What to expect when you’re DevOps-ing

The ultimate guide to JAX DevOps 2018

JAXenter Editorial Team
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Let’s get ready to DevOps! Have you got your schedule prepared for JAX DevOps 2018? It’s time to take a look at the program and see what sessions you absolutely can’t miss at the hottest conference for continuous delivery, microservices, Docker and the cloud.

It’s April and conference season is in full swing! We’re very excited about the lineup for this year’s JAX DevOps. Have you made a plan for an optimal conference experience? We wouldn’t want you to miss any fun sessions.

This year is all about DevOps, microservices, and blockchain, but we also spend a lot of time on data science, company culture, deployment practices and more. Let’s dive right in!


Mike Long – The Structure Of DevOps Revolutions

Tuesday, April 10 2018
09:00 – 09:45
Victoria Suite

Our first keynote sets the tone for the whole conference. This year, Mike Long is putting the DevOps revolution into perspective as the latest in a series of technological paradigm shifts. Don’t worry though, we won’t get too philosophical. Mike Long also promises to show how organizations can successfully harness the power of DevOps when they make strategic choices in recruitment, structure, and technology.

Barbara Mellish – Beyond the ICO: How to create Total Value with Blockchain

Tuesday, April 10 2018
14:45 – 15:15
Victoria Suite

Blockchain is more than just cryptocurrencies; it has the potential to make a change in organizing people and data across borders and social groups. But how? In this keynote speech, Barbara Mellish will explore some of the real-life blockchain applications that will help support this change.

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Jackie Balzer – CI/CD for Humans

Tuesday, April 10 2018
10:00 – 10:50
Victoria Suite

What values do we embody as we think about deployments? Jackie Balzer explains how having empathy is crucial when designing a process that empowers every engineer to manage their deploy from start to finish, from day 1, safely, effectively and quickly. For any product, empathizing with your users – going beyond a checklist of requirements – helps foster a stronger connection with providing a quality product. In DevOps, this product might be your CI/CD platform and your users the engineers who need to deploy code.

Christine O’Dell – You build it, you run it: Why developers should also be on call

Tuesday, April 10 2018
11:20 – 12:10
Albert Suite

Just because you’ve built something doesn’t mean you never have to look at it again. As Christine O’Dell explains, development does not stop at deployment. Developers need to support their own features in production, if only because it helps them understand their product, its usage, and its performance. However, while there are some drawbacks from being on-call, the benefits of improving a product can definitely outweigh them.

Federico Fregosi and Pierre Di Lauro – Data Streaming: The Not-Go-Back Practice

Tuesday, April 10 2018
15:30 – 16:20
Albert Suite

Software-as-a-Service tools have exploded in the past year or so. But should companies rely on pre-paid solutions? There are a number of drawbacks in relying on external providers, especially when a company needs to grow to the next level or compliance issues like the GDPR have changed the situation. Federico Fregosi and Pierre Di Lauro explain how to make a decision between all the options, from SaaS to bespoke tools.

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Tommy Tynjä – Continuous Delivery with Jenkins: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Tuesday, April 10 2018
18:00 – 18:50
Victoria Suite

Jenkins is one of the most popular tools for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery today since it is easy to set up and get started. But what are the best practices for building delivery pipelines with Jenkins? Should you use the traditional build jobs or opt for the new Jenkins pipelines? Tommy Tynjä explores the pros and cons of different approaches but also how Jenkins compares to its competitors, where it shines, and where it leaves room for improvement.

Philipp Krenn – Lessons Learned from Providing Official Docker Images

Wednesday, April 11 2018
11:50 – 12:40
Room: Edward 1 – 3

If you want to be taken seriously, you need to provide Docker images to your users. It’s easy — everybody is uploading containers to Docker Hub, right? Unfortunately, reality is never as easy as it sounds at first. Philipp Krenn’s talk gives an overview of Elastic’s ongoing journey to providing official Docker images for beginners and Docker captains alike.

Steve Poole – Dashboards and Culture: How Openness Changes Your Behavior

Wednesday, April 11 2018
11:50 – 12:40
Victoria Suite

One important part of the DevOps cycle is monitoring. But how can we manage this? Although we all recognize that good monitoring is critical to the availability of a service, it may not be obvious that the act of monitoring can have a profound effect on the attitudes and culture of the teams involved. The right sort of monitoring and appropriate dash-boarding can improve the morale and effectiveness of all the teams involved. The wrong sort of monitoring or badly considered dash-boards can have the opposite effect. Steve Poole explains how you to design a DevOps monitoring process that will make your teams more effective without overloading them.


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