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DevOps Exchange New York City - ActionIQ, Google, John Wiley & Sons

Last week, we had the pleasure of organising yet another DevOps Exchange New York City event, this time across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey. Publishing giant, John Wiley & Sons were our hosts for the evening at an event which attracted over 70 DevOps enthusiasts from New York City and further afar. For this event, we were joined by three superb companies who delved into the latest developments and trends in the DevOps market. For this event, we were joined by tech giant, Google, Customer Data Platform ActionIQ (our hosts from last month's event) and our hosts for the evening John Wiley & Sons. If you couldn't make the event last week, we have put together a short summary below so that you are up-to-date with what was covered. The event was also recorded, so if you'd like to watch all three talks, the links are also featured in the summary below.

DevOps Exchange July - New York City Elina Gilels, David Thatcher and Fedor Terrlov from John Wiley & Sons "Cultivating a DevOps Culture: Seamless Transformation & Maximum Velocity First up on stage we welcomed our hosts at John Wiley & Sons. We learned from Wiley's foray into DevOps in an engineering-centric approach and listened to the best practices for mapping IaC repositories to the CMDB and how to gain insights into automating change management while meeting high compliance policies. All three speakers demonstrated to the audience the tangible benefits Wiley has experienced so far, including the ability to capture the four key DORA metrics (deployment frequency, lead time, MTTR and change failed %) to significantly improve deployment throughput and software quality.

David Stanke from Google "New insights and surprises from DORA research" Next up, David Stanke from Google spoke about the craft of software development and how it's something that everyone can continuously improve, and by doing so, deliver more satisfied users, more successful organizations, and happier engineers. He explained that although each team has a unique path forward, there are universal themes and beneficial practices that can be observed across organizations. Discovering these is the mission of the DevOps Research and Assessment group. This talk presented key findings, some unexpected surprises, and actionable recommendations that our audience could put into practice immediately, in order to deliver your product faster, more safely, and more contentedly.

Tim Murphy from ActionIQ "Our Jenkins Journey: Lessons Learned" Our final talk for the evening came from ActionIQ's Tim Murphy. ActionIQ adopted Jenkins as their CI/CD system and as a general automation solution because of its maturity, and because it has a massive market share in the CI/CD ecosystem. With a large community, extensive plugin library, and a long-maintained core codebase, they thought Jenkins was a reasonable choice. During this talk, Tim covered a handful of the sharp edges and thorns built into Jenkins, as well as some of the poor decisions they made while implementing Jenkins at ActionIQ. By offering their advice, they can hopefully save some other startups the pain they felt while developing their CI/CD system.

As always, thank you to everyone who made the event. However, if you couldn't make it, don't worry, we plan to schedule another event very soon, details will be published on our Meetup page. The DevOps Exchange Community is growing, so be sure to follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn to keep up to date with new locations, events and speakers. DOX Events are organised by LinuxRecruit - Continuous Delivery of top tech talent to innovative businesses. Check out our live vacancies today


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