BigCo change management, OpenStack, and BBQ - Coté Memo #28
It seems like all I do now-a-days is podcasts. So, here's some down below, plus some links of interest.
Pivotal Conversations: The management perspective on transforming Allstate, with Opal Perry — soundcloud.com
I talk with Allstate's Opal Perry about how Allstate has been shifting how they do it, to a more cloud-native approach. It ain't easy.
Drunk & Retired Podcast: The arrogance of making sure you get what you want — cote.io
Coté doesn't like asking people to do things for him...or people in general.
Cloud-Native Strategy Workshop, June 7th in D.C.
Come check out a day-long workshop with me and Mark Heckler:
You’d like to improve how your organization or agency writes and runs software. Like most large organizations, you’re expected to deliver software that delivers on ever evolving requirements while remaining stable and resilient. Putting an agile and DevOps approach in practice can be difficult in larger, older organizations, but it’s well worth the time and effort, and Pivotal is here to help. For years, we’ve helped enterprises and government agencies improve how they design, write, and run software by partnering with customers on product design and development.
In this one day workshop, you’ll learn how commercial and government customers like The Home Depot, IRS, Ford, and GE, among many others, are standardizing their cloud-native approach with Pivotal. It’s much more than just installing software and deploying code: as these organizations have proven, improving how your organization builds software starts with organizational changes that take advantage of the new cloud-native principals and capabilities. Whether your applications are staying on-premises or moving to a public cloud, these principles will help you build more scalable, resilient, and adaptable systems that drive competitive advantage.
It’s fine-tuned to government needs, so come on down if you’re into all that. It’s free, and you get breakfast and lunch! Register.
For some reason, I haven't found much of interest in tech-land of late, so it's all just self-promotional below!
In Austin for a nerd-conference? Get BBQ here. — www.youtube.com
I go over Cooper's BBQ, with a location in downtown Austin. There's some good b-roll of the meat! Also, there's additional recommendations from other OSCON attendees.
The Register Column: The eternal battle for OpenStack's soul will conclude in three years. Again
My monthly column at The Register, checking on how OpenStack is doing, what it's used for, and setting some cloud context for it.https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/22/window_closing_on_openstacks_future/