Why Kiran Kamity, CEO of DeepFactor, and new member on the DevNetwork Advisory Board, is looking forward to DeveloperWeek 2022
Even in the early stages of designing DeepFactor, our goal was always to create a security platform for developers! And personally—while the underlying technology will always excite me—I was really looking forward to creating a strong bond with the developer community. Through socializing, exchanging ideas and opinions, and finding like-minded individuals driven by a shared purpose, developers have always fostered a welcoming environment to learn, grow and play.
According to the State of the Developer Nation Q3 2021 by SlashData, while many developers would change companies for better pay, a third aren’t financially motivated. Rather, 31% of developers are more interested in opportunities to broaden skills and knowledge in the pursuit of career advancement. Really, it’s always been pretty obvious, developers just want to learn, more than anything else!
So, with DeepFactor launched, and now receiving a healthy stream of updates, I’ve started to search for my own opportunity to get involved with this wonderful community … and thankfully —following our trip to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2021— that search was really quick!
DevNetwork and DeveloperWeek 2022
I’m excited to be volunteering on the Advisory Board for DevNetwork, an organization that is “founded by developers and engineers who wanted to make innovations in web, mobile, and data development less scary to investors, media, and business executives.” As a developer turned executive, this seemed like the perfect way to get involved.
For those of you unfamiliar with DevNetwork, they host some of the largest tech-focused conferences and hackathons including DeveloperWeek, API World, Integrate, and DataWeek. The goal of DevNetwork is to expose all technology professionals to the future of web and mobile development. Obviously, as we explored above, this is exactly the sort of thing that would help developers (and non-developers) “broaden skills and knowledge in the pursuit of career advancement”.
This week (Feb 7–9, 2022), DevNetwork is once again hosting (virtually) the world’s largest developer & engineering expo + conference series – DeveloperWeek.
Each year, nearly 8,000 developers, engineers and executives meet to discover the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, and tools. And while my official duties are to vote for the (10th Annual) 2022 DEVIES Awards and judge some hackathons, I’m truly excited to roll-up my sleeves and attend some sessions!
Sessions to Check Out
For those interested in attending DeveloperWeek, DeepFactor is offering professional developers and engineers a free OPEN Pass. In the meantime —especially for those of you who need more convincing— check out the following sessions that I’m personally looking forward to attending:
5 Things to Help Your Team Succeed at Kubernetes | Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM PST
As you adopt cloud native technologies and Kubernetes, you will face a myriad of technology, process, policy and people decisions. What tools and patterns are needed to be successful? How can you ensure Kubernetes is a success across your DevOps team and organization? Rachel Sweeney, Product Advocate SRE at Fairwinds, discusses why Kubernetes plays an important role in your DevOps experience and the 5 things to help your team succeed at Kubernetes. Learn a few critical steps to achieving your Kubernetes Maturity around technology, security, visibility and consistency.
Amazon Web Services — Move Fast and Don’t Break Things: Security at Scale | Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM PST
Ada Lovelace was one of the first to recognize the ability of a computer to do higher order reasoning. Now, with the move to cloud, you too interact with infrastructure as code, and security as code.
It’s a new security reality: from the moment you start to build, you configure governance and security controls, identity and access management; you make choices around services and resources; you store data and backups and architect for redundancy and high-availability; and so on. To do security at scale, you must embrace the reality that security engineers are developers, and developers are architecting for security. Making the secure thing to do, the easy thing to do, is hard—but it is the only way to do security at scale.
Observability: How It Got Fragmented and How to Fix It | Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM PST
Observability has never been more important: kubernetes and distributed architectures are necessary, but they make it harder and harder to answer basic questions about system behavior. The conventional wisdom claims that Metrics, Logging and Tracing are “the three pillars” of observability… yet software organizations check these three boxes and are still grasping at straws during emergencies.
In this session, we’ll examine how we got ourselves into this predicament, and how to get ourselves out of it. We will talk briefly about the theory and then illustrate more elegant and modern approaches to common observability problems using live demos.
Fireside Chat: The State of the Developer Industry—Wednesday @ 12pm PT
In addition to the sessions, I’m also looking forward to joining DevNetwork Co-Founder Jon Pasky for a fireside chat on “The State of the Developer Industry” on Wednesday afternoon (12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PT) during the Advisory VIP Industry Summit.
In this session we’ll be discussing: 1) Emerging Technology Trends; 2) Changing Workplace Methodologies with Cloud & Digital Transformation; and 3) Attracting and Maintaining Talent. We hope to see you there!