Upcoming Speaking Engagements in London and Seattle

In a few weeks, I’ll kick off a run of conference presentations that I’m really looking forward to.

First, I’ll be in London for the BizTalk Summit 2014 event put on by the BizTalk360 team. In my talk “When To Use What: A Look at Choosing Integration Technology”, I take a fresh look at the topic of my book from a few years ago. I’ll walk through each integration-related technology from Microsoft and use a “buy, hold, or sell” rating to indicate my opinion on its suitability for a project today. Then I’ll discuss a decision framework for choosing among this wide variety of technologies, before closing with an example solution. The speaker list for this event is fantastic, and apparently there are only a handful of tickets remaining.

The month after this, I’ll be in Seattle speaking at the ALM Forum. This well-respected event for agile software practitioners is held annually and I’m very excited to be part of the program. I am clearly the least distinguished speaker in the group, and I’m totally ok with that. I’m speaking in the Practices of DevOps track and my topic is “How Any Organization Can Transition to DevOps – 10 Practical Strategies Gleaned from a Cloud Startup.” Here I’ll drill into a practical set of tips I learned by witnessing (and participating in) a DevOps transformation at Tier 3 (now CenturyLink Cloud). I’m amped for this event as it’s fun to do case studies and share advice that can help others.

If you’re able to attend either of those events, look me up!

Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, plus former InfoQ.com editor and former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products that help teams build and run modern software. Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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