StartOps: Building a DevOps mindset in startups or small teams

by Adam Johnson | at MinneBar 13 | 10:20 – 11:10 in Zeke Landres | View Schedule

DevOps has gained lots of attention in the last 5 years, but most sessions are aimed at ‘change agents’ and ‘decision makers’ working in larger enterprise settings. Well, that’s all great stuff and I love it but…

  • You don’t have departmental barriers to break down!
  • There are no stakeholders to persuade, they're on board!
  • Forget 'transforming your agility', you are still learning to scrum!

I’ll talk about decisions, tools and tactics that let you dev smarter at any size.

A few examples of the choices you might face as you grow your org....

  • Let’s talk about development environments…. are they ‘destructible’?
  • When do you go cloud? Which cloud? Why one cloud over another?
  • When to use managed services vs. creating your own?
  • What are the best ways to get developers started with automation?
  • What are the cultural practices you want to start building right away?
  • What are some fun tools you can pick up and start using today?

Expect a free and open discussion; I'll encourage folks to share their opinions and resources!

All levels

Adam Johnson

I've been a professional software developer for over 10 years.

Most of my experience has been as a full stack developer, but 4 years ago I caught the DevOps bug and never looked back!

Professionally speaking my DevOps journey has happened in two very different settings.

First, it meant driving change through a larger software organization that was struggling to get a new platform up and running.

And for the last 2 years it has meant building sound DevOps practices into a rapidly growing local startup.

Outside of work I like news, politics, econ, ultimate frisbee, golf and vaporwave.