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Nick Eggleston (free radical)04:10:41

Every hour during DOES is #happy-hour!

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair12:10:16

Good morning, everyone! I'm so excited to share what we've created for you over the next three days — great to see y'all here!

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Garrin Ball - DevOps Leader - DDMI12:10:51

It feels good to be back! Like visiting extended family over the holidays!

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Scott Prugh (DOES Prog Committee)12:10:37

Hi folks! I'm excited to be here and excited for the content today!

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Peter K.13:10:20

Hi all, I am representing Flatiron Health (Oncology Research & EMRs) Excited to learn and see what I can take back to improve cancer care 🙂

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:22

What amazing and important work — can we connect sometime, maybe tomorrow during one of the breaks? Thanks for being here!

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Peter K.13:10:38

Thank you for the kind words! Of course, I will reach out to you on break tomorrow. Thanks for having all of us here.

Sean D. Mack13:10:15

👋Good morning folks! Excited to get started here at DOES '21!

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Nick Eggleston (free radical)13:10:23

Good morning ☀️ can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:28

Good seeing you again, @nickeggleston — thanks you and @james.moverley and @jonathansmart1 for helping experiment with engagement outside of the conferences. Got super busy since the last one, but looking forward to our next time at bat after this conference!! Cc @jeff.gallimore

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Reminder: Get yourself in front of your browser for the opening remarks. We’re kicking off Day 1 of the DevOps Enterprise Summit in 15 minutes!


Happy Tuesday everyone!

Stuart Campbell13:10:30

First time at the DOES - really excited to hear from leading experts in all types of industry from around the world on their DevOps experiences (and to use the best emoji of all time - upvotepartyparrot upvotepartyparrot!)

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Pete Nuwayser - IBM13:10:45

It wouldn’t be DOES without Bill Palmer keeping my feet on the ground.

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:54

YES! I’m wearing my good luck Unicorn Project socks of +7 against downtime and anomalies. No saving throws needed yet! 😂

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Eric Swanson (EA, CarMax)14:10:05

I'm so tempted to post a layout of my fun sock selection... 😆


Reminder: Hey, everybody! Let us know where you are while you’re attending the DevOps Enterprise Summit. Add your flags to this message.

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Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies13:10:46

Hello from Virginia! Lets get this going!!!


Reminder: Day 1 is starting now – opening remarks and then plenary talks!

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:03

Hooray — and we're live!

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Kurt A, Clari13:10:41

You do such a great job of slacking while gesturing with your hands @genek 😄

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How do we get to the opening remarks... All I'm seeing is the video library of past conferences.

Kurt A, Clari13:10:11

go to the "Watch" menu at the top


still just taking me to the video library page

Darragh O'Grady, Protiviti, Enterprise/Solution Architect13:10:24

is it working for anyone else? I cannot see the live session either

Marc Brouillard13:10:27

Good morning all!

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:02

Looking forward to your talk later this morning, @2marcboudreau ! It's such a wonderful vision of what government services could and can be!

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Marc Brouillard13:10:56

Thanks @genek! Looking forward to the discussion!

Geri O’Toole13:10:04

Hello from sunny Palm Beach County, Florida! 🌴

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Chris Kernaghan13:10:19

Looking forward to the program

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:26

A presentation from @virginia.shook from National Security Agency — who is literally in the business of secrecy! Amazing! I'm so delighted that you're presenting this afternoon!

Eric Mosher, NSA13:10:07

Humbled that my good friend is speaking today! So excited to see it! thumbsup_all

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:25

Congratulations for everything that you’ve achieved, and the recognition that you received — so well deserved! And even moreso that you can share it publicly!

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Courtney Kissler13:10:30

Day one!! Hello, everyone!

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:00

So excited about the expert talks this year — they have so much incredible stuff to teach us!

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Keren Shmuely (Granulate)13:10:11

Hey from Tel Aviv 👋

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Paul Boerger13:10:12

Good morning from the foothills of Colorado!

