Agile + DevOps East 2020 Concurrent Session : Getting Application Developers Onboard the DevOps Train

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Getting Application Developers Onboard the DevOps Train

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Exceptional businesses understand that frequent delivery cycles can be leveraged as a competitive advantage. This has been a primary driver in the evolution and importance of DevOps culture and processes. A group that often suffers from a lack of urgency in delivering more value more frequently is the people writing the code. It seems ironic as software developers often state that they are most satisfied when their code is being used. A healthy DevOps culture requires willing participants from all constituents. While one would think that development teams having a seat at the table participating in seeing their efforts come to life – delivering business value – is great, it’s often the case that they’re really not all that interested in the details of actually deploying their code. Ray Elenteny has been struggling with this dilemma for several years. He’ll be the first one to say that he doesn’t have all the answers, but he can attest to practices that do work in helping development teams understand the many facets in frequently delivering business value. Join Ray as he shares what he’s learned and outlines practical and pragmatic tools and processes that help get those development teams onboard the DevOps train.

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Ray-Elenteny
Solutech Consulting, LLC

Ray Elenteny is currently a consultant in his own firm. With 35 years of experience in the IT industry - nearly 30 of those working for product companies, Ray thoroughly enjoys sharing his experience by helping IT organizations deliver high-quality applications that drive business value. Ray has a passion for software engineering. He began coding in 1976 and still has hands on keyboard just about every day of the week developing anything from prototypes to production code. He feels fortunate (and maybe a little guilty at times) to get paid for his hobby. Over the past ten years or so, Ray has taken a keen interest in the cultural and technical dynamics of efficiently delivering applications.Aside from coding for fun, Ray enjoys spending time with his wife, their five children and six grandchildren. Other activities that keep him busy include running several miles per week, working in the yard, and cooking for family and friends.