14 OCT 2014
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA
Wrap-up w/ Paul Peissner of CollabNet
John & Paul talk about the changes enterprises are experiencing due to DevOps and the new Networking paradigm.

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About DevOps4Networks
Join us as we discuss what Devops and Networking is going to look like over the next five years. Our goal is to create a conversation for change similar to what CloudCamp did for Cloud adoption and DevopsDays for Devops. We will start the conversation with guest speakers in the morning and then open up for discussion using an Open Spaces format in the afternoon. - John Willis   (more)
John Willis
John Willis has some interesting perspectives on the origin of the DevOps movement. Most people think of DevOps as something created conceptually by Patrick Debois in 2009, but from John's point of view, it can be traced all the way back to W. Edward Deming 's '14 Points for Management'.

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JR Rivers
JR is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He's worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR's early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco's Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern datacenter.

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Colin McNamara
Colin McNamara is a DevOps outcast in an enterprise world. In his current role, he is the Chief Cloud Architect for Nexus IS, a Dimension Data Company.

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Jeremy Pollard


Lori MacVittie
Lori MacVittie is the Principal Technical Evangelist at F5 Networks. And she's very opinionated!

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Jeremy Schulman
Jeremy Schulman believes networking professionals need automation framework tools, so he founded Schprokits, a startup inspired by DevOps, but built for NetOps.

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Brent Salisbury
Brent is a core upstream developer on the OpenDaylight/SDN development team at Red Hat out of the CTO office.

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Nathan Sowatskey
Nathan is the DevNet lead for network programming and SDN at Cisco, with a specific focus on the design and implementation of virtual network based systems development lifecycle platforms. Nathan has been involved in professional software development and technology strategy for over 28 years, with a commercial background divided between finance and telecommunications.

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Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks gives a 5-minute opportunity for the new talents in DevOps4Networks to present their projects and new ideas the crowd. Propose Lightning Talks Here

08:00 – OPEN DOORS
Intro by John Willis
Keynote: Devops 4 Networks by JR Rivers Slides
Colin McNamara: Test Driven Development for Networking, making CI work for you. Slides
Jeremy Pollard of Box.com Slides
Panel: Do Network DevOps Pros need to code? Moderated by John Willis. Panelists: Nathan Sowatskey; Alex Honor, Jeremy Schulman
Break 45 min
When DevOps & Network Intersect by Brent Salisbury Slides
Lightning Talks
What the Business Thinks about Network Programming - Nathan Sowatskey Slides
FeedBack Loops or Insanity Loops - Paul Peissner Slides
In the making: “hybrid” Engineer - Salman Asadullah Slides
Networking with Chef at Ooyala - Bao Nguyen Slides
SDN for Hybrid Clouds - Vinothini Raju Slides
Burning Man - Scaling for an Extreme Temporary Network - Matt Peterson Slides
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Organize Unconference
Dave Nielsen
Break 15 min
Unconference Sessions
Unconference Sessions
Wrap-up Unconference
DevOps & Beers w/ Live Music from Fascinating Creatures of the Deep
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
How to get there?
From San Jose via US-101 North
Take US-101 North toward San Francisco.
Take Shoreline Blvd exit.
Turn right onto Shoreline Blvd.
Cross through intersection.
Museum is on your right.

From San Francisco via US-101 South
Take US-101 South toward San Jose.
Take Shoreline Blvd exit.
Turn left onto Shoreline Blvd.
Cross through intersection.
Museum is on your right
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The beauty of Puppet is the simple yet powerful foundation it provides for automating the management of the entire data center.

A word from John Willis
Around 8 years ago, I started working with some tools that focused on software engineering collaboration and automation for operations. At the time, CFEngine and Puppet were the main tools promoting this new way of doing operations and sharing within operations and software development. In 2009 Chef was born and I was fortunate enough to join Opscode as the 9th employee as an evangelist preaching this disruptive form of collaboration and automation. At the time a majority of IT infrastructure was managed by what I called the “Bob” of the world. Bob’s scripts, Bob’s directories and Bob 'til death do us part. Trying to explain to Bob the benefits of collaboration and software engineering principles was a hard fought battle. One of the compelling events that helped propel these ideas (what we now call Devops) was cloud computing in the form of IaaS for compute resources. Fast forward to 2014 and these infrastructure automation and collaboration battles still exist but the battles are far less bloody. A new war is emerging in the network operations and engineering space. The same argument for network operations adopting these principles is the same as system ops; however, now the new compelling events are network virtualization and Software Defined Networks in cloud infrastructures. Cloud engineers and network operations are dealing with the complexities of managing a new breed of software based network gear like Arista, Cumulus and Insieme along with virtualized network infrastructure like Openvswitch, Openflow, OpenDaylight Nuage and NSX. Configuration tools are starting to get more sophisticated around these virtualized networks doing things like automated VLAN to Port mapping and basic system hardening. CFEngine, Puppet & Chef have introduced primitives supporting platforms like Cisco, Juniper, Arista and Cumulus Networks. Help us start the discussion of what Devops and the network is going to look like over the next 5 years.
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