Recap of March 21 DevOpsDC Meetup in Arlington

March 27th, 2023 by inflectra

#TeamInflectra is delighted to share another successful meetup event! On March 21, 2023, tech folks from the DMV area joined us in Arlington, Virginia to expand their networks, hear insightful talks on all things DevOps, and learn more about additional upcoming tech events. We appreciate those who came, took time to meet our team members, and asked us about our products. Read more to see how the evening went, what's to come for Inflectra events, and how you can redeem $75 off your InflectraCON ticket!


Inflectra and DevOps DC were grateful for the turnout of another successful, in-person Meetup of 2023. This vibrant downtown location brought tech enthusiasts from all over the DMV under one roof, had patrons leaving with something new learned in DevOps, and more LinkedIn connections. The night started off with time for people to introduce themselves, pick up some Inflectra swag, and grab refreshments. Things were off to a great start with everyone having a slice of fresh pizza in one hand and a cold beer in the other.


After drinks were in hand and stomachs were full, it was time to get into the talks. We had a very warm welcome from the host of the evening, Chrystina Nguyen from DevOps DC, who never fails to bring the energy and excitement to all of her events. Once Chrystina went over house rules and provided an overview of what to expect for the rest of the evening, sponsors had an opportunity to introduce themselves; of course our CEO, Adam Sandman, did not disappoint the crowd with his insightful overview of Inflectra and a full demonstration of our popular, conversation starting, James Bond pens. Once the first part of the evening was complete, attendees were ready for our great speakers and to talk DevOps.


Now it is time to get into what people came for, the presentations - first up was Nathen Harvey from Google whose talk was titled "The State of DevOps - Capabilities for Building High-performing Technology Teams." In Nathen's talk, he shared what it takes to build and scale high-performing technology teams and dove into the findings of the 2022 DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) research program. The presentation was opened on a comical note and kept patrons maintaining engagement throughout the talk; whether or now you are into tech yourself, you without a doubt would have been on your toes.


Next up, the wonderful CEO of Inflectra, Adam Sandman, whose talk was titled "Understanding Risk in Your DevOps Pipeline." Adam provided an overview on how he assesses risk in his pipeline as we look to release features faster and increase our rate of delivery with agile methods and DevOps. He discussed different types of risk (conceptual, technical, schedule) and how we can use metrics and measures from our DevOps toolchain to understand what our measure of quality is. Adam never fails at teaching his viewers with enthusiasm.


After the talks wrapped up, we ended the night with a raffle! Inflectra contributed two prizes, an instant print Polaroid camera and a $100 gift card to anywhere the winner chose. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed their evening and left feeling fulfilled as we did. If you have FOMO, no worries, we have plenty of events of events in the works - see what we are up to by signing up for our monthly newsletter for updates.



Team Inflectra loved Nathen Harvey's talk so much that he has been added to the speaker lineup at InflectraCON! If you missed Nathen at this Meetup, and want to experience his comical and insightful talks for yourself, join us in DC this April! While you are there, come meet our staff members from all around the globe, see presentations from other experts, participate in workshops, and learn more about Inflectra’s software ecosystem. Get tickets today!

For $75 off your tickets, enter code ICONKHMLHEP at checkout - see you in April!


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