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DevOps?! That's not my job! - Ignite Talk

F820550e0c386dcc73b3ca0565a8bfff?s=47 Nathen Harvey
November 16, 2016

DevOps?! That's not my job! - Ignite Talk

Hey, I’m an application developer and I’m done managing my server infrastructure. Stop slowing me down.

Application developers are sick and tired of being slowed down by having to learn new tasks and care about mundane details. I don’t care about server infrastructure. In fact, I hate DevOps! I don’t need to worry about the differences between cloud and a data center; the applications I create are brilliant, running them is not my job. Let’s talk about walls and boundaries. You do your job, I’ll do mine, and we can both get back to moving fast.

This was presented as an Ignite Talk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignite_(event)) during DevOpsDays Berlin - https://www.devopsdays.org/events/2016-berlin/welcome/


Nathen Harvey

November 16, 2016


  1. Code Complete •  Construc/on is a large part of so4ware

    development •  Construc/on is the central ac/vity in so4ware development. •  With a focus on construc/on, the individual programmer's produc/vity can improve enormously. •  The source code defines the opera/on of the so4ware; if code and documenta/on disagree, the documenta/on is wrong. •  Construc/on is the only ac/vity that's guaranteed to be done. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Complete @nathenharvey 1
  2. Cloud @nathenharvey 2 Are costs inline with budget? Is the

    data safe? How are you handling data backups? What happens when the cloud has an outage? Will you even realize there's been a outage? What are you using for data persistence?!
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/docsearls/5500714140 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bontempscharly/8094344618 QA Dev Product Management $ sudo su -

  4. @nathenharvey 4

  5. the problem with DevOps is that “it makes the developer

    part of the opera/ons team, and that screeches enterprise innova/on and agility to a halt.” http://thenewstack.io/serverless-computing- growing-quickly/ @nathenharvey Chad Arimura, CEO Iron.io 5
  6. https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/ articles/growth-lean-manufacturing-rising-need- for-innovation-speed/ @nathenharvey 6

  7. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredwitch/2819392772 @nathenharvey 7 •  DevOps is destroying my productivity. • 

    DevOps is destroying my ability to innovate. •  DevOps is not for me and it's probably doing real harm to your organization, too!
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  9. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmgill/ 16530938850/ 9 Individual productivity does not matter.

  10. https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/ articles/growth-lean-manufacturing-rising-need- for-innovation-speed/ @nathenharvey 10

  11. …delivers to market in two to four weeks. To do

    so, it uses a cross- func/onal, integrated organiza/on to accelerate decision-making and eliminate delays in func/onal handoffs. https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/ articles/growth-lean-manufacturing-rising-need- for-innovation-speed/ @nathenharvey The Rising Need for Innova/on Speed 11
  12. Team performance is assessed on the basis of common metrics

    and incen/ves that focus on go-to- market speed and rapid lead /mes. https://www.bcgperspectives.com/content/ articles/growth-lean-manufacturing-rising-need- for-innovation-speed/ @nathenharvey The Rising Need for Innova/on Speed 12
  13. "DevOps" is not YOUR job. It is OUR job. @nathenharvey

    13 Business Idea! 8 Week Project Executives Managers Systems Admins Security Network Admins App Teams Result
  14. That’s Not My Job @nathenharvey 14

  15. DEVOPS A cultural and professional movement, focused on how we

    build and operate high velocity organizations, born from the experiences of its practitioners.
  16. WHO PRACTICES DEVOPS? EVERYONE •  We are not generalists –

    we are well connected specialists •  We are all DevOps 16 DevOps @nathenharvey
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  18. Non-bullet slide Non-bullet slide subtitle Community Our Foundation

  19. I am because you are When you suffer, I suffer

    When you thrive, I thrive
  20. Nathen Harvey VP, Community Development at Chef Co-host of the

    Food Fight Show Podcast Occasional farmer – http://ei.chef.io Love eggs – http://eggs.chef.io #hugops – http://hugops.chef.io @nathenharvey nharvey@chef.io