Mike Bland

Instigator

DevOpsDays DC recap

Links to the video and slides of my "The Convergence of Wills (abridged)" talk, as well as an extra surprise.

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Here is the LiveStream of my "The Convergence of Wills (abridged)" talk at DevOpsDays DC 2016 125723932, starting when Nathen Harvey begins to introduce me at 7:41. (Originally it was 47:20, but it seems they’ve gotten around to editing out the first forty minutes of dead air time). And here are the "The Convergence of Wills (abridged)" slides.

The rest of the keynote and ignite talks are accessible via the DevOpsDC 2016 site. All in all, I had a lot of fun, got a lot of positive feedback on my talk, and met lots of other Instigators that I hope to cause trouble with in the near future. Highly, highly recommended! There’s going to be a DevOpsDays Baltimore in August, if anyone in the area who couldn’t make it wants to try going to that one.

So I was in for another little surprise the evening before my talk… At the happy hour at the Carlyle Club, we had the honor of a rocking performance from Detached Retina. In between sets, my friend Jeff Gallimore introduced me to the band, and, well… I wasn’t exactly Hendrix at Monterey, but man, was it so much fun!

Mike Bland on stage with Detached Retina at the Carlyle Club during the DevOpsDays 2016 happy hour, 1 of 2
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Mike Bland on stage with Detached Retina at the Carlyle Club during the DevOpsDays 2016 happy hour, 2 of 2
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