How to run a devopsdays while working for a devops vendor

8f43892395260c6ad14618987099ddcc?s=47 Serhat Can
October 28, 2019

How to run a devopsdays while working for a devops vendor

DevOps market is growing crazy and for most organizations, organizing a devopsdays seems to be are a great way to market their product or service. Most core and local organizers are also working for companies with devops ties. This can create a conflict if we aren't aware of the real value lying in devopsdays and take certain precautions.

In this talk, as someone who is working for a "devops" vendor, is organizing a local event with a bunch of folks who work for a devops vendor, and is attending a bunch of other devopsdays, I'll share my lessons learned to avoid turning your event into a marketing show.

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Serhat Can

October 28, 2019
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  1. How to run a DevOpsDays 
 while working for a

    DevOps vendor Serhat Can
 Core and İstanbul organizer @srhtcn
  2. @srhtcn Who works for a company that has a product

    or service offer related to DevOps?
  3. @srhtcn The rest is interested in hiring “DevOps” engineers 


    with 10+ years of experience 10 years as Ops 10 years as Dev 10 years as Manager A rockstart 
 “DevOps Engineer”
  4. @srhtcn Everyone has a reason to be part of this

    great community
  5. @srhtcn Everyone has a reason to be part of this

    great community
  6. @srhtcn You wanted to be an organizer for your city…

    for me İstanbul 2019 2017 2018
  7. @srhtcn This is when your company can get involved •

    You want to spend some time for organizing • You need support to take care of expenses • You need financial support in case something goes wrong • You need legal support • ….
  8. @srhtcn If you want to spend your work time organizing

    an event, it is only natural for your company to expect something in return
  9. @srhtcn Be clear on CAN’T DOs

  10. @srhtcn Be clear on CAN’T DOs Reference: https://devopsdays.org/organizing

  11. @srhtcn Each city is different

  12. @srhtcn What about making my company a sponsor? Reference: https://devopsdays.org/organizing

  13. @srhtcn What about making my company a sponsor? Reference: https://devopsdays.org/organizing

    I don’t believe it is a good idea to offer sponsorship; unless your company is committing doing more for your event…
  14. @srhtcn If your company is not interested in helping out…

  15. @srhtcn Use your tickets to bring a coworker or two

    to the event
  16. @srhtcn Learn from your community in open spaces

  17. @srhtcn Bring those learnings back to your company

  18. @srhtcn Wear your company t-shirt

  19. @srhtcn Wear your company t-shirt and socks This is not

    me. FYI.
  20. @srhtcn Still no… Tell them they can buy DevOps on

    sale :)
  21. @srhtcn Or DevOps certify a couple of people

  22. @srhtcn If you don’t have a certification, I’ll print you

    one if you join us in İstanbul!
  23. @srhtcn Thank you!