Devops Glasgow: Building high-performance teams for DevOps [DELETED]

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Speaker - Connor Reid - ECS Digital

Effective hiring is a significant challenge when attempting to achieve DevOps. Being able to build a high performing team is key to DevOps culture and the costs of poor hiring can be high.

Having spent the past seven years focusing on how to help organisations facilitate effective DevOps, I’ve gained a few battle scars along the way. In this talk, we will look at the importance of great hiring, my learnings on how to accurately attract the right people and how to create a sense of belonging within an organisation.

We will discuss how to hire for empathy, efficient ways to manage a DevOps hiring process and how to then ensure you retain your top engineering talent.

Connor looks after the growth of ECS Digital in Scotland. As their inaugural hire, Connor joined to build a greenfield technology practice to deliver DevOps to a portfolio of varied clients.

Connor has 7 years’ experience building capability squads to help organisations achieve DevOps culture. Connor also organises the DevOps Playground, a monthly, hands on meetup where software doesn’t stand still, with over 3500 members.

You can find Connor talking about technology on twitter, blogging or running the DevOps Playground in Edinburgh and London. Connor believes in a barrier free exchange of innovation and one of his largest professional goals is to become a developer of people.

18:00 - 18:30 - Refreshments, Pizza and Networking

18:30 - 19:15 - Connor Reid - How to Hire and Nurture Your DevOps Talent

19:15 - 20:00 - Q&A and discussions about what the group members would like to see for future events.

20:00 - 21:00 - Networking & Drinks

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