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DevOpsDays is at the forefront of shared knowledge, collaboration, culture and inclusion of developers, operations and anyone involved with technology. The conference will include a mix of presentations, ignite talks, ignite karaoke and open spaces covering a broad range of culture, devops and technical topics. Your ticket includes breakfast, lunch, drinks and conference swag.

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Monday, November 2
 

7:30am

Registration
Monday November 2, 2015 7:30am - 8:15am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

8:30am

How You Will Create Tomorrow
"DevOps" quickly became associated with a desire to improve operations culture but also a love for open source, and in open source automation tooling.  More recently, we have become much better at sharing not just code, but the ways we run infrastructure and companies. Spearheaded by social catalysts like DevOps days, meetup.com, GitHub, Speakerdeck, and YouTube, we're able to evolve and iterate faster by sharing across corporate boundaries. The IT field, once somewhat stagnant, is now evolving aggressively due to more rapid exchanges of ideas.
"Infrastructure as Code" means no longer just consuming vendor frameworks in source control, but blurring the line between "development" and operations - operations IS development now.  Rather than code an application that focuses on one machine, we code to drive the behavior of entire server fleets, and we can share that with folks in other companies. 
With so many useful components, services, and libraries available, we're at a point where if anyone can decide to do something better than an existing technology, you can. Exciting aspects like higher level cloud services, continous deployment, immutable infrastructure, containers, microservices, distributed databases, logging analytics, machine learning, and more has only really come to fruition in the last handful of years -- and they open up tons of new capabilities. The future is perhaps even more exciting and unpredictable - and it will come from your keyboard.

Speakers
avatar for Michael DeHaan

Michael DeHaan

NC State University
Previously I created some popular DevOps tools like Cobbler and Ansible. Much of this talk comes from my experience both before and after Ansible, however, so this won’t be a talk about Ansible at all, which I was really tired of talking about. I know people are really tired... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

9:00am

ChatOps: The New Interface of Devops

The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users.


Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services and command line interfaces creates context-switching which slows productivity, efficiency, and may lead to early burnout.


The teams and organizations that are leading the DevOps movement have turned to their chat client to provide a new interface. We are already in chat all day, sharing, collaborating, and conversing on what is taking place across all business units and projects. By moving tools and command line functionality into chat, we are able to create greater situational awareness and tribal knowledge.


In this presentation, the audience will learn about the basics of ChatOps, it’s origins, and how teams who have fully adopted the DevOps best practices are using it to deliver high quality software quickly, deploy infrastructure safely, and manage incidents more efficiently than ever before.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hand

Jason Hand

DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps
Jason Hand writes, advises, and lectures around the world on the principles and nuance of DevOps. He has spoken at companies including Comcast and Verizon, as well as dozens of conferences, Meetups, and webinars and was named "DevOps Evangelist of the Year" by DevOps.com in 2016... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

9:30am

Break
Monday November 2, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

9:50am

DevOps as Software Development
DevOps borrows heavily from software engineering practices: automation and managing operations through software-defined workflows lends tremendous benefits. But how can ops take it a step further to bring even more best practices into the combination of operations and development? In this talk we'll explore some of ways operations workflows can borrow from software development practices and use source control, code review, and general principles to work in scalable, effective teams.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Langlois

Tyler Langlois

Infrastructure Engineer, Elastic
Devops/infrastructure, all things Elastic.


Monday November 2, 2015 9:50am - 10:20am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

10:20am

Improving Communication Practices: Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Improving communication is perpetually on a list of items that employees ask
companies to get better at. It's also perpetually asked by managers of their
employees. It's something everyone perpetually expects everyone else to get
better at and, generally speaking, we have poor guidance about how we can
improve our own practices or what we can suggest others improve.

This talk will examine a model of psychology, Transactional Analysis, that
can help us first understand why we all have a hard time talking to each other
and second, how we can apply lessons from the model to improve how we
communicate within our team and with other teams.

