Open DevOps 2017: change, collaboration, improvements and much more

The second edition of Open DevOps has just successfully concluded. This year the event took place in Milan and Rome respectively on May 16th and 18th.

The gathering was attended by international speakers and representatives from different organizations to debate the key concepts of DevOps and, in particular, what is the best strategy to adopt a highly debated but seldom used methodology.

From the international speeches it emerged that the train of change already started in many Companies. To reach it out, it is now necessary to introduce tools, strategies and change to people’s mindsets.

Speaker’s face-to-face: practical cases

International speakers brought on the stage examples of how they changed their client’s IT through the implementation of DevOps solutions.

In the afternoon, 20-minute one-to-one meetings took place to answer specific questions by the participants within the context of their particular organizations.

  • Carlos Sanchez Gonzales, Technical Engineer at CloudBees
  • Ilkka Turunen, Solution Architect at Sonatype
  • Eddy Pauwels, SVP Sales & Marketing at Clarive Software
  • Guillermo Villarrubia, Service & Presales Manager at Kiuwan
  • Yaniv Yehuda, Co-Founder and CTO at DBmaestro.

If you need to change your organization, people must change their mindset first”: let’s start from Digesting DevOps

At the end of the demo of Dev and Ops tools, introduced during the morning by the speakers, Rainfellows presented the Digesting DevOps. In a very funny and playful way, the two Lean and Agile experts, showed how to change people’s mindset towards intense cooperation between different organizational units.

In conclusion, Open DevOps has been an event of shared experiences, tools, strategies and cultural changes, which all together set the step-by-step way to the DevOps.