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Denver 03.29.16
Mile High Stadium
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Move past the jargon.
See how DevOps plays into incident management and resolution.

Join guest Forrester Analysts and experts from local Colorado companies for a ½ day event focused on the latest and greatest DevOps practices for those tasked with maintaining uptime.

Attendees of the DevOps Roadtrip will:

  • Hear real-life DevOps implementation stories from local companies
  • Discover the trends that industry analysts are uncovering when it comes to DevOps, and see how your team stacks up
  • Network with others searching to implement real-time incident management best practices
  • Ask questions during an interactive Q&A session
  • Receive real suggestions to take back to your team & advice on how to get started
  • Get a rad t-shirt
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Agenda

12:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm
Opening and Welcome
1:15pm
Expert Panel + Q&A
2:30pm
Topical Breakout Sessions
  • Devs On-Call, How and Why to Get Started
  • Doing DevOps Safely (governance & security mindfulness)
  • Learning from Failure
  • Measure Everything (what to and what not to alert on)
3:30pm
Avoiding the DevOps Pitfalls + Q&A
4:45pm
Happy Hour & Stadium Tours

Who should attend

  • Systems/Database/Network Administrator, Developer, QA, Programmer, Engineer Tech Support
  • Project/Product/Operations Manager or Director, Tech lead, Team Lead, Architect
  • EVP, VP, CEO, CTO, Founder

Speakers

Kurt Bittner - Forrester Research
Principal Analyst Serving Application Development and Delivery

Kurt is a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches, including application life-cycle management (ALM). He focuses on the organizational and cultural shifts necessary to extract broader business value from software development processes. He is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Kurt comes to Forrester from the consulting firm Ivar Jacobson International, where he was CTO—Americas, and worked for more than five years guiding Fortune 100 companies in their Agile transformation journeys.
Matthew Boeckman - Craftsy
Vice President - Infrastructure

Matthew is a serial entrepreneur with 18 years in technical and operations management. His areas of expertise include DevOps, cloud systems, software development, startup product management, enterprise systems architecture, media workflows, process optimization and operational intelligence.

Matthew's favorite things all involve the assembly of basic things into more complex things (teams, technology, cooking, children, gardening).
Mary Moore-Simmons - Sendgrid
Engineering Operations Manager

Mary started her career in chemical engineering but quickly turned to the fast-paced world of software engineering to fulfill her passion for getting things done and having a meaningful impact on company success. She's been in DevOps at SendGrid for 2.5 years and during that time has been amazed by the amount of drive, talent, intellect and humility present in DevOps both at SendGrid and at other companies. When she's not chasing down her coworkers for happy hours, Mary likes to hike, climb and generally be outdoors.
Amy Demartine - Forrester Research
Senior Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Amy is a member of Forrester's Service Delivery team, which serves Infrastructure & Operations and Service Support and Delivery professionals. Amy's current research is the strategy, design, organization, and implementation of modern service delivery created through methods such as DevOps and resulting in continuous delivery. Her previous work at BMC and HP included the development of strategic positioning to bring new enterprise software products to worldwide markets as well as expanding the global reach of existing products.
Jason Hand - VictorOps
DevOps Evangelist

Pulling from 15 years of experience as a developer, a system administrator, and a support specialist. He is fully emerged into the world of Agile development and the DevOps movement through his work with several tech startups in Boulder.

Jason is an avid outdoorsmen and adrenaline junky. Lover of fun. Hater of being on-call. Working to make it suck less.

Registration for this event is closed. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist please email devopsroadtrip@victorops.com

Location

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204