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Tuesday, September 18


Optimizing Delivery with Value Streams
Teams are increasingly measured by their ability to continuously deliver business value. Speed of delivery is critical. Inefficiencies in your delivery process severely hampers that effort.

How much business value have you delivered to-date? At what pace? Where are your bottlenecks? Where is most of your value stuck and for how long? How can you optimize?

Value Stream in CloudBees DevOptics unlocks data sitting in silos and correlates it to provide a live view of business value in context of continuous delivery. It enables you to identify bottlenecks and waste in your process. Powerful metrics and actionable insights enable you to optimize and measure improvements over time.

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Karan Malhi

Karan is a Director of Product Management at CloudBees where he is part of the DevOptics team. Prior to CloudBees he was at MuleSoft where he managed various products in the application server, B2B and healthcare space. Karan has also been an active committer in the OSS community... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Golden Gate C1-3


Optimizing hybrid, cloud-native development
DevOps and containers can accelerate the delivery and deployment of cloud-native applications to myriad cloud environments. But to take full advantage of the deployments, you need portable frameworks and services that match architectural requirements and are optimized for use on the underlying infrastructure. Think of caching services, distributed data and messaging, API management capabilities, service discovery and fault tolerance, and serverless/FaaS frameworks necessary for enterprise-grade, scalable applications. In this session, you'll hear what’s needed in today’s app stacks to deliver all this and more while letting developers get the job done using the right tools for the right job.

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James Falkner

Red Hat
 James Falkner is a technology evangelist, teacher, learner, author, and is dedicated to open source and Red Hat's open computing philosophy. His career spans 20 years in the software industry taking on roles up and down the software stack, from firmware, operating systems, middleware... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Golden Gate C1-3


Delivering Enterprise Architectures: Perspectives from Duke Energy and Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer: As practitioners in a DevOps environment, we tell others how important continuous delivery practices are. In this presentation, Harris Kirk will review how he and his team "eat our own dogfood" at Wolters Kluwer by applying CD practices on a Groovy application that creates and tests all our Jenkins Pipelines. 

Duke Energy: Learn how one of the largest Utilities in the United States is solving a major problem experienced industry wide using DevOps for Big Data and Database deployments. Discuss the challenges faced by Data Architects and Hadoop Developers and how the DevOps pipeline was used to manage Hadoop, SQL Server and Oracle Database deployments, improving the process by providing a consistent, reliable, less risky, fast and with less human interaction method of deploying changes. 

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Dwayne Culbertson

DevOps Engineer, Duke Energy
Dwayne Culbertson is a DevOps Engineer who works at Duke Energy. Dwayne has over 20 years of application and development experience. Dwayne is currently on a DevOps Durable team that is helping drive the adoption of DevOps at the company. Dwayne holds a Master's degree in applied... Read More →
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Harris Kirk

DevOps Engineer, Wolters Kluwer
Harris started his passion for computers while completing his MS in Analytical Chemistry. He soon realized programming was way more fun than Chemistry and after a brief stint as a Chemist, he devoted his efforts to writing lab automation systems for pharmaceutical companies. Harris... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Golden Gate C1-3


DevOps at Scale within the Enterprise using Jenkins
Working with a global organization with over 440,000 people and enterprise organizations supporting heterogeneous environments from open source, COTS, micro services, legacy, and other technologies, we will explore our journey at maturing and advancing DevOps capability across an enterprise organization and how to rapidly mobilize and jumpstart teams\clients into the realization of increasing velocity and quality while reducing cost by implementing DevOps principles. We will also explore implementations of an advanced service like Self Service Portal, Analytics, Security, and Training to mature a DevOps capability within an enterprise organization. 

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Nicholas Gulrajani

Have 20+ years of experience in software development using best practices associated with software configuration, change and release management, along with build CI/CD systems such as SVN, Git, JIRA, ANT, Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, Nexus, Artifactory including machine and operational... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Golden Gate C1-3


Distributed Jenkins at Scale
At Intuit, we are building out a large scale distributed Jenkins platform that supports upwards of 20,000 builds a day. This platform consists of Jenkins LTS along with a distributed control plane that provides key capabilities: Resiliency, Reliability, Scale, Seamless upgrades, Developer Self-Service, Authn/Authz and more. This enables us – a small platform team – to provide an enterprise grade distributed build platform while meeting stringent scalability, security and compliance requirements. All of this, while minimizing cost and administrative burden for the platform team. This platform is built from the ground up leveraging Docker and Kubernetes.
We would like to share details of Intuit’s journey, the multiple generations of build systems that we evolved through, and a dive deep into the current distributed Jenkins platform.

