Stop Hiring DevOps Experts and Start Growing Them

Everyone is putting “DevOps” on their LinkedIn profile, and everyone is trying to hire them. In this talk, Jez Humble from ThoughtWorks will argue that this is not a recruitment problem but an organizational failure. If you want to learn some of the best DevOps practices that your organization can employ, this is the talk for you.

DevOps is the latest big trend in hiring, everybody is talking about DevOps, and everybody wants them. Here's the confusing part, there's no such thing as DevOp. What you're actually looking for is a developer with some experience and knowledge as a system administrator, or possibly a system administrator with some experience and knowledge as a programmer.

This talk was recorded at the Continuous Delivery NYC meetup at Ebay NYC.


Bio: Jez Humble is a Principal at ThoughtWorks, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010), and the forthcoming Lean Enterprise, in Eric Ries’ Lean series. He has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organizations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices. Connect with Jez on Twitter at @JezHumble.

The transcript from this talk can be found here