Achieve DevOps Nirvana By Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other

We've all heard that DevOps is something we should pay to attention to as engineers, but when you are in the day to day struggle of delivering projects, it's easy to feel buried with no clear path for improvement. We've heard there are a plethora of things that we should be doing to achieve this mythical state of DevOps nirvana: maintain perfect culture, automate all the things, test everything, decrease feedback loops, and let the rainbows and unicorns fly while we are at it.

We also know that the real world pace of day to day business makes implementing DevOps nirvana a severe challenge at best and more often than not, it feels impossible. There is so much information out there how do we even know where to begin or what our next step is? What happens if we choose the wrong tool, or get derailed with some new technology we don't have the time to learn properly? How do we even know what to do next?

In this session, we will take a look at what it takes to make progress with DevOps as it relates to your day to day operations. We'll walk through a series of general milestones that you can use as a guiding light, and we will talk about overcoming the fear of failing. You may not leave this session with rainbows and unicorns, but you should be able to take that next small step towards benefiting from DevOps.

Kevin Bridges
Founder & CTO at Drud Tech

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