The DevOps Pay Raise: Quantifying Your Value to Move Up the Ladder

This month we have Tom Levey, Tech Evangelist at AppDynamics, as our guest speaker. Tom's talk will be all about proving the value of all your hard work in making your website faster to your boss using tools like Chef, Puppet etc. Don't miss it!

This will be followed by several Lightning talks by.... you! Please message me if you'd like to give a 5 minute talk. Your topic could be anything web performance related, for example a tool you've recently used, an interesting project you're doing/have done/are about to do, or even a forum to bounce ideas off (or get suggestions from) the whole group.

Guest talk outline

DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It’s only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that’s not really doing your career any favours. In this session we’ll talk about how to prove your value to the organisation by looking at the positive side – that is, how much money you’ve saved your company. We’ll take a look at how you can use tools like Chef, Puppet, Sensu and Logstash to quantify your value to your company. After this session, you’ll be able to walk into a meeting with your boss ready to talk about your value to the company (and to ask for a raise).

Guest speaker bio

Tom Levey is a Tech Evangelist at AppDynamics. Tom is responsible for promoting best practices of application performance management (APM) for distributed applications running in cloud, virtual and physical environments. Tom has spent 6 years helping organisations to build robust APM technology strategies and has the scars to show for it. He received his BSC in Computer Science and after working as a Java application developer he decided someone really needed to help the world optimise the performance of their applications!

Beer & pizza sponsored by AppDynamics, a next generation Application Performance Management solution. Click here for a free 15 day trial of AppDynamics Pro.

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  • Alex M.

    Great talk from Tom, and a really good discussion facilitated by Ian's part at the end. Thanks everyone!

    March 14, 2014

  • Ian H.

    Even more appropriate and applicable than I thought it would be. Yet again giving me plenty of food for thought.
    Also glad I got over my "cold feet" and took the plunge with the Lightning Talk ;-)

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Tom L.

    Thanks everyone who made it last night. I hope you found it interesting and informative. My apologies i didn't get an opportunity to meet you all personally afterwards. If anyone has any questions or would like more details around anything we spoke about please don't hesitate to get in touch: [masked]

    until next time...

    1 · March 14, 2014

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