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San Francisco 08.02.16
Google SF
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Move past the jargon.
See how DevOps plays into incident management and resolution.

Join well known industry thought leaders and experts from local San Francisco companies for a 1/2 day event focused on the latest and greatest in DevOps practices.

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

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
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Choose the session time that works for you (both sessions identical)

Morning Session: 8am – 12pm
Afternoon Session: 12pm – 4:45pm

Opening and Welcome
Expert Panel + Q&A
Breakout Sessions

  • DevOps Culture and Burnout 
  • Why + How ChatOps?
  • Security & Compliance in DevOps 
  • Finding Signal in the Noise 
  • Straddling Deployment and Operations 
  • DevOps Unlocked, Social Contracts and Code 
Keynote Presentation

  • ‘Failure’ as ‘Success’: The Mindset, Methods, and Landmines
    J. Paul Reed, DevOps Luminary
Happy Hour & Raffle

  • 1 Market Restaurant


J. Paul Reed DevOps Consultant

J. Paul Reed has over a decade of experience in the trenches as a build/release and tools engineer, working with such organizations as VMware, Mozilla, and Symantec. In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations “Simply Ship. Every time.” He’s been able to work across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure, with teams from 2 to 200. Paul is also a founding host of The Ship Show, a twice-monthly podcast tackling topics related to build engineering, DevOps, and release management.

Guillaume Binet Google
Tech Lead / Senior Software Engineer

Guillaume has been at Google since 2013 and is working on the Signals team for Google Cloud. Previously, Guillaume held responsibilities at various startups in Europe and in the US, the last one being API techlead at Twilio. Author of Errbot (, when he is not working or hacking on it, you can find him car racing, scuba diving or tinkering on his latest electronic project.

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.

Ken Mugrage ThoughtWorks
Technology Evangelist

Ken Mugrage has 25 years of experience in the IT industry. During his entire career, Ken has focused on using technology to increase business effectiveness, as opposed to using the ‘latest cool thing’.

Ken has been focused on Continuous Delivery and DevOps for most of the past decade, working with organizations all over the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He now uses this experience to teach others how to get better at building, testing and deploying software.

Sean Fitzgerald Snapchat
Software Engineer

Sean Fitzgerald (or seanfitz) is a Software Engineer focused on infrastructure at Snapchat. His career has been interesting, ranging from startups as small as 5 to a tour of duty at Amazon.

Aaron Merrill Sony Interactive Entertainment - PlayStation
NOC Manager

Aaron is an IT management professional with 20 years’ experience leveraging technical expertise to improve operations efficiency and reliability, while reducing operational costs for Fortune 500 companies including NewsCorp, Fidelity, Sempra Energy and Sony.

Aaron is a process leader and evangelist who has been effective in reducing time-to-resolution of priority incidents by double digit percentages through enhanced technologies and improved processes design.

Aneel Lakhani Signal FX

Aneel Lakhani drinks a lot of coffee. He’s been doing technology full time since high school—from startups to consulting to teaching to big tech companies to analyst-ing and back to startups.

Aneel does marketing at analytics-based monitoring startup SignalFx and was recently a research director at Gartner covering cloud operations.

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San Francisco, CA 94105