After a successful spring run, DevOps.com, where the world meets DevOps, along with premier sponsors, CloudBees, the enterprise Jenkins Company and IBM, today announced that their DevOps Connect: CD Summit/Jenkins Days roadshow will continue this fall with seven dates in the United States and Europe. The call for speakers to appear at these events is now open. Today we are announcing the shows will be coming to Atlanta, Denver, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
I began my employment at DevOps.com as a web admin and social media manager. Shortly thereafter, I became marketing and media manager. I had decent education surrounding web scripting (HTML/PHP/CSS/Photoshop), but none about DevOps and software engineering. I attended the spring events and had a front-row seat to the summits and what they had to offer. The keynotes offered a plethora of information surrounding Jenkins, BlueMix and how to undertake a DevOps transformation at the corporate level. We were honored to have Kohsuke Kawaguchi, CTO of CloudBees and founder of Jenkins, offer his unique perspective on the growth of Jenkins, joining CloudBees, and the development of recently released Jenkins 2.0.
Our other two keynotes featured individuals we were lucky to have. Gary Gruver, who led the transformation at HP and Macy’s, outlined what he walked into, how he changed the company, and what happened when we walked away. He gave a clear-cut story about the transformation he embarked on when joining those companies. The third keynote came from Mustafa Kapidia of IBM. Mustafa was such a captivating speaker who really knew how to gauge his audience’s knowledge surrounding DevOps and continuous delivery.
The breakout sessions in the afternoon following lunch offered a bit of something for everyone. There were three separate tracks: technical, management and Jenkins. The technical track was just that: a track devoted to the more technical-oriented crowd such as engineers and developers. The management track was devoted more to those looking to undergo transformations, incorporate DevOps at their workplace, and manage DevOps teams. The Jenkins track focused solely on information that was connected to utilizing Jenkins in the workplace.
In addition to the summit itself, CD Summit and Jenkins Days feature a day dedicated to workshops on DevOps, IBM BlueMix and Jenkins. These were a hit from the get-go, pulling in people of all levels, from developers to executives wishing to broaden their knowledge. The fall will feature the workshop day as well.
I met a lot of people during my time at these events, cementing the fact it is a great place to network and learn about different companies and how they are doing devops. Prior to attending these events I only knew a small chunk about DevOps/CD/CI based on the articles we publish on DevOps.com and from my interaction with professionals in the industry. By attending the events I expanded my knowledge, greatly improving my capacity to understand what occurs from the junior level to the executive level at a company utilizing DevOps practices and principles.
According to the press release, “These events are designed for Enterprise Managers and Buyers along with Developers, Engineers, Sys Admins, and Architects. With three main tracks focused on IT managers, technical engineers, and Jenkins practitioners, attendees will get access to the best minds in CD and DevOps. The presenters are experienced developers, build managers, QA, DevOps practitioners, IT managers/executives, architects and IT operations who are luminaries within the DevOps community.” I would recommend attending this event for anyone who fits this description, and for anyone outside the realm of this description who wishes to learn more about DevOps or continuous delivery.
Today we are opening up the Call for Papers for the fall events. Anyone who would like to submit their entry can follow the respective links below for each city:
For more information please visit http://www.devopsconnect.com
Link to the press release: https://devops.com/2016/06/27/devops-connect-cd-summit-and-jenkins-days-fall-schedule-announced/