Ignite is back and will be held Monday evening, October 1, following the day’s tutorials. Join us for this fun, high-energy evening of speed talks—all aspiring to live up to the Ignite motto: Enlighten us, but make it quick.
Ignite is free and open to the public. Velocity attendees do not need to register; your conference badge grants you entry into this event. Those not attending Velocity can preregister for free.
Lessons from my first eight months working remotely
Implementing DevOps in an organization is hard. Some argue it is near impossible to do remotely. Alvin provides tips on how to build a DevOps culture within a remote-first culture.
Now, you see me!
Ghada shares her life experience as a human living in a conflicted area, exploring all the challenges and obstacles it holds.
Self-care: If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Two out of three Americans report growing stress and anxiety about work, money, and uncertainty about the future. Nitya talks about self-care, from strategizing ways to manage stress to destigmatizing it by sharing our stories.
Inspiring children through film
Sahaj explains how filmmaking helps underprivileged kids cope with traumatic experiences. Sahaj also discusses his nonprofit, Melodious Productions, which is dedicated to helping kids use cinematography to tell their stories.
Go fly a kite (sponsored by Oracle Dyn)
Construction on the first bridge across Niagara Falls began by flying a kite to get a string to the other side, which was used to pull a rope—and eventually, other materials—across. Matt applies this pattern to software, establishing a thread through a proposed system, building just enough infrastructure to execute the simplest operation possible, and iterating from there.
Ingredients for cooking up product security without a trained chef
There are many intersections between development and security goals. Ray covers the key overlapping components to build things securely in teams without specialized security experts, expertise, or tools.
Big binaries and tiny pipes: How we update really remote software deployments
How would you deploy software if you only get 14 kbps on a good day and you had a monthly data cap of 200 MB? As Christopher explains, that’s the reality when managing deployments on cargo ships at sea.
Checklists: Good enough for NASA, good enough for your app
Checklists are a common way to prepare for the best and worst scenarios. Jay explains how using checklists for your ops can prevent disaster.
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