The 7 Deadly Sins of DevOps
Do you know teams that are merely doing "cargo cult DevOps"? Near the end of WWII, the Allies had airstrips on many islands in the south Pacific. The natives on these islands noticed that when the Allies put the "coconuts" on their ears and spoke into the "banana," the gods would send down a magical flying creature with food and supplies. When the war ended and the Allies left, the natives put the coconuts on their ears and spoke into the banana, and they wondered why the gods failed to bless them, too. They didn't understand headphones or radio transmissions or that someone must be listening on the other end for that radio to do any good. A lot of development teams are similarly going through the DevOps motions without understanding how the things they are doing are supposed to benefit their teams and their organization. "Cargo cult DevOps"—adopting DevOps practices without understanding how they work—is Deadly Sin #1. Come learn how to avoid this sin and to hear about the other six. And don’t fear that this talk is all fire and brimstone—Larry will introduce each deadly sin but then quickly shift to the corresponding heavenly virtue by explaining what you should be doing.