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How to DevOpsDays

Joe Nuspl
September 12, 2017

How to DevOpsDays

So you’re here at DevOpsDays… Now what? How do you make the most of it? This talk will give practical tips and suggestions so you have an awesome experience at DevOpsDays.

Joe Nuspl

September 12, 2017
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  1. #DevOpsDays
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    Who am I?
    • @JoeNuspl

    • Principal Engineer @ Workday

    • http://github.com/nvwls

    • http://nvwls.github.io/

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  2. #DevOpsDays
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    Remember
    • DevOpsDays are all volunteer run

    • Countless hours are put in

    • Please thank them

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  3. #DevOpsDays
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    So how do you make the
    most of DevOpsDays?

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    Get on twitter
    • Follow people who spoke

    • Follow organizers

    • Follow projects

    • Follow sponsors

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    Talk to People
    • Strike up conversations at lunch

    • Where you work is not as important as what you do

    • Make those connections, you never know where you next
    job or your next hire will come from.

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    Ignore your coworkers
    • You can talk to them after the conference

    • Unless it is “I’m going to this open space, you go to that
    one”

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    Utilize the Hallway Track
    • Continue open spaces discussions

    • Talk to speakers

    • Talk to people who asked questions

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    Attend the Evening Event
    • Continue building those relationships

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  10. #DevOpsDays
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    Technique vs.
    Implementation
    • I’m at a Linux-only shop so why would I listen to a
    Windows talk

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    #cheffriends
    • Take a selfie or us-ie with someone you meet and tag them
    in your tweet

    • Post conference you can go back through you feed

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  12. #DevOpsDays
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    Don’t be a jerk
    • Get a real operating system

    • Use a real editor

    • You’re using X? There’s your problem!

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    Don’t be a jerk
    • It may seem funny at the time but your attempts at humor
    are actually stifling the conversation

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    Have Compassion
    • Some decision were made before someone joins a
    company

    • Or they don’t have the power to change them

    • “How do I make my life suck less?”

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  15. #DevOpsDays
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    Simple Math
    • You have 2 ears and 1 mouth

    • At a minimum you should listen twice as you speak

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  16. #DevOpsDays
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    Obligatory
    • We’re hiring!

    • workday.com/careers

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