DevOpsDays Zürich

Lian Li

31 May - 1 June 2022 | Alte Kaserne Winterthur

Developer Advocate at Loft Labs

Lian always wanted to save the world.

After a failed attempt at becoming a lawyer, she decided to do something with computers instead. Working as a Fullstack Software Engineer, she got into attending tech events and giving talks on Machine Learning. During this time, she fell in love with the tech community and discovered her passion for building community and providing a safe and productive environment for all, which led to her co-organising the community conference ServerlessDays Amsterdam.

Currently, Lian lives in Amsterdam and works as Developer Advocate at Tilt Dev, trying to make developing on Kubernetes easy and fun.

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Talk

GitOps for the people

MoneyBank Inc is a fintech enterprise that recently made the jump to K8s and GitOps to cope with the shift of demands from cranking out features towards stability and scalability. Yet, even with a fully automated CICD and shiny new microservices, features still take weeks to be released. As teams keep waiting on each other, frustrations, resentment and mistrust grow.

MoneyBank’s situation is typical for organisations with enterprise processes and startup mindsets. When faced with problems, the urge is often to move fast and automate them away. However, the cultural and regulatory structures to support these changes are not in the scope of said automation. One more piece is missing to address the needs of non-technical stakeholders within the ever changing CICD landscape. In this talk, we will attempt to automate the non-automatable with ReleaseOps: GitOps for the people.