DevOps Experience 2020

ABOUT DEVOPS EXPERIENCE 2020

Returning for its 3rd year, DevOps Experience is back with more great stories of DevOps transformations, great speakers and great devops learning. This year’s event focuses on how DevOps is not only adopted from a “top down” model, but very often from the “bottom up.” It is the practitioners — the builders — who are often the unsung heroes of successful DevOps implementation, choosing what tools to adopt and bringing teams together. Listen, question, interact, and learn at DevOps Experience 2020: The Builders Shall Inherit the Earth.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Executives & Thought Leaders
  • IT Managers 
  • Software Developers & Testers
  • Continuous Delivery Practitioners
  • Working with Observability Tools
  • GitOps, DataOps
  • Testing and Quality
  • DevSecOps
  • SRE
  • Community Contributors
  • Those looking to learn more about DevOps, network, and collaborate

TRACKS

Keynote Speaker

Akash Tayal

US Cloud Strategy and Operating Model Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. at Deloitte Consulting

Bob Vuong

Principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP in Deloitte's Cloud Offering

SPEAKERS

Mark Peters

Lead Information Assurance/Security Engineer at Technica Corporation

Orit Golowinski

Senior Product Manager of Progressive Delivery at GitLab.

Rayvn Manuel

Senior Application Developer/Architect and Lead DevOps Engineer at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Steve Boone

Head of Product Management at HCL Software

TRACKS

SCHEDULE
DETAILS

CI/CD
October 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Nope, that’s not Infrastructure as Code!

Rob Hirschfeld
Founder, CEO at RackN

Infrastructure as Code (Iac) is marketed as the answer to all automation problems. How can that be true when no one really has a good definition? Let’s fix that!
This talk captures ideas from a tweet battle started when Rob asked for a definition. We’ll decompose that #IaC thread into six themes from programmatic configuration up to CI/CD pipelines. Then, we’ll explore how each theme interlocks in specific and important ways using 10 years of history around Digital Rebar as an example.
This talk provides specific and actionable ideas that will impact how you think about building automation for scale and distributed systems.

12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Meet the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Tracy Ragan
Creator & CEO at DeployHub

Have you heard about the Continuous Delivery Foundation? Yes, Continuous Delivery has its very own open source governing foundation home to Jenkins, Spinnaker, Tekton and Screwdriver.
The goal of the CD Foundation is to improve the world’s capacity to deliver software with security and speed. While many DevOps Pros have implemented Continuous Integration, continuous delivery is still emerging. And with the rise of cloud native, CD is becoming critical for addressing DevOps at scale.
This session will introduce the CD Foundation, cover the projects, goals, and ecosystem landscape. It will also help you understand how you can get involved as an End User, an essential piece of the CD Foundation’s strategy for building CD adoption.

12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Why Security Engineers Need to Shift Left to DevSecOps

Najib Radzuan
DevOps Ambassador & Founder of DevOps4Me

In the fusion between DevOps and DevSecOps, the pace and agility of the DevSecOps approach left AppSec and InfoSec Engineers behind. The DevOps squad topology does not traditionally involve the organization’s AppSec and InfoSec Engineers. Many DevOps teams are not included by security engineers as there tends to be a disconnect when it comes to information such as DevSecOps approaches and configuring DevOps CI/CD pipelines. Therefore, it’s essential that security experts start learning the skills and tools surrounding DevSecOps. In this session, attendees will learn:
- An overview of DevSecOps approaches and tools
- The benefits of DevSecOps and the Shift-Left approach
- How to start a DevSecOps journey and where to find support

Auditorium

Continuous Product Oriented Practice - Building Next-Generation Products, the DevOps Way!

Garima Bajpai
Board Member at Capital Carbon Consulting

Continuous product oriented practice advocates transforming the qualitative way we build and track products to a quantitative way: identify, design, and measure “value” for product ideas. Assess and assign a score to each “value” and track them in practice from inception to operation. Eliminate silos by integrating strategy, inception, planning, design, development, and operations through a unified value radar. To provide a high-level overview, refer to the following blueprint of the journey your product will take when you introduce the continuous product oriented practice to your product. This practice will compel you to answer three questions, and introduce a data-driven approach to reaching decisions.

GitOps
October 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Agile Compliance and Risk Operations

Mark Peters
Lead Information Assurance/Security Engineer at Technica Corporation

Many organizations attempt adopting DevOps and Agile practices only to crash against a compliance wall such as RMF, PCI-DSS, or even GDPR. Those who offer Agile management frequently want to sell you a brand. Even Gene Kim’s “The Unicorn Project'', shows a security officer experiencing a complete breakdown before becoming a DevOps enthusiast. It’s not that hard. After being a Product Owner on an Agile team, I transferred to a security lead, operating the Risk Management Frameworks with an org newly committed to Agile. My team worked through a mindset change without the breakdown, incorporating small compliance goals, integrating with developers, shifting security left, and building cooperative risk ownership. This session shares my experiences incorporating an Agile workplace with the U.S. Government's compliance in the hope of helping others.

12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Why Security Engineers Need to Shift Left to DevSecOps

Najib Radzuan
DevOps Ambassador & Founder of DevOps4Me

In the fusion between DevOps and DevSecOps, the pace and agility of the DevSecOps approach left AppSec and InfoSec Engineers behind. The DevOps squad topology does not traditionally involve the organization’s AppSec and InfoSec Engineers. Many DevOps teams are not included by security engineers as there tends to be a disconnect when it comes to information such as DevSecOps approaches and configuring DevOps CI/CD pipelines. Therefore, it’s essential that security experts start learning the skills and tools surrounding DevSecOps. In this session, attendees will learn:
- An overview of DevSecOps approaches and tools
- The benefits of DevSecOps and the Shift-Left approach
- How to start a DevSecOps journey and where to find support

Auditorium

Verified GitOps: Beyond Git Sync

Bryan Feuling
Solutions Architect at Harness

What is GitOps and why is it important? This talk will focus on the general practice of GitOps, the strengths and weaknesses in the process, and compare that to a more full-featured process called Verified GitOps.

