Defensive DevOps

Defensive DevOps

Duration: one day

  • Tue 13th : $600: 0 spaces [ SOLD OUT ]
  • Wed 14th : Free: 10 spaces [ CLOSED ]

The DevOps revolution is in full swing, with a variety of tools and techniques being announced and implemented every day. Our systems no longer look to deploy on physical hardware, instead aiming to be hosted on the cloud and other virtualised systems.

Docker and the rise of deployable artefacts straight from your developer are a powerful promise to erase “works for me” from our lexicon forever.

But our cultures are still adapting, and how do we approach these concepts while keeping security in mind? All these automation tools are still programming, and programming is always filled with bugs and security holes.

And being human, we can’t always see what those holes look like.

This session is ideal for developers, operational people, or project management and tech leads who want to know more about the goals and needs of DevOps, how to do it securely, and how to understand and work with the culture of their organisation."

Course Outline

In this session, we will cover:
- the rise of the DevOps revolution, and what it means both from a technical and cultural standpoint.
- how to model where your points of failure will be, and which ones will be the most catastrophic.
- security, and how it’s a reliability concern,
- how best to make it part of your journey to sustainability.

Most of all, we’ll talk about culture, and the cultural changes to ensure that your team can take advantage of all that DevOps has to offer.


"Core software development skills, sysadmin skills, or project management/tech executive.

This session does _not_ require a computer, unless you want to take notes. We will not be developing code or infrastructure."