I recently spoke at the inaugural DevOpsDays NZ in Wellington. The team whom put together the conference did an amazing job and it’s one of the few conferences that I’ve really enjoyed recently. If they put together a subsequent conference next year, I recommend attending if possible.
I presented about our DevOps practises and tooling at Fairfax Media / stuff.co.nz which you can find at the recording below:
Whilst the vast majority of the content of the conference was really good, the following were clear standouts to me that I recommend watching:
- Bridget Cowie from Datacom talking about the issues they faced when trying to debug production outages and the cultural and technology issues encountered.
- Damian Brady from OctopusDeploy presenting on the issue of meetings and disruptions in your work day and how they tackled the problem at a previous organisation.
- Troy Cornwell & Alex Corkin from HealthLink walking us through how they tried to change the culture and technology of a very traditional organisation, including an honest look at what failed and went wrong, as well as what succeeded.