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At devoxx later this month


I’ll be giving two talks at Devoxx later this month, one with John Willis and solo. Both are on the topic of cloud, which is always fun to talk about:

  • Does dev/ops matter for me? – When you mix together sysadmins and code-monkeys, you get a weird cocktail called “dev/ops” – development and operations. Pulled from the successful practices of high-scale web companies like flickr and enterprises developing on the bleeding edge of application delivery, the promise is to make the lives of each better and, hopefully, allow their organizations to deliver better software, faster, and more frequently. dev/ops theory is still new – even shorter in its buzzword pants than “cloud”! Still, this evolving body of theory, practice, and tools looks extremity attractive. In this session, Michael Coté and John Willis (the co-hosts of the popular IT Management & Cloud Podcast) will catch you up on what dev/ops is looking like and how it might help (or harm!) you. This session will give you a pragmatic overview of dev/ops and leave with a better idea of how dev/ops applies to you and your organization. If you have heard the term devops and it either offends, amusing or intrigues you, please plan to spend an hour with Michael and John in this session.
  • Pragmatic Cloud Computing, or, Dealing with Morlocks, or, Agile Infrastructure – As a software developer, what does cloud computing really, pragmatically mean for you? Technologies used by public web companies and now cloud computing are looking to offer a new way to deliver applications by addressing deployment and provisioning concerns. Agile software development has sped up the actual development of software, and now the bottle-neck is in operations who’re not always able to deploy software at the same velocity that Agile teams ship code. What do these technologies look like, are they realistic, and how might they effect your organization? RedMonk’s Michael Coté will tell you how to start benefiting from cloud computing without getting lost by hype or fleeced by vendors looking to cloud-wash their legacy offerings.

Disclosure: OpsCode, where John works, is a client.

Categories: Cloud, Conferences, Systems Management.