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MORE ABOUT 8TH LIGHT: Founded in 2006, 8th Light is a global team of software, design, and technology professionals. Rooted in a culture of continuous learning and collaboration, we’re employee-owned, and headquartered in Chicago, but our more than 140 team members live and work in locations including London, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin. We partner with forward-thinking people and organizations to help them imagine and create elegant, robust, and groundbreaking software solutions to complex problems. We’re crafters, so we care about everything we create, building with integrity and in sustainable ways. By exemplifying the values of humanity, education, and ownership in everything we do, our crafters help clients master the challenges in front of them while building great opportunities ahead.
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- [VIRTUAL] 8LU - A Crash Course in DevOps: Why the state of DevOps is a surveyLink visible for attendees
Join us Friday, September 29th for an 8th Light University online presentation by 8th Light principal crafter Pierce Edmiston:
A Crash Course in the History of DevOps: Why the state of DevOps is a survey
12:30 PM CDT
12:35 PM CDT
After - Questions/Networking
ABOUT THE TALK:
It has been 5 years since Accelerate was published, marking a turning point in how we think about and measure high performance software delivery. What is the state of the art in software delivery today, and how did we get here?
Maybe you’ve noticed that “DevOps” isn't as big a part of the conversation as it used to be. These days, we are talking about platform teams, developer experience, and the new kid on the block, MLOps. Are we using new words for the same old software delivery practices, or are we really in a new era for what it means to be a high performing software company?
In this talk, Pierce will break down the current state of DevOps, discuss how companies are trying (and failing) to measure software delivery across their teams, and he will comment on why the simple survey is still one of the best tools around.
This presentation will be recorded and the recording will be posted shortly after the presentation. You can find recordings of previous 8th Light University talks on our Youtube page.
Want to learn more about 8th Light? Hang out after the presentation to chat with one of our crafters and find out how 8th Light is changing the software community. Or check out our Website!
All 8th Light University participants are required to review and adhere to 8th Light's Community Events Code of Conduct.