Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them.
It’s both a technical conference and a conference focusing on culture, processes and structure within organizations. We encourage both technologists and business people to attend, learn and share experiences.
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“Devops’ Seven Deadly Diseases“
John Willis / VP of Devops and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies
“The (Microsoft) DevOps Journey“
Alexandra Rosenbaum / Azure Global Black Belt for DevOps at Microsoft
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“DevOps or not DevOps. Ukrainian edition.“
Ruslan Kusov / DevOps Technical Lead at SoftServe
“People in DevOps: angry birds or fluffy cats?“
Julia Tkachova / Solutions Architect at TradeTracker
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Open Space Discussion
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Industry-defining brands that have helped make DevOps Days into what they are today
11:00 May 17
We have been focusing on the wrong part of CALMS.
Sure you can set incentives, you can reorganize and adopt SCRUM, but rarely does you achieve a DevOps culture through business led “digital transformation”.
Paul will talk about the concrete steps that you, as a leader or a practitioner, can take to utilize Automation, Measurement, and Sharing within a Lean framework, and how to drive towards a DevOps culture by doing the work and proving value.
Paul Czarkowski is a recovering Systems Administrator who has run infrastructure for longer than he cares to admit.
After cutting his teeth in the ISP and Gaming industries, Paul has shifted his focus to using (and contributing to) Open Source Software to improve the Operability of complex distributed systems, such as Kubernetes and OpenStack.
10:00 May 17
Devops is now officially 10 years old. What have we learned? Although prescriptive practices like Lean, Agile, SAFE and even DevOps may be necessary for IT acceleration they are in most cases are not sufficient for long-term systemic improvement. In other words, you can’t Lean, Agile, SAFE or Devops your way around institutionalized organizational habits. Therefore, the key to long-term improvement lies in an understanding where human capital interconnects with technology. The following is a list of the “Seven Deadly Diseases”:
Management System Toil
Misalignment of Incentives
Incongruent Organizational Design
Security and Compliance Theater
These seven diseases of organizational behavior must be uncovered with absence of prescriptive practice through a process of organizational fact-finding. In this presentation, we will look at the “Seven Deadly Diseases” of IT organization work and show examples of how to uncover these diseases through a process of organizational forensics (i.e., fact-finding).
VP of Devops and Digital Practices
/ SJ Technologies
John Willis is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJT, he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in February 2015.
Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013.
He has also held past executive roles at Chef and Canonical. John was one of the earliest cloud evangelists and is considered to be one of the founders of the DevOps movement.
He is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and the co-author of the “Devops Handbook” and “Beyond the Phoenix Project” along with Gene Kim.
10:00 May 18
Over the years the word devops lost it’s meaning at least it’s original meaning.
The real challeng for the next decade will be to see how we can revive those original values and ideas , if at all ..
This talk will give you some Ideas about that
Co-founder & CTO
Kris Buytaert is a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He is one of instigators of the DevOps movement, currently working for Inuits.
He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences, and has written about the same subjects in different books, papers, and articles.
He spends most of his time working on bridging the gap between developers and operations, with a strong focus on High Availability, Scalability , Virtualisation and Large Infrastructure Management projects; hence, trying to build infrastructures that can survive the 10th floor test, better known today as the cloud while actively promoting the idea of DevOps.
His blog titled “Everything is a Freaking DNS
Problem” can be found at http://www.krisbuytaert.be/blog/
12:00 May 17
DevOps have appeared on a conflict between development and operations, and commonly it is still like this. However, if we look deeper, it is all about culture and conflicts between people in a fast changing environment which we call ‘agile’. How to stay calm on the road of delivering happiness to customers, to preserve good relations with colleagues still being professional and delivering the product?
I will focus on several cases from my own experience which will show how to achieve the goal in cooperation with different people and their roles, from your teammate or product owner to senior management, even if you feel yourself on the opposite side.
Lady in tech with 8 years in industry, was part of devops adoption in few companies, building processes and teams, changing world on a daily basis.
11:00 May 18
“This will never work here” is what we often hear from companies just starting their DevOps transformation. The good news is that the change is possible.
In this talk, Sasha will explain how Microsoft moved from their three-year waterfall software delivery cycle to deploying multiple times a day.