Chris Kernaghan13:10:17

Hey @ckissler - how are you?

Courtney Kissler13:10:41

Great! How are you?? Great to see you here!

Chris Kernaghan13:10:47

All good, having fun. Switched roles to Product Officer at a smaller firm which was just officially acquired today - life's manic

Courtney Kissler13:10:03


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Nick Kannady13:10:31

Who do I contact if I am unable to view the live presentations?

Jeff Gallimore (CTIO - Excella)13:10:45

@alex can help you with that. could you let us know what you’re seeing? maybe post a screenshot?

Chris Kernaghan13:10:52

@genek - really looking forward to William Hill - doing Pagerduty and Rundeck, sounds like a good session

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:44

So good to see you again, @chris.kernaghan!

Chris Kernaghan13:10:17

wouldn't miss it 🙂


Kia Ora / Greetings from New Zealand 🙂

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Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]13:10:33

2:41am for you, right?! That's early (or late)!


🙂 @jonathansmart1 cannot miss @genek, DOES, speakers, delegates and this experience 🙂

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Keith Sanderlin - SRE in Texas, U.S.A.13:10:34

so cool we are using Brian Eno as a reference!!

Jim Moverley13:10:44

DOES word of the day "epistemic" 😄

Eric Mosher, NSA13:10:48

Hello from Maryland, Baltimore area!

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Mark Peters13:10:46

Hello from Texas!

Amy Cheng - TELUS13:10:48

Hi from Vancouver, Canada!

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:52

I forgot to mention Rabinow’s Law from Dr. @ronwestrum: “Rabinow’s Law: “if the boss is a dope, you will have, or soon will have dopes all the way down.” 😆

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Pete Nuwayser - IBM13:10:56

So, an Inverse Rabinow's Law might be: > if you want your boss to be dope, > hire dopes to do your work for you?

Ron Westrum15:10:17

hoho!  Best, Ron Westrum

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:43

From Dr. @mik: “The transactional cost of each interaction is much lower than in physical events, and the average enjoyment level is higher.” 😆

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Adrienne Shulman13:10:47

And from @jtf: "conferences are for conferring" 😜

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Alvin Crespo13:10:36

Hey everyone! 👋

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Reminder: Please update your Slack profile to include more information about yourself. Name, image, organization, title, pronouns… whatever you feel comfortable sharing with this community to help us learn a little more about you. Here’s an example…

Adrienne Shulman13:10:07

This is my second virtual DOES and can confirm the interactions have been phenomenal and thanks to slack they last even after the conference ends 💫 can't wait for all the sessions and interactions this week

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Reminder: The DevOps Enterprise Summit has a Code of Conduct because we want everyone to have an amazing time here at the event. Here’s the summary: Listen well when someone else is sharing. Share well when you have something to say. Respect everyone at all times… and speak up if you see something or hear something that isn’t consistent with the environment we want for this community. If you have any issues, email <|> or direct message @jeff.gallimore. To see the entire Code of Conduct, you can read this post:

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Amri Abuseman - Flatiron Health, Director of Quality Engineering13:10:27

Good morning and hello everyone 👋

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Christina Biangslev13:10:04

Loving @geneks D&D references. Fangirling hard here...!

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Balwant Kamboj13:10:12

Good morning everyone

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:33

@genek Yes, please add your org and role to your Slack handle — it helps everyone connect, relate, etc. Thx for reminder, @jeff.gallimore

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Dian Hansen13:10:23

Another hello from northern Colorado - very excited!

CJ Russell13:10:31

Here from Wichita, KS. Excited for today!

Catie Martin_Design Manager_BlueCrossBlueShield of SC13:10:46

Hey y'all! Good morning from South Carolina!

Saurabh Sharma13:10:39

Morning , Evening everyone from Delhi , India

Courtney Kissler13:10:07

Hope you all will join us for Lean Coffee!!

