January meetup: Gene Kim and formal presentations at Demand Media

Ops! Devs! All!

We're very excited to have Gene Kim present at our first meetup of the year at Demand Media in Santa Monica:


How Do We Better Sell DevOps?
Gene Kim, The Phoenix Project co-author, Tripwire founder, Visible Ops co-author, IT Ops/Security Researcher
http://www.realgenekim.me

In this talk, I will share my top lessons learned over my years studying high performing IT organizations on how to sell the value of DevOps, and help other stakeholders and executives have their own a-ha moments.  I will talk about specific stories about the circumstances that led to these a-ha moments, how they created DevOps champions in surprising places (e.g., Development, CTOs, Product Management, UX, Infosec)  in organizations you'll recognize, and how they enabled implementing DevOps patterns that had awesome results. 

This will be based on the presentation that I first did at DevOpsDays London: http://www.slideshare.net/realgenekim/how-can-we-better-sell-devops.  (The tweet stream is captured at the bottom of the page here: http://scribes.tweetscriber.com/realgenekim/114)

Learning objectives:
I will show how to use the most effective selling tool for DevOps, which is single PowerPoint slide (i.e., the most common element of virality inside typical enterprise IT organizations) to show the downward spirals and self-reinforcing feedback loops that results in all the performance attributes that are completely opposite to DevOps (e.g., tribal warfare between Dev and Ops, infrequent and lengthening release cycles from Dev, ever worsening deployment outcomes, increasing technical debt, etc.)


We have one more speaking slot available, and if you're interested in presenting reach out to one of our organizers.

In addition to Demand Media hosting, EdgeCast Networks is providing food and Mozilla is providing drinks for our event. We thank our sponsors for supporting us!

See you there.


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  • Rudy

    Where can we park

    January 27, 2014

    • Christopher W.

      At demand, but you will need to enter off of 26th

      January 27, 2014

  • Matti S

    Cool. Gene btw appears to also be presenting at appsec, https://appseccalifornia.org/speakers/gene-kim

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • Curtis H.

    Could someone please video record this meetup? I have 3 other meetups happening that night but I can only be at 1...

    January 24, 2014

  • iLoveGarick

    Hey, thanks for the call today and looping me in again Carlo. It's been quite a while and would be cool to hang out again. I'll try to make it out on Monday!

    January 23, 2014

  • Sam L

    sweet! squeezing one in right before Scale.

    January 15, 2014

  • Richard G.

    Hey, come on out to the beach in sunny California for two days of awesome speakers, including Gene Kim, and attend AppSec California 2014. It's January 27-28 at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica. appseccalifornia.org

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Dmitriy (aka A.

    Wow, Gene Kim. I've read the book. Can't wait.

    January 15, 2014

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