Using the example of the live engineering environment for Azure DevOps Services, Sasha will walk us through the process of updating older systems, transforming automated tests, implementing CI/CD, and the major cultural changes needed to make it all possible.
Azure DevOps Program Manager
Sasha is a Program Manager on the Azure DevOps engineering team, focused on making the technology better aligned with open source software projects.
She is a co-organizer of the DevOps Days Chicago conference, and recently published a book on Serverless computing in Azure with .NET.
Sasha grew up in Ukraine and is very happy to finally come to visit after 15 years.
12:00 May 18
This talk should trigger a lively discussion. As known by many, most pros in Ukraine have no idea what DevOps really is or why it makes sense to implement it in the first place.
They just do not have enough experience to do the right things in a right way. Also, they may not know how to learn on their own, or from the mistakes of others.
I will share my own experience with DevOps, provide detailed answers about what’s going on with DevOps in real life and about what we should be talking on DevOps with our partners and customers from Europe, the UK, and the US.
I will also share my knowledge of CoE and the idea of “flexible platform” based on my own and our group experience, and offer the world’s best practices.
DevOps Technical Lead
Ruslan has 9 years of experience in IT industry as a System Administrator, Network Engineer, DevOps, and DevOps Architect. He has built and optimized architectures for a wide variety of different projects for the travel and tourism industry, payment services, and mobile app development companies.
He has an extensive background in Google (GCP) and Amazon (AWS) cloud platforms, Java/Web application platforms, IAC and provisioning tools, NoSQL/SQL Databases, On-Premises Virtualization, Kubernetes, CI/CD systems. A Certified Google Cloud Professional Architect, Ruslan has been named DevOps Engineer of the Year 2018 by Computing’s DevOps Excellence Awards, UK.
Details: http://events.computing.co.uk/devopsexcellence/static/2018-winners https://www.ciklum.com/press-releases/ciklum-wins-devops-engineer-of-the-year-at-computing-devops-excellence-awards-2018/
He is also recognized as a DevOps of the year 2018 by Ukrainian IT Awards. Details: https://itawards.ua/en/
13:00 May 18
Level Beginner/Intermediate Short Observability is a hot new buzzword that comes from Control Theory, which is not so new or hot.
We will ook into how we can bake more observability into our systems using Prometheus, Jaeger, OpenTracing, and Istio. We will walk through a demo and deployment using the Operator pattern in Kubernetes.
We will also overview Prometheus, Jaeger, and OpenTracing. If you are using Kubernetes, you will even have a special button for these tools — Istio. With Istio, monitoring gets much easier for an app developer.
You no longer need to be concerned with all of the details of implementation. You can get value immediately even with a legacy application.
I will show you how to deploy Istio with Prometheus, Jaeger, and OpenTracing, and how to start getting more observability in your systems.
After the talk, the audience will walk away with basic understanding of what each tool’s functionality and will also see a demo covering the problems that can be discovered in these tools. Why me? I have recently written the Open Source Guide to DevOps Monitoring Tools for Opensource.com.
https://opensource.com/article/18/8/now-available-open-source-guide-devops-monitoring-tools. I’m an experienced developer and a SysAdmin, and I now work as Chief Architect at RSA Archer.
/ RSA Security
Dan had spent 12 years in the military as a fighter jet mechanic before he moved to technology to become a software engineer, and then a manager.
Having worked as a Chief Architect at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, he is now leading RSA Archer as their Chief Architect responsible for their cloud migration and adoption of SaaS.
Dan is also an organizer of DevOps KC and the DevOpsDays KC conference.
13:00 May 17
The presentation describes how IT infrastructure has evolved from spaghetti infrastructure, a setup where organic growth and individual parts of the system were inter weaved into the architecture where developers were operations, the prevalence of virtualization and the increase in IT usage created individual layers in the infrastructure and created silos of specialization and this created a difference between developers making software and operations managing the infrastructure. From this lasagna based system, that was cumbersome and difficult to manage the idea of developer techniques and methodology were added to create teams, describing infrastructure as code. This lead to team being able to deliver software faster and deploy easier, the infrastructure was still not as agile, however in an effort to make infrastructure to be as agile the idea of containers where used to make infrastructure more agile, creating small environments for specific usage, to be able to manage it easier and quicker, and so the ravioli infrastructure was born. The presentation also side lines some examples more in detail and some misconceptions.
