We are just about 2 weeks out from IBM InterConnect, which is shaping up to once again be heavy on DevOps and related technologies. Of course there are other things on the agenda besides DevOps (really?), like cognitive and Watson for instance. There will be plenty of cloud, IoT and more cutting edge technology subjects. But you could read about that on other sites. Lets stick to DevOps here.
First things first is I want to invite you to participate in a CrowdChat we are holding on March 10th at 1pm EST. CrowdChats are one of my favorite social media activities. For the duration of the event it is controlled chaos, as multi-threaded discussions break out across Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. You just have to use the hashtag #ibminterconnect to join in the discussion.
I will be one of the hosts of this event, but I will be joined by Gene Kim, IBM’s Angel Diaz and Erick Minick and some surprise hosts that I can’t mention right now. So join in the discussion and fun on the 10th.
At InterConnect itself, there are some great keynotes lined up and many outstanding speakers from diverse backgrounds. I want to call your attention though to one session in particular.
When talking about enterprise DevOps transformation, many people look for a silver bullet—a magic wand that will convert an old, inefficient organization into a high-performing, DevOps-enabled IT team. But in truth there is no single silver bullet. DevOps takes a village. This DevOps village, like a real village, consists of physical infrastructure, as well as members. DevOps often needs a cultural transformation that builds a true community with the same aims and goals. No one vendor has all the tools and no one tool does it all. DevOps tools must work in unison. Finally, a methodology that recognizes the communal nature of DevOps is essential to bringing it all together.
I hear the moderator for this panel session is pretty good. Some guy named Shimel ;-). Seriously, we have a strong panel and it should be a great discussion.
Other speakers to catch are Gene Kim, Sanjeev Sharma (on his new book), IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Wayne Brady and Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. Check out the InterConnect site for full details.
We will be posting some more DevOps Chats and interviews of some of the scheduled speakers between now and March 20th as well. So stay tuned for those.
Tomorrow, we have a webinar with Carmen DeArdo of Nationwide, Donovan Stevens, South African Revenue Service and Rachel Reinitz, IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO IBM Bluemix Garage. The webinar is on “Lesson Learned in Scaling Enterprise DevOps”, you can register here.