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Weekly Top 10: Wrapping Up DOES16

Top DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 Coverage

It’s hard to believe that DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco 2016 (DOES16) ended just a few short weeks ago.

The event was a monumental success with more than 1,300 attendees, 86 speakers, 72 sessions and six DevOps Workshops that were new additions to this year’s schedule.

DevOps luminaries representing a variety of industries – from airline to retail to financial services – shared their experience reports and real world DevOps implementation examples over three packed days. This resulted in a multitude of knowledge sharing and collaborative learning that attendees brought home with them to help foster DevOps adoption in the enterprise.

While there was plenty of buzz happening at the conference, there was just as much of a buzz happening online as well. Leading up to, during, and after the show, numerous media outlets covered the top stories, highlights and trends coming from DOES16. In case you missed it (or want to reminisce), below is a list of the top 10 posts about the conference:

1DevOps At Scale: How To Keep Customers Coming Back

By @mgperrow | Published on @TechBeaconCom

If your software development and delivery organizations are to sustain their competitive edge, rapid, agile software releases are essential, and continuous delivery should be the goal. That’s why DevOps is so popular among today’s most effective software delivery teams—those that focus on the continuous roll-out of changes to subscribed customers.
But despite its popularity, DevOps exists more as a mindset than as a codified set of processes that teams must follow. Your main focus must be on customer need, and on satisfying that need with each update. Teams that focus on things like process, instead, do so at their own peril.

Secret to DevOps at scale: Customers, not process. @scottprugh@topopal@anders_wallgren weigh in http://bit.ly/2fXQQ3v

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DevOps at scale: How to keep customers coming back

Your DevOps team enjoyed some early success. Now what? Here's how to scale for the greatest customer benefit.



2Microservices and Docker: The PB&J of Modern App Delivery

By @johnkwaters | Published on @ADTmag

How can IT enable Dev and Ops to use Docker for both microservices and traditional application releases? That’s one of the questions Anders Wallgren, CTO of Electric Cloud, will be answering during his session at the DevOps Enterprise Summit, which runs Nov. 7-9 in San Francisco. Wallgren calls microservices on Docker the “PB&J” of modern app delivery.


3Why Build vs. Buy Is A Winning T3alent Strategy

By @carlarudder| Published on @4enterprisers

“Buy vs. Build” is a mantra IT leaders are adopting as a means to better manage their budgets and resources. But while this may work for technology and tools, it may not be the best strategy for dealing with people issues in IT, according to Damon Edwards, co-founder of SimplifyOps, Inc. At the upcoming DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco, Nov. 7-9, Edwards will discuss why acquiring talent from the outside to fill every skills gap is an expensive strategy that won’t pay off in the end. Instead, he argues, IT leaders must fix the systemic issues within their organization and focus on building talent from within. We caught up with him to learn more.

Why build vs. buy is a winning talent strategy -  guru @damonedwards explains: https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2016/10/why-build-vs-buy-winning-talent-strategy?sc_cid=701600000011gghAAA

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Why build vs. buy is a winning talent strategy

“Buy vs. Build” is a mantra IT leaders are adopting as a means to better manage their budgets and resources. But while this may work for technology and tools, it may not be the best strategy for...



4Just What Everyone Needs Right Now – An HPE Chat Bot Wrapped In A Docker Container, Right?

By @ThomasClaburn | Published on @TheRegister

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a bot for you. The company has taken GitHub’s Hubot code and wrapped it in a Docker container, to promote the conceit of ChatOps, a model for combining communication tools with DevOps automation. At the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco on Monday, Daniel Perez, software engineer at HPE, provided a demonstration of HPE’s Hubot, named Hammer. Hammer can handle data lookups, create graphs, run automations, provide application metrics, carry out commands, and even tell jokes, though none were offered during the demonstration.

Just what everyone needs right now – an HPE chat bot wrapped in a Docker container, right? http://reg.cx/2reX

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Just what everyone needs right now – an HPE chat bot wrapped in a Docker container, right?

