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DevOps Enterprise Summit
First question: If you’ve attended online conferences post-COVID, what has been the best/worst moments of them?
Jeff Gallimore
The best moments have certainly been when I've had the chance to interact and have discussions and talk live with the other attendees.
Stephen
I love that the audience doesn't have to "queue up" to ask questions. Asynchronous question / answer via chat applications makes the experience much more inclusive and dynamic.
Jeffrey Fredrick
I attended a conference that made good use of breakout rooms to have small group discussion.
James Head
I'm ready for something beyond just "remote working" now !

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Gene Kim
One of the big questions that I wanted to have a good answer for was: should we have live talks or pre-recorded talks — after two months of research, the answer we arrived at really surprised me.
John Furrier
The events look like it's software from 1997 or it's new and it crashes; too much distraction from the main content and people
Ann Marie Fred
For me, the worst part is that my kids at home distract me from the conference.
Sasha Rosenbaum @ 🏡 ∞
Worst: watching the first 5 seconds of my pre-recorded video repeat 10 times :-0
Guille Martínez
For me the best is the possibility to attend multiple sessions from the sofa
Sam Guckenheimer
My favorite session was Scott Hanselman and Friends at Build, because he managed to include so many colleagues in so many settings. It was authentic. My least favorite have been several talking head webinars.
Jeff Gallimore
@SamGuckenheimer It doesn't surprise me that Scott Hanselman pulled off a great session. He's a terrific human.
Gene Kim
Worst: watching people try to get their audio working for 5m — I've learned that the technical risks of live presentations are many. 😂
John Furrier
@RealGeneKim I feel like it's cool and important to have a "live window" and lots of pre-recorded sessions for async consumption we did tracks for Dockercon.com

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Craig Cook
Worst: having the chat window live next to the video screen, very distracting. No way to pause or hide the stream.
John Furrier
@CraigCookIT That's what twitch does and youtube
Jeffrey Fredrick
It is also great that now more conferences have videos sharing the conference by default!
David Cherryhomes
Best: being able to view/attend a lot more conferences than previously possible (due to travel & time needed). Worst: network congestion making video/audio very inconsistent / terrible to experience
Thomas Limoncelli 6k
I attended DevOpsDays-NYC which was probably the last live DOD before the lockdowns. Everyone was awesome about first-bumping (not shaking hands), etc. It felt a bit goofy, now we realize it probably saved many lives.
John Furrier
@dvellante @jefffrick @stu could add some commentary here
Ken Mugrage
The best is the fact that it's much easier to tune in only for a session or two I care a lot about. Unfortunately that's also the worst. I find myself not learning totally new things in the same way.
DevOps Enterprise Summit
Here's a subject we can all appreciate! Explain how to stay productive in 5 words.
Jacob Harvey
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
Ann Marie Fred
TODO lists for the win.
Jeff Gallimore
Ideal 2: focus, flow, joy.
Guille Martínez
Kanban, Prioritize, Sports, Sleep, Enjoy!
Sam Guckenheimer
Focus, habits, workspace, schedule, balance
Thomas Limoncelli 6k
Disable all distractions.
James Head
Prioritise, limit WIP, focus, exercise
Thomas Limoncelli 6k
Buy my book??? :-) http://amazon.com/o/ASIN/0596007833/tomontime-20
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Jeffrey Fredrick
Sleep, Eat Well, Exercise, Focus
Ben Grinnell
focus, prioritise, finish, then distract
Jeff Gallimore
note to self: DON'T have 7 different places to track work.
Douglas Squirrel
⬆️Trust, ⬇️Fear, 🤔Why, ⬆️Commitment, ⬆️Accountability
Ken Mugrage
give yourself time to reflect
Stephen
one thing at a time
Thomas Limoncelli 6k
The best compliment I get is when people say they loan my book out and the person won't return it. (so, yes, they buy many replacements)
Tom Coudyzer
plan, focus, breaks, sport+leisure and sleep well
Gene Kim
Only deep work in the morning; I try to reserve mornings for writing.
David Cherryhomes
fewer meetings, fewer interruptions, focus
Gene Kim
Only deep work in the morning; I try to reserve mornings for writing:
Gene Kim
Only deep work in the morning; I try to reserve mornings for writing: I'm going to try to read "Deep Work" soon! Recommended on a great podcast: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013UWFM52/ref=dp-kindle...
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Sam Guckenheimer
@RealGeneKim So what are doing on this crowdchat?
DevOps Enterprise Summit
What is your response to someone that says “DevOps won’t work here”?
Sasha Rosenbaum @ 🏡 ∞
It worked for a 45-year old huge organization with lots of legacy software called Microsoft, so why not you? :)
James Head
What does DevOps mean to you?
Thomas Limoncelli 6k
DevOps is a toolbox and you should pick the tools that work for you. When people say "devops won't work here" they are thinking all-or-nothing. Every org has 1 painpoint that DevOps can recommend a remedy.
James Head
@DivineOps agree...It worked for a 165 year insurer!
Ann Marie Fred
I like to ask them what they've tried so far, maybe suggest a few things they haven't considered trying yet. I find it hard to believe that they can't benefit from some aspect of DevOps!
John Furrier
my response is "you will be out of business soon"
Ben Grinnell
"It's actually you that won't work here ;-)"
Sam Guckenheimer
Improvement is ot necessary, but then nor is survival.
Tom Coudyzer
Same as @jimmyrhead : Can you explain what Devops mean to you?
Jeff Gallimore
(snark) so... you don't think you can improve at delivering more value faster with more stability?
Ken Mugrage
@jgallimore lol, I'm picturing he hard "no" some folks would answer that with.
Kendra Little
I'd ask what they think of as DevOps -- and try to determine if the issue is more a hangup on terminology, or if they really can't work to iteratively improve how they use people, process, and tools to improve software engineering
Jeff Gallimore
@kmugrage them: no. me: roger. (sells that company's stock)
Ben Grinnell
More seriously I tend to avoid any buzzwords and talk about how agile is blind development without the feedback loop that devops enables - engaging users and acting of feedback from real software....
Jeffrey Fredrick
@SamGuckenheimer Agree. If people aren't clear on their motivation to change, they are unlikely to make change work.
Sam Guckenheimer
I actually rarely hear the "won't work here" anymore. It's much more common to hear "how come our competitor is so much better at this?!"
Craig Cook
I hear there is a lot of unresolved trauma in that statement. Time to start asking coaching questions :)