Well it’s already almost the end of January, well past the time when we still wish people Happy New Year. I think that now is a good time to post a “State-of-DevOps.com 2016.
Entering our 3rd year (we launched March, 2014), we are so grateful for all of the support we have received from the community and all that it has enabled us to accomplish. But we can’t rest on our laurels and we have so much more to do. So I wanted to outline to you our readers what we have in store for 2016:
Site Redesign: If you haven’t noticed we have given DevOps.com a facelift. We knew the original design was far from perfect and this iteration isn’t either. But it does address a lot of the shortcomings the first design had. We will continue to iterate and improve in true DevOps fashion.
We also have a new Media Kit that lays out all of the ways we are interacting with our audience as well as our editorial calendar. The calendar will help you determine when we are focusing on a particular facet of DevOps. We are always looking for original, vendor neutral content.
Container Journal: We launched Container Journal last summer. We have been building up container-based content since then and now Container Journal has a great amount of container related content and news. We will continue to publish everything containers there, but will have deep integration between DevOps.com and Container Journal.
DevOps Connect: Our conference schedule this year is beyond ambitious. Teaming with our friends at CloudBees and IBM we are producing a roadshow called CD Summit – Jenkins Days. There will be 8 or 9 US based stops, 4 European dates and even one in Bangalore next fall. You can get full details on our DevOps Connect site. We have other sponsor opportunities for these events, as well as looking for good speakers and topics. Strong preference given to practitioners.
In addition to the DevOps Connect: CD Summit – Jenkins Days, we are also producing two DevOps Connect: Rugged DevOps events this year. One is at RSA Conference and one will be at InfoSec Europe in London. These are in partnership with Sonatype and the Nexus community.
Also on the conference front we will be sponsoring many DevOps related events, including Scale, several DevOps Days, Container World, Container Days and more. Wherever there is DevOps news and events, we will try to report on it.
Local DevOps scene – We started this last year but we are looking for more correspondents who want to report on what is happening with local DevOps scenes the world over. Email [email protected] if you are interested.
Stack Analysis – You will see it mentioned in the Media Kit. Much of our research, surveys and long form reports will be under the Stack Analysis brand. More than the articles that we usually publish here on DevOps.com, more in depth reports and research will be released under this brand. Look for the first reports soon.
The DevOps Institute – DOI has had a year to work out its mission and with over 30 registered education providers providing DOI courses over the world, the future is now for DevOps training. The DOI will be expanding its curriculum and footprint this year. They will be regular contributors here on DevOps.com and at our conferences.
It’s an ambitious plan but we think we can do it. We have doubled the amount of staff here and anticipate adding more through the year. We think the future is now for DevOps and DevOps.com. If you have any suggestions or ideas you would like to see us do please write me at [email protected]
Like any Sate-of-the-Union, let me end this by saying that the state of DevOps.com is strong. With your help we want to make it stronger!