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair13:10:30

Okay, I’m heading to #ask-the-speaker-plenary — up first is @lucas.rettig and @brett.craig! See you there!

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Kenny Johnston13:10:48

👋 Hi all from sunny Kansas City!

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Raghu Tumuluri13:10:46

Hello All...Good Morning/Good Evening


Reminder: Let’s take the action into #ask-the-speaker-plenary to interact live with the speakers and other attendees!

Trac Bannon14:10:22

Already learning! Already taking notes! #w00t

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Rommy Rudolfi14:10:18

🙋 Roll call! Who else is here?

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Erika León Ravinez14:10:26

Hello! All, ready to learn from Perú :hugging_face:

Saber Seddik14:10:57

Hi All from Up North Montreal, Canada

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Florian Frouin14:10:06

Hi from Montreal too ! 😉

Arne Brasseur (CEO - Gaiwan, he/him)14:10:10

Hello 👋 from Berlin, Germany. Gaiwan is ITRevolution's technical partner to help make sure we all have a superb event!

Nick Eggleston (free radical)17:10:49

What aspects of the conference are your folks responsible for @arne.brasseur ?

Arne Brasseur (CEO - Gaiwan, he/him)17:10:35

We developed the conference platform that you are all using to watch the talks, the video library for after the conference, a custom video editing toolchain to help with production, and the slack archive site.

Nick Eggleston (free radical)12:10:58

Oooh 😊 where can we make suggestions? For example: sorting the video list by original broadcast order, filtering out videos previously watched, keeping track of how much of each video we’ve seen, so we can pick up where we were before being interrupted etc?

Jeff Gallimore (CTIO - Excella)14:10:32

Head into #ask-the-speaker-plenary to engage with the plenary speakers and other attendees during the talks.

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Siddharth, NatWest Group, DevOps CoE (he/him)14:10:34

RECAP: Here is the collection of all the books that were whispered during the #DOES21 EUROPE event. Enjoy Reading 🙂📖 (if any correction is needed please feel free to reach out)

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Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies14:10:56

Do we have a special Hashtag we are using for the event?

Chris Kernaghan14:10:03

This is one of these times when either large monitor or dual monitors is essential

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Siddharth, NatWest Group, DevOps CoE (he/him)14:10:26

RECAP: Here is the collection of all the reference links that were shared / discussed during the #DOES21 EUROPE event. Enjoy Reading 🙂

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Chris Kernaghan14:10:40

I do love the slides at these events - much more playful and able to convey messages without being corporate.

Jordi Mon Companys14:10:02

Hi everyone. Wishing everyone a sweet, fun DOES Summit Americas!

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Mohamed Ali14:10:57

is the Max for the video quality only 720P can't be more ?

John M14:10:11

Is anyone else having issues with the video clarity of the plenary session - Target specifically"? Sorry if asked already

Mohamed Ali14:10:41

yes the slides are not clear

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I was late getting on - Is Gene's intro available on deman now, or do I need to wait for the first block to end?

Jeff Gallimore (CTIO - Excella)14:10:23

opening remarks from gene will be available a little later today.

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David - BBY14:10:49

Great talk by our friends at Target - nice job @brett.craig and @lucas.rettig

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Dave McNierney14:10:45

BoF 🦅: would love to learn about your mainframe DevOps experiences!


Hello - I am seeing empty screen on Track1 - does any have issues with Live video ?

Keith Sanderlin - SRE in Texas, U.S.A.14:10:32

try pausing and restarting. I had freeze problems earlier and also reduced the resolution for a better feed (not as sharp picture, but less freezing)


It worked Thanks @keith.sanderlin

Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies14:10:51

Talking about the Phoenix Project (which I loved as a non-technical person) … I literally have a “Parts Unlimited” in my town!

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John M14:10:09

Just an observation - most virtual conferences i've attended the last couple of years - most of the speakers seem to be screen readers/robotic in a sense.