This talk will cover:

* Who developed Transactional Analysis (TA)
* Components of TA
  * The world view: How your experience and beliefs shape how you see and
    interpret the world
  * Communication and emotional ego states
    * What the terms "Parent", "Adult", and "Child" mean, and recognizing the
      communication tells of each
* Earlier commercial applications of TA
* Understanding your own world view
* Understanding the world view of others
* Recognizing emotional states in conversation and redirecting as necessary
* How this model of psychology and communication fits into DevOps practices

Speakers

Monday November 2, 2015 10:20am - 10:50am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

10:50am

Sponsors

Monday November 2, 2015 10:50am - 10:55am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

10:55am

Break
Monday November 2, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

11:10am

Your Goat Anti-Fragiled My Snowflake! DevOps Terms Demystified
Speakers
avatar for Clinton Wolfe

Clinton Wolfe

DevOps Practice Lead, OmniTI
Clinton Wolfe leads the DevOps Practice at OmniTI, which means he voluntarily chooses to go into heavily siloed, dysfunctional organizations and try to get them to talk to each other with as few stabbings as possible. He's especially interested in testable infrastructure, and the... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 11:10am - 11:40am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

11:50am

Open Spaces Intro & Idea Gathering
Monday November 2, 2015 11:50am - 12:10pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

12:10pm

Lunch
Monday November 2, 2015 12:10pm - 1:10pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:15pm

How DevOps Anti-Patterns Ruin Holidays
Behind the extensive downtimes I witness every holiday, I too see a
corporate failure to change the archaic processes to match the change
in business models.  Technology space has evolved. Businesses,
however, especially larger ones, have a natural aversion to change,
that is often justified by risk and cost factors. However, processes
are put in place for exactly that reason — to save time and money. If
they don’t accomplish those two goals or worse, contributing to the
opposite – they need to be changed. It this talk I'll discuss a real
world example of Black Friday 8 hour downtime of a large e-commerce
website and discuss key anti-DevOps patterns contributing to the
failure.

Speakers
avatar for Leon Fayer

Leon Fayer

OmniTI


Monday November 2, 2015 1:15pm - 1:20pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:20pm

DevOps in Game Development: How We Sleep (a Little) Better at Night
I’m the co-founder of the Charlotte game studio Future Proof Games. My partner and I wear all the hats: we’re game designers, game and web developers, part-time accountants, and PR reps/marketers. We run a company website, websites for individual games, a website that is a game, social media profiles, internal tools, and games written in several different technologies.

We also typically have full-time day jobs.

We have to choose carefully how we spend our time and limited funds, and a sound devops mindset is crucial to this. This ignite talkwill cover the trade-offs we make, plus a couple of highlights and failures of our practices.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Avery-Weir

Melissa Avery-Weir

Co-Founder, Future Proof Games


Monday November 2, 2015 1:20pm - 1:25pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:25pm

Embracing DevOps in Both Legacy & New Platforms

The presentation will have a "war stories" approach, insights for up and coming DevOps managers and engineers based on our own experiences. I will contrast the DevOps improvements within a "legacy" platform versus improvements that form the foundation of a new platform. About a year ago, in the eCommerce domain, Belk began introducing Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps, and is doing so with both an existing platform and a new platform. The contrast in approaches is quite different: the existing already has well-defined processes, which must be repeatedly but carefully tweaked toward a more Continuous Delivery approach. The processes for the new platform can largely be designed and implemented from scratch. The idea is to show that, though the approaches between these two differ, teams for each platform benefit from the improvements.  Moving toward DevOps is possible even with legacy systems.

Finally, I will briefly describe metrics used to track progress, as we can only effectively improve what we measure. Some metrics are easy to generate and track (such as number of unit test cases or regression tests executed per day). Others take more effort (such as the amount of time from "Development is approved to begin" to "Live in Production").  I would like to conclude by sparking further discussion among participants, to seek input how we can all identify the top process performance indicators and collaborate together on how best to measure those.


