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Welcome to DevOpsDays Silicon Valley 2015. What is DevOps? Well, it started out a few years ago in 2009 where John and Paul Hammond gave a talk at Velocity Conf talking about developers and operations. Meanwhile Andrew Clay Shafer and Patrick Debois were trying to come up with a way for people to do agile system administration. As Andrew sat in the audience he realized of course DevOps. Developers and operations staff working together. Now, DevOps has become so much more. We know every part of the business matters not just in our organization but across organizations in the industry. We are changing how we work, why we work, what we're working on together.
DevOps is about the we, not the me. I can solve a problem very fast, and it's good enough for me. But my organization has a single point of failure or a single point of knowledge. Later on, we will have talks from people talking about the challenges of being that single point of failure.
What are DevOpsDays? Well, they're held all around the world, every year there's been more. This is the Silicon Valley one. This is your and my DevOpsDays. We all come together as participants in this movement to create a space where everyone can share what they're working on, how they're working on it, and the problems they face. It has been shown through many studies that the diversity of voices and experience help us to make stronger products, make stronger, stable solutions.
That's why we want to talk about bridging DevOps cultures because each one of us works at a company that has a slightly different culture, the values that we talk about, what we care about, we are bridging here at DevOpsDays, connecting our islands together so that we can have strong, stable foundations to build the products that are going to get us on those spaceships out to Mars; right? I don't want to be in a spaceship where people are, like, arguing who's the person responsible for the oxygen supply; right? Everyone's dead if we don't actually figure that out.
So the amazing thing about the Bay Area is we talk about the Bay Area, and we talk about Silicon Valley, but we're all separate little cultures. We've got great, rich culture in Oakland. We've got little coffee shops, all kinds of music, great innovation labs. We've got culture in San Francisco. We've got culture here in South Bay. One of the challenges of creating a DevOpsDay for this area is the commute is pretty bad; right? There's a lot of people here.
We have people talking, we're going to try to figure out a way so we can have more voices coming in.
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