On Monday afternoon I deliver my session “DevOps, an adoption model based on Maslow’s hierarchy”. There were about 60 participants, with a good balance of technical and non-technical roles. The session flowed as expected, the participants interacted in a very collaborative way. At the end of the session I asked the participants to rank the session (1 to 5) and I got an average of 4 🙂
A lady jumped onto the main stage, her name was Tricia Broderick, chair of the conference. She did some announcements and invited Phil Brock, Agile Alliance managing director, to the stage. He did some more announcements. Finally keynote speaker David Marquet took the stage to talk about leadership and engagement. The talk was based his book Turn your ship around!. It was an interesting talk and David was a great speaker.
After the keynote I attended to the session “DevOps Performance Measurement” by Dennis Ehle.
After the lunch I delivered my session about DevOps, for now I will just say that it was fine because I plan to write another article about it.
In the time-slot after my session I went around 3 different sessions because none of them caught my attention.
To close the day I went to the Sponsor Exhibit & Ice Breaker Reception to share some snacks and drinks with colleagues and walk around the sponsor’s stands.
For some participants the conference started on Sunday. That was my case. There were a couple of things that caught my attention:
- The registration desk was already open, so those arriving on Sunday can register and avoid any potential queue on Monday morning.
- There was an “Early registration Meet & Greet” to start getting in contact with other attendees.
- There was a “First time attendee orientation” session. It is the first time I see something like this, but given the conference is huge (over 2000 participant) it made sense to have some orientation.