In a few weeks, I’ll kick off a run of conference presentations that I’m really looking forward to.
First, I’ll be in London for the BizTalk Summit 2014 event put on by the BizTalk360 team. In my talk “When To Use What: A Look at Choosing Integration Technology”, I take a fresh look at the topic of my book from a few years ago. I’ll walk through each integration-related technology from Microsoft and use a “buy, hold, or sell” rating to indicate my opinion on its suitability for a project today. Then I’ll discuss a decision framework for choosing among this wide variety of technologies, before closing with an example solution. The speaker list for this event is fantastic, and apparently there are only a handful of tickets remaining.
The month after this, I’ll be in Seattle speaking at the ALM Forum. This well-respected event for agile software practitioners is held annually and I’m very excited to be part of the program. I am clearly the least distinguished speaker in the group, and I’m totally ok with that. I’m speaking in the Practices of DevOps track and my topic is “How Any Organization Can Transition to DevOps – 10 Practical Strategies Gleaned from a Cloud Startup.” Here I’ll drill into a practical set of tips I learned by witnessing (and participating in) a DevOps transformation at Tier 3 (now CenturyLink Cloud). I’m amped for this event as it’s fun to do case studies and share advice that can help others.
If you’re able to attend either of those events, look me up!