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"DevOps" in a Post-DevOps World

Has "DevOps" jumped the shark?

Some are just starting to discover and experiment with it; others say 2014 will be the year DevOps dons its Fonz-esque leather jacket. Whichever you believe, the marketing frenzy has begun and the dilution of the "DevOps" concept to include everything (and simultaneously mean nothing) is palpable.

This talk deconstructs the elements of DevOps that made it resonate so strongly with so many and facilitated the successes of organizations that we hear so much about.

We'll go beyond DevOps' classical CAMS (culture, automation, metrics, and sharing) definition and examine exactly what made DevOps relevant, what aspects of it are so timeless, and what skills we'll need to focus on individually and promote within our organizations to harness the next "mega-transformational method/process/religion" that follows DevOps (and, it turns out, limits companies' DevOps transformations today!)

J. Paul Reed has over a decade of experience in the trenches as a build/release and tools engineer, working with such organizations as VMware, Mozilla, and Symantec. In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations "Simply Ship. Every time." He's been able to work across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure, with teams from 2 to 200.

Paul is also a founding host of The Ship Show, a twice-monthly podcast tackling topics related to build engineering, DevOps, and release management.

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