Challenging the Corporate Immune System: DevOps in the Enterprise

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Our presenters are Dave Theunissen - Technical Specialist Engineer at IAG and Daniel Scott-Raynsford - Manager of Release Engineering at IAG.

They will share with us "Challenging the Corporate Immune System: DevOps in the Enterprise":

DevOps is generally the default approach for any new technology (or even non-technology) business starting up today. Even mid-sized businesses are finding great success implementing a DevOps approach to delivering software customer value. But what about the larger corporate enterprise that have become extremely successful by building up processes and practices to enable this success?

In this session we'll take a look at adopting a DevOps culture within the corporate enterprise and outline how the "Corporate Immune System" may challenge this fundamental change to the status-quo. We'll cover the common objections to DevOps culture raised by the "Corporate Immune System" and share some ways you might over-come these challenges through the use of tools, technology and by implementing a cultural shift. We'll also highlight some of the anti-patterns and risks you might encounter and share some of our experiences with these issues. You'll learn what worked, what didn't and what we might do differently.

Dave Theunissen is a Technical Specialist Engineer at IAG, specializing in cloud, micro-services and DevOps practices. Developing systems on the .NET stack for 9 years, David considers himself a generalist across various Microsoft .NET and Azure related technologies and has spent the past few years specializing in cloud and micro-service architecture / development and continuous delivery practices. He is passionate about software development practices and enjoys supporting the development community in learning about Azure technologies through his blog, social media and talking about Azure service offerings and related technologies at the Auckland Azure User Group.

Blog: https://davetheunissen.io/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davetheunissen
Linked-in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-theunissen/
GitHub: https://github.com/davetheunissen

Daniel Scott-Raynsford is Manager of Release Engineering at IAG and is also a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2017, specializing in cloud, automation, DevOps and continuous delivery practices. A software engineer and systems architect for 16 years, Daniel made the move to specializing in DevOps and contemporary delivery practices 6 years ago. He is an passionate evangelist for delivering better value for customers by optimizing how we think about and deliver software and infrastructure. Daniel supports the community by co-organizing the Auckland Azure User Group and writing his own DevOps, Cloud and Automation blog. Daniel is also a regular contributor and maintainer of many Microsoft open source projects as well as running several of his community open source projects focusing on PowerShell, PowerShell DSC and Azure.

Blog: https://dscottraynsford.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dscottraynsford
Linked-in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dscottraynsford/
GitHub: https://github.com/PlagueHO

** This meetup is on a slightly latish schedule **

Doors will open at 17:00, and the presentation will run from 17:30 to 18:30, and we'll leave by 19:00.

** Please note the new venue **

Datacom, 58 Gaunt Street