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Srivathsan Canchi

Srivathsan leads product management for the platform organization at Intuit, where he is responsible for creating a cloud-native platform to power the next generation of Intuit applications. Prior to this, he had built multiple high scale distributed systems that form some of the... Read More →
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Narayanan Singaram

Technical Lead, Intuit
Narayanan works as Technical Lead in the Intuit developer platform team. His team builds CI/CD tools for Intuit developers to increase their productivity. At present, Narayanan is working on Intuit build platform enabling developers to build / test / package their source code eff... Read More →

Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
DevOps Theater


Observability-Driven Development (is the Future of DevOps)
The first stage of devops was mostly about teaching ops to write code.  The second stage of devops is about teaching software engineers to understand and own their own services in production, because ownership produces dramatic compounding improvements in reliability, comprehensibility, and results for uour customers.  Software engineering was revolutionized by the advent of test-driven development, but TDD stops at the network -- at the edge of your laptop.  The next frontier is observability-driven deployment, where you ship small, measurable, observable changes to production *and observe them* running with real users, real data, real traffic patterns, and real services.  There is no substitute.  So how do we test safely in production?  How do we glean meaningful results from the noise?  What characteristics make tools suitable for this development paradigm, how do your workflow patterns and team composition change?  ODD is the only way to ship features quickly and with true confidence.  This talk will discuss examples from Honeycomb, Parse, and Facebook, and suggest best practices for empowering software engineers to instrument and understand what their code does in production, and ultimately move fast and fix things.


Charity Majors

CEO & Founder, Honeycomb

Tuesday September 18, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Golden Gate C1-3
Wednesday, September 19


A Research Study into DevOps Bottlenecks
We asked a Fortune 500 software delivery leaders what holds them back. This talk is their analysis of the bottlenecks they encountered in their DevOps journey. We share discoveries on what helped them to overcome the bottlenecks and how they plan to deliver even faster. Using this information, we define some unifying themes on what areas provide the greatest return on investments of time and resources.


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Baruch Sadogursky

Head of DevRel Advocacy, JFrog
Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Head of DevOps Advocacy and a Developer Advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 19 years of hi-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am
Golden Gate C1-3
  • Track Track VI - DevOps Practitioner
  • Audience Proficient
  • about  Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a. JBaruch) is the developer advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of high tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people and how they work or, more precisely, don’t work together. He is a CNCF ambassador, Developer Champion, and a professional conference speaker.


The Build That Cried Broken: Building Trust in Your Continuous Integration Tests
 CI is an excellent source of fast feedback for teams. When development checkins are made, the automated tests are able to verify that the system is still working as expected. However, for many teams, one or more of their tests ultimately fail, causing the entire build to break. If this happens frequently enough, the team begins to lose faith in the tests and no longer regards the red build as an indicator that something is broken (other than the tests themselves). 

In this talk, you’ll learn 
- How to build stability within your CI tests 
- Tips for managing CI tests that are failing with just cause 
- How to influence the perception of the credibility of the tests among team members 

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Angie Jones

Senior Automation Engineer, Twitter
Angie Jones is a Senior Automation Engineer at Twitter who has developed automation strategies and frameworks for countless software products. As a Master Inventor, she is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Golden Gate C1-3


Continuous Delivery at Enterprise Scale with CloudBees Core
Learn how CloudBees Core enables teams to quickly, securely and efficiently integrate and deliver enterprise-scale applications in a continuous manner. This session will cover topics such as CloudBees Teams, manageability of a CD platform, pipeline templating and holistic support for the continuous software development lifecycle.

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Cyrille Le Clerc

Cyrille Le Clerc is senior director of product management at CloudBees, where he is in charge of CloudBees Core. An early adopter of the "You Build It, You Run It" model, Cyrille is passionate at bringing together agility and DevOps, with the rules of enterprise software delivery... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Golden Gate C1-3