Agile + DevOps West 2019 Keynote : Start Your DevOps Journey on the Right Foot

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Start Your DevOps Journey on the Right Foot

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The word "DevOps" is ubiquitous, yet there is no standard definition of the term. DevOps is not a tool or something you can buy. DevOps is a cultural and professional movement focused on how we build and operate high-velocity organizations, born from the experience of its practitioners. So, how do you get your organization on board with the ideas of DevOps? What are the steps to begin this journey? You start by clarifying who your customer is and how your work plays a part in delivering delight to these customers. With that in mind, dedicate yourself to experimentation and learning. Make incremental changes with a mission of continuous improvement, and collaborate across the entire value chain. Nathen Harvey will put you in a DevOps state of mind and give practical advice for beginning or accelerating your DevOps journey. He’ll explore the requirements of a successful DevOps transformation and help you map out the journey, so you’ll leave this keynote ready to take the next steps along your DevOps journey.

Nathen Harvey

Nathen Harvey has been active in the DevOps community for almost a decade, putting the practices of DevOps to work and helping others learn and implement those practices. As a cloud developer advocate at Google, he helps the community understand and apply DevOps and SRE principles and practices in the cloud to drive business outcomes. Prior to joining Google, Nathen led the Chef community, helping them adopt continuous automation to build, deploy, and manage applications in fast, secure ways. He also has a background in running operations and infrastructure for a diverse range of web applications. Nathen is a cohost of the Food Fight Show, a podcast about Chef and DevOps.