Summer Slam 2019

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Summer Slam Tentative Agenda - July 18, 2019

8:00 AM -                       Registration and Networking

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM       Sponsor Expo Open ALL DAY

 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM      Keynote - Theatre - Speaker:  Matthew Brender Broberg

"Cloud, DevOps, Programming, and other fads Sysadmins don't need to care about"

10:00 AM – 10:55 AM    Keynote - Theatre - Speaker:  Josh Atwell, Sr. Technology Advocate

"How cloud-native organizations are rapidly establishing a new approach to IT Operations"

11:00 AM – 11:55 AM    Keynote - Theatre - Speaker:  Phoummala Schmitt, Sr. Cloud Advocate      

'How to run with Scissors:  Acceleration with guardrails for your cloud journey'              

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM      Lunch Available in Cafeteria - Subway

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM        Breakout Session 1

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM        Breakout Session 2

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM        Breakout Session 3

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM        Closing Remarks & Prize Giveaways – Theatre

5:00 PM -                        Gritty’s (now infamous) Lobstah Bake!!

Event Info:

  • Jul 18, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Westbrook, Maine
  • Westbrook Performing Arts Center/Westbrook Middle School

Event Map Location

Event Timeline

Time Room Activity Speaker Company
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Entrance Registration
Summary Registration and Networking
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Gymnasium Sponsor Expo
Summary Sponsor EXPO Open ALL Day!
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Theatre Keynote Speaker Matthew Brender Broberg
Summary Cloud, DevOps, Programming, and other fads Sysadmins don't need to care about....You may think the future is looking bleak. Every time you poke your head into the sysadmin subreddit or look at a virtualization message board, you see some kid who looks like me in the same old advertisements. Learn to code! Automate Kubernetes! Connect APIs! And you think, what a bunch of bullshit. Millennials, am I right?... Well, I'm here to reassure you. The internet is full of shiny new things, but your seasoned knowledge of operating systems and enterprise GUIs will do you perfectly well. Here's a recap of just how much you don't have to learn to stay relevant, and a little bit of what you could if you're interested.***** Background knowledge needed for this session: * A distaste for JavaScript * A passion for yelling at developers * General saltiness and skepticism You will leave with: * Whatever you entered believing. This talk will not change your mind.
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Theatre Keynote Speaker Josh Atwell, Sr. Technology Advocate Splunk
Summary "How cloud-native organizations are rapidly establishing a new approach to IT