DevOps Enterprise Summit LIVE Recap (Part 1)

Last month, I attended my first DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in person (in Las Vegas)! For the past three years, I've been fortunate to present and attend DOES virtually. While the virtual summits are a crazy convenient way to learn from experts in the field of technology and DevOps, the in-person experience was incredible in its own way. I had breakfast with Jonathan Smart, author of Sooner, Safer, Happier and Norman Marks, author and thought leader on internal audit. I had lunch with David Anderson, author of The Value Flywheel Effect and Dominica DeGrandis, author of Making Work Visible. As if that wasn't awesome enough, I met Gene and Margueritte Kim of IT Revolution. Earlier this year, Gene encouraged me to follow my dream of writing a book and provided much-needed advice to get me going on it. Finally, I met the incredibly talented Leah Brown, Anna Novak, and Ann Perry from IT Revolution. I learned so much from these individuals, both leading up to the event and during the event. These personal interactions were so enriching, and it's something I'll not soon forget.
We live in an incredible time, one where we have the advantage of attending both in-person and virtual events. This opens the door to almost limitless opportunities to learn and grow. One of the many lessons I learned during this event is to get even further out of my comfort zone. This year I was a bit star-struck and didn't take full advantage of the unique networking opportunities available to me at this event. Over the next year I'll work on improving this skill so that next year, I'll come back ready!
Meeting these incredible individuals all in one place (and during the same week) was overwhelmingly amazing. In addition to all of that, I also presented during the LIVE DOES. More to come on that in my next post. Stay tuned!