I get asked to talk on DevOps a lot. Here’s my current (late 2016 and 2017) presentation, going over the why’s, the how’s, the technologies, and the meatware that supports including some best and worst practices based on what Pivotal customers do. See the newer slides with big pictures on most slides, and some of the older slides
Also, here’s a more blatantly pro-Pivotal (and longer) version that you might have seen, esp. if the talk title was something like “Digital Transformation in the Streets.”
Much of it draws a lot on my cloud native journey booklets as well.
These are my tips on getting by in a large organization. They’re intended for people who are working in less than ideal circumstances – you know, there’s no leaked “culture deck” or well-stocked snacks. Check out the slides as well.
If you work at a small, cool company, you can skip this talk. The rest of us in large, slow moving companies that rely on meetings, email, and inbox 2,000 to get the daily work done need some therapy and advice for thriving in big, “dumb” companies. I’ve worked in such companies and figured out how to thrive in the “back to back meetings” world we’re taught to avoid. I’ll tell you my tactics. Ideally, you’d adapt the no manager GitHub dream, adapt the Spotify and Netflix cultures of awesomeness. Indeed. However, oftentimes there are good reasons to stay in the relatively dysfunctional companies you’re at. They’re big, slow moving, and seem to use Microsoft Office as their core innovation engine. If people at your work always talk about “aircraft carriers” this is the talk for you. For whatever reasons you’re there, why not make the best of it and learn how to get along and even thrive instead of letting your head explode in rage. This talk will go over what I’ve learned working in large companies from my strange adventure working with a bunch of MBAs in corporate strategy at Dell, to working with large companies as an industry analyst, to working with marketing and product people at large companies.
Want something shorter?
Check out the 5 minute recording of me giving this talk at DevOpsDays Seattle, and slides.
This is one of the talks I give at DevOpsDays and other places. You can check out a recording of me doing it early on at DevOpsDays Austin (slides), and there’s many iterations on it. Here’s me doing it at SpringOne Platform 2016, and the slides for DevOpsDays DFW, 2016.
If you’re like me and you prefer the internet over meat-sacks, for more Pivotal material like free books and two months of free PaaS, check out my Pivotal page. Also, for some discounts to various conferences – including a few DevOpsDays – check out my discount code page.
Thanks for coming out the DevOpsDays Detroit!
Here’s the goodies:
And, while you’re here, feel free to come by the table and talk with us. We have rockets and three dimensional versions of Matt Stine’s book, all free for the taking.
This is an update of my donkey talk that I’ll be giving at DevOpsDays Charlotte next week.
The recording for my talk at DevOpsDaysDays Chicago is up. As I mention in the opening, it has some material from my previous talks but is also pretty updated with new tips and tricks, as it were.
Here’s the slides if you like that sort of thing.
(And, here’s the clown zombie, from Day of the Dead.)
Michael Coté – The Donkeys are coming from devopsdays on Vimeo.
The recording of my talk at DevOpsDays Amsterdam is up. See the slides as well if you’re interested.
The Amsterdam orginizers were great, they put on a fantastic show and the attendees there was interesting too.
My talk from DevOpsDays Austin is up. Check it out if you’ve been curious about the talk track to the mute slides.
As a reminder, there’s a prose version of the talk available as well in one of my FierceDevOps columns, and here’s the slides.
Check out my love affair with “uh” in the begining, I think it clears up a bit at the end.