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Sara Gramling14:10:23

@pradeep_gonaguntla - I had the video hang for a few minutes, but it came back by refreshing the page. Other than that, no issues.


@sara.gramling880 For me I tried mutiple ways but no success. It is the WATCH link on the top of SUMMIT home page correct ?

Sara Gramling14:10:13

@pradeep_gonaguntla That is correct. "Plenary / Track 1" should be selected by default.


@sara.gramling880 - It has come now. Thank you

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Don Almeida15:10:05

Demos over memos!!! 👍

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John M15:10:52

If anyone would like to share - what has been/is their most effective way to upskill or re-skill?

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Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies15:10:00

Audiobooks have been very helpful for me to sharpen my skills. I am in sales, so not sure if that is applicable to your question.

John M15:10:52

Thank you - it is an option for technology workers also...learning as I have experienced is multi-dimensional and not a one size fits all...

Matt Badgley, BluHound Solutions15:10:26

Love @cnguyen suggestion on Audiobooks -- great for connecting to new ideas. Also, I've been finding selective and orthogonal online training to be helpful. Selective = lot's of critical shopping and Orthogonal = taking courses that may not be directly related to what I do, get's me out of my comfort zone.

Don Almeida15:10:21

I use linked learning to up the skill of my team… it's immediate and applicable. I also make it part of the Retrospective.

Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies15:10:23

Great suggestions @matt075 I know my company is offering benefits from MasterClass. Personally, i did enjoy the platform of ACloudGuru when aiming to get my AWS Cloud Practioner cert

Denee (de-NAY) Ferguson - Director, Technology - Capital One (Speaker)15:10:43

Linked In Learning and ACloudGuru have been very helpful

Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies15:10:19

I am currently listening to “never split the difference”.

John M15:10:52

Have people used social-learning micro-learning, coaching/mentoring/assessments, etc..

Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies15:10:02

But real talk.. best podcast/audio story (not technical) is We’re Alive - Zombie dystopian future radio show.

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John M15:10:20

continuous learning within the DevSecOps processes which have been successful?

Levi Geinert15:10:46

Experiential learning is our most impactful, It allows us to address all of the necessary learnings to support truly transformative change.

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Levi Geinert15:10:02

This is typically facilitated as a team.

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Craig Cook - IBM23:10:45

I provide coaching and mentoring. I learn from that 😀

Ann Perry - IT Revolution15:10:31

It's coming up in a minute – running a bit over this morning!

Chris Kernaghan15:10:07

I wonder how my battery is going to handle travelling this evening and watching the sessions

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Chris Kernaghan15:10:13

Not well I imagine

Andre Prado15:10:26

Is there a speaker-track-1 channel that I missed? 😛

Use other profile15:10:10

#ask-the-speaker-plenary for the keynontes/plenary

Use other profile15:10:19

#ask-the-speaker-track-1 when we move to breakouts for Track 1


Reminder: Who doesn’t like games? Well, we have them! Play some fun games and maybe win some prizes. Get more info at or in #games


Reminder: Don’t miss out on today’s networking time – a chance to connect with other attendees. We have two options starting at 2:55pm Central time: 1. Lean Coffee (#lean-coffee), sponsored by LaunchDarkly (#xpo-launchdarkly) 2. Birds of a Feather (in the Birds of a Feather room in Gather and any of the #bof-* channels), sponsored by LaunchDarkly (#xpo-launchdarkly) @levi.geinert and @esh are also hosting a special Birds of a Feather session on aligning technology and business (#bof-biz-tech-alignment) today.

