DevOps Institute Announces Virtual SKILup Days
March 19, 2020

DevOps Institute, a global member-based association for advancing the human elements of DevOps, announced eight Virtual SKILup Day micro-conferences starting April 30, 2020.

Each monthly conference focuses on a single topic and features six hours of "how-to" presentations, exhibitor booths, a networking chat lounge and a scavenger hunt in a virtual conference environment. By focusing each SKILup Day on a single topic, IT professionals will gain actionable skills, knowledge, ideas and learning by breaking down traditional monolithic events into single-day micro-conferences.

Virtual SKILup Days are free to registered attendees.

"By identifying in-demand skill sets from the 'Upskilling 2020: Enterprise DevOps Skills Report,' we are providing a forum for IT professionals to upskill and connect based on the know-how of thought leaders, practitioners, vendors and partners," said Jayne Groll, CEO at DevOps Institute. "To continue our mission of advancing the Humans of DevOps, we want to make these continuous learning opportunities accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Our solution is to extend SKILup Days to a worldwide audience and proceed through a realistic virtual conference platform."

Each Virtual SKILup Day will feature a keynote session, technical and cultural sessions and practical advice from practitioners. In addition, there will be opportunities for demos and online interactions from SKILup Day sponsors.

The first Virtual SKILup Day will focus on Value Stream Management, April 30th and currently features a powerful speaker line-up (with more to speakers to be announced), including:

- Shaaron Alvares, Sr. Agile Coach - Enterprise Agility and DevOps Transformation, T-Mobile

- Helen Beal, DevOpsologist at Ranger4

- Jack Maher, Consultant, author and former director, IT process management at Nationwide

- Mike Orzen, Consultant and author of Lean IT and the Lean IT Field Guide

Future Virtual SKILup Day micro-conferences will focus on:

- Enterprise Kubernetes (May 21)

- Site Reliability Engineering (June 18)

- Release Automation (July 16)

- Hybrid Cloud (Aug. 20)

- Human Skills (Sept. 17)

- CI/CD (Oct. 15)

- Continuous Testing (Nov. 12)

- Global SKILup Day (Dec. 10)

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