Workshop: A Date with DevOps

Learn from John Willis, the co-author of 'The DevOps Handbook'

28-October-2017, Park Plaza, Bangalore


In the digital age today, DevOps is synonymous with business agility. More being a cultural phenomenon than a technology one, DevOps practices are helping organizations to deploy faster, have lesser failures and recover from failures much faster. This course provides a peek into the DevOps culture – looking into the combination of practices like Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Automated testing, Cloud, Infrastructure as code, Containers and Monitoring, which together, translates to a high performance culture.

In this workshop, we will have a good blend of presentations, hands-on and a whole lot of fun!

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Prerequisites/Entry Criteria

  • Developers/Testers/IT Ops experienced in delivering IT services in production
  • The training assumes participants are familiar with fundamentals of Agile processes and SDLC

Key Outcomes/Takeaways

  • Participants will clearly understand what constitutes a DevOps Culture – a culture of high performance
  • Participants will get a good understanding of the tools, techniques, practices and processes for instituting a DevOps culture

Session Details

Morning Session (John Willis)

Section 1: Introduction to Devops
Section 2: Analyzing the Value Stream
Section 3: The First Way (Accelerate Flow)
Tea Break (10 mins)
Session 4: DevOps Culture simulation – Ball Game (15 min)
Play a simple game and achieve the following: Section 5: The Second Way (Amplify Feedback)
Section 6: The Third Way (Continuous Learning)
Lunch Break and Networking (1 hour)

Afternoon Session (Murughan Palaniachari & Manoj Ganapathi)

Session 7: DevOps way Project Delivery Simulation – Tower Game (30 mins)

A fun game to institute core principles of DevOps. This game will test team culture, collaboration & communication.
Applying the three ways of DevOps, participants will have to deliver a product (standing tower) using the resources provided.

Session 8: DevOps Toolchain
Through a sample project, we will demonstrate all key practices in DevOps including: Tea Break (10 Mins)

Session 9: Hands-on Workshop CI/CD: Phoenix Project Simulation
A fictitious company is in crisis and at a stage where it might shut down if the Phoenix project is not delivered successfully in three months.
Participants playout the scenario of being the Phoenix team and come up with a strategy to delivery the project using all DevOps principles and practices and tools.
This should be a great way to summarize all the learnings you have had through the day.

About the Trainers:

John Willis

John Willis is Vice President of DevOps and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJ Technologies he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of the “DevOps Handbook” and the upcoming Beyond the Phoenix Project. The best way to reach John is through his twitter handle @botchagalupe.

Manoj Ganapathi

Manoj Ganapathi is the Chief Architect at CodeOps. He is a seasoned IT professional with more than 17 years of experience. He has extensive experience in enterprise & solution architecture, design and implementation of large & complex enterprise systems. As an architect and technology consultant, he has consulted with several large fortune 500 enterprises and also worked with ISVs and startups. In his career, he has worked in multiple technology-oriented and leadership roles across all phases of software development life cycle. He is experienced in building and running technical communities and has been a speaker in several technology conferences.

Murughan Palaniachari

Murughan Palaniachari is a DevOps Coach at Euromonitor. He has 10+ years of software development experience on multiple technology stacks including Microsoft .Net/C#, Javascript, Python, Big Data. He enables teams to practice Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Infrastructure as Code, Cloud. He has extensive expertise in Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Lean and Kanban. He is an Organizer of DevOps & Cloud meetup. He employs a unique approach of coaching through innovate games and simulations. Check out his website for more details.