Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Patrick Debois

Patrick Debois
Cofounder and CTO, Small Town Heroes

Website | @patrickdebois

Patrick Debois is cofounder and CTO of Small Town Heroes. In order to understand current IT organizations, Patrick has made a habit of changing both his consultancy role and the domain that he works in: sometimes as a developer, manager, sysadmin, tester, and even as the customer. If there is one thing that annoys him, it is the great divide between all these groups. Patrick presented concepts on Agile infrastructure at Agile 2008 in Toronto, and in 2009 he organized the first devopsdays. Since then he has been promoting the notion of DevOps to exchange ideas between these groups and show how they can help each other to achieve better results in business.


13:45–14:25 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Location: G104/105
Samantha QuiƱones (AOL), Patrick Debois (Small Town Heroes), Lorna Mitchell (IBM), Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office)
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(3.91, 23 ratings)
The topic of burnout has become front of mind for many people in our industry due to recent events. The individual consequences are potentially very damaging, ranging from a lack of career advancement to severe mental health problems, and in a few rare cases, suicide. But the focus cannot simply be on individuals - pervasive organizational issues contribute most significantly to burnout. Read more.
11:50–12:30 Friday, 30/10/2015
Location: Emerald Room
Patrick Debois (Small Town Heroes)
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(4.20, 5 ratings)
In the mobile world continuous delivery is rare. A lot has to do with the emerging/changing mobile toolset. In this presentation I want to give: - An overview of the current available toolset to automate almost everything in the delivery process - How to get valuable feedback from production back to the developers - How this relates to DevOps and a better feedback cycle Read more.