[.NET@Night] Walking into Mordor: The History and Future of DevOps


The main premise of this talk is that the current state of DevOps tooling, is overly complex and too much of a cognitive load to be sustainable given current demands. I will provide a history of how we got here, and the rationale behind the choices that resulted in our current state. Then we will look at the future, and the needs of modern software development which conflict with our current practices.

Speaker - Ryan Bergman
Existing in the shadow world between developers, architecture, and management, Ryan Bergman wages a constant battle against technical debt, feature bloat and unshaven yaks. He has worked as a professional programmer, architect, and technical product owner for the past 18 years in the Des Moines area.

[Meeting Agenda]
• 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza
• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Presentation

Meeting Sponsor - Lean TECHniques

​Lean TECHniques is built on three founding principles: building community, growing people, and improving client outcomes. ​​We specialize in information management consulting, staffing and custom product development. We pride ourselves in providing the highest possible quality and value for our clients and their customers. In order to achieve these results, we combine ​our client's expertise with our experienced software development, operations team and Lean/Agile methods that focus on transparency and value​. Lean TECHniques uses a Lean/Agile approach combined with DevOps to software product development. We believe in this approach due to its ability to gracefully handle change and uncertainty when developing and managing software-based products and services​ for our clients​.


Platinum Sponsor - QCI

Since 1995, QCI has grown to be one of the largest, Iowa-based, technology consulting firms, one client at a time. There is no secret to our success. We simply hire the best people and support a culture that is obsessed with delivering excellent service to our clients. In QCI, our clients have a partner that is large enough to provide highly skilled consultants across a wide area of expertise. Our dedication to client service has resulted in a long-term relationships through which we understand that placing the interests of our clients first is the key to being a trusted partner.

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Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies

Source Allies is a local technical consultancy who values collaboration, craftsmanship, and an ownership mentality. We provide a home to our teammates where we encourage each other to grow not only technically, but as peers & consultants. This is evident in the quality software we deliver to clients.

Learn about our “ownership mentality” at: www.sourceallies.com