Turning FrustrationsšŸ¤¬ into FeaturesšŸ§°: The Power of Annoyance-Driven Development in DevOpsā™¾ļø

by Jarvis Yang and Tim Reed | at Minnebar 17 | 9:25 ā€“ 10:10 in Zeke Landres | View Schedule

Have you ever found yourself frustrated by the inefficiencies and annoyances of manual software deployment methods? Do deployments take forever, and do you find yourself constantly putting out fires caused by bugs or inconsistent environments? If so, it's time to consider DevOps, a set of practices that can help you work more efficiently, save time, and deploy with confidence.

Have you ever wasted countless hours setting up your development environment(s) or dealt with manual deployments gone wrong? It's all too common to spend time on tasks that are annoying or frustrating, but not really necessary. This kind of typical development is a major time sink and can lead to burnout and frustration. By automating processes like testing, deployment, and infrastructure management, you can free up more time for actual development work.

In addition to saving time, DevOps can also help you deploy with more confidence. By using continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, you can ensure that your code is always tested and ready for deployment. This means fewer bugs and less downtime.

By using annoyance-driven development, you can save time and be able to trust your deployments. Come join us and learn how DevOps can help you work more efficiently and effectively.

Intermediate

Jarvis Yang

In my previous career, I was a Packaging Engineer Specialist involved in food, industrial, and medical device packaging. I began my full stack software engineering journey in 2018 at Prime Digital Academy. I was fortunate to move into the DevOps space and have found my new calling.

The transition to DevOps has been fantastic and where I feel most excited and motivated. As I continue to immerse myself in DevOps, I want to learn DevOps best practices, engage with the community, and give back by volunteering and mentoring.

My 2023 New Year's resolutions are to became Terraform Associate Certified and to give a talk about DevOps at a meet-up or conference. I love that the Minnesota tech community is vibrant and that there are so many ways to stay connected. Being a part of this special group and others alike has helped me to explore and facilitate this new passion of mine. Lastly, I am so grateful for all the support I have received and all the new friends I have made.

Tim Reed

I have over 15 years of experience in the professional IT space, and about 10 years in the DevOps field specifically. I have worked at all ranges of companies from very small startups to very large companies. I have learned over the years that I prefer startups and the exciting culture they usually bring. I have also worked for both Minnesota-based companies and companies based in other states and I always find myself gravitating back to Minnesota based companies.

I got into computers in middle/high school while learning to build my own computers for gaming. My friends and I also started a LAN party gaming group in high school called P.O.N.G (People's Organized Network Gaming). I gained my first networking experience while administrating these events a few times a month.

After high school I decided to go to college for computers since it was my passion. I first started work in a customer support role supporting network security appliances. It involved a lot of network capture analysis and log scraping. Shortly after that role I started my first sustaining development/DevOps role and that is really where I found my passion and calling. It is what I have been doing ever since.


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