Past Meetup

RIP DevOps - and then, DevOps workflows - terraform, VS Code, and workflows.

This Meetup is past

25 people went

Every 1st Thursday of the month

Black Diamond

9000 Southside Blvd #7500 · Jacksonville, fl

How to find us

Black Diamond is located in the Aetna and Bank of America campus on Southside Blvd in Building 700 located directly to the right after entering the campus. We will have someone downstairs to check you into the building.

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Guest Speaker: Ryan Lockard, Vice President from Contino

Bio: Ryan Lockard is an executive leader, recognized globally for his impact to organizations, teams, and people. He has nearly 20 years of experience working in multiple verticals, including; financial services, healthcare, insurance, publishing, media, advertising, retail, and others. Ryan is known for his progressive leadership in technologies such as cloud, infrastructure-as-code, design thinking, application development, security, and data center migrations.

Ryan is well respected as an international keynote speaker on topics within the cloud, DevOps, DevSecOps, Agile and Lean communities. Many of his talks and written works have been cited in various ways, including a doctoral thesis, various industry association publications and even as part of the post-graduate curriculum at a major SEC university.

Ryan currently works as an executive consultant advising the worlds largest, heavily regulated, enterprises on how to securely adopt modern ways of working. As a trusted advisor at the highest level, he has partnered on

A finalist for the 2016 Philadelphia Tech Leader of the Year, Ryan also serves as a coach and mentor to emerging delivery professionals. He was also a member of the Harrisburg University corporate faculty teaching inaugural post-graduate lean/agile courses, and a founding member and former board member of the Agile Uprising.

Is DevOps dead? Have we seen the end of the original intent of the movement that set a path to re-energize the engineering community? With the emergence of a pointed focus on tools and now massive organizations selling 2-day DevOps certifications, have we lost our way? This talk re-centers the focus of the engineering community to why we started this journey originally; to focus on learning, culture and feedback loops within complex systems and organizations. We will use data and stories from the trenches to weave a message about the anti-patterns that are emerging but shine a focus on the stories of success and what good outcomes look like.

Following Ryan, Schuyler Bishop will do a working session using cloud provisioning tool terraform on Azure, showing the basic setup of cloud concepts in Azure.

We will have food and beverages at 6:00 and the talk will start at 6:30 sharp.