What we're about

The DevOps for Defense meetup is for technical professionals in the Huntsville and Madison Alabama area interested in learning about DevOps and discussing how DevOps principles and practices could be applied within the government and defense sector. Participation by students, industry, government, SETA, and FFRDC technical professionals is welcome. Presentations and discussion will range from specific technologies and tools to culture, organization, and contracting strategies to best deliver maximum value to the Warfighters defending our nation. All discussion is strictly unclassified, non-program specific, and non-proprietary.

All material for the meetup is published open source on GitHub ( https://github.com/jondavid-black/DevOpsForDefense).

You can contact the organizers through meetup.com or directly at DevOpsForDefense@gmail.com.

Upcoming events (5+)

Discuss DevOps and how we can benefit from it for government and defense work.

The meetup format will evolve over time as the interested community evolves. Speakers and presentations will be focused and limited to no more than 30 minutes. We will solicit subjects of interest from the community for structured discussion using the Lean Coffee format. We will review books and other publications of interest which may be led by individuals or group activities. If we are brave enough, we may even hold a few Lightning Talks. Initial subjects will focus on introducing DevOps principles and practices using material from openly available sources (internet, books, etc.). We will start small and expand as needed based on community interest and feedback. If you aren't already familiar with DevOps, I encourage you to review the vast amount of material available on YouTube. Other great resources include: The Phoenix Project (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262509/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236572&sr=1-1&keywords=the+phoenix+project&dpID=51E8AO50Y7L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch), The DevOps Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliability-Organizations/dp/1942788002/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236614&sr=1-1&keywords=The+DevOps+Handbook), and Continuous Delivery (https://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Deployment-Automation-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321601912/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236643&sr=1-1&keywords=Continuous+Delivery). The kind people at Rocket Republic Brewing Company have agreed to allow the use of their space and one of their flat screen TVs for presentations. Attendees are free to purchase snacks, food, and drinks at their own expense. We will maintain a code of conduct requiring friendly and professional behavior by all participants. Anyone who behaves with disrespect for other community members, topic presenters, or the venue will be asked to leave the meetup.

Discuss DevOps and how we can benefit from it for government and defense work.

The meetup format will evolve over time as the interested community evolves. Speakers and presentations will be focused and limited to no more than 30 minutes. We will solicit subjects of interest from the community for structured discussion using the Lean Coffee format. We will review books and other publications of interest which may be led by individuals or group activities. If we are brave enough, we may even hold a few Lightning Talks. Initial subjects will focus on introducing DevOps principles and practices using material from openly available sources (internet, books, etc.). We will start small and expand as needed based on community interest and feedback. If you aren't already familiar with DevOps, I encourage you to review the vast amount of material available on YouTube. Other great resources include: The Phoenix Project (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262509/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236572&sr=1-1&keywords=the+phoenix+project&dpID=51E8AO50Y7L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch), The DevOps Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliability-Organizations/dp/1942788002/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236614&sr=1-1&keywords=The+DevOps+Handbook), and Continuous Delivery (https://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Deployment-Automation-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321601912/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236643&sr=1-1&keywords=Continuous+Delivery). The kind people at Rocket Republic Brewing Company have agreed to allow the use of their space and one of their flat screen TVs for presentations. Attendees are free to purchase snacks, food, and drinks at their own expense. We will maintain a code of conduct requiring friendly and professional behavior by all participants. Anyone who behaves with disrespect for other community members, topic presenters, or the venue will be asked to leave the meetup.

Discuss DevOps and how we can benefit from it for government and defense work.

The meetup format will evolve over time as the interested community evolves. Speakers and presentations will be focused and limited to no more than 30 minutes. We will solicit subjects of interest from the community for structured discussion using the Lean Coffee format. We will review books and other publications of interest which may be led by individuals or group activities. If we are brave enough, we may even hold a few Lightning Talks. Initial subjects will focus on introducing DevOps principles and practices using material from openly available sources (internet, books, etc.). We will start small and expand as needed based on community interest and feedback. If you aren't already familiar with DevOps, I encourage you to review the vast amount of material available on YouTube. Other great resources include: The Phoenix Project (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262509/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236572&sr=1-1&keywords=the+phoenix+project&dpID=51E8AO50Y7L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch), The DevOps Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliability-Organizations/dp/1942788002/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236614&sr=1-1&keywords=The+DevOps+Handbook), and Continuous Delivery (https://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Deployment-Automation-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321601912/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236643&sr=1-1&keywords=Continuous+Delivery). The kind people at Rocket Republic Brewing Company have agreed to allow the use of their space and one of their flat screen TVs for presentations. Attendees are free to purchase snacks, food, and drinks at their own expense. We will maintain a code of conduct requiring friendly and professional behavior by all participants. Anyone who behaves with disrespect for other community members, topic presenters, or the venue will be asked to leave the meetup.

Discuss DevOps and how we can benefit from it for government and defense work.

The meetup format will evolve over time as the interested community evolves. Speakers and presentations will be focused and limited to no more than 30 minutes. We will solicit subjects of interest from the community for structured discussion using the Lean Coffee format. We will review books and other publications of interest which may be led by individuals or group activities. If we are brave enough, we may even hold a few Lightning Talks. Initial subjects will focus on introducing DevOps principles and practices using material from openly available sources (internet, books, etc.). We will start small and expand as needed based on community interest and feedback. If you aren't already familiar with DevOps, I encourage you to review the vast amount of material available on YouTube. Other great resources include: The Phoenix Project (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business/dp/0988262509/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236572&sr=1-1&keywords=the+phoenix+project&dpID=51E8AO50Y7L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch), The DevOps Handbook (https://www.amazon.com/DevOps-Handbook-World-Class-Reliability-Organizations/dp/1942788002/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236614&sr=1-1&keywords=The+DevOps+Handbook), and Continuous Delivery (https://www.amazon.com/Continuous-Delivery-Deployment-Automation-Addison-Wesley/dp/0321601912/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511236643&sr=1-1&keywords=Continuous+Delivery). The kind people at Rocket Republic Brewing Company have agreed to allow the use of their space and one of their flat screen TVs for presentations. Attendees are free to purchase snacks, food, and drinks at their own expense. We will maintain a code of conduct requiring friendly and professional behavior by all participants. Anyone who behaves with disrespect for other community members, topic presenters, or the venue will be asked to leave the meetup.

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