• Post-Conference Ignites and Open Spaces
    Following the conference let's practice the tools that we just used of Ignites and Open Spaces. If you would like to do an ignite reach out to us on Slack. If you are on slack the would be at https://devopskc.slack.com or invite yourself at: https://slack.devopskc.com

    Valorem (in Crossroads)

    2101 Broadway Blvd #31 · Kansas City, mo

  • DevOpsDays KC 2018 Conference (SOLD OUT)
    Oct 9th Update: SOLD OUT! If you have purchased a ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive an email with additional event logistics. If you were not able to purchase a ticket this year, early bird tickets will be on sale next Spring for the 2019 conference. The early bird price is the lowest price, so don't hesitate to purchase early! DevOpsDays is a conference for not only Developers and Systems/Operations Engineers, but everyone across the spectrum involved in creating or managing technical solutions in any industry. This includes Security, QA, UX, Management, as well as, specialists in Mobile, VR, AI, BI, etc… Speaker lineup: https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2018-kansas-city/speakers/ Sponsors: https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2018-kansas-city/sponsor/

    Plexpod: Westport Commons

    300 E 39th St. · Kansas City, MO

    6 comments
  • Open Discussion Hosted by Valorem at On Broadway Rooftop Event Space
    Open Discussion on Development, Operations, Security and all topics. Please reach out if you have a content you would like present as we will attempt to provide for that. We will have food and beer available. Directions: When you arrive, Troy Thompson from Valorem will greet you and direct you to the elevator that you’ll take to the 4th floor roof. Parking: You may park in our designated parking lot on 22nd and Central. I have attached a map. The code to get in the lot has been shared in Slack. If you have any questions about the venue, please direct them to: Lindsey Rein: [masked] Or Cheyenne Elkins: [masked]

    Valorem (in Crossroads)

    2101 Broadway Blvd #31 · Kansas City, mo

    3 comments
  • Short Talks and Open Spaces
    Bring short talks on topics that you would like to try out!! This description will be updated closer to the event with special instructions and more information. Talks on the list so far!! • Avindra Fernando - The Key to Successful Code Reviews • Garry Polley - Azure + K8S (the first 6 months) • Dan Barker - How Tools influence Culture

    C2FO

    2020 W 89th St 2nd floor, follow the signs · Leawood, ks

    3 comments
  • Guest Speaker: Jordan Svancara
    Summary: Come get an overview of the new and noteworthy additions to Azure, Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server 2018. After the overview we will be taking a deeper dive into Azure Stack, an extension of Azure to consistently run hybrid applications on-premises, to look at the best use cases and common workflows. Attendees are encouraged to create a free Azure account (referenced below) to follow along during the presentation and build their own demo system. Speaker Bio: As a Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Jordan works to empower early stage startups to succeed with the help of Microsoft Azure, Xamarin, and a network of connections in KC and within Microsoft. Reference links: Azure Free Tier: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ Building application to deploy to Azure Stack coding example: https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2017/B8014 Azure Stack Documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/ Location/Sponsor: We are heading back to VML (https://www.vml.com/)!! VML is a full-service global digital marketing and advertising agency with offices around the globe serving some of the best and largest brands in the world. VML is located at the Charles B. Wheeler downtown airport. There should be ample parking in the main lot. Agenda: 5:30 - Food and Networking 6:10 - Announcements 6:20 - Jordan presents Azure, Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server 2018 and Azure Stack 7:30-8:00 - Continued Azure exploration / Networking / Open Spaces

    VML

    250 Northwest Richards Road · Kansas City, MO

    3 comments
  • Guest Speaker: Matt Stratton - Incidents and Accidents
    In the course of #opslife, we run into production incidents. How do we best manage them to avoid 3am misery? Matt Stratton of PagerDuty joins us to talk about just that. “Is there any strong objection?” - How to have a (relatively) stress free time during an outage. Major outages, incident calls, war rooms, whatever you want to label them, can be stressful and frustrating experiences. However, we aren't the only industry to have run into these problems. What can we learn from others on how to have a relatively stress free experience? How can we shorten the time that it takes to get back to a working state when things are broken? This talk will provide some comparisons to responses in other industries, and then go through several patterns and processes any team or company can use to have a quick, visible, and easy time responding to problems. About the speaker: Matt Stratton is a DevOps Evangelist at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader devops community, and his license plate actually says “DevOps”. Matt has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He has given presentations at ITSM focused events, ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and various local groups within the Chicagoland area. He is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps (https://www.arresteddevops.com) podcast. He lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Andrea, their cat Fancy, and his three kids, Henry, Joey, and Sophia. He also has an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who, Firefly, and Game of Thrones. And whiskey. • What to bring Food will be provided by our Sponsor Alight Analytics. • Important to know Parking should be available on street downtown. However there are also many paid parking areas.