Speakers

Monday November 2, 2015 1:25pm - 1:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:30pm

Where do I start with DevOps?
DevOps is a big topic.  "I don't have time to change my whole world at once."  "How do I get started?"  Regular engineering methods apply to good DevOps practices: design, build, test, and improve.  Start small.  Implement something well-understood with low risk.  Develop your process and practices.  Learn the tools.  Demonstrate the benefits.  Iterate and improve, adding the next app/system/environment, etc.  If you haven't started, you're in the right place.  Learn from others who were recently in your shoes here, at MeetUps, etc, then get started.  Nothing helps a team and Management see value like something that works.

Speakers
avatar for Jere Julian

Jere Julian

Extensibility Engineer, Arista Networks
Jere Julian brings over 25 years worth of experience in network, server, and storage administration as well as systems automation. He’s worked with government, enterprise, financial, higher-education, cloud, and service provider customers. His current role as an Advanced Services... Read More →



Monday November 2, 2015 1:30pm - 1:35pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:35pm

Open Spaces Setup
Monday November 2, 2015 1:35pm - 1:50pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:50pm

Open Spaces 1
Monday November 2, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

2:30pm

Break
Monday November 2, 2015 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

2:50pm

Open Spaces 2
Monday November 2, 2015 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

3:30pm

Open Spaces 3
Monday November 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

4:15pm

Closing Comments
Monday November 2, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

5:00pm

Social Hour
Monday November 2, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

6:15pm

Speaker Dinner
Monday November 2, 2015 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208
 
Tuesday, November 3
 

8:30am

Night of the Living Donkeys
Speakers
avatar for Michael Coté

Michael Coté

Director, Marketing, Pivotal
Michael Coté works at Pivotal on the advocate team. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He does several weekly (mostly) tech podcasts, writes... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

9:00am

A DevOps State of Mind
In this presentation, you’ll learn about:

           • The acceleration of Application Delivery for the Business with DevOps
           • The transformation of IT to a DevOps, Microservices, and Container based Cloud Architectureincluding the use of a PaaS along with Docker, Google’s Kubernetes and Jenkins.
           • How DevOps practices can operate in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)-enabled environment.
           • PaaS and DevOps, used together, can reduce software delivery cycle times, drive automation, and increase efficiency.
           • How other organizations are using DevOps and how to replicate their success 
Join Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, West at Red Hat, as he walks through how DevOps can accelerate application delivery for the Business.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Van Tuin

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, Red Hat
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software.   Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers.  He... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

9:30am

Break
Tuesday November 3, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

9:50am

Dev'ing and Op'ing with Docker
Over the past year we've been making the transition to Docker and now run several production applications in Docker containers on AWS. In this talk I'll be going through various aspects of the dev to live workflow and how moving to containers has changed things for us. 

Speakers

Tuesday November 3, 2015 9:50am - 10:20am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

10:20am

Scaling DevOps & Agility: NOT Just a Team Thing

An all too common challenge: one company division adopts Agile methodologies with outstanding success.  Another division attempts to adopt Agile, getting teams to perform ceremonies and create artifacts with ease, but what matters most isn’t happening - the emergence of an “Agile state of mind”.  


Join Gear Stream practitioners as we discuss how the world’s largest cable provider fostered the ideal context in which teams moved from mechanical Agile ceremonies to DevOps Teams delivering value with flow. Achieving full  transformation challenged managers and teams to learn adaptive thinking, leadership, and problem solving skills. As an outcome of leveraging DevOps, supported by key Rally capabilities, the program was able to streamline processes from delivery to production.  A key outcome was the improved collaboration between program leaders, DevOps teams, vendors and stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Murphy

Brad Murphy

Founder, CEO, GearStream
Brad Murphy is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years pioneering new Enterprise innovations in product, service, and software development. Since 2000, Brad has helped over 50 Global 2000 companies successfully transition to modern business planning and digital execution models proven... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:20am - 10:50am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

10:50am

Sponsors

Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:50am - 10:54am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

10:55am

Break
Tuesday November 3, 2015 10:55am - 11:15am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

11:10am

Troubleshooting with Monitoring
Identifying and fixing issues in new code before deploying it to
production is important for every software development cycle.
However, relying on traditional testing methods in the age of
Internet-scale data driven problems may prove to be incomplete.
Identifying and fixing the issues in production quickly is crucial,
but it requires insight into usage patterns and trends across the
whole architecture and application logic.  In this talk I will touch
on inefficiencies of some of the most common testing methods, provide
real world examples of discovering odd edge cases with monitoring and
offer recommendations on top-down metric instrumentation to help
DevOps organizations with identifying and acting on business-effecting
problems.

