17–19 October 2016: Conference & Tutorials
19–20 October 2016: Training
London, UK

ChatOps: How to enhance your DevOps workflow

Brent Beer (GitHub)
11:40–12:20 Monday, 17/10/2016
The new stuff
Location: Balmoral Level: Beginner
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of modern chat technologies like Slack and Hipchat
  • Knowledge of infrastructure platforms like Heroku, IBM Bluemix, and Amazon Web Services

What you'll learn

  • Understand the basics of ChatOps and explore tools you can plug into a chat client to optimize development workflows
  • Learn some clear steps you can take to ship code faster and safer today

Description

Your company is moving to a DevOps development culture. . .but you have no idea what that really means. Everyone wants to run a more productive and agile engineering team by balancing the competing priorities of rapid releases and stable systems. DevOps is a movement that everyone wishes they had, is talking about setting up, or is getting ready to implement. But how does your company chat client fit into DevOps and how can it help speed things up?

Brent Beer offers an overview of ChatOps, a way of moving your DevOps culture through your company’s chat client to your developers’ fingertips, and explains how it can bring developers GitHub and many core DevOps tools and philosophies for everyone’s benefit. Brent also explores other tools you can plug into a chat client to optimize development workflows and discusses the immediate results you can expect as you start implementing integrations. By the end of the session, you’ll know some clear steps you can take to ship code faster and safer today.

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Brent Beer

GitHub

Brent Beer is a solutions engineer for GitHub in Amsterdam, helping bring Git and GitHub to developers across the world. Brent has used Git and GitHub for over five years in university classes and contributions to open source projects and professionally as a web developer. While working as a trainer for GitHub, he also became a published author for O’Reilly.