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Cloud & DevOps Meetup | + Bart Surminski & Mark Heistek

De Nieuwe Poort (Claude Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam)

On Wednesday May 29th the IT Infrastructure & Security Alliance is hosting another the DevOps & Cloud Meetup, as a Service!

Topics to be announced!

What to expect:
18:30 Doors open + burgers
19:00 Talk #1: Bart Surminski (Deloitte)
20:00 Break
20:15 Talk #2: TBA
21:15 End + drinks


Introduction to the topics

Talk #1: Agile transformation from within, an engineer's perspective from the trenches.

Real life stories from a single cloud team on an agile journey within an existing IT department.
This talk will cover the complex reality of this journey; not only building cool stuff with modern tooling and methods, but also building a team and a culture.
How we dealt with constant change, company politics and the unknowns.

Talk #2: Sustainable DevOps. Powered by swarm intelligence.

As a biomimicry expert I believe in changing in an organic way by empowering people. When we talk about DevOps, we talk a lot about culture and how to create a culture of continuous improvement. All to serve our clients best and to become an agile and sustainable organization. But how to make sure the DevOps transition is and will stay a success? How to make it sustainable? Nature is agile and sustainable for 3.8 billion years. In this talk I will take nature as our DevOps teacher. Where do we find agility in nature and how can she teach us to become more agile. I will use some great examples of swarm intelligence, combined with examples (e.g. Dutch Railways) where I used swarm intelligence as source of inspiration to lead DevOps transition.

About the speakers

1. Bart Surminski (Deloitte)
Bart is a Freelance Cloud Engineer, specialized in Microsoft Azure with a background in infrastructure, hypervisors and datacenters. The past 8 months he worked as Cloud Engineer / Scrum Master / Agile Coach at Deloitte.

2. Mark Heistek (NEEEDLE))
Mark has first-hand experience leading large organizations through the agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery transformation. He provides the training and services companies need to successfully harness agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery as a self-organizing force that becomes part of a company’s product development culture.