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DOES18 London Transformations
DOES18 community members discuss transformation patterns ahead of London this June!
   2 years ago
#DOES18DevOps Enterprise Summit 2018DevOps Enterprise Summit London speakers and organizers chat ahead of the event June 25-26!
#DOES19 London
Next up: What advice would you give to tech professionals who are in their earlier stages of their careers?
Carmen DeArdo
continuous learning
Jason Lenny
Aim for diversity in experience - try an enterprise, try a startup, use a legacy stack and use something bleeding edge that you never even quite working. Being able to compare and contrast all the various approaches to solving a problem will serve you will as a skill.
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
listen, evolve and learn!
Fin Goulding
continuous education and presenting skills (the key to upward mobility)
Dominica DeGrandis
Find a mentor to learn from who provides supportive & honest feedback.
Mirco Hering
to not purely focus on the tech side of your career - learn about economics, psychology, anything of interest really. It all connects
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@fgoulding presenting with \ without powerpoint :)
Dr. Tapabrata Pal
Welcome! Be ready to learn new things every day and be ready to be amazed
Manuel Pais
Look outside and don't take your knowledge for granted. Keep evolving.
Ben Grinnell
try to rotate throught a variety of roles outside IT of find someway of really understanding your internal/external customers
Jelena Laketić
never stop learning and adapting. the beauty of technology is that it is never boring and that it is changing all the time. just follow it's flow and don't be afraid to learn new things/skills
Carmen DeArdo
always be open to new thoughts and ideas and also have faith in youself and your ability to be successful. That you can learn from others and also that you have valuable ideas to contribute.
Dominica DeGrandis
@MircoHering Yes! Learn philosophy, history, finance....
Dr. Tapabrata Pal
Try to automate yourself out of your current role - so that you can get to the better role
Ben Grinnell
spend as much time investing in people skills and technical skills
Manuel Pais
@topopal automate and/or document yourself out of your role :)
Carmen DeArdo
@dominicad great advice Dominica.
Mirco Hering
best thing i have ever done - a presentation course. You will so often have to present to get buyin
Dominica DeGrandis
Q for the group - How can newbies find good mentors?
Manuel Pais
Don't be afraid to reach out to people, regardless how well known they are. You'll be surprised. Also having different mentors for different aspects you want to improve.
Dominica DeGrandis
b/c it goes both ways - mentors and mentees need mutual respect & admiration for each other.
Carmen DeArdo
@dominicad true leadership includes fostering and supporting others. Usually there are folks in the organization (your peers) who can help you find leaders who are willing to do this. Sometimes just having coffee with folks to see if there's a connection is a good way to start
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@manupaisable ask! Totally agree = this community love to share
Ben Grinnell
I think "Slow down to speed up" I was always too busy when I was younger to find time for coaching, mentoring and regular learning.
Carmen DeArdo
@dominicad agree - have to start with Respect for People... that
Mirco Hering
As a mentor you can always learn from the mentee too - i love learning from people who bring a new pair of eyes
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@Ben_Grinnell couldn't agree more - we strive for maximum utilization, rather than the "right" activities.
Jelena Laketić
@dominicad following the gut feeling when choosing mentor is important. you have to have a connection with somebody and appreciate not just what they achieved but how they achieved it. those shld be your mentors
#DOES19 London
What's something you have learned, experienced, or been able to take back to work after attending a DevOps Enterprise Summit?
Carmen DeArdo
Some of the amazing talks from @topopal and @dominicad have been great examples and provided inspiration on what we can here. When folks see what is possible, then they realize it's not just some theory.
Dominica DeGrandis
The stories are the best! So inspiring to hear how orgs have moved the needle on evolving toward lean thinking.
Anders Wallgren
It’s always so great meeting new people and learning from other’s experiences. Connecting and collaborating is always one of my favorite parts of attending/speaking
Mirco Hering
that it is okay that everyone has a different approach - there is not one right answer.
Jason Lenny
I've always enjoyed the professional networking - you never know how you'll be able to partner with the amazing folks you meet there in the future.
Dr. Tapabrata Pal
I have learnt that "I am not alone"
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@dominicad new stories always give me a new perspective!
Carmen DeArdo
The stories on how companies like Capital One, Target, Disney, the Federal government, .. etc. have improved not only how they deliver for the business but how they have improved the lives of IT workers are very inspirational.
Dominica DeGrandis
@carmendeardo I LOVE your talks b/c it's like you're just having a conversation with the audience. #authentic #funny #intriguing
Mirco Hering
Personal advice - look for sessions that are not the obvious ones. Go to something that is new and different for you rather than the session which will likely confirm your ideas. I learn so much from the sessions that seem contradict my opinion.
Manuel Pais
You need strong leaders for successful transformation, and all the speakers are great examples of courage and positive attitude.
Dr. Tapabrata Pal
Failure stories are equally (if not more) important than the success stories
Ben Grinnell
the focus on building a learning network across the conference. From the 3 questions we still need help with on the last slide of each speaker to the selection of sponsors who want learn more than sell
Carmen DeArdo
@MircoHering great answer Mirco. There are a lot of ways to be successful and each company needs to find their own way. Hearing different stories reinforces that and also shows the commonalities like getting culture right, investing and respecting people, etc.
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@TopoPal failure is an opportunity to learn - so as not to make the same mistakes in the future!
Dominica DeGrandis
@TopoPal Yes - DOES is a safe place to talk about what didn't work so well. Keeps the talks real and helps audience learn.
Mirco Hering
@TopoPal We all learn more from failure than success - but standing in public talking about failure takes lots of courage
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
@MircoHering the sharing takes real courage!
Ben Grinnell
@DOES_EUR the focus on building a learning network across the conference. From the 3 questions we still need help with on the last slide of each speaker to the selection of sponsors who want learn more than sell
Dr. Tapabrata Pal
Thomas A. Edison : "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work"
Fin Goulding
It's going to be my first DOES as a presenter but I'm also looking forward to learning new things as an attendee :)
Jelena Laketić
I will attend it for the first time this year; I hope I can learn some new ways to approach similar problems as some of the experts attending have and exchange some ideas. And maybe my story will help somebody as well :-)
Carmen DeArdo
@TopoPal agree. We are all going to struggle and it won't be easy but it's worth it when you start to see people believe and replace cynicism with hope.
#DOES19 London
@thebabymonster Looking forward to having you with us, Jelena!
Mirco Hering
@RobertEStroud Talks can be like group therapy, you share the ways you have failed and you realise others have to. And you all together learn from those failures.
Robert Stroud CGEIT CRISC
failure is another building block for success
Dominica DeGrandis
I"ve learned that just about everyone has similar probs.
Dominica DeGrandis
@MircoHering DOES therapy - I'll take it!
Anders Wallgren
hearing about some of the progress (or set backs) repeat speakers have experienced over the past year
Anders Wallgren
hearing about some of the progress (or set backs) repeat speakers have experienced over the past year