IT titan talks up ChatOps, because email sucks



5DevOps Deployment Pipelines Stay Limber With Microservices Mentality

By @PariseauTT | Published on @TechTarget

DevOps deployment pipelines are a challenge to build, even if technology could be frozen in time, but that’s never the case in the IT industry. From VMs to containers to immutable infrastructures and complex clustered orchestration tools, technology changes ever faster as enterprises create DevOps deployment pipelines. New technologies such as containers and microservices architecture will pave the way for flexibility in the future, according to large enterprises at this week’s DevOps Enterprise Summit.

DevOps deployment pipelines stay limber with microservices mentality http://searchitoperations.techtarget.com/news/450402796/DevOps-deployment-pipelines-stay-limber-with-microservices-mentality @DataCenterTT @PariseauTT

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DevOps deployment pipelines stay limber with microservices mentality

DevOps deployment pipelines at large enterprises are using containers and microservices architectures to prepare for future technology innovation.



6Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality – Part 1

By @APMdigest | Published on @APMdigest

Earlier this year DEVOPSdigest compiled an epic list of expert opinions about 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps. While all of the 30 tools included on the list can augment an organization’s DevOps initiative, none of them — not even all of them together — can guarantee DevOps success alone. First and foremost, DevOps requires a culture change. In DEVOPSdigest’s list of 17 Ways to Define DevOps, the very first definition is: A Cultural Revolution.


7What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management

By @SusanNunziata | Published on @InformationWeek

If you’re an IT professional struggling with change management (and really, who isn’t these days?) there’s much to be learned from DevOps experts. Even if your shop hasn’t embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. That’s our key takeaway from the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco Nov. 7 to 9, where we heard speakers from Allstate, Starbucks, and Hearst Business Media, among many others, share their experiences managing change.

What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management - Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to... http://ubm.io/2fCvaur

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What DevOps Can Teach IT About Change Management - InformationWeek

Even if your shop hasn't embraced DevOps and has no plans to do so, the practice offers leadership and communication guidance applicable to nearly every facet of IT. Here's what we learned from...



8What is DevOps? Gene Kim Explains

By Dawn Foster | Published on @LinuxDotCom

Linux.com: Why are so many organizations embracing DevOps?
Gene Kim: I think the simplest answer is that the business value of adopting DevOps is even
higher than we thought! From 2013 through 2016, as part of the Puppet “State Of DevOps Report” initiative, along with Jez Humble, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Alanna Brown and Nigel Kersten, we’ve surveyed over 25,000 technology professionals with the goal of better understanding the health and habits of organizations at all stages of DevOps adoption.

What is DevOps? Gene Kim Explains: Title: What is DevOps? Gene Kim Explains31 AugLearn more http://bit.ly/2bCnecN


9DevOps Is A Battlefield At The IT Shop

By @semioticrobotic | Published on @opensourceway

If implementing DevOps practices is difficult, then maintaining them may be even tougher. Michael Nygard knows this—which is why he’s turned to the language of warfare to describe the ongoing campaign that is the agile workflow. In his upcoming talk at this year’s DevOps Enterprise Summit (“Tempo, Maneuverability, and Initiative”), Nygard, VP of Customer Solutions at Cognitect, Inc., will draw several useful parallels between the theater of modern war and the scene inside the contemporary IT shop. He graciously agreed to tell us about them in advance of the conference, which begins next week.

What do  and military strategy have in common? More than you'd think. http://red.ht/2fisym3

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DevOps is a battlefield at the IT shop

What do DevOps and military strategy have in common? More than you'd think.



10DOES San Francisco 2016: Adrian Cockroft On Retaining Talent

By @ashimmy | Published on @DOESsummit

Another one of the over 50 video interviews we did at DevOps Enterprise Summit 2016 is our discussion with Adrian Cockroft. Adrian is was one of the last presenters at DOES this year, but that was a good enough reason to stick around until the end. Adrian’s presentation was on the challenges in retaining talent at high tech organizations.


Bonus Videos:

  • Check out the IT Revolution YouTube page to watch full recordings of DOES16 breakouts, Electric Cloud tracks, keynotes and more.
  • DevOps.com conducted exclusive interviews with DOES16 speakers – watch them all here.

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Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.

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