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Presentation: DevOps & Lean Thinking Panel

Track: Practices of DevOps & Lean Thinking

Location: Seacliff ABC

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, CTO/CIO/Leadership, Technical Engineering Manager

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Abstract

The panelists confront deep questions like "How do you DevOps right?" and "Is testing waste?" Find pointers about selecting incident commanders, DevOps under auditing constraints, and low-overhead deploy coordination.

Speaker: Jessica Kerr

Polyglot Functional Developer @atomist

Jessica Kerr (unique ID: @jessitron) develops development automation at Atomist. After a dozen years in Java, she branched out to Scala and Clojure and Ruby and Elm and more. Nowadays she works in TypeScript, on tools to help developers automate more of our own work -- DevOps is only the beginning! Jessica lives in St. Louis, MO with four humans and two felines. Her Pokémon Go trainer code is 5431 5140 6916.

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Speaker: Matt Stratton

DevOps Advocate @pagerduty

Matty Stratton is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature.  He is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences. Matty lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves *Doctor Who*. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.

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Speaker: Bridget Kromhout

Principal Cloud Developer Advocate @Microsoft

Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if 'cloud' can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at bridgetkromhout.com, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.

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Speaker: J. Paul Reed

Build/Release Engineering, DevOps, and Human Factors Consultant

J. Paul Reed has over fifteen years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such companies as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, Symantec, and Salesforce. 

In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations "Simply Ship. Every time." He's worked across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure to health care, with teams ranging from 2 to 2,500 on everything from tooling, operational analysis and improvement, cultural transformation, and business value optimization. 

He speaks internationally on release engineering, DevOps, operational complexity, and human factors and is currently a Masters of Science candidate in Human Factors & Systems Safety at Lund University.

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Speaker: Greg Burrell

Sr SRE @Netflix, member of the Edge Developer Productivity Team

Greg Burrell is a Senior Reliability Engineer at Netflix working in the Edge Developer Productivity team. In 2005 Greg was hired by Netflix to be part of a skunkworks team experimenting with the crazy idea of sending movies over the Internet.  Greg has spent his time at Netflix in the Edge Engineering group working in the areas of testing, build and release, operations, and developer tools.  Underlying all those roles has been a passion for improving availability, velocity, and productivity.   The question always on Greg's mind is "How can we make it easier to develop, operate, and support our services?"  Prior to Netflix, Greg worked for America OnLine.  No, he wasn't the "You've got mail" guy.

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Speaker: Holly Allen

Service Engineering @SlackHQ

 

Holly Allen is a leader in Service Engineering at Slack, with SRE, Safety Engineering, and Storage in her portfolio. She is tireless in her efforts to make Slack the software reliable and scalable, and Slack the company a delightful place to work. Prior to Slack Holly worked at startups, DreamWorks Animation, and was Director of Engineering at 18F, a civic tech startup in the US government.

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  • Developer Experience: Level up your Engineering Effectiveness

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  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

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  • Machine Learning without a PhD

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  • Production Readiness: Building Resilient Systems

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  • Building Predictive Data Pipelines

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  • Modern Languages: The Right Language for the Job

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  • Delivering on the Promise of Containers

    Runtime containers, libraries and services that power microservices.

  • Evolving Java & the JVM

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  • Trust, Safety & Security

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

  • Beyond the Web: What’s Next for JavaScript

    JavaScript is the language of the web. Latest practices for JavaScript development in and out of the browser topics: react, serverless, npm, performance, & less traditional interfaces.

  • Modern Operating Systems

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

  • Optimizing You: Human Skills for Individuals

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

  • Modern CS in the Real World

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

  • Human Systems: Hacking the Org

    Power of leadership, Engineering Metrics and strategies for shaping the org for velocity.

  • Building High-Performing Teams

    Building, maintaining, and growing a team balanced for skills and aptitudes. Constraint theory, systems thinking, lean, hiring/firing and performance improvement

  • Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes & Beyond

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