As I’ve said in the past, if your organisation does not yet consider itself to be “doing DevOps” you should change that today.
If I was pushed to say the one thing I love most about the DevOps movement, it would be the sense of community and sharing.
I’ve never experienced anything like it previously in our industry. It seems like everyone involved is united by being passionate about collaborating in as many ways as possible to improve:
- the world through software
- the rate at which we can do that
- the lives of those working our industry.
The barrier to entry to this community is extremely low, for example you can:
- Sign up to receive the DevOps Weekly newsletter
- Start listening to one of these great podcasts:
- Start going to a DevOps / Continuous Delivery / Infrastructure Coder meetup near you
- Watch some great talks on-line for example the recent DevOps Days London videos or last years DevOps Enterprise Summit
- Try spinning up the DevOps Platform open source tool (which brings together a number of other great open source tools)
You could also consider attending the DevOps Enterprise Summit London (DOES). It’s the third DOES event and the first ever in Europe and is highly likely to be one of the most important professional development things you do this year. Organised by Gene Kim (co-author of The Phoenix Project) and IT Revolution, the conference is highly focused on bringing together anyone interested in DevOps and providing them as much support as humanly possible in two days. This involves presentations from some of the most advanced IT organisations in the world (aka unicorns), as well as many from those in traditional enterprises who may be on a very similar journey to you. Already confirmed are talks from:
- Rosalind Radcliffe talking about doing DevOps with Mainframe systems
- Ron Van Kemenade CIO of ING Bank
- Jason Cox about doing DevOps transformation at Disney
- Scott Potter Head of New Engineering at News UK
- And many more.
My recommendation is to get as many of your organisation along to the event as possible. They won’t be disappointed.
Early bird tickets are available until 11th May 2016.
(Full disclosure – I’m a volunteer on the DOES London committee.)