eNovance was present at the first edition of DevopsDays Paris. The even was held at MAS in the 13th arrondissement and spread over 2 days. Here’s a brief summary of our experience.
Funnily enough, there doesn’t seem to be a consensus around the definition of a devops. This seems to be intentional since the community carefully refuses to venture into giving a specific definition.
However here are some values that seem shared by all the participants today:
- A very strong emphasis on regular and thorough communication between different actors of the team.
- Sharing the responsibilities between operations and development. If an incident happens, we’re all concerned.
- Focus on multidisciplinary teams.
- Deploying code in production should be automated
- If you don’t have a CI, you’re doing it wrong.
The conference attracted people working mainly in the web field, but also banks, financial institutions, software publishers, webhosts, etc. The seven talks given during the 2 days consisted mainly of participants sharing their experiences in teams where flexibility, agility and the broader “devops” mentality was applied. We got speakers talking about applying devops to customer support, governmental work, web dev shops, etc.
Another interesting aspect of the conference were the open Spaces, a time where participants would decide what they wanted to talk about. Topics ranged from the highly technical (discussing specific tools like Vagrant or Puppet) to highly organizational (“How to apply devops when working remotely?”, “How to apply devops and Kanban?”). Small groups formed very easily, discussion came naturally and it was a generally highly entertaining experience.
We were here
We were there to hold a stand to push the info that we’re hiring (did I mention we’re hiring?). We ended up meeting very interesting people dealing with problems similar to ours. A young and energetic community of IT workers is forming globally, based around the desire to provide excellence, flexibility, reactivity and communication to our customers. eNovance is proud to be part of it.
Also, did I mention we’re hiring?