Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

Crafting reusable infrastructure resources (Day 2)

Jennifer Davis (Microsoft)
9:00am–5:00pm Monday, 06/20/2016
Location: cypress room

This training is for you because:
You are a working developer, architect, or operations engineer who needs to improve and maintain sustainable work practices.

Are you trying to define your infrastructure into code but unclear about how to get your coworkers involved? Maybe you’ve learned the primitives and architecture of Chef, Puppet or other configuration management tools, but you’re not sure how to distill that knowledge into patterns that others can follow? In this collaborative training, we will spend two days working together to craft infrastructure into code from scratch using Git, Chef, Docker, Jenkins, and other commonly used tools. In the process, we’ll learn some key patterns of DevOps practices.

Trainer assistants

Katie Rose is a uniquely experienced developer, football player, and comedian. After 15 years in IT operations and service delivery, she is now a web developer and DevOps engineer for Booz Allen Hamilton, where she uses her eclectic background to foster the cultural changes that produce competitive organizations and effective teams. Building on her experience in performance management and ITIL-based IaaS delivery, Katie is developing methods and principles that can help organizations bridge the gap between people and tools/processes.

Jonathan Disher is a senior principal DevOps engineer at Oracle managing several environments in the Oracle Data Cloud. As a former single point of failure, he avoids bus lanes, lest his unique knowledge about legacy environments be lost to the ages. Jon spends his free time defending the honor of Perl, taking his daughter to hockey practice, and collecting far too many fountain pens.

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Jennifer Davis


Jennifer Davis is a cloud operations advocate at Microsoft. Previously, she was a principal site reliability engineer at RealSelf and developed cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure at Chef. Jennifer is the coauthor of Effective DevOps and speaks about DevOps, tech culture, and monitoring. She also gives tutorials on a variety of technical topics. When she’s not working, she enjoys learning to make things and spending quality time with her family.