Jennifer is the co-author of Effective DevOps. She is a co-organizer of devopsdays Silicon Valley, and the founder of Coffeeops. She supports a number of community meetups in the San Francisco area. In her role at Chef, Jennifer develops Chef cookbooks to simplify building and managing infrastructure. She has spoken at a number of industry conferences about devops, tech culture, monitoring, and automation. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking Bay Area trails, learning to make things and quality time with her partner Brian and dog George.
A brief history of the DevOps movement and community with a cross section view of many methods and practices that are breaking down the barriers to achieve engineering agility. DevOps seems intangible: you can’t buy it, there is no certification, and frankly, there is no universal definition, yet everyone wants it or already “does” it, but still has trouble identifying it. We will cover many topics so that you can understand and chart your journey to DevOps.