Toshaan Bharvani is an IT consultant, currently self-employed at VanTosh, with a interest in Open Source Software and IT Hardware.
His interest in tech sparkled at a very early age, when his father gave him his first own PC components. Ever since, he has been interested in IT hardware and software.
In business, he tends to combine higher level applications with lower level systems. Toshaan has been actively involved in a few open source projects and communities for years.
Running Windows docker container on Amazon Elastic Container Service with task definition conventions to easily inject sensitive information stored in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store.
My name is Viktor, and I am always ready to share and learn something new. I am always looking for new acquaintances and opportunities.
My stack is: AWS(ALB, ELB, ECS (Linux and Windows), ECR, Route53, EC2, EBS, EFS, RDS, VPC, S3, SMM, Cognito, SES, SNS), Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Docker swarm, Bash, Jenkins, MongoDB, replica set, and more.
I am also experienced in Azure, PowerShell, TFS, and MS SQL.
“Tech-lives matter, hands up, don’t reboot” is a lecture based on research that recommends corporations should devote in IT specific employee assistance agendas. Working as a Developer, Specialist, Designer, Engineer, Expert, Manager, and Technician demands a high level of precision over the extended period, and any minute lapse in one’s job could be disastrous.
Attendees will learn to: *D. DOWNLOAD the cause of your Stress. *R. Use a mental a mental ROUTER to direct the stress to a secure site in your mind. *D. Learn to DELETE future Stress elements.
*R. REBOOT yourself and focus on positive aspects.
*E. ENCRYPT your mind to secure the positive parts. The pressure of working in the field of computer technology can be a dream for the observers and the nightmare for the workers. Working in the world of technology can be a great experience, which
DEVELOPERS, SPECIALISTS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, EXPERTS, MANAGERS AND TECHNICIANS
create and dive each time they start working. “TECH-LIVES MATTER, HANDS UP, DON’T REBOOT” offers solutions to support individuals who are afflicted by stress within the IT community is employee input, better task content, amplified job control, equal production values, career expansion, enhanced peer socialization, and more excellent workplace ergonomics.
Key Takeaways:Overall Alertness- Regarding the Onset to Stress Stress at one’s place of employment Mentally Supporting Yourself Recognize the best method in a tense setting.
/ Crux Conception
Stacey resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has over 20 years of Law Enforcement (LEO) and teaching experience.
Law Enforcement experience:
Gang Unit Specialist Detective
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer
School Resources Officer (SRO)
Five years as a Special Agent with the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND (DHS)
Stacey is currently working as a Detective with the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Police Dept., Gang, and Violent Crimes Unit.
Stacey is an Adjunct Professor:
Social Media Psychology
Sociology (Group Dynamics)
Bachelor of Science degree; Criminology (Ball State University, 1994).
Master’s degree; Forensic Psychology (Walden University, 2012).
Currently, a Ph.D. Candidate (Forensic Psychology), at Walden University
I want to share our recent discoveries in DevOps field. We started a new institution in DataRobot, called “Engineering Productivity”. We took it very seriously and trying to hold all knowledge which can help to make our whole R&D department successful with the organization and for our customers.
I’m gonna talk about productivity, what it is, what kind of things one should cover/consider if he wanna make real superheroes from your developers. This will cover processes/culture/technologies from a bit more high level than a usual DevOps engineer can see.
A DevOps expert with a Computer Science background. I’ve been working on different project/product scales. Also, I have been working in outsourcing. I have worked in Web games development as well.
I’m passionate about recent discoveries within DevOps and how we can use Lean to improve R&D’s ROI. I use a lot of different methodologies in my work, but the most interesting one for my colleagues is TOC, which is a part of lean management. Unfortunately, some DevOps don’t understand it.
Currently, I work at the AI startup focused on automating DataScieince. We try to make a new kind of an engineer called AI engineer, which is an evolution of software engineer. This engineer will be able to execute AI on most of the projects, just as we do with code today.
I have contributed to a great deal of successful projects, and I also have trained employees in SoftServe
I have participated in scaleout projects for Cisco (in Ukraine, we called them highload projects). They involved managing infrastructure as big as about 30 data centers.
