How to run a good tech conference

I founded and helped to run the first PIPELINE Conference in 2014 and I have been part of the team that has run 5 of these events to date. Here are my thoughts on how to run a good tech conference based on my experience with PIPELINE and with other events I have attended and spoken at.

tl;dr: fabulous team + great attendee experience.

PIPELINE Conference team - photo by Fabienne Jung
PIPELINE Conference team – photo by Fabienne Jung

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Jez Humble advocates ‘cultivating culture’ instead of hiring DevOps experts

In a recent talk at PuppetConf 2013, co-author of Continuous Delivery and DevOps champion Jez Humble advocated passionately for not hiring in DevOps ‘experts’ but for cultivating a culture of collaboration and learning (slides 5-7)

This approach of nurturing a DevOps culture within your own organisation is what you will take from attending one of the Experience DevOps workshops; see http://experiencedevops.org/ for forthcoming workshop dates and locations.