DevOps Camp Preview: Automating PKI

DevOps/DSC Camp isn’t a conference – it’s a “working group” of enthusiastic professionals who share their experiences, practices, challenges, and triumphs. Only 20 people are admitted and we have a high alumni rate – and alumni are asked to prepare a presentation. No, we don’t record or stream – you need to be here live! Register […]

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[POLITICS] De-Myth-ing Healthcare

With one of our current national debates being healthcare, let’s take a moment to examine some of the “spin” and put to rest some of the more egregious myths.

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Why IaaS Largely Misses the Point of Cloud

With most public cloud providers, you get two broad categories of service to choose from: Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Or, broadly and more simply, “do you want a website” or “do you want a VM?” I’d argue that many people have a gut instinct to opt for IaaS, and that they’re often wrong for doing so.

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DevOps Camp Preview: Making DevOps Happen

DevOps/DSC Camp isn’t a conference – it’s a “working group” of enthusiastic professionals who share their experiences, practices, challenges, and triumphs. Only 20 people are admitted and we have a high alumni rate – and alumni are asked to prepare a presentation. No, we don’t record or stream – you need to be here live! Register […]

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Why the Push Toward Cloud Services?

Why are companies like Microsoft trying too push so hard for you to move toward cloud services?

Amazon, Google – those guys, it’s easy to understand, right? They’ve never had your on-prem dollar, and so “to the cloud!” is a win for them. But why are traditional on-prem vendors like Microsoft so pushy about Office 365, Azure, and the like?

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DevOps Camp Preview: Keeping Secrets

DevOps/DSC Camp isn’t a conference – it’s a “working group” of enthusiastic professionals who share their experiences, practices, challenges, and triumphs. Only 20 people are admitted and we have a high alumni rate – and alumni are asked to prepare a presentation. No, we don’t record or stream – you need to be here live! Register […]

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Your “WannaCry” Takeaway

As the news media continues to report on the meltdown of all global tech (sigh), there’s one takeaway for you, a professional IT person, as a postmortem. And it’s a simple question:

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DevOps Camp Preview: “Selling” DevOps

DevOps/DSC Camp isn’t a conference – it’s a “working group” of enthusiastic professionals who share their experiences, practices, challenges, and triumphs. Only 20 people are admitted and we have a high alumni rate – and alumni are asked to prepare a presentation. No, we don’t record or stream – you need to be here live! Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devopsdsc-camp-2017-tickets-31137067808. Here’s one alumni session currently proposed:

Getting DevOps Buy-In

Ben Hodge

After the first DevOps Camp in 2015 I lobbied for changes in my Organisation & but just before DevOps Camp 2016 I was asked to create & lead our Enterprise change program.

During the creation & design of the Program as well as during initial implementation I’ve had the chance to apply many of the recommendations & theories discussed during previous DevOps Camps as well as in DevOps literature. Like all complex theories, proper application & execution is a huge part of the problem and that’s where things get interesting.

In this session I’ll share what I’ve learned about getting buy-in, top-down vs bottom-up challenges, problems with organisation maturity & lack of technical competency. I’ll also highlight key pieces of advice from Attendees & Organisers at previous DevOps Camps & how that helped or impacted my own implementation.
I hope to give others an idea of what implementing the types of culture & methodologies discussed at Camp takes & share both successes & failures I’ve had along the way so that you can benefit from my experiences in your own Organisations.