    Alight Analytics

    1100 Main St., Suite 1700 · Kansas City, mo

    11 comments
  • Build a webapp in docker and deploy it all in one night!
    • What we'll do Cloud Shift Strategies is back again with another interactive workshop. This time, each attendee will build a web application that runs in Docker containers and when the app code is committed to GitHub, a Travis-ci Continuous Integration server will build and test the application and store it in AWS ECR Artifact Repository so that it can then be deployed it to a production environment in AWS. • What to bring • Laptop with a web browser (an installed VNC viewer would be helpful) • A mouse might be helpful for fast copy/pasting • An AWS Free Tier account aws.amazon.com/free (ideally, create a new account with no other resources deployed) • A free travis-ci.org account and a free github.com account in your name • Important to know

    Plexpod: Westport Commons

    300 E 39th St. · Kansas City, MO

    12 comments
  • Transforming a 150-year-old non-profit
    • What we'll do Abstract: Have you been waiting to hear a story about a real cultural transformation here in KC? Well, your wait is over! Scott Morris has been leading an incredible transformation at a 150 year-old non-profit, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. As with most transformations, this one is both technical and cultural. Scott will be focusing on the cultural aspects like building consensus, continuous learning, creating a call-to-action, and continually motivating the company. This information will be helpful even if your culture is already awesome. Speaker Bio: Scott Morris is the Chief Technology Officer at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Prior to NAIC he was SVP of App Dev at UMB, responsible for the development and support of technology solutions across multiple lines of business. During his 15 years at UMB, he was responsible for the technology to support consumer and business online banking solutions, mobile banking, online payments, mutual fund accounting, hedge fund accounting, brokerage, as well as many other consumer websites and applications. He was instrumental in the creation of the online payments product, an integrated solution processing millions of ACH and credit card payments from the web, and led a technology team to develop one of the largest healthcare savings accounts (HSA) platforms in the country. • What to bring A mind ready to learn and a device to win prizes. • Important to know We'll have food and beverages provided.

    Town Pavilion

    1100 Walnut St · Kansas City, MO

    11 comments
  • Secure your cloud-native world!
    • What we'll do Abstract: Aqua wants to invite you to find out why integrated and automated container security is becoming critical to customer success. See how you can empower development by incorporating security during the build phase using your CI/CD tool. Moreover, understand policy enforcement throughout runtime and why customers are taking notice. Finally, learn what security integration looks like with orchestrators like Kubernetes. In this discussion you’ll be introduced to security integrations into all components of your workflow! At Aqua, we’re interested in connecting the community and listening to our customers challenges. Come join us! Speaker bio: Erez Schwarz is the Solutions Architect Director for Aqua Security and has been working in Cyber Security since 1997. As his career evolved, Erez started to specialize in Database and Application Security becoming the Chief Architect at the Israeli National Police. In 2003, Erez was appointed CTO of a Joint Israeli-Japanese Joint Venture called Sorun-Comsec and went on to become CTO of eSecuirty Japan (a sister company to Open Source Japan). In 2005 Erez was hired by Shlomo Kramer to set up the APAC operation for Imperva. After filling a number of different positions at Imperva, (APAC Technical Director to founder of the ProServ organization) Erez was on the bleeding edge of containers and understood the benefits they brought to customers. His current role at Aqua has been an opportunity to help customers safely adopt their cloud native strategies. • What to bring A mobile device. • Important to know We're here to learn. We'll have food and beverages provided. We'll also be giving away Amazon devices.

    Plexpod: Westport Commons

    300 E 39th St. · Kansas City, MO