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Keynote: If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, It Doesn’t Matter How Fast You Get There

Location: Grand Ballroom ABC & Simulcast in Bayview AB and Seacliff ABC

Duration: 9:00am - 10:10am

Day of week: Monday

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Abstract

High performing organizations don’t trade off quality, throughput, and reliability: they work to improve all of these and use their software delivery capability to drive organizational performance. In this talk, Nicole and Jez present the results from their five-year research program, including how continuous delivery and good architecture produce higher software delivery performance, and how to measure culture and its impact on IT and organizational culture. They explain the importance of knowing how (and what) to measure so you focus on what’s important and communicate progress to peers, leaders, and stakeholders. Great outcomes don’t realize themselves, after all, and having the right metrics gives us the data we need to keep getting better at building, delivering, and operating software systems.

Speaker: Jez Humble

CTO @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State of DevOps Report

Jez Humble is co-author of AccelerateThe DevOps HandbookLean Enterprise, and the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery. He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents, most recently working for the US Federal Government at 18F. As well as serving as DORA’s CTO, Jez teaches at UC Berkeley.

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Speaker: Nicole Forsgren

CEO/Chief Scientist @DevOps_Research, Co-author of "ACCELERATE" & State of DevOps Report

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and co-author of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps. She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.

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Tracks

  • Languages of Infrastructure

    This track explores languages being used to code the infrastructure. Expect practices on toolkits and languages like Cloudformation, Terraform, Python, Go, Rust, Erlang.

  • Building & Scaling High-Performing Teams

    To have a high-performing team, everybody on it has to feel and act like an owner. Organizational health and psychological safety are foundational underpinnings to support ownership.

  • Evolving the JVM

    The JVM continues to evolve. We’ll look at how things are evolving. Covering Kotlin, Clojure, Java, OpenJDK, and Graal. Expect polyglot, multi-VM, performance, and more.

  • Trust, Safety & Security

    Privacy, confidentiality, safety and security: learning from the frontlines.

  • JavaScript & Transpiler/WebAssembly Track

    JavaScript is the language of the web. Latest practices for JavaScript development in and how transpilers are affecting the way we work. We’ll also look at the work being done with WebAssembly.

  • Living on the Edge: The World of Edge Compute From Device to Application Edge

    Applied, practical & real-world deep-dive into industry adoption of OS, containers and virtualization, including Linux on.

  • Software Supply Chain

    Securing the container image supply chain (containers + orchestration + security + DevOps).

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Thoughts pushing software forward, including consensus, CRDT's, formal methods & probabilistic programming.

  • Tech Ethics: The Intersection of Human Welfare & STEM

    What does it mean to be ethical in software? Hear how the discussion is evolving and what is being said in ethics.

  • Optimizing Yourself: Human Skills for Individuals

    Better teams start with a better self. Learn practical skills for IC.

  • Modern Data Architectures

    Today’s systems move huge volumes of data. Hear how places like LinkedIn, Facebook, Uber and more built their systems and learn from their mistakes.

  • Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

    Practical approaches using DevOps and a lean approach to delivering software.

  • Microservices Patterns & Practices

    What's the last mile for deploying your service? Learn techniques from the world's most innovative shops on managing and operating Microservices at scale.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Killing latency and getting the most out of your hardware

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software, such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Twitter, & more

  • Machine Learning for Developers

    AI/ML is more approachable than ever. Discover how deep learning and ML is being used in practice. Topics include: TensorFlow, TPUs, Keras, PyTorch & more. No PhD required.

  • Production Readiness: Building Resilient Systems

    Making systems resilient involves people and tech. Learn about strategies being used from chaos testing to distributed systems clustering.

  • Regulation, Risk and Compliance

    With so much uncertainty, how do you bulkhead your organization and technology choices? Learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty.