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Schedule: Culture & Organizational Change sessions

Learn about DevOps at scale (e.g. in large organizations), building resilient teams and managing change, diversity, and navigating compliance-heavy environments while still remaining true to your organizational culture.

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Andrew Shafer JUNE 25: Andrew Shafer co-founded Reductive Labs and worked to help organizations build better systems with better tools. He brings with him a background in high performance computing, computational science, embedded Linux development, web frameworks and Agile methods. Andrew really likes to help teams navigate the technology Renaissance triple point between people, process and tools. He is interested in conversation about almost anything. His two sons and wife think he is pretty cool. He is definitely a villager (linkedin.com/in/andrewclayshafer).

J. Paul Reed JUNE 26: J. Paul Reed is involved in DevOps and release engineering reporter for O'Reilly; host of The Ship Show

 
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Culture & Organizational Change
Grand Ballroom E
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
Andrew Shafer (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 37 ratings)
Culture eats strategy for breakfast, but what even is culture? What makes a culture better or worse? How do we measure culture? How can we make culture actionable? This tutorial will present models and metrics supported by research along side personal anecdotes and observations in an attempt to help you answer those questions for yourself. Read more.
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Culture & Organizational Change | Operations
Grand Ballroom F
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
Adele Shakal (Metacloud, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.90, 21 ratings)
Keeping IT participants engaged in a drill simulation can be very challenging, especially within the broader contexts of emergency operations, continuity planning/resiliency, disaster recovery, and IT architecture. Accept this challenge and become a practical gamemaster, worthy of designing and executing drills on likely emergency scenarios and realistic function failures for your organization. Read more.
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Culture & Organizational Change
Grand Ballroom F
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
Kyle Redinger (VividCortex, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Raising money from investors has a unique set of risks that many founders overlook, but are equally important to success. Participants will come away from this talk with a proven game plan for raising capital, from marketing to investors, to understanding venture capital, and term sheet nuances. They will also receive a robust fundraising financial modeling tool. Read more.
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Greg Leffler (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 25 ratings)
LinkedIn has undergone huge growth in our Site Reliability team in the past year. This talk discusses changes we made to our hiring practices, data based on those changes, and how we screen for and close the best SREs in the industry. We also discuss the use of realistic job previews and the importance of applying standard Industrial Psychology practice to the Engineering hiring process. Read more.
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Laura Thomson (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.53, 30 ratings)
As teams grow and projects become more complex, you're going to need a certain amount of process. Or are you? How do you add enough engineering management to be effective without driving engineers crazy? Read more.
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Average rating: ****.
(4.53, 17 ratings)
Devops originated as a movement to break down silos between devs and ops in order to reduce risk, encourage communication, and focus more on core business issues instead of firefighting. But these aren’t the only silos that can exist. At GameChanger we went even farther, moving towards vertical, project-focused teams that greatly improved our ability to deliver both web and mobile features. Read more.
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Daniel Rabinovich (MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI))
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 20 ratings)
MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) was the most successful e-commerce platform in Latin America, but it's monolithic technology was limiting the company's potential. Using concrete examples, MELI's CTO will walk the audience through the process of shaping a new culture with a deep technology overhaul. Read more.
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Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 14 ratings)
Late night, weekends, and last minute saves. We hero worship the system people critical to operations locking them into knowledge base positions. This detracts from our quest for mastery in the Operations discipline. In this talk, we will explore ways to evolve to minimal intervention service operation. Read more.
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Doug Ireton (Nordstrom), Jane Ireton (Ireton)
Average rating: ****.
(4.92, 13 ratings)
We all know about the gender gap in IT, with women only holding 25% of IT jobs, but what can we *do* about it? In this session, Doug Ireton, Infrastructure Engineer at Nordstrom, and his daughter Jane, age 7, will tell their story of learning to program and creating engaging and cool electronics projects. You'll leave with practical advice on teaching programming to girls. Read more.
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Gene Kim ("The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" ), Jez Humble (DevOps Research and Assessment LLC), Nigel Kersten (Puppet Labs), Nicole Forsgren (DORA)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 20 ratings)
We received ~9,300 responses from our 2013 DevOps Survey, more than 2x the number of respondents from our 2012 survey. This year we focused not only on what behaviors lead to higher IT performance, but took it one step further to try to understand how that correlates with improved business performance. We will share our insights from the survey, and posit that good IT means good business. Read more.
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Greg Burton (Orbitz Worldwide), Ori Rawlings (Orbitz Worldwide)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
Faced with a need to significantly increase capacity, we realized that the prevailing bottlenecks were not being addressed because they were conceptually beyond the scope of individual teams. This session covers how we pivoted to a DevOps mentality and what we found in the cracks between our organization's development and operations responsibilities, including a commitment to performance testing. Read more.
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Seth Vargo (HashiCorp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.46, 13 ratings)
Hi, I'm Seth, and I have OCD. But is that a bad thing? I continuously struggle with misplaced pointers, poorly indented code, unorganized resources, design decisions, and tests. I was considering medication until I realized all the awesome things my OCD does too! Learn how I my OCD shaves 11 minutes from each grocery trip, helps me spot anomalies and anti-patterns, and even lose weight! Read more.
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Kurt Andersen (LinkedIn)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 17 ratings)
Technical debt can be as simple as not keeping up with new releases of FOSS software. Using experiences from LinkedIn's history of open source, Kurt will illustrate the tradeoffs between the "stick with an existing version" option or the "let's keep up to date" option. The goal is to help participants look at these choices for their own environments and be able to make informed decisions. Read more.
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Julia Ferraioli (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Explore the what, when, where, and why of some of the harder issues that face marginalized and underrepresented groups within technology. Increase your understanding of what your colleagues face on a day to day basis, hear about real world examples, and learn how you can help nurture an equal and healthy environment for your teams and user groups. Read more.