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Molly Coyne (Sponsorship Director / ITREV)16:10:58

🔥🌟We are thrilled to have so many amazing sponsors join us this year. Please be sure to visit their booths and check out all the fantastic offerings. Be sure to jump into their Slack channels, as well (there are so many great giveaways and much information to be gathered!) 🌟🔥 #xpo-adaptavist #xpo-anchore-devsecops #xpo-aqua-security-k8s #xpo-basis-technologies #xpo-better-on-call #xpo-blameless #xpo-bmc-ami-devops #xpo-broadcom #xpo-cloudbees #xpo-codelogic-code-mapping #xpo-dynatrace #xpo-everbridge #xpo-gitlab-all-in-one-devsecops #xpo-granulate-continuous-optimization #xpo-infosys-enterprise-agile-devops #xpo-instana #xpo-itrevolution #xpo-launchdarkly #xpo-logdna #xpo-pagerduty #xpo-rollbar #xpo-servicenow #xpo-snyk #xpo-sonatype #xpo-split #xpo-splunk_observability #xpo-stackhawk #xpo-synopsys #xpo-tasktop #xpo-tricentis #xpo-weaveworks-the-gitops-pioneers

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair16:10:55

Thank you to all the morning speakers!!!

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Reminder: The breakout sessions are starting in 5 minutes. Get in front of your browser and start navigating your way to whichever session you’re attending.


Reminder: The action has moved to the breakouts! Join the following channels to interact with speakers live while their talks air: #ask-the-speaker-track-1 #ask-the-speaker-track-2 #ask-the-speaker-track-3 #ask-the-speaker-track-4

Luke Rettig - Target, Sr Director-Global Inventory Mangement17:10:23

Join myself and some great Target Tech leaders talk about their areas and the problems they are solving at 12:20pm Central time on Zoom. Please join our Slack thread #target-networking as well! Zoom link:;from=addon -Ted Naleid - Distinguished Engineer - Supply Chain -Shaharyar (Shary) Khan - Director of Engineering - Merchandising -Zach White - Principal Engineer - Stores -Millicent (Millie) Walsh - Senior Engineering Manager - Digital -Mary Welch- Lead Recruiter

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Reminder: Welcome to VendorDome presented by Anchore (#xpo-anchore-devsecops) and Aqua Security (#xpo-aqua-security-k8s)! Hear discussion and debate about software supply chain attacks and what you can do to prevent them. Join @nurmi (CTO and Co-founder, Anchore) and Rory McCune (Cloud Native Security Advocate, Aqua Security), starting at 12:20pm Central time. Get more info at!


Reminder: We’re heading to break now. Recharge, refuel, and get ready for an amazing second half of Day 1.

Marjorie Kessler (Events Staff, ITREV, she/her)17:10:47

Who's ready to win cash, ebooks, video library memberships, and more? Check out our page and play our Sticker Off and Sticker Seeker games. We'll be picking winners each day with a GRAND PRIZE winner on Thursday. The earlier you play, the more chances you have to win! 

Marjorie Kessler (Events Staff, ITREV, she/her)17:10:49

📚You won't want to miss your FREE copies of IT Revolution's amazing lineup of books. The free ebooks are available only during the conference and only while supplies last! Get them! Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:, and;shelfId=ce07b281-2e9b-455c-9e22-0d095c7a4570&amp;code=dohb2!📚

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Steve Pereira - Co-Author of Flow Engineering17:10:55

I love book giveaways!!! :smiling_face_with_3_hearts:

Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair17:10:07

From the amazing Target session: core mission is to “help all families discover the joy of everyday life” — neat!

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Reminder: The breakout sessions are starting again in 5 minutes. Get in front of your browser and start navigating your way to whichever session you’re attending.

Matt Ring (he/him) - Sr. Product/Engineering Coach, John Deere18:10:01

As much as I enjoy the ebooks available, I find my physical books have more notes and dog-ears and overall use than any of my ebooks in the ITRev Library. Is anybody giving away any physical books? 😃 cc @alex

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Patrick S. Kelso18:10:00

I'm a consultant and back in the before times when travel was a thing half my suitcase would be IT Revolution books to give to prospective customers. Stapled inside would be my business card and a note "When you want to do this give me a call". It worked surprisingly well.

