DevOps Camp Preview: More Topic Proposals

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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DevOps Camp Preview: Machine Learning

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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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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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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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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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.

Wanna come (DevOps/DSC) Camping with me?

Public registration is now open for my 3rd annual “DevOps/DSC Camp” near and at my home in Las Vegas!

Camp isn’t a conference. No, it isn’t recorded or streamed. Don’t ask. Camp is a working group of experts who are dealing with DSC, and DevOps generally, in their daily lives. We teach each other how to do things like build CI pipelines, introduce DevOps into an organization, solve DSC challenges, and a lot more. It’s a tiny group – just 20 folks – and that’s what keeps it close-knit.

We begin on Thursday evening (July 27) with an evening cocktail hour, and we head off to some cool local restaurants for dinner. We get started in earnest on Friday morning with presentations and round-table discussions. Friday afternoon, we head to my house for customized personal pizzas for lunch, an afternoon in the pool, and a huge smoked BBQ dinner. All day, we’re talking shop – moving between small groups talking about getting stuff done. Truly, this is an event where everyone confirms that they’re going directly home and using what they’ve learned to effect change in their organizations. This’ll be the first year “open source PowerShell” is on the table – can’t wait for those discussions!

Saturday, we hunker down all day and learn. Most alumni will have an opportunity to present a topic, and we keep it very interactive. After swimming around all day Friday, your introverted shyness will be gone, so you’ll be ready to engage. Saturday evening we hit the town for some fun and food.

Sunday, we wrap up in the morning. In the past, Sunday afternoon has been headed up by DSC product team members from Microsoft; we can’t promise that’ll continue, but it’s a possibility. They buy lunch ;).

This is an intense and mentally engaging weekend. As I’ve mentioned, it’s a close-knit group – and we’re already close to half-full as I publish this article. If you’d like to jump in, don’t delay. I hope to see you.