All I need to know about DevOps I learned from XKCD


XKCD describes itself as โ€œa webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.โ€ What if it is more? What if XKCD and itโ€™s creator Randall Munroe have slowly been revealing what software development, DevOps and team collaboration are all about.

In this talk, weโ€™ll take a look at some recurring themes in XKCD comics - and how they hit home with recurring themes in DevOps. From regular expressions, vim vs. emacs to user experiences so bad...they are literally a joke XKCD finds ways to express simply the thoughts weโ€™ve all had. We will examine these comics for their deeper meaning (deeper even than just the tooltip text Randall leaves behind) and learn from them how to make better software.