2 Talks: Breaking down Dev/Prod Wall + Crossing the Serverless Fireswamp

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2 Talks: Learning from Devops: Breaking down the Dev/Prod Wall + Crossing the Serverless Fireswamp

• 6:30pm Doors open
• 6:30-7pm Social time
• 7pm: Speaker starts
• 9pm: Meeting ends

Speaker 1: Andrew Phillips - Learning from Devops: breaking down the wall between developers and Product Management

Description: Our industry realized a few years ago that maintaining barriers between the people who write the code and those who run it doesn't make sense. The organizations that recognized this and have embraced Devops are now struggling with a different wall: between Product Management and Development.

Andrew will talk about some of the reasons behind the "Prod-Dev wall", compare the "Prod-Dev" and "Dev-Ops" divides to see what lessons can be learned, and discuss tools, routines and attitudes that can help start to break it down.

Bio: Andrew is a frequent contributor to the Continuous Delivery and Devops space. He's been a software engineer, team lead, infrastructure builder (a.k.a. head of duct tape) and community evangelist and now works on product management and strategy. Andrew contributes to a number of open-source projects, is a regular speaker and author and co-organizer of ContainerDays Boston and NYC.

Speaker 2: Mike Roberts - Crossing the Serverless Fireswamp

Description: Serverless! It’s a land of rainbows and unicorns and no operations and zero cost and everything just works, right? Hah! No. It has massive benefits, that’s true, but there are some significant traps that can catch you on the way: the flame spurts of unmatched scaling (that’s your database you smell burning); the lightning sand of at-least-once delivery (what do you mean my scheduled task cron-replacement may get called twice?); and of course the R.O.U.S’s (regions of unusual stability).

Mike Roberts leads warts-and-all journey through some of the limitations of a serverless approach and shares a practical set of techniques of how to deal with these concerns.

What you'll learn: Explore the limitations of a serverless approach and a practical set of techniques of how to deal with them

Bio: Mike Roberts is an engineering leader and cofounder of Symphonia, a serverless and cloud technology consultancy. Mike is a longtime proponent of Agile and DevOps values and is excited by the role that cloud technologies have played in enabling such values for many high-functioning software teams. He sees serverless architectures as the next technological evolution of cloud systems and is optimistic about their ability to help teams be awesome.