For the development team, DevOps Days Baltimore was an exciting opportunity to survey new trends on the DevOps landscape, and a well deserved chance to breathe following some intense sprints.
The processes that surround our work can dictate our ability to deliver products in a timely manner. When processes are inefficient, our ability to deliver is impaired and we as a team are less effective. Process failures can distract from development, especially in smaller teams where product developers take lead on DevOps implementation. It was exciting to explore new tools and techniques to improve velocity and quality.
DevOps Days Baltimore's format - a single track of speakers followed by an array of group discussions with our peers - provided a rare chance to share our processes that work well, seek advice in the areas that we know we need to improve, and hear what has and has not worked for others in the industry.
This year’s speakers included our very own Eli Senter who presented “Best Practices for IT Management: Investment-based Budgeting”, aka “How I learned to stop worrying and love the budget." If you’ve ever heard, “I’m going to need you to reduce your IT budget by 10% this year” then this talk is for you. Eli covers things that go wrong in traditional budgeting and what to do about it. If you missed the conference, you can get a good feel for it by watching the recordings from the live feed.
Thanks to the volunteer staff for making #DevOpsDaysBmore a success.