It’s hard to believe the fourth installment of DevOps Enterprise Summit San Francisco (DOES17) is complete! We are honored to be partners with IT Revolution and Electric Cloud to support what we believe is one of the best (if not THE best) DevOps conferences out there. Every year seems to be better than the next, and it’s safe to say that DOES17 was the best yet. DOES has been selling out every year since it began, and this year was no exception. Almost 1,500 attendees took a deep dive into DevOps over the course of three days. Each day offered a variety of general and breakout sessions, workshops, exhibits to explore, analyst and media influencers to engage with, networking with peers from organizations of all types and sizes, intimate “Ask the Speaker” sessions, and more. Plus, the caliber of speakers at DOES17 was one of the highest we have seen. Leaders from Disney, Nationwide Insurance, Lockheed Martin, Key Bank, Nike, Starbucks and more took the stage to tell their DevOps transformation stories – some of them sharing updates for the fourth year in a row! It’s always interesting to hear from speakers like Dr. Tapabrata (Topo) Pal from Capital One who come back and update us on their journey and some of the challenges they still face. There’s almost this sense of calm that washes over when attendees hear that some of the largest global enterprises encounter similar problems their own organizations face. Truly, we are all in this together. One of the great things to watch at any DOES event is the connections being made between DevOps peers. Whether it is fellow attendees sharing ideas and stories in the hallways, or speakers opening up to attendees to help them brainstorm their most pressing challenges, it really is all about community.

While we had an incredible experience at DOES17, the amount that we learned should not be overlooked. From architecture to business buy-in, essentially every aspect of a DevOps transformation was covered in the sessions. At the end of the three days, three takeaways really stood out for us:

We are looking forward to learning more at DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2018 taking place June 25-26 at the exquisite InterContinental London (The O2). Stay tuned to the home page and Twitter feeds (@DOES_EUR and @DOES_USA) for the latest updates!


*Photo Credit: Bethanie Hines Photography