I have over 8 years of experience in IT
What is time? Is it fixed or fluid; physical or philosophical; quantifiable, or completely questionable? These deep questions may never be answered, but one thing is clear: the measuring, recording, and interpretation of time is a fundamentally important mission for humanity. In the modern age of computing, the accurate reckoning of time across cities, countries, and even planets is performed by a fantastic patchwork of actors – from governments and corporations, to academicians and hackers of all colours.
In this ignite presentation, we’ll explore some of the different ways time is measured, look into the real-world ramifications of time reckoning on the Internet today, and even have some fun with time zones, broken datetime libraries, corrupt nation-states, and a bunch of charts, graphs, and maps.
Dan is a veteran of the dotcom bubble, and has been variously a system administrator, university lecturer, start-up founder, and day labourer. Today, he is a Developer Advocate at Datadog, a role that mixes two of his great passions: measuring things, and talking about measuring things.
Long story short, every work has its begging and the end. Every project begins with something and ends up at some point. In case we don’t want to follow the stream, – we should create innovations and start new directions. Let’s make a journey and reach all the checkpoint we need to make the continuous innovation happen. Step by step we will solve different cases in the state of uncertainty to achieve our goal being the leader of innovations.
An architect who sometimes does useful things. A specialist who sometimes makes the right decisions. An innovator who understands the size of the tragedy after the introduction of innovations. The modernist, who is choosing fashionable technology from time to time… A person who knows the true meaning of the term “despair in IT” 🙂
Cloud solution architects and DevOps engineers want to have a faster conversion from idea to product. What if there would be a way to draw an architecture online and get the infrastructure for it implemented as code automatically. This is the reality.
Anton is a long time developer, CTO, and tech-lead who is spending a large amount of his time as an open-source contributor to various Terraform & AWS projects, terraform-aws- modules, modules.tf and a few others. The most popular one is where he manages a collection of verified Terraform AWS modules (terraform-aws-modules on GitHub) downloaded more than 2 million times. The newest one is where he describes Terraform best practices learned during several years of working with Terraform and established within the community (www.terraform-best-practices.com). He also leads AWS, DevOps and HashiCorp User Groups in Norway, organizes DevOpsDays Oslo, and often speaks at various technical meetups and conferences. He is passionate about all-things-cloud and solution architecture combined with automation and scripting.
Whether you are just starting out as a technician, a help desk associate, developer or an operations engineer, everyone wants to grow and advance their careers. This talk shows you how to intentionally advance your career one day at a time.
The second Ignite Talk theme: “How High Availability Works in SQL Server”.
Running mission-critical SQL Server databases requires an understanding of the underlying infrastructure in order to meet high availability requirements. But all high availability solutions confuse us with their complexities. This talk shows you how high availability works in SQL Server in simple every day terms that we all could understand.
Edwin M Sarmiento is the Managing Director of 15C, a consulting company that specializes in designing, implementing and managing high availability infrastructures. Proud of his heritage as a Filipino, he is a former Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 years and SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures. He is very passionate about technology but has interests in music, neuroscience, social psychology, professional and organizational development, leadership and management matters when not working with databases.
Edwin lives up to his primary mission statement: “To help people and organizations grow and develop their full potential.”
I wold like to give a brief overview about Azure Boards, Azure Repos, Azure Test Plans and Azure Artifacts. And explain mode deep about Azure Pipelines. What is available in free and paid subscription. Also give a demo example how to set up CI/CD and integration with Github and Azure.
I am .Net software developer with 3 years experiences from Ukraine, Kyiv. Currently working at 3Shape company. We are developing software and scanners for dentistry. I like spend my time by sharing knowledge and discuss new trends in IT. Also I often learn details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks.
Everyone or almost anyone relies on monitoring to prevent saturation and disk overload, as well as to manage other crucial metrics and stats about a specific app or the entire system. With advance of public cloud, however, DevOps engineers should now consistently take care of spinning the resources up or down, since every sec of time and every bit of data impacts your app’s agility. In this talk, let’s dig into the capabilities of monitoring on AWS, from an infrastructure monitoring and cost savings standpoint.
Anton has been working in IT for 12 years and 5 of them in DevOps.