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
Nassau Audience level: Intermediate
Cornelia Davis (Pivotal)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
Ask 10 people about DevOps, and you’ll get 12 definitions, all with one thing in common—it’s fundamentally about reducing the friction between Dev and Ops. Cornelia Davis covers the “why” (continuous delivery), “what” (steps in the SDLC), “who” (a set of roles designed to optimize it), the required tools (a platform such as Cloud Foundry), and how it’s all choreographed to eliminate friction. Read more.
1:30pm–2:10pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Nassau Audience level: Beginner
Tom Limoncelli (StackOverflow.com)
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.
2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Nassau Audience level: Non-technical
Casey Ashenhurst (Stack Overflow)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
As a "woman in tech" who isn’t particularly technical, Casey Ashenhurst draws parallels between being a woman in another male-dominated, specialized area (biking in New York City), explaining what she's learned about building inclusive communities outside of tech and how you can apply it in your company and everyday life. Read more.
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, 09/21/2016
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
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.