Damon Edwards: Tickets Make Operations Unnecessarily Slow and Miserable

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3401 Hillview Ave · Palo Alto, CA

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Damon Edwards: Tickets Make Operations Unnecessarily Slow & Miserable

Automating deployments is fun, and we all love talking about it. But what happens after deployment? Ticket-driven request queues are still the default way of working in operations. Need something done? Open a ticket. Someone needs you to do something? A ticket shows up in your queue.

But what if we made a mistake letting tickets take over operations? What if these ticket queues are actually the source of much of the dysfunction, bottlenecks, and capacity issues that have traditionally plagued our organizations? This talk is going to make that case and discuss our alternatives.

About Damon Edwards
Damon Edwards is a Co-Founder of Rundeck Inc., the makers of Rundeck, the popular open-source operations management platform. Damon has spent over 15 years working with both the technology and business ends of IT Operations and is noted for being a leader in porting cutting-edge DevOps techniques to large-scale enterprise organizations. Damon was previously a Managing Partner at DTO Solutions, a DevOps and IT Operations improvement consultancy. Damon is a frequent conference speaker and writer who focuses on DevOps, SRE, and Operations improvement topics. Damon is active in the international DevOps community, is a co-host of the DevOps Cafe podcast, a content chair for Gene Kim’s DevOps Enterprise Summit, and an early core organizer of the DevOps Days conference series.

6:30 pm Food, Drink and Networking
7:00 pm Welcome Introductions
7:15 pm Talk - "Tickets Make Operations Unnecessarily Slow & Miserable" by Damon Edwards https://www.linkedin.com/in/damonedwards/
8:30 pm Q&A

Park in VMware North Promotory parking lot, which is in the north side where Hillview & Foothill Expressway meet. Then look for the Meetup sign and walk down the path between the buildings to VMware Promontory C building, which is on your left. Doors will be open by 6pm.

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