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Margueritte Kim (CEO, IT Revolution)18:10:18

We love giving away books of all kinds too, but shipping 1000+ physical copies is unfortunately too cost and labor prohibitive. We promise that once we’re back to in person conferences, we will be back to sharing books that you can dog-ear to your heart’s content!

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@mvk842 - Including the backlogs 🙂

Use other profile18:10:43

@nl_does love that move!

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Margueritte Kim (CEO, IT Revolution)19:10:56

@lbmkrishna, As with so many things, there is a major supply chain issue in the book printing industry. We have even considered purchasing and storing paper in advance! So, when the time comes, much of what we will be able to offer will depend upon the stock available what we’re able to source.

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Leah Brown - IT Revolution19:10:35

Book books and more books!! You know we'll do our best to fill your suitcases just as soon as we're able. 📚


Every time when I travel to US for DOES; While returning home, I leave all my suitcase content back and fill only with IT Rev books 😂 cc - @mvk842, @leahb

Margueritte Kim (CEO, IT Revolution)19:10:48

You must be freezing when you arrive back home! 😆

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Patrick S. Kelso19:10:19

I fly into the US with a suitcase full of Australian snacks and medicines for my friends who like pain killers that work. And fly out with books and things that won't ship to Australia. One of my colleagues a few years back over several trips brought back a BBQ/Smoker kit.

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Margueritte Kim (CEO, IT Revolution)20:10:23

@nl_does - It’s true. If I were doing a trade with you, I’d want Nougat and Bosistos!

Matthew Simon19:10:16

1. What problems are your microservices based applications causing that your observability and monitoring strategy isn't meeting? Lack of visibility into cloud, container and microservice applications (qualified) a. Finding and resolving problems is taking too long (qualified) b. Difficult to use creating low user adoption (qualified) c. Licensing makes it difficult and/or expensive to use it fully (qualified) d. Don't currently have an observability & monitoring strategy (qualified) e. No, my application observability & monitoring strategy is providing all the visibility needed


whether it is in-person or virtual - DevOps Enterprise Summit - Intensity getting better every time; If you run voting for best DOES conference; IMHO it will be always the latest/recent one 🙂 (and all past ones) Kudos to programming committee cc - @genek, @mvk842, @jeff.gallimore

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair19:10:01

cc @jonathansmart1 @chawklady @topo.pal @jason.cox @scott.prugh @cornelia @damon


Reminder: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with others with similar interests in the Birds of a Feather sessions happening now. There’s something for everyone! • Leadership, Culture, Dynamic Learning Organizations (#bof-leadership-culture-learning), hosted by @siddharth.pareek • Architecture, Engineering, Operations (#bof-arch-engineering-ops), hosted by @adrian.cockcroft • Project-to-Product Transformations, Value Streams (#bof-project-to-product), hosted by @ben.grinnell • Security, Audit, Compliance, GRC (#bof-sec-audit-compliance-grc), hosted by @topo.pal @levi.geinert and @esh are also hosting a special Birds of a Feather session on aligning technology and business (#bof-biz-tech-alignment) today. Just head to the Birds of a Feather room in Gather.

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Andrew Davis - AutoRABIT - DevSecOps for Salesforce20:10:16

Addendum to Gene’s Love Letter to Conferences I met @steveelsewhere last year at DOES 2020 when he was facilitating a #lean-coffee session on value stream mapping. I asked him whether there were any books on VSM that he thought were really actionable for IT people. He indicated that he felt like there was a gap. Fast forward to DOES 2021, he and I just announced a book on VSM, flow engineering, and how to bridge across middle management and presented a talk here. Super grateful for the DOES community, and to have found Steve as a co-conspirator. Stay in touch with us at

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Steve Pereira - Co-Author of Flow Engineering20:10:27

It’s been an absolutely wild ride, all the way back to my first DOES in 2014. I knew then that I wanted to be deeply involved with this community and it’s brought me so much insight, learning, and camaraderie ever since - here’s to the next year and beyond! Remember to connect with everyone you can here, you never know who you’ll be working with in a year!

