September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Schedule: Organizational optimization sessions

11:35am–12:15pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Financial systems DevOps, Organizational optimization Gramercy Audience level: Non-technical
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
It's hard to meet reliability and performance requirements without impacting the productivity of dev teams and causing frustration; it's even harder in a large IT department in a heavily regulated industry. Hamed Silatani outlines the practical steps IG Group took to create a supporting ecosystem that made teams happy owners of performance and reliability while improving their productivity. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Tom Limoncelli (
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Is DevOps useful in environments with off-the-shelf software, big, old-fashioned help desks, and no developers? Absolutely. Tom Limoncelli shares his experience teaching DevOps principles outside the dev and ops worlds and also offers a peek at the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Organizational optimization DevOps, Organizational optimization Nassau Audience level: Non-technical
Michael Stahnke (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Michael Stahnke explores the behaviors of distributed teams and explains how to make those teams successful, walking you through communication expectations, performance management, interviewing, on-boarding, career growth, communications, and how the things we take for granted like grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning are a whole new challenge. Read more.
4:45pm–5:25pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Organizational optimization DevOps, Organizational optimization Nassau Audience level: Intermediate
Bridget Kromhout (Microsoft), Timothy Gross (Joyent), Charity Majors (Honeycomb), John Vincent (MailChimp)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Bridget Kromhout, Timothy Gross, Charity Majors, and John Vincent explore the practical realities in that vast, uncharted space between “waiting for the change control board is probably fine” and “we just implemented a novel time series data store in our spare time”—useful whether you’re dockering all the Dockers, going serverless with lambda functions, or scaling beyond what you’ve seen before. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Thursday, 09/22/2016
Infrastructure reimagined Cloud, Organizational optimization Gramercy Audience level: Non-technical
Rob Burke (GameStop, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Rob Burke describes GameStop's migration of 12 ecommerce websites with millions of users from dedicated hardware to the cloud in three months. Because they were just "lifting and shifting," nothing should have changed—but it did. Now GameStop is facing some difficult challenges. Rob shares the lessons learned and examines the challenges that remain. Read more.