This month Rob Cummings from Nordstroms will be presenting his talk "The DevOps Roller Coaster". In his words:
Bringing down the silos in an enterprise can be a challenge. It requires grit along with a solid understanding of organization change management and group dynamics.
I had the privilege of supporting two teams at Nordstrom this past year, one that was an operations team learning development practices, and a development team that was discovering operations while introducing continuous delivery.
This talk will cover what I wish I had known a year ago about leading change (with specific examples), including:
• The ups and downs your team will experience.
• Who to put on your full stack team.
• Why empowering teams is hard.
• Where to focus the adoption of new ideas.
• How to make those ideas stick.
New Location! For 2014 we will be meeting at WhitePages in the Rainier Tower building. Please note that you need to enter on Fourth Ave after six pm.
Come hang out and talk with folks who deal with the same issues of Systems Administration, Agile Development, System Deployment, and Operations that you do. Talk with other developers and administrators that are actively working on optimizing their processes with automation and infrastructure management tools.
Food and drinks provided by our sponsors: WhitePages and Chef.