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Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]20:10:25

I LOVE that story!!!

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Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]20:10:23

I've met, and kept in touch with, many awesome people at the Lean Coffees at DOES!

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Gene Kim, ITREV, Program Chair20:10:23

I love this story!!! Thank you @steveelsewhere @abd3721

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Steve Pereira - Co-Author of Flow Engineering21:10:21

Thank you!! You’re both huge inspirations

Ann Perry - IT Revolution20:10:47

Come and join a Lean Coffee session  See the topics posted in the #lean-coffee channel!

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]20:10:21

I have so many channels and DMs 'starred' in the DOES Slack, that I need a 'double star' feature 🙂

Jon Smart [Sooner Safer Happier]20:10:54

So much great content and so many great conversations


seems like i remember gene saying he kept a separate slack just for stuff like that :D


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What the actual difference between a Lean-coffee chat and a BOF chat?

Jeff Gallimore (CTIO - Excella)21:10:59

i’d love to hear other opinions on this… from my perspective, the most notable difference is the level of structure for the conversation. for lean coffee, it’s a little more structured and actively managed by the group (and a facilitator). for birds of a feather, the conversation sort of flows wherever the group wants to take it. here are a couple of resources to learn more. (similar) the best way to see the differences is to participate in them 😉


Interesting... from the descriptions I would have guessed the reverse.


lean coffee you build an agenda then talk and BoF you just talk extemporaneously about a particular topic. i personally prefer the BoF chats

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Interesting. So far I've only attended the BoF chats... and I have enjoyed them every time.

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Matt K. Parker he/him (Speaker/Author)21:10:07

Who is reading a good book that others here might like (non-fiction or fiction)? Reply in thread.

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Matt K. Parker he/him (Speaker/Author)21:10:07

Who is reading a good book that others here might like (non-fiction or fiction)? Reply in thread.

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Leah Brown - IT Revolution21:10:47

Personally I'm loving A Deadly Education by Naomi Novak. Her first book in a new series. Think a more sophisticated Harry Potter but the magical school is trying to kill you!

Tom Wojtusik (Tasktop)21:10:24

I'm enjoying The Scout Mindset (Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't), by Julia Galef.


Currently reading “Driving DevOps with Value Stream Management”. Very interesting. Comprehensively brings together a lot of related concepts for VSM …

Chrystina Nguyen, Rhythmic Technologies21:10:26

Never Split the Difference.. such a good listen so far!

Keith Sanderlin - SRE in Texas, U.S.A.21:10:15

Fall (or Dodge in Hell) by Neal Stephenson. mind blown

Don Almeida22:10:10

Outward mindset. Great read!!!


I'm about halfway through Toyota Kata by Mike Rother and it's changed the way I think about continuous improvement and basically a large chunk of lean principles in general. Audiobook isn't bad but having the physical copy for the graphics really help. Also about halfway through Engineering The Digital Transformation by Gary Gruver. Pretty confident this one's going to become my new recommended how-to guide for engineering management.

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Jeffrey Fredrick, Author-Agile Conversations22:10:19

@tom.wojtusik: I just learned about The Scout Mindset via Scott Alexander. Sounds good!

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Don Almeida22:10:29

[from NSA session] DevX Motto. There is no they. We are they. —- such a great thought.

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Use other profile22:10:03

Don’t miss the discussions in #ask-the-speaker-plenary 🙂

John Ediger22:10:44

Did anyone catch the email address for joining General John Richardson's forum he announced? I missed it.

Ann Perry - IT Revolution22:10:19

Hi John! Here's the info: Just send an email to “<|>” with the subject “Leaders” - you’ll get an automated response that will loop you in and give you access to a few products that I put together in the Navy.

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Scott Jaffa (Principal Engineer, ValidaTek)22:10:51

<|> subject “Leaders”

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