DevOps in the Enterprise

The role of IT in DevOps

A DevOps Hackathon Coming to Munich

Register now! There are two cross-platform DevOps Hackathon events available which last two days each; one in Munich, Germany (May 18-19th), and one in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 4-5th) between now and end of June. Hack away, learn, and establish new connections with peers!

We’re still in the middle of Microsoft Ignite in Chicago but feel we are on to something. On Sunday, the pre-day of the event, our DevOps evangelists ran the first Microsoft official public Hackathon event for DevOps. And by all means it was a success. We had over 40 attendees and subject matter experts from all disciplines, dev, ops, and biz, for one day in a room to learn and practice DevOps.

Throughout the day teams cranked through a challenge to build a Parts Unlimited app using open source and MSFT tools with Azure as the target platform.  (For those that aren’t DevOps savvy, Parts Unlimited is the company in Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project)  Team sharing and learning was intense!  No work email or web surfing was going on. All participants, were highly engaged. 

If this resonates with you and wets your appetite for an event like that, here you go. I am excited to announce (watched too many keynotes J I guess) that we will take the experience on the road. First up, Munich. The event in Munich will be held in English.

If you missed out @ Ignite, you are invited to join us and your fellow DevOps enthusiasts or newbies!! at one of the next Hackathon events. The rough outline for the 2 days is below.

Day 1

Time Slot

Description

Time (min)

9:00 – 9:30

Registration + Team formation

30

9:30 – 9:45

Hackathon Intro

15

9:45 – 10:30

DevOps Overview

45

10:30 – 11:30

Infrastructure as Code (demos)

60

11:30 – 12:00

Infrastructure as Code (HOL)

30

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

60

13:00 – 16:30

Hackathon

150

Day 2

Time Slot

Description

Time

09:00 – 9:30

Continuous Integration and Deployment (demos)

30

09:30 – 12:00

Hackathon continues

150

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch + (Hackathon if desired)

60

13:00 – 15:00

Hackathon continues

120

15:00 – 15:05

Hackathon close (present)

5

15:05 – 16:30

Hackathon presentations

85

 

The topics as outlined in the agenda above will focus on Azure as the target platform. Beyond that you should expect quality guidance and suggestions about tooling and infrastructure but you will NOT be forced to use any particular product or toolset. 

Bring what you have, use what you know! Windows, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Chef, Docker, Grunt, Gradle, Jenkins, DSC, PowerShell, … the options are almost endless.

It is also worth noting that this is not your typical Death-By-PowerPoint event. You will be challenged.

Not convinced yet? Ping me: @volkerw

(image: Alexandre Dulaunoy)