Upcoming & Previous Talks

See my events page for upcoming events. I even have what events I've submitted talks to buy may or may not be accepted to in the spirt of transparency. You can also check out my speaker bio.

Featured Videos

The Asynchronous Enterprise

Failure is not an option

You can also see a collection of many of my previous talks on this YouTube playlist.

Abstracts & Previous Events

GitLab CI/CD: A Love Story

The ability to reliably and repeatable build, test, deploy review applications and deploy to production - is critical for collaborating and delivering better software faster.

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Commercial Open Source Business Models

GitLabโ€™s Bet on Buyer-based Open Core

GitLab has made a bet on what we call buyer-based open core, and so far, it's paid off. However, this wasn't luck or some special sauce. It took many iterations on the GitLab business model to end up where we are today.

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Kubernetes is not DevOps

Kubernetes is an amazing platform. But it does not solve all the world's problems. In fact, it doesn't even solve your DevOps problems.

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I'm not technical enough to give this talk

I don't have a computer science degree. That doesn't mean I can't teach what I know...and in some ways, it means I have a unique ability to do just that, and you do too.

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Suddenly Remote

Find yourself suddenly working where you also live? How do you make your life and work well...work...in such uncertain times?

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Software delivery as the new operational excellence

Learn the four key software delivery metrics that are directly correlated to your organization's success

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Expanding JAMstack with Professional-grade CI/CD

The JAMStack provides developers the ability to ship applications quickly and delight the people that matter most - users. This talk tells that story.

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Kubernetes the peaceful way

How can we make it peaceful for developers and save them from having to go through โ€œKubernetes the hard wayโ€?

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The Asynchronous Enterprise

How do you build a $3 billion dollar company with zero offices and 1,200 team members in 65+ countries? Well let me tell you...

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All I need to know about DevOps I learned from XKCD

XKCD comics are more than just funny, you can really learn great DevOps lessions in these clever dorky comics.

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Closer to the Code

Speed up development by focusing on CI

Performance in DevOps is just like software performance in general - get it closer to the processor (or code) and you'll be able to move a lot faster

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The Weeds of Cloud Native

Navigating the weeds of Cloud Native tooling can be costly - this talk presents a framework for tooling decision making for the enterprise.

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Three keys to making the right multicloud decisions

The question isn't about if you will be a multi- or hybrid-cloud company. The question is - are you ready to be better at it than your competition.

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What Apollo 11 can teach us about DevSecOps

In this talk, I'll prove that many modern software engineering ideas - Agile, DevOps, branching - were actually invented during the Apollo space program in the 1960s.

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Black Mirror Season 5 - DevOps

We need to work carefully to prevent the next season of Black Mirror from featuring SRE, DevOps engineer, or CISO characters.

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