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Philly DevOps January Meetup

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6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast

6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community

6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring

6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Instana

6:55 - First Talk - _eBPF: a Quick Introduction to Production Super-Powers_ - Tim Gross

7:15 - Second Talk - Kevin Crawley - Practical Guide to Not Building Silos
Description: I’ll discuss how approaching DevOps not as another siloed effort but instead as a discipline by continuously improving the quality of automation across the entire SDLC. I’ll discuss the benefits when automation and reliability become core tenants of every engineer in your organization and show conclusive evidence that it will improve the reliability and speed at which software is delivered.

Key takeaways:
Audience members should walk away with a better understanding on their own teams dynamics and how they may be impacted by choices they make today in the coming months and years. They should better understand that DevOps as a discipline across their entire engineering organization is where they will see the bulk majority of their efforts pay off. I will discuss statistics from multiple published studies over the past 3 years, and cover the areas of the DevOps figure 8 where the most improvement is needed.

Technical leaders are challenged with understanding and leading efforts across a huge ecosystem of tools, integrations, and processes. While the concepts I’m presenting here aren’t new, it can be helpful to these leaders to be reminded of how organizations have been successful at digital transformation, and why having a culture of excellence across the entire organization is essential to this evolution.

Kevin is a Developer Evangelist at Instana, an APM and container monitoring service provider and speaks globally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, monitoring, logging, deployment automation, observability, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops. He is passionate about sharing the stories of success and failures as a technical leader for various efforts over the course of his career.

8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by Instana
The Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Boulevard · Philadelphia, PA
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