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DevOpsDays Portland

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232, US (map)



DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is entirely volunteer run and feature a combination of self-organized open space content and curated talks around automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.

We will have a half day of workshops on the 10th, followed by 2 days of talks and unconference-style open spaces including

Full length talks:

  • Gene Kim - The Unicorn Project And The Five Ideals
  • Kenzie Woodbridge - Everyone's a player (in a mid-90s MUD)
  • Thai Wood - Everything I know about incident response I learned on an ambulance
  • Andy Fleener - Here's your Pager, GLHF
  • Jennifer Davis - Prioritizing Trust while Creating Applications
  • Courtney Eckhardt - How to have an operational incident (a crash course)
  • Deepak Giridharagopal - The Dark Side of Scale
  • Dave Stanke - Continuous Integration Testing: Fully test your microservices application, early and often
  • Paige Bernier - Best Vends: The How and Why to befriend your vendors
  • Aaron Aldrich - Continuous Improvement: DevOps and Mental Illness


  • Allie Richards - Alice's Adventures in Devopsland
  • Matty Stratton - Hot Takes, Myths, And Other Falsehoods - Why Everyone Is Wrong About DevOps Except For Me
  • Ashina Sipiora - Negotiating your Next Job in Tech
  • Aaron Aldrich - Observability Observed
  • Dawn Parzych - 10 Things I Hate About DevOps
  • Josh Berkus - How Fast Was My Kubernetes?
  • Matt Busche - Web Performance - Where to start?
  • Jay Gordon - What I Learned From A Dress, an On-Call Nightmare
  • Laura Janusek - Get Your Poker Face On: How to Use Scrum Poker to Slay Project Estimations
  • Terri Haber - Product Owners are Reliabilibuddies

Open Spaces:

  • You decide!

Please see the website for the most up-to-date program and the workshops as they are confirmed: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-portland/program/

Register to attend here: https://devopsdayspdx2019.busyconf.com/bookings/new or sign up to volunteer and attend for free by filling out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSey193yBlvspZqQbFXbC2nTH37pLpSG0jDYncS_KUmmhxVu9A/viewform