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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Why We Need DevOps Now:
And How We Can Get There In Four Practical Steps

Speaker: Gene Kim
Dinner Event at the Marriott Residence Inn

(605 114th Avenue Southeast, Bellevue)
5:30--8:30 pm

*4:30-5:30 Taste of RLF/Information Session
  5:30-6:45 Profession Networking
  6:45-8:30 Dinner & Presentation

Register for this event online
or call the SeaSIM office (206-795-0457) for assistance with registration.
For an event flyer, click here.

Speaker:  Gene Kim

Gene Kim is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author.  He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. and has written three books, including "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win" and "The Visible Ops Handbook.”  Gene is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from "code complete” to "in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment.  He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes. He lives in Portland, Oregon.



Topic Overview:

Gene has been studying high-performing IT organizations since 1999 and he will be presenting his findings from an ongoing study of how high-performing IT organizations simultaneously deliver stellar service levels and deliver fast flow of new features into the production environment.  To successfully deliver against what on the surface appear to be conflicting objectives, (i.e. preserving service levels while introducing significant amounts of change into production), requires creating a highly-coordinated collection of teams where Development, QA, IT Operations, as well as Product Management and Information Security genuinely work together to solve business objectives.

Gene will describe what successful transformations look like, and how those transformations were achieved from a software development and service operations perspective.  He will draw upon fourteen years of research of high-performing IT organizations, as well as work he's done since 2008 to help some of the largest Internet companies increase feature flow and production stability through applications of DevOps principles.

Thank you to our January Event and Drink Sponsor:  CDW 


*Taste of RLF (Regional Leadership Forum)/ Information Session (4:30 – 5:30pm)
We are also a having a special pre-event in January related to the SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) and becoming a SIM member. Anyone in attendance for this event will be provided with complimentary drinks during the professional networking time, compliments of SIM National.This event is geared to provide you with information about the RLF and its quest to develop authentic IT Leaders. It is an innovative 10 month program based on experiences, relationships and leadership concepts that will ensure your IT organization is ready for the "Future of IT”. We will also share why becoming a SIM member has made a difference in your professional life.

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