Schedule: DevOps & Tools sessions
Tools, technologies, and best practices for DevOps.
Bridget Kromhout (Pivotal) is a principal technologist for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if 'cloud' can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the DevOps community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps, blogs at Bridgetkromhout.com, and is active in a Twitterverse near you.
11:35am–12:15pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Our industry is continuing to mature, and there is a path for you. Bryan Liles explores paths for starting a career in systems engineering, ideas on where we could go in the future, and how words, technology, and empathy impact the people and projects we interact with every day.
2:25pm–3:05pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
How does a large 50-year-old company go from purchasing much of its technology and working with yearlong release cycles to building multiple products in-house and releasing daily? Jon Moore traces the changing set of tools, techniques, and attitudes that have powered (and still power) this transformation at Comcast over the last decade, mapping out a path you can follow in your own company.
3:50pm–4:30pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Most people think about microservices as a solution for scale. That may be the case, but operating them is definitely a scale challenge. Sarah Wells explains why, when you have 100+ services, everything needs to be automated, or else you'll spend two days updating Jenkins build pipelines or be woken up every night by false alarms caused by network blips.
4:45pm–5:25pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017
People aren't just wrong on the internet. Sometimes they bring it back to the office. Blake Bisset and Jonah Horowitz share stories about anti-patterns in monitoring, incident response, configuration management, and more and explain how Google and Netflix view the role of the SRE (and how it differs from the traditional system administrator role).
2:25pm–3:05pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Tanya Reilly explores the parts of disaster recovery you might be less prepared for, covering why the best laid fallback plans tend to go wrong and why you should start deliberately managing your dependencies long before you think you need to.