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Seattle DevOps Meetup

This month Rob Cummings from Nordstroms will be presenting his talk "The DevOps Roller Coaster". In his words:

Bringing down the silos in an enterprise can be a challenge. It requires grit along with a solid understanding of organization change management and group dynamics. 

I had the privilege of supporting two teams at Nordstrom this past year, one that was an operations team learning development practices, and a development team that was discovering operations while introducing continuous delivery. 

This talk will cover what I wish I had known a year ago about leading change (with specific examples), including: 

• The ups and downs your team will experience. 

• Who to put on your full stack team. 

• Why empowering teams is hard. 

• Where to focus the adoption of new ideas. 

• How to make those ideas stick.

New Location! For 2014 we will be meeting at WhitePages in the Rainier Tower building. Please note that you need to enter on Fourth Ave after six pm.

Come hang out and talk with folks who deal with the same issues of Systems Administration, Agile Development, System Deployment, and Operations that you do. Talk with other developers and administrators that are actively working on optimizing their processes with automation and infrastructure management tools.

Food and drinks provided by our sponsors: WhitePages and Chef.

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  • Anthony R.

    Are the slides forthcoming for this talk? I really enjoyed it, and also specifically needed the book references Rob mentioned. If anyone recorded those and could share here, that would help me!

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Slides will be posted next week, thanks!

      March 28, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Here are the slides: http://www.slideshare...­

      April 1, 2014

  • Rob C.

    Thanks everyone for attending! The presentation slides are now available here:

    April 1, 2014

  • Volker W.

    It was a great event indeed. I just shared a photo of the one slide containing reading recommendations. Hope Rob doesn't mind.

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • Goun N.


    March 26, 2014

  • Ken M.

    As others said, thanks a lot for the event. Thanks Rob for the good content, I may be asking permission to steal a slide or two :)

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Hassan B.

    My first time to a the DevOps meetup and it was great. I enjoyed the conversation and a great presentation by Rob. As an FYI below is the link I mentioned yesterday regarding the other presentation by Rob's Nordstrom co-workers Jason and Dave.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Justin C.

    Great talk Rob!

    3 · March 25, 2014

  • Bernie

    Great meet up. Look forward to the next.

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Thomas

    I can't make it today, will the slides/presentation be available? thanks

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm stoked. Can't wait to see what this talk is about. Have to bounce early for another meetup, but it'll be neat to drop in...assuming traffic decides to move =)

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    WhitePages is happy to be hosting this evening! Please remember to use the 4th Ave entrance after 6pm. Thanks!

    March 25, 2014

  • Justin C.

    Looking forward to this one!

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to check it out.

    March 23, 2014

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