Observability
October 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Domain Oriented Observability - Bringing the Business Relevant Observability

Siddharth Pareek
Vice President Consulting at NatWest

When we talk about Observability, we often discuss it in the context of implementing at the code-base. However, the business aspect is either not thought of or not brought into the architecture.
Through this session, I will illustrate how one can bring the business-relevant observability by patterns & practices in coding, the case studies, and the research done by various cloud providers & vendors.

Auditorium

The DevOps Journey

Orit Golowinski
Senior Product Manager of Progressive Delivery at GitLab.

In the past years, the development process has become more efficient. Agile has been widely adopted as the main methodology of software development teams and the reduced cycle time introduced the concept of DevOps, which is all about connecting the Ops and Dev teams in order to maximize productivity and reduce time to market. The main goals of DevOps are: Speed, Reliability, Rapid Delivery, Scalability, Security and Collaboration. In this talk we will discuss the advantages of DevOps and also walk through the challenges DevOps brings and implementation pains. How we can measure our DevOps process, which metrics can be used to see that we are constantly improving.

SRE
October 22, 2020

Tools
October 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Scaling Bottoms Up DevOps Initiatives – Choose Your Tools Wisely

Maya Ber Lerner
Chief Technology Officer at Quali

Bottoms up DevOps initiatives are a wonderful way of bringing about positive change to application teams. A common danger is that local efforts can lead to local optimization. At some point, grassroots efforts start to build their own technical debt which hamper their initial promise and extinguish the teams’ excitement. Quali CTO, Maya Ber Lerner will discuss common life cycles of bottoms up DevOps projects and their use of specific open source and commercial tools as well as pros and cons of each.

Auditorium

New Framework to Choose the Right Open Source Product in the Era of Cloud and SaaS

Pankaj Gupta
Senior Director Product Marketing at Citrix

Choosing the right open source product used to be relatively simple because there were very few choices. It was easy to gauge the maturity and potential success of an open source product based on the number of contributors, contributions, downloads, and “like” stars on GitHub. While these legacy criteria are still important, they are no longer the primary indicators of success they once were.
Why? Public cloud and SaaS providers have emerged as the new kingmakers of open source, influencing the entire supply chain of an open source product. IT leaders need a new decision-making framework and criteria to select open source products when many options are available for similar functionality. You will come out of this quick talk with a 3-step framework to choose the right open source products while they are emerging and evolving in nascent markets.

Humans in the DevOps World
October 22, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Fireside Chat: Reflections on 2020, Outlook for 2021

Jayne Groll
CEO at DevOps Institute
Helen Beal
Chief Ambassador at DevOps Institute

2020 has been unexpected, to say the least, and the extreme uncertainty has forced organisations to reconsider their ways of working. In this fireside chat, Jayne and Helen will reflect on what that has meant for the organisations they work with, what they have seen companies do in order to make themselves more adaptable in unpredictable times, and how what we are learning as an industry will position us for 2021. We’ll address questions such as:
- Has DevOps adoption been impacted positively or negatively during 2020?
- What does the rapid change we’ve seen mean for humans in DevOps?
- What are the key DevOps technologies emerging from the pressure placed upon us all during the last 12 months?

12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

Humanizing DevOps through Data

Steve Boone
Head of Product Management at HCL Software

When we talk about DevOps, there are three main conversations that form around people, processes, and technology. With the majority of our workforce remote, we’ve lost part of the human interaction that helps teams collaborate, communicate, and understand the day to day challenges that come with creating great software. In this presentation, we will take a look at the important role data plays within our DevOps organization, and how that data can influence and humanize many aspects of our organization, including people (culture), processes (tracking and planning), and technology (business agility). We will also discuss how data can be leveraged to create a culture filled with empathy and understanding. Many employers are starting to look at key “Human Skills” as part of their DevOps hiring strategy. We will cover the different types of human skills that are most sought after, and also how can we use data to help individual contributors grow from a “T-shaped” skill set to an “E-Shaped” skill set. We will also discuss how data can be leveraged to improve communication, visibility, and improve alignment between engineering and the business.

12:00 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium

No Legacy DevOps: Lessons Learned and Learning

Rayvn Manuel
Senior Application Developer/Architect and Lead DevOps Engineer at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

When you define ‘legacy’ as applications or systems which are no more than 4 years old, it would seem that adopting a DevOps way of working would offer an organization a fresh start. However, beginning with a tabula rasa does not mean that integrating the philosophy is without challenges. No Legacy DevOps is the telling of the tale of the DevOps team at the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the sharing of the challenges encountered, mistakes made, and the resulting strategy captured from the valuable lessons learned and learning.

Auditorium

Achieving your DevOps Goals

Martyn Coupland
Senior Technology Consultant, Ensono

Achieving your goals in DevOps is about much more than technology. It is about the cultural changes within your organisation. It is also about understanding the business goals and technology understanding how the team can help meet these goals. The importance of understanding this at the top of your leadership is vital to ensuring success. In this session, we talk about the full journey of DevOps transformation, from initial assessment, transformation activities, and assessment of maturity. This enables you to effectively plan, transform, adapt, and improve as you go through your DevOps journey.

REGISTER

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND

Is your DevOps transformation going as well as you’d hoped? What are the tools, open source projects and methods that successful DevOps teams are using to succeed, despite the current unprecedented situation? If these are questions you find interesting, join us at DevOps Experience 2020!

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