NewOps Days - Dallas

Tuesday, November 12th


Donovan Brown

Principal DevOps Manager,

Samuel Fell

DevOps Enthusiast,

Chris Riley

Technology Advocate,

Jorn Knuttila

Field Sales Engineering and Evangelism,

Anders Wallgren

VP ,
Technology Strategy at CloudBees.

Kaslin Fields

Cloud Advocate,

Josh Atwell

Senior Technology advocate,

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Registration & Networking Breakfast

10:15 am - 10:45 am
Welcome to NewOps Days

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Welcome to CloudLand! An Intro to Cloud-Native Technology

The Cloud has become a standard part of life for modern businesses. And with it, has come the concept of “Cloud Native.” But what does “Cloud Native” mean? How does it relate to “DevOps” & Ops? And what technologies fit into the “Cloud Native” category? In this talk, you will take a fun comic-driven journey through the Cloud Native technology landscape. In addition to learning about core types of Cloud Native technologies, you will see examples of popular Open Source projects that fill important roles in Ops and DevOps environments - such as Kubernetes, Terraform, and more.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Bridging the Gaps Between Dev and Ops by Samuel Fell & Anders Wallgren - Cloudbees

Getting quality software into production quickly and efficiently is a major priority for organizations of all types. Yet many find that development teams’ focus on “innovation and experimentation” conflicts with Ops’ mandate to mitigate risk and increase predictability. This cultural and organizational mismatch puts transformation success at risk, and generates a constant state of "release anxiety." In this talk, we’ll share concrete tips for bridging the gap between Dev and Ops. Learn how you can increase delivery velocity, while also improving quality, security and auditability at large-scale organizations. You will learn:

  • Patterns for embracing shared automation and metrics to facilitate collaboration between Biz, Dev and Ops
  • Best practices for self-service pipelines to enable Devs and Ops to move faster and easily adopt new technology
  • Patterns for incorporating InfoSec into DevOps
  • And more_

    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
    How to Be a Failure by Josh Atwell

    Failure is not always bad, it just feels bad. Failure is also typically the most powerful teacher, which sounds pretty positive. We all fail from time to time, so why is it that collectively we have a poor attitude about failure? Why do we attempt to hide our mistakes? Why is this even worse in IT and technology? Might we ALL learn more if we had a better attitude around failure?

    In this talk I’ll share some of the psychological structures around failure and then provide ways that we can make failure a positive part of our professional and organizational development. We’ll explore the role failure has in increasing performance and achieving organizational goals. I will talk about how there is nothing wrong with being a failure; it’s more about how we all respond to our failures.

    1:20 pm - 1:40 pm
    SysAdmin to SRE: Creating Capacity to Make Tomorrow Better Than Today by Jorn Knuttila - Rundeck

    How Runbook Automation for Incident Management, and Other Self-Service Operations Practices, Can Ignite the way to True SRE Outcomes

    1:40 pm - 2:00 pm
    Delivery Chain Blind Spots by Chris Riley - Splunk

    DevOps teams are great at automating delivery chains but often struggle knowing what they have after the fact. This session will talk about the common blind-spots development organizations have in their software delivery chain and the impact of them.

    2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    Break/Move to Forums

    2:10 pm - 2:40 pm
    Forum Breakouts

    2:40 pm - 3:25 pm
    Agile In The Trenches by Donovan Brown - Microsoft

    Leverage the lessons learned by those that came before. In this session, you will cover the mistakes made by others trying to implement Agile in their organizations so you can avoid the same pitfalls. Moving to Agile can be difficult when you have never done it before. Use the information in this session to accelerate your Agile adoption and prepare yourself to succeed with DevOps.

    3:25 pm - 3:45 pm
    Recap Forum Breakouts

    3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    Closing Remarks and Giveaway

    NewOps Days - Dallas
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    Cost: Free
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    1130 Dragon St Suite 120
    Dallas, TX 75207
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