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Presentation: 3 Levels of Improving, Continuously

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track II

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Tuesday


I have a more elaborate vision for DevOps. I define it as a culture where a diverse set of identities, genders, roles, educations, and techniques work together to ensure a balanced and focused perspective for team, product, and users. I hear this term often used when referring to only technical roles, but this version includes marketing, UX, design, and sales.  

I’ll walk through the story of SnapCI, a now defunct continuous delivery tool, the unconscious silos the team built, how we broke them down, and one of the biggest mistakes me made when developing a new feature. I’ll also fast forward to how we built on those lessons learned and relentlessly worked towards improving our culture.

Speaker: Louda Peña

Product Marketing @ThoughtWorks

Louda is a passionate seeker of adventure, a fanatic motorcyclist, and a 21st-century professional. With a degree in Mathematics from a leading women's college in the Bay Area, Mills College, she has created her own mathematical equations for leading not only herself, but her clients into exceptional growth. Her experience in designing and managing interactive marketing projects for Fortune 500 clients and launching two successful agencies gives her a unique perspective into all facets of client needs.

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