DevOps Summit

Event Title

DevOps Summit

Friday, November 7 2014
Registration opens at 8am.
Summit runs 9am-6pm.

This summit will be run in an open format ala DevOps Days or Bar Camp. We will organize those who want to demo or present at the event itself, and there will be space for breakout/working groups.

About the Summit

If you would like to participate, you don't need permission, just bring your great idea and ideally a demo! While contacting us beforehand with ideas and presentations is helpful, we will gather ideas at the start of the day and schedule time slots and breakout rooms, and we will create new breakout/working groups on the fly if needed.

Our goal is to have an interactive day full of “choose your own adventure” style advanced discussion, sprint style working groups, or small group tutorial/demo/instruction, in keeping with the high-value intensity of past DevOps summits.

Topics may include configuration management (of both Drupal and underlying OSs), cloud related technologies, development and operations workflows and tools, automated testing strategies, or any other topic that helps us be more awesome.

We are currently looking for a few themes for this years events and encourage those in the community to share their ideas with us!


Site Provisioning and Deployment

Compare site provisioning and deployment systems with Vincent Flesouras of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory:  Vincent will walk though a system using Aegir and a modified gitflow deployment, and then participants will share their own systems (or frustrations where they wish they had a system!).  Everyone will leave with ideas on how they can improve their own provisioning and deployment.

Content Staging

More and more sites and systems ask for a way to preview content, often "pixel perfect" before it goes live, for example in the cases of regulated and legally sensitive content (financial or pharmaceutical industries).  Robert Ristroph will lead an overview of different options and the group will explore their limitations, tradeoffs, and differing levels of complexity.

Local development

Local development stuff AKA productivity and workflow patterns to win it all!: Come prepared with your favorite local development tools, the IDE you find most endearing and of course the magic local workflows you do BEFORE you push your code to the dev or CI server of your fancy. Mike Pirog of Kalamuna will discuss the Kalabox V1 -> V2 progression and ways to use things like puppet, chef, vagrant and docker locally to supercharge your local dev. This will serve as the food to invoke a venerable feeding frenzy of local dev follow up discussion and show-and-tell that leaves you feeling satiated and empowered to improve your flows! Sharing is caring.