The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users.
Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services and command line interfaces creates context-switching which slows productivity, efficiency, and may lead to early burnout.
The teams and organizations that are leading the DevOps movement have turned to their chat client to provide a new interface. We are already in chat all day, sharing, collaborating, and conversing on what is taking place across all business units and projects. By moving tools and command line functionality into chat, we are able to create greater situational awareness and tribal knowledge.
In this presentation, the audience will learn about the basics of ChatOps, its origins, and how teams who have fully adopted the DevOps best practices are using it to deliver high quality software quickly, deploy infrastructure safely, and manage incidents more efficiently than ever before.
About the Speaker
Jason Hand - DevOps Evangelist at VictorOps, organizer of "DevOpsDays - Rockies", author of "ChatOps for Dummies", and host of a number of DevOps related events in the Denver/Boulder area. Jason has spent the last year and a half presenting and building content on a number of DevOps topics such as Blameless Post-mortems, ChatOps, and the value of context within incident management. A frequent speaker at DevOps events around the country, Jason enjoys talking to audiences large and small on a variety of technical and non-technical subjects.