I’ve talked to a fair number of vendors about Jenkins World 2017, and I’ve spent a decent amount of time lately supporting DevOps training initiatives at a variety of vendors.
The thing is, the DevOps world is changing fast enough and there are enough options out there that training is not something you need only before moving to DevOps. During one recent project, I ended up learning about a particular topic as I was developing support materials for a training session on that topic. And I’m pretty steeped in the DevOps world.
So, while I don’t write about every vendor I’ve talked to about Jenkins World, Infostretch‘s new training program is worth talking about. Infostretch is unveiling an array of training solutions to help companies not only get a handle on DevOps needs, but also to grow their DevOps maturity.
Among the offerings will be a DevOps maturity assessment and new Jenkins training programs. In conjunction with its visit to Jenkins World, Infostretch will be offering a free 90-minute webinar on adopting Jenkins 2.0.
Demands of the job will keep me from attending Jenkins World, but if you’re there, it might be worth checking out Infostretch’s booth (#415) to see what there is to learn. If you do, feel free to drop me a line—I’m intrigued to learn more about the training and how it fits in with other available offerings. As an added bonus, the company is giving away “Game of Thrones”-themed DevOps Journey Maps marking various stages of DevOps journey and the “happy flow” of DevOps, and including the various tools available in the market for each stage. So you can snag that while stopping by for me to learn about Infostretch’s training.
The other thing that interested me was a presentation. Sanil Pillai, director of Infostretch Labs, will be presenting a 15-minute demo titled, “Auto-Convert Your Freestyle Jenkins Jobs to Coded Pipeline” on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10:45 a.m. at the Sponsor Theater, in the Expo Hall. The variety of scripts that can make up the components of a Jenkins build environment are a problem many of us have struggled with; while better than what we had because they’re part of an automated process, the components are still technical debt with variable maintenance requirements. Someone, please go see the talk/demo and report back. It would be cool if Infostretch has an answer for this problem.
I Reiterate: Training is Imperative
It is human nature to make a large change and settle in with the known new world. DevOps is not designed to be that way. It is still growing and changing, so don’t get complacent. Challenge yourself and seek out training, tool enhancements and opportunities to improve. As others have said repeatedly and well, DevOps is a journey, not a destination. Learn, get better, find better ways and tools and keep improving.
And, keep rocking it. Eliminating IT as a bottleneck is a huge step to improving product development and being more in sync with the business.
Of course, now that I’ve written out the reasons why Infostretch’s plans for Jenkins World interested me, I am tempted to dig into some of the other offerings. Or to try and figure out how to go to Jenkins world without missing important things at work.
You may be hearing more of Jenkins World from me before it arrives.