Today it is hard to imagine that fifteen years ago agile development was a niche approach, considered too radical to be used in the mainstream. Similarly, when the DevOps movement started about five years ago only a small number of innovative organisations took note. They quickly gained competitive advantages, which then led to more and more interest in the movement.
Erik will talk about experiences organisations have made with DevOps. He will discuss processes, tools, and organisational structures that led to the successful merging of development and operations capabilities, and he will describe how DevOps fits with other trends such as Microservices and Public Clouds. All of this forms a picture that allows only one conclusion: sooner or later all successful organisations will move to a DevOps model.
Erik Dörnenburg is a software developer, consultant, and Head of Technology at ThoughtWorks, where he helps clients with writing custom software. Over the years Erik has worked with many different technologies and technology platforms, always curious to understand the potential they offer to solve real-world problems. Having seen a fair share of overly complex architectures he became interested in exploring simplicity in design and software visualisation as a way to make architecture more understandable.
Erik's career began in the early nineties and throughout he has been an advocate of agile values and open source software. Over the past ten years he has spoken at many international conferences, contributed to a few books, and maintained several open source projects. He holds a degree in Informatics from the University of Dortmund and has studied Computer Science and Linguistics at University College Dublin.