Meet our speakers for GitKon!
Meet our speakers for GitKon!
Why don’t we hear more developer voices in the conversations about “developer productivity”? Most self-styled experts on developer productivity seem more interested in selling something rather than painting an accurate picture of how devs really work.
In this session, Beyang Liu, CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph, will talk about why we should instead start from direct developer experience using our own mental models of how developers work, and why we should be drawing pictures and diagrams that approximate the world in which we live.
As organizations scale, teams quickly learn that it’s not just about hiring. It’s also about how your team’s tools and internal development practices pivot, scale and grow to meet the increasing needs of your organization.
In this session, Andrew Pankevicius, senior product manager for Jira DevOps at Atlassian, will guide attendees through the critical milestones of growth, from DevSecOps as a foundational concept on day one, to cross-functional release orchestration and managing your DevOps toolchain while scaling your development team.
For years, operations teams have tried to build elastic compute platforms for developers to deploy to, while at the same time, developers were stitching together tools to ensure code was integrated, built, tested, and secure. In response, we’ve seen the DevOps industry move towards the era of DevOps platforms, consolidating and expanding capabilities that allow developers to spend more time on code and less on tools.
In this session, Brendan O’Leary, staff developer evangelist at GitLab, will discuss the Era of the Platform, including how elite software delivery and operations performers are leveraging platforms like Kubernetes and the DevOps platform to adapt and ship code faster. To paraphrase Halt and Catch Fire: “Platforms aren’t the thing. They are the thing that gets you to the thing.”
As the director of global technology experience at Nextiva, Ruth Vela is responsible for their Technology Experience program, which ensures a consistently positive experience for the company’s global team of technologists.
In this session, Ruth will suggest programs and frameworks that engineering leaders can build to enable a successful and happy global remote team, and why, as an engineer, it matters to choose a company that understands and values your remote experience.
Containers have historically been used to standardize apps when they’re deployed, but there’s opportunity to support additional scenarios, like continuous integration, test automation, and full-featured coding environments.
In this session, Brigit Murtaugh, product manager on the Visual Studio Code team at Microsoft focusing on remote development, will go over the Development Containers Specification, which empowers anyone using any tool to configure a consistent dev environment. Attendees can expect to leave with the tools they need to get started with dev containers and specifications.
Dries Buytaert will headline GitKon 2022 as our keynote speaker. As the founder of both Drupal and Acquia, Dries has been working with open source for over 20 years. A true thought leader, Dries has published over 1,500 blog articles over the past several years and enjoys sharing his expertise at events and conferences around the world.
At this session, attendees can expect to learn how Dries was able to scale Drupal and Acquia by embracing open source, and why popular features like Drupal themes and a focus on security helped propel them to success.