visa and RSA Security. Jeff is passionate about team empowerment, product development, and application security. Jeff lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys building sand castles and fairy houses in his free time.

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    Panel Session: Legacy challenges

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    Autonomy, Connection, and Excellence: The Building Blocks of a DevOps Culture

    Doc Norton, Founder & CEO, CTO2

    DevOps, to a great extent, is about people working together. Without true cross-discipline collaboration, the full value of DevOps cannot be realized.

    But you can’t just mandate collaboration. Many organizations do more than separate developers and operations, they design systems, metrics, and rewards that make the two seem like natural enemies. “They don’t get it.”, you hear from both sides.

    In this talk, Doc will take a look at what motivates teams, how our systems produce the exact results we design them to produce, and how we can use simple (but not necessarily easy) techniques to counter years of “us versus them” conditioning.

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    Augmenting your Standards of Procedures to Standards of Automation!!

    Eric Fourage, Release Engineer, Cision
    Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s communications, social media and content marketing professionals. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive PR and social software, rich analytics and a Global Insights team, Cision enables clients to improve their marketing and strengthen data-driven decision making. Cision also represents the Gorkana Group, PRWeb, Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and iContact brands. Providing a fluid agile development lifecycle supporting both on-premise and public cloud infrastructures in a heterogeneous, automation is the lifeblood that allows our engineers to maintain a 300 servers to 1 engineer management ratio. I will be discussing workflow automation through multi-tier applications and transversing Windows and Linux based systems leveraging Saltstack as the delivery engine.

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    Logical Choices - How Yelp Is Building a Services Platform.

    Dmitriy Samovskiy,Reliability Engineer, Yelp

    Docker containerization is emerging as a sensible choice for a foundational building block of a technology services platform. We will look into why and how this process has been unfolding so far and will walk through Yelp's internal PaaSTA stack as a model of what a next generation technology platform is expected to deliver." Bio: "Dmitriy Samovskiy is a Chicago-based technologist. Over his career he's held many roles ranging from sysadmin to product developer and worked in companies of many sizes. He's currently a site reliability engineer at Yelp and he blogs at http://www.somic.org

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    Autonomy, Connection, and Excellence; The Building Blocks of a DevOps Culture

    Doc Norton, CTO2

    DevOps, to a great extent, is about people working together. Without true cross-discipline collaboration, the full value of DevOps cannot be realized.

    But you can’t just mandate collaboration. Many organizations do more than separate developers and operations, they design systems, metrics, and rewards that make the two seem like natural enemies. “They don’t get it.”, you hear from both sides.

    In this talk, Doc will take a look at what motivates teams, how our systems produce the exact results we design them to produce, and how we can use simple (but not necessarily easy) techniques to counter years of “us versus them” conditioning.

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    Doc Norton

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  • +13123800419
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End Users

499 USD

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Virtual Attendance (Live Stream)

225 USD