Inaugural DevOps Days Event Kicks Off in Washington, DC

Public and Private Sector IT Leaders to Share Best Practices for Continuous Improvement

Mar 30, 2015, 13:35 ET from DevOps Days from ,Sonatype

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DevOps Days will host its inaugural event for the DC metro area, June 11 - 12, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia.  This event will bring together a diverse audience of professionals and industry leaders from the public and private sector who are adopting DevOps practices and principles.

"A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand," this year's theme, will be exemplified through two days of scheduled presentations, ignite talks, and attendee-created open space conversations. The program kicks off with a keynote address from Mr. John B. Owens II, Chief Information Officer of the USPTO.  This event is designed for executives, program managers, and engineers considering or actively implementing DevOps at their organization.

"We are excited to be hosting this inaugural event for the DC region, home to so many innovators in the private and federal sector," said John Owens II of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. "We know how important DevOps is to our enterprise, and how our recent strides help us better serve our customers at the USPTO.  We look forward to the networking and new ideas this event will bring everyone."  

"Agencies within the Federal Government and organizations of all shapes and sizes around the DC metropolitan area are adopting DevOps practices and principles in their quest to continuously improve and delight constituents and customers," stated Nathen Harvey, Conference Chair, DevOps Days DC and Community Director, Chef Software, Inc.  "We are excited to see so much enthusiasm from the community and early registrations as we bring this event to the DC area."

The two-day inaugural event is sure to invite many in-depth discussions on how to continuously improve DevOps practices across the businesses and missions of attendees serving both private and public sector.  Harvey and Owens are encouraging attendees, speakers, and sponsors of the event to openly discuss the successful milestones and changes their organizations are implementing along their path to DevOps. 

Event Details:

Early registrants include professionals from organizations such as the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), AddThis, Wells Fargo, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  DevOps Days DC is honored to have these sponsors: Chef, Excella Consulting, InfoZen, Sonatype, Sumo Logic, and USPTO.

About DevOps and DevOps Days

DevOps (a portmanteau of "development" and "operations") is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration (information sharing and web service usage), integration, automation and measurement of cooperation between software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals.  DevOps acknowledges the interdependence of software development, quality assurance, and IT operations, and aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services and to improve operations performance.1

DevOps Days is a technical conference, aimed at developers, sysadmins, architects and anyone else involved in technology, whether expert or beginner. The term "DevOps" was popularized through a series of DevOps Days starting in 2009 in Belgium. Since then, there have been DevOps Days conferences held in many countries worldwide.2

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. The USPTO advises the president of the United States, the secretary of commerce, and U.S. government agencies on intellectual property (IP) policy, protection, and enforcement; and promotes the stronger and more effective IP protection around the world. The USPTO furthers effective IP protection for U.S. innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide by working with other agencies to secure strong IP provisions in free trade and other international agreements.



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