NewOps Days - Raleigh

December 4, 2018 | Raleigh, NC
Speakers

Amy Lewis

Director of Influence Marketing,
VMware

Anne Hungate

President and Principal Consultant,
Daring Systems

Andrew Sullivan

Principal Technical Marketing Manager,
Red Hat

Josh Atwell

Senior Technology Advocate,
Splunk Inc.

Jayne Groll

CEO,
DevOps Institute

Damon Edwards

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer,
Rundeck

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Registration and Networking

Grab some coffee and a bite to eat with like-minded professionals before we begin our day.

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
Welcome to NewOps Day

An introduction to NewOps Days by founding supporters from Splunk, Rundeck, and DevOps Institute.

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
Career as a Service: Test, Deploy, Repeat - Amy Lewis

In a world of fast-changing technology, how do you stay current without following every trend? Through tried and true career boosting and building basics from a Geek Whisperer, designed to help you take the next steps and interpreted via the lingua franca of the cloud, memes.

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Containers: Closing the Chasm Between Ops and Devs - Andrew Sullivan

Containers have been the darling of applications and developer teams for several years now, but they're only now starting to see mainstream adoption for production applications. This means that more and more operations teams are being asked to support and manage containerized applications throughout their lifecycle. Containers change how applications are deployed, but that doesn't mean they're not ready for production!

This session discusses the technology behind containers, how we got to where we are with containers, container orchestrators, and offers some suggestions to help make the transition as easy as possible.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCH

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Career Building

This presentation will focus on new skills, top skills, training plans, personal development and career development for IT Ops professionals — brought to you by DevOps Institute.

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Adopting a Continual Improvement Mindset for IT - Josh Atwell

With this description: Few organizations feel they are reaching their true potential. Technical debt, antiquated processes, outdated measurements, and a never-ending influx of new requirements leave most feeling incapable of doing much more than keeping the lights on. Overcoming these challenges and achieving meaningful change doesn't happen overnight, but is a necessity in order to create the next generation of IT operations.

This session will explore techniques that modern IT organizations are adopting to become more agile, adopt new technologies like containers, new processes like DevOps, and build a culture of continual improvement. We will touch on how to:

  • Improve responsiveness, collaboration, and learning across teams
  • Adopt new technologies like containers, microservices, and automation
  • Gain more visibility into your environments and processes to identify constraints
  • Grow beyond firefighting and keeping the lights on

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Bringing SRE to the Enterprise - Damon Edwards

Doesn't it feel like someone or something is always interrupting you? Or that you are frequently interrupting others to do something for you? Minimizing interruptions and escalations is the key to productivity for SREs and SysAdmins. Let's take a look at the automation and process improvements that high-performing organizations are using to reduce interruptions, reduce their dependency on ticket queues, and free up more of their operations teams' valuable time.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
BREAK

2:20 PM -3:30 PM
Forum Breakouts

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
A Successful DevOps Initiative Starts with Knowing Your Numbers! - Anne Hungate

IT organizations that don’t know their risk factors and exposure are likely to make investments in DevOps that don’t matter. After working with several teams that lost their DevOps funding after making automation investments in areas that were not business constraints, Anne Hungate's “Know Your Numbers” model emerged.

Join Anne to learn how to prioritize your DevOps improvements and demonstrate the impact and value you are delivering. After all, DevOps gets traction and funding when teams can show the business impact of doing it. If you want your DevOps initiative to take off, be prepared to provide some metrics. You'll discover the five key questions you need to be able to answer to show that your DevOps matters. Additonally, leave with seven actions you can start taking as soon as you get back to your desk in order to improve the results of your DevOps efforts.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Forum Breakout Recaps Panel

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Closing Remarks

Location
NewOps Days - Raleigh
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
The Stockroom at 230
230 Fayetteville St, 2nd Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601
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