Agile + DevOps West 2022 - Tips to Convince Your Boss | TechWell

Tips to Convince Your Boss

Ready to attend Agile + DevOps West, but wondering how to convince your boss? Use strategies from TechWell Insights contributer, Stasi Richmond, as well as these tips and templates to help you get the approval to attend and return with tangible action items your boss will appreciate.

Get Started: Build a Case for Your Attendance

  • Boss

    Get Informed: Familiarize yourself with the conference schedule and speakers (once available) before you discuss the virtual conference with your boss. Determine which learning sessions best align or contribute to you and or your organization’s short-term and long-term goals and objectives. Agile + DevOps West provides over 50 talks, each covering a wide range of software development topics, so you can choose which content is right for you and your organization.
    • Benefits:
      • Ability to access the conference instantly, without spending time or expense traveling

      • Access to 5 keynotes, 20+ tutorials, and 40+ sessions—which means that you will be able to take advantage of many more learning opportunities

      • The ability to add-on a live virtual training class at a deep discount!

      • Access to presentation PDFs (for paid passes only)

      • 5 in-person packages to choose from to fit your needs and budget

      • Win prizes in the Expo Amazing Race Game

      • A dedicated Agile + DevOps West Slack channel in the TechWell Hub to interact with speakers and other attendees

      • Networking opportunities with other attendees, speakers, and solution providers

      • Visit with the solution providers in the Expo. You can chat live with the staff in their booths. Watch a demo and win prizes with the Passport Game.


During the Conference: Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

  • Twitter

    Take Notes: Be sure to jot down at least three key takeaways at each session and identify actionable items with an asterisk for easy reference later.
  • Share the Knowledge: Post insightful observations and takeaways about the sessions you attend on your favorite social media channels while you are attending the event. You'll gain new followers, grow your network, and your colleagues will see what you're learning in real-time. The official Twitter conference hashtag is #AgileDevOpsCon.
  • Work It: Take advantage of the conference networking and vendor solutions opportunities to exchange thoughts with like-minded industry peers and mentors. Broaden potential discussions.

After the Conference: Create a Report and Share What You Learned

  • Proceedings

    Review the Goods: Download the conference presentations to recap the learning sessions you attended as well as any you might have missed. The conference keynote, tutorial, and concurrent session slides will be available at, and will make it easier to share information with your team when you are back at the office.
  • Prepare Your Report: Review your takeaways, actionable items, and social media posts with this conference summary report template to create a report detailing what you learned.