Session: Shifting Stress to Progress— Understanding DevOps to do DevOps Better
Adopting DevOps methodology without understanding the theory behind the practices can cause hiccups in implementation and stall progress. In this talk, Sonal will share her experiences working with teams that participate in DevOps practices without knowing the reasoning behind them- she will highlight pain points and discuss solutions. This talk is for audiences familiar with the various processes of DevOps- continuous implementation and deployment, automated testing- the “How“ of DevOps. In this talk, Sonal will shift the focus to the “Why”, with the hope that as teams start exploring the principles behind practices they get better are implementing true DevOps.
- The reasoning between DevOps practices
- Navigating customers who are less familiar with DevOps practices
- How to empower developers using DevOps and Agile
Sonal Patil is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft in the Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) team. CSE is a global engineering team that works directly with the largest companies and not-for-profits in the world to tackle their most significant technical challenges. She has over 18 years of professional experience in the field and over 10 years’ experience leading teams remotely across multiple countries. Her father was an engineer who fostered her curiosity and supported her move from India to the United States to pursue higher education. One of the highlights of her graduate life was working on a computer program that facilitated in the Nobel Prize-winning discovery on gravitational waves. Sonal is passionate learner and mentor and loves applying her creative-problem skills to team leadership and customer engagements.