Speakers
avatar for Leon Fayer

Leon Fayer

OmniTI


Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:10am - 11:50am
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

11:50am

Lunch
Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:50am - 1:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:05pm

Beyond ‘brogramming’ - adventures in tech and diversity
The short story of an adventure, exploring the current landscape of diversity in tech.

Speakers

Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:05pm - 1:10pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:10pm

DevOps Misconceptions
I've had the wonderful opportunity to talk to quite a few people about DevOps, and I find more often than not that most of the people I talk to hold one or more misconceptions about DevOps.

I hope to debunk some of the misconceptions that I've heard in my discussions with people and possibly offer a bit of entertainment along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Jason DeTiberus

Jason DeTiberus

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
Jason DeTiberus is a Senior Software Engineer with Red Hat where he is currently working on the OpenShift project. Having spent the past decade in a variety of operations and development roles within small business, higher education and now with Red Hat, he has developed a passion... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:10pm - 1:15pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:15pm

What Can I Do With the ELK Stack?
The ELK stack (elasticsearch, logstash, and kibana) presents a flexible set of tools to make a wide variety of data easily digestible for developers and users. The question is: what data do you want, and what do you want to do with it? In this presentationwe'll look at both of these questions: from the types of data capable of being processed, from logs to packets, to visualizing it all using browser-based dashboards. We'll also talk about use cases in the wild to demonstrate the different capabilities of Elasticsearch for a variety of types of data.

Some specific examples in this presentation include processing application logs, system logs, social media streams, network traffic, and enriching this data with metadata like geographic coordinations, sentiment analysis, and more. We'll also cover the possibilities that users have for their own creations leveraging the flexibility of Logstash and Kibana to very easily create custom data inputs and outputs.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Langlois

Tyler Langlois

Infrastructure Engineer, Elastic
Devops/infrastructure, all things Elastic.


Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:15pm - 1:20pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:20pm

Get Your Story Straight
Gartner has predicted that in 2015, 80% of outages will be caused by people and process issues. Are you considering the Human element when revisiting incidents and outages with your infrastructure? If so, are you approaching it with a blameless mindset? An agenda focused on removing bias in many forms, searching for absolute truth. Do you believe that there is always a root cause to problems or is it more accurate to seek out additional aspects that may have attributed to the incident, especially with regard to the people and processes? Regardless of your approach, the point of a post-mortem is to accurately describe the "story" about what took place in as much detail as possible. The good, the bad, those involved, conversations had, actions taken, related timestamps, who was on-call, etc. You want to know absolutely everything that took place and was related in some degree so that you can review the data and learn from it. How do we ensure that we are asking the right questions and seeking out relevant and important information that will help us understand what took place and ultimately how to become a better team, company, and product as a result? I'll introduce best practices for conducting effective post-mortems and illustrate their importance with statistical data to back up the claims, demonstrating that there are measurable benefits from adopting post-mortems especially those of a "blameless" nature.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hand

Jason Hand

DevOps Evangelist, VictorOps
Jason Hand writes, advises, and lectures around the world on the principles and nuance of DevOps. He has spoken at companies including Comcast and Verizon, as well as dozens of conferences, Meetups, and webinars and was named "DevOps Evangelist of the Year" by DevOps.com in 2016... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:20pm - 1:25pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:25pm

Open Spaces Setup
Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:25pm - 1:35pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

1:35pm

Open Spaces 1
Tuesday November 3, 2015 1:35pm - 2:15pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

2:15pm

Break
Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

2:30pm

Open Spaces 2
Tuesday November 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

3:10pm

Open Spaces 3
Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:10pm - 3:50pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208

3:50pm

Closing Comments & O'Reilly Giveaway
Tuesday November 3, 2015 3:50pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28208
 


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