DevOps Track, presented by F5 Networks
40-minute technical talks
DevOps — A History: Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Sr. Software Development Engineer at Chef. In the midst of buzzwords like “devops”, “containers”, “continuous delivery”, “IAAS”, and even “cloud” it can be easy to forget the problems these concept were created to solve. It is impossible to fully understand DevOps as it is now without understanding where it came from. This talk will take you through a journey of each stage of the DevOps movement – from the very beginning to the most bleeding edge tools and concepts of today. At each stage I will thoroughly cover the “how” and “why” – including personal testimonials from those involved – Devops evolved the way it did. Go beyond the buzzwords and gain a new understanding of the how and why of DevOps. You will walk away with a new understanding of why we used to do things – what problems we were trying to solve, what brought DevOps to where it is now, and its potential for the future.
DevOps — Getting Beyond the Happy Talk: Avi Cavale, CEO of Shippable: Many organizations find that despite investing significant time and money in “DevOps,” they are still not seeing faster, more predictable releases of software. The problems have shifted, but have not been resolved. Success remains difficult to measure and concrete actions are hard to separate from the hype. This talk will introduce a systematic approach to DevOps that is both actionable and measurable, and addresses the challenges most organizations face today while embracing DevOps. We will look at why and how a common software delivery platform is critical to streamline and scale DevOps adoption across the organization and how to automate across four critical dimensions: infrastructure provisioning, builds, validation, and deployments.
Overview remarks: Nathan Pearce, principal architect at F5 Networks
Scaling Security with DevOps: Mitchell Hashimoto, co-founder and co-CTO of HashiCorp More applications, more deploys, more engineers: this is the environment organizations find themselves in ranging from startups to large enterprises. A common challenge is adhering to security best practices during periods of growth without introducing bottlenecks. Secure storage and distribution of secrets is only a small part of the challenge, as operators and security teams must reason about key rolling, auditing, and incident management during a compromise. Beyond the basic storage of passwords, secrets also include certificates, keys, and sensitive user data (PII). In this talk, Mitchell presents the challenges of scaling with security and best practices to do so without compromising developer speed.
Serverless Computing and Microservices
40-minute technical talks
When Logs and Metrics Fail Us: The Glorious Future of Observability – Charity Majors, co-founder of Honeycomb
Distributed systems, microservices, containers/schedulers, continuous delivery … we’ve been through one paradigm shift after another when it comes to architecture, but when it comes to observability we’re still using crufty old logging and metrics tools that date back to the LAMP stack era. But these tools fall apart past a certain level of complexity. Let’s dig into some of the deep technical reasons why and talk about some modern approaches to debugging complex systems (e.g. honeycomb, distributed tracing).
Migrating to Microservices – Bob Wise, CTO of Cloud Native Computing Team at Samsung
Microservice approaches offer dramatic improvements in velocity, but directly affect both the systems and people. The need to stay competitive and meet customer demands makes the shift urgent. Can we make a transition from legacy monoliths to microservices, or do we have to throw the legacy systems away and start over? We explore the critical question: How should we approach an incremental migration?
Overview remarks: Nancy Gohring, senior analyst at 451 Research
Distributed Caching in a World of Microservices, Docker and Kubernetes – Rahul Singh, CEO of Distelli
Details for scalable and efficient distributed caching, cache invalidation and cache management strategies in an environment with services built and deployed to Kubernetes clusters.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
40-minute technical sessions
The Operating System for AI – Diego Oppenheimer, CEO of Algorithmia: How Microservices and Serverless Computing Enable the Next Generation of Machine Intelligence
Giving Humans Superpowers – Jensen Harris, co-founder and CTO of Textio: Augmented writing and the invincible combination of machine intelligence and human creativity.
DevOps and Machine Learning – Jasjeet Thind, vice president of data science and engineering at Zillow: How do you test and deploy real-time machine learning services given the challenge that machine learning algorithms produce nondeterministic behaviors even for the same input.
Startup Showcase: Hear five-minute presentations from five early-stage cloud computing startups.
Panel: The VC View of the Cloud with Frank Artale of Ignition, S. Somasegar of Madrona Venture Group and Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital. Moderator: Seattle angel investor Charles Fitzgerald.
Power Talk: Public Cloud: What’s it worth? with Brian Nowak of Morgan Stanley
Media Panel: GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop discusses the state of the cloud industry with Fortune senior writer Barb Darrow, Architecht founder Derrick Harris and GeekWire cloud and enterprise editor Tom Krazit.