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May 27–29, 2015 • Santa Clara, CA

enterprise conference sessions

11:50am–12:30pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Ross Clanton (Target), Heather Mickman (Target)
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Target has been focused on (re)building an engineering culture for over a year. One of the most important components has been a focus on a DevOps transformation. This talk will reflect on our learnings over the past year, and approaches we are experimenting with moving forward. We will share tips and insights on driving this kind of change in a large traditional IT organization.
11:50am–12:30pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Eric Sammer (Rocana)
Running modern large-scale dynamic datacenters without equally modern monitoring is a recipe for disaster. In this session, we'll explore an architecture using open source infrastructure proven to handle tens of terabytes an hour of log, metric, and other event-oriented data, with real-time collection, processing, analytics, and alerting.
11:50am–12:30pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Ralph Bodenner (New Relic)
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For an engineering team to sustain its culture as it grows, even more important than what processes it adopts is how those processes undergo change. At New Relic, we have a culture of openness that we intend to keep, so we've been using the same process to change our culture that we use to change our code: GitHub Pull Requests. Learn why and how we opened up our Engineering Handbook.
3:30pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Colin Bendell (Cloudinary)
You probably feel at times that it is more probable that a black hole will wander into your datacenter than for you to get funding to improve the performance of your application. This workshop will show you the tricks to financially model the impact of performance. Use these tools to convince the business that improving performance not only drives revenue, it also reduces operational costs.
9:00am–10:30am Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Sunil Shah (Mesosphere), Jose Armando Garcia (Mesosphere)
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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to build a multi-container application using the Datacenter Operating System (DCOS). DCOS allows easy deployment and management of datacenter workloads, while significantly increasing utilization. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to deploy typical containerized service and batch workloads across a cluster of machines using the DCOS.
1:45pm–2:25pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Adam Auerbach (Capital One)
In a highly integrated environment with agile teams having many dependencies, Capital One had the typical rigorous release and change management process you would expect at a large national bank. Through the adoption of DevOps and other “shift left” enablers, Capital One was able to automate these processes and quality gates, to enable release-on-demand and eventually continuous delivery.
10:05am–10:25am Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Mehdi Daoudi (Catchpoint)
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DevOps is so much more than just a cost center – it’s a valuable initiative that, if executed properly, can greatly increase a business’s bottom line. Join Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, to learn how you can enhance your IT and DevOps departments, thus maximizing efficiency and saving the most valuable resource of all: TIME.
2:40pm–3:20pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
David Genn (IG Group)
How do you migrate to a continuous delivery model in the highly regulated world of financial trading? In this talk, we look at how IG Group have started this process to allow us to break away from monthly releases, and get features into production faster whilst protecting uptime and stability.
5:05pm–5:45pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Mike Arpaia (Kolide)
There's a common misconception in information security that trade secrets, institutional knowledge, and internal software all need to stay secret in order to maintain a strong level of security and safety from malicious hackers. In this session, we'll discuss osquery, a popular Facebook open source project, which supports organizations taking their security into their own hands.
11:55am–12:15pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Gopal Brugalette (Nordstrom)
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Successful preparation for major traffic events requires a close partnership between Business, Product Management and Technology. In this talk we will explore how the different organizations across Nordstrom work together to prepare our site for its two major online events each year.
1:45pm–2:25pm Friday, 05/29/2015
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
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Writing fast JavaScript code is not only microbenchmarks. Understanding the JavaScript engine will reveal the typical code patterns favored for maximum execution speed (short function, fixed object shape, profile-guided, garbage minimization). In addition, it is also important to consider other strategies such as sampling and tracing.
3:30pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Sam Newman (Independent)
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Microservices seem to be all the rage nowadays, but I wanted to understand what makes them tick. This talk, based on my own practical experience and research for the _Building Microservices_ book, presents the core principles and practices that are key to doing microservices well.
11:00am–12:30pm Wednesday, 05/27/2015
Kurt Andersen (LinkedIn)
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The email world has been changing over the last 10 years to thwart its exploitation by abusers and spammers. Domain authentication is the biggest step in this evolution. This tutorial will help you know what to require of vendors or to implement in your own systems to ensure that you can effectively deliver your message to your end users--reliably, safely, and while protecting your brand identity.
5:05pm–5:45pm Thursday, 05/28/2015
Aneel Lakhani (SignalFx)
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Because we want to win. OODA - Observe, Orient, Decide, Act - is pop-tech-devOps-unicorn-buzzword-cargo-culting canon. But the idea is more interesting than the myth. It's not about moving fast faster fastest. It's about changing the game being played. It’s about shrinking the time to do some things so you can spend more time doing other things. It’s about the time we have and where we spend it.

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