Magic, myth and the devops*
Effective DevOps through collaboration and story telling.
“Once upon a time”: powerful words that begin many oral
narratives and indicate that the story to be told will be imbued
with magic and myth. Organizational folklore can be a very powerful
force for instilling or perpetuating behavior, systems, and culture
within an organization.
Too often, fear and negativity are the driving forces in the folklore
behind many organizational traditions. A positive narrative that
embraces the customs and traditions of a healthy, balanced feedback
loop can help jumpstart your DevOps journey. This talk will help you
frame your narrative alongside metrics and use folklore as a catalyst
for positive change.
Most of my previous speaking engagements are listed on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/sigje/. I've given a much longer version of this tutorial before, 3 hour and 16 hour version. I've also had a variety of speaking experiences from keynoting to tutorial.
Jennifer is the co-author of Effective DevOps. She is a co-organizer of devopsdays Silicon Valley, and the founder of Coffeeops. She supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation.