The DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) conference in Las Vegas provided us insight into this growing industry. We wanted to highlight three exciting conversations that we captured in our Agile Amped podcasts, each with authors whose works have contributed greatly to the DevOps industry, and more generally to Agile and business agility. They are:
- IT Revolution founder Gene Kim – author of The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook
- Accenture’s own Mirco Hering – author of the recently released DevOps in the Modern Enterprise
- Microsoft’s Sam Guckenheimer – author of Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio
Q&A with The Phoenix Project Author Gene Kim
We were excited to sit down with Gene Kim, CTO of IT Revolution and co-author of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook, and most recently Accelerate. As the curator of DevOps in the enterprise community, Kim gave us a look into the state of the industry today.
“As good as we think we are, I think that we’re a long way from like really exploiting the true, miraculous powers that technology enables.”
– Gene Kim
Must Love Learning with Mirco Hering
Author of DevOps for the Modern Enterprise Mirco Hering is a Managing Director at Accenture leading the Agile & DevOps practice in the APAC region. Hering shares with us the two topics that he didn’t find in other books on DevOps, which motivated him to write his own. He also highlights for us why it’s so important to love learning.
“The world will continue to change and we need to continue to evolve… If you go to uni these days, it’s not a matter of getting that degree and continuing working in that space for the rest of your life; it’s you learn how to learn and now you need to do that for the rest of your career to continue to evolve.”
– Mirco Hering
Open Source and Agility at Microsoft with Sam Guckenheimer
Sam Guckenheimer is the author of Software Engineering with Visual Studio and the Product Owner of Microsoft Visual Studio Cloud Services. He paints a picture of how much Microsoft has changed in the last 15 years or more: where once patent processing was seen as a critical skill for junior engineers, now open source, Agile and DevOps are the foundational to the company culture. Guckenheimer points out that “now Microsoft is the largest contributor to open source on Github,” with Google coming in second.