Devs vs. Ops: Making Friends with the Enemy
Damian Brady (Microsoft) presenting remotely from Toronto.
Developers and IT Pros are like enemies forced onto the same team. The goal is the same - stable, working software in the hands of users - but devs care about very different parts of that equation than ops, and that can easily lead to enmity. So how do you bridge that gap?
This session focuses on what the other side cares about. For developers, it's all about the code. But your code doesn't run in isolation and there are legitimate reasons the operations team might push back. Developers in this session will learn about these concerns, including ways to avoid pushback through better architecture, or explain requirements early and in the right way.
On the flip side, there are things that the operations team needs to know about the code that runs on their infrastructure. It might seem like it sometimes, but developers aren't deliberately setting out to ruin your day! IT pros in this session will learn about software architectures to watch out for, how to encourage developers to think about problems early, and how to avoid "last-minute" pushback.
From grudgingly working alongside each other to truly working together towards a common goal, this session seeks to encourage mutual respect, and ultimately a much better DevOps story for your organisation.
Damian is an Australian CDA specializing in DevOps. He's currently based in Toronto, Canada, but will be moving back to Australia - the land of the dangerous creatures and beautiful beaches - in 2018.
Formerly a dev at Octopus Deploy and a Microsoft MVP, he has a background in software development and consulting in a broad range of industries. In Australia, he co-organised the Brisbane .Net User Group, and launched the now annual DDD Brisbane conference. He regularly speaks at conferences, User Groups, and other events around the world, and he's been an occasional guest on various podcasts like .NET Rocks and Hanselminutes.
Most of the time you'll find him talking to developers and IT Pros to help them get the most out of their DevOps strategies. https://twitter.com/damovisa
Date: Tuesday, 10th November 2017
Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 7:45am Presentation – 9:00am Finish
Where: Microsoft Office – Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane