With pain in our hearts we want to let you know that we are cancelling the 2020 edition of Global DevOps Bootcamp. Back in January we started organizing this years edition. We arranged Gene Kim and a cooperation with GitHub and it looked very promising. In the first month we signed up more than 90 venues, and we expected at least the same amount to sign up later. The storyline and challenges were at least as good as last year and we were ready. And then...the world stood still. COVID-19 changed everything and we postponed to October. Now we are in September. We have less than 25 venues left that are allowed to organize a GDBC at their location and even that with a reduced number of people. Experts expect a second wave during autumn and we will face an even bigger drop off.

After long deliberations we decided to cancel this edition. There are two main reasons. The first reason is the large amount of people and venues (also of the first hour) that are not allowed to join. We don’t want to “leave them behind”. The second reason is that we find it morally hard to deliberately put a large number of people in the same room in these times. We hope you understand this.

But...this is it? Definitely not. When in-person can be done again, we want to move forward with GDBC. But now, we believe a new world needs a new event. At the moment, we are designing a new kind of event. Fully virtual and built from the ground up. But, we have quite some challenges and uncertainties to overcome. Main reason is because we want this to be a new, and revolutionary event. Not a virtual conference with sessions. To succeed we need to overcome these challenges first. Most importantly, are you willing to support something like this? Because when we proceed with this, we need you, local people and communities to help out in your regions and language.

For now..Stay safe and take care !

Marcel, Mathias, Rene and GDBC Core Team
September 17th, 2020

Global DevOps Bootcamp is a worldwide community event that has now been organized for three years in a row. Each year, we create a full-day experience around a central theme. The day starts with a keynote (of a famous speaker!), a local keynote (by you!), and a challenging yet inspiring hackathon focusing on DevOps practices and Modern Software practices. People also learn about the latest trends and will be sharing their DevOps experiences. It’s a great opportunity to learn hands-on and network with others locally working in this space, and also get to hear all about some real-world DevOps experiences.

The event is held globally on the same day. The great thing for you as an organizer, is that you only have to worry about a good location and skilled people that can proctor during the day. We will take care of the rest. We will provide you all materials for the keynote and hackathon, provide you with marketing materials and during the day we provide a fully-fledged infrastructure so that your participants can get started right away! The last edition, we had around 90 venues and 10.000 people joining worldwide.

the 2019 edition: You build it, you run away it

Those of you who have joined us at Global DevOps Bootcamp in previous years know we have been exercising how to build modern apps using continuous delivery and DevOps practices. Last year we're shifting gears and we took your skills to the next level by levering rugged DevOps principles, with focus on three important phases:

  • Detect. Get insights into how your system behaves to make you and your users aware of any anomalies.
  • Respond. Connect with your users to make sure users are aware of the issue.
  • Recover. Action remediation to get your system back into operation.

We applied tool agnostic practices so regardless whether you develop in c#, deploy with Jenkins or operate with Kubernetes this was great day to get into rugged DevOps.

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