Friday, February 15, 2019 - 13:00 to 17:00
Skill level: 
Florida Technical College - Orlando Campus - Room TBD

In this workshop, using intuition backed by empirical research, we will cover why DevOps is the most important technological strategy of our day. In doing so, attendees will gain the understanding necessary to gain buy-in for DevOps at their organization as well as how to know what might fit a DevOps strategy and what doesn't. 

Join in as we explore how DevOps concepts and strategies can help, specifically in the full service web agency setting, to increase speed and effectiveness, ultimately delivering better value to customers faster while gaining a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Using interactive group assessment and idea generation activities we'll cover the most relevant areas of focus, including:

  • What is DevOps for agencies?
  • An introduction and overview of various methods
  • Ways to getting started and continue the DevOps journey
  • Troubleshooting challenges in the methods

Attendees, of any expertise, will leave with an understanding of how DevOps methods can be grown and applied to their context to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

A portion of the workshop will be dynamically driven by results for this 2019 Drupal Community DevOps survey. If you are on a team that builds Drupal sites, and you haven’t responded to this survey yet, please respond to its DevOps statements, on behalf of your team, to see the results, with areas of focus and some advice. The results will structure the content of our DevOps workshops and presentations this year in the Drupal Community, including at our DevOps talk at DrupalCon Seattle.



About the instructor: 

As a Web Developer, Project Manager, Product Owner and Certified Scrum Master, I've been implementing web-based IT solutions for over a decade and have extensive experience in all aspects of information design and development. I am a regular consultant for top EDUs and NGOs, including Yale, Rainforest Alliance, as well as all of the Five Colleges.

I have contributed to Open Source in both code and community capacities. In addition to occasional international appearances, I'm a regular presenter at Meet-ups, Camps and Conferences, usually speaking on Project and Business Strategy and Management topics. I also stay involved in my local IT community as the Executive Director of NERD, a New England based non-profit for the inclusion and advancement of computer science and development in its region.

As an Entrepreneur, I have founded the LeftClick IT strategy and consulting firm as well as the Last Call Media web development agency.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude with departmental honors in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts.