What: "Wikipedia defines DevOps as "a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes."
DevOps aims to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly, frequently, and more reliably, and is sweeping though the IT community at a startling pace. And yet paradoxically it is a movement which resists codifying itself, making it hard to get a clear understanding of what it is and what it means.
Despite widespread international interest and adoption, consensus on DevOps best practice is still emerging, and some areas are fiercely debated. Nevertheless certain fundamentals are clear and the movement rests on well honed principles. And the results are impressive. Organisations ranging from leading-edge technology "unicorns" to corporate legacy "horses" are seeing acceleration of the time to value as they optimise the flow through IT from concept to production.
Potentially DevOps transforms every aspect of the IT organisation from people to practices to tooling, though like any major shift in thinking it can be adopted progressively without radical revolution, implementing aspects that best suit your organisation at this point in time while providing a pole star to aim for in strategy."
When: May 4, 2016, 1-5pm
Where: CBD Office, Executive Boardroom, Level 4, 17 Albert Street, Auckland
More info: Full details available from Institute of IT Professionals