The largest gathering of Jenkins users and DevOps practitioners is less than a month away. DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018 will be held in two locations this year, Sept. 16-19 in San Francisco and Oct. 22-25 in Nice, France. With exciting keynotes from industry influencers including Dr. Nicole Forsgren, CEO and chief data scientist at DORA, and James Governor, analyst and co-founder of RedMonk, there will be tons of learning and networking opportunities. There will even be a “Westworld” themed party, making it an event you do not want to miss.
So now that we’ve convinced you to attend, you need to convince your manager why they should send you to DevOps World | Jenkins World 2018. Don’t worry: There are lots of good reasons why attending would be beneficial to you and your company. Once you have successfully convinced your manager to attend DevOps World | Jenkins World, don’t forget to register! To sweeten the deal, you can enter the promotional code just for DevOps.com readers: JWDEVOPSCUST. That code gets you 20 percent off your registration.
With more than 70 sessions offered in San Francisco and 50 sessions in Nice, all presented by DevOps and Jenkins experts, DevOps World | Jenkins World provides a chance to learn from DevOps leaders. Be sure to emphasize to your manager the importance of learning from the very best in the DevOps community, in training and workshops and, of course, in the breakout sessions. From Jenkins founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi to CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey and the aforementioned industry influencers, your manager will greatly appreciate the knowledge you bring back to the office from experienced industry experts.
You should definitely take advantage of some outstanding training opportunities to enhance your continuous delivery, Jenkins and DevOps knowledge. Available training sessions include Jenkins Certification Training, Jenkins Fundamentals, DevOps Leader Certification Training, CloudBees Core Fundamentals, CloudBees Core on Kubernetes and Value Stream Mapping for DevOps. Additionally, you will receive a free Jenkins exam with the purchase of a full conference registration. That is a huge value-add for both your resume and your organization!
Build Your Network
DevOps World | Jenkins World brings together thousands of software development experts, thus providing numerous networking opportunities. The conference gives you the opportunity to learn of challenges other organizations in the industry have faced and how they’ve overcome them. If they have already solved a challenge you are just starting to tackle, you could walk away with knowledge that more than pays for the cost of the conference. Conference attendees can also share success stories that may inspire your organization’s next big win. Make it known to your manager that you will be exposed to people like you, who have similar business needs and challenges, whom you will be able to connect with and learn from.
Invest in Your (and Your Company’s) Future
As we previously mentioned, with the industry continuing to innovate and evolve, having the skill set to keep up with these changes help make you a valuable asset to your team. When convincing your manager to let you attend, make sure you also present how this knowledge will help push you and your team forward, ultimately propelling your entire organization forward. Highlighting the potential ROI of this opportunity will help your manager better justify the cost to send you to DevOps World | Jenkins World. Detail exactly how much airfare and lodging will cost, but also note what kind of impact it will have on the organization’s bottom line. The ROI will be evident—make that clear!
We would like to think we have provided some pretty solid justifications for you, but if you still need an extra boost, we have also created an email template to use when sending all this over to your manager for review. Once your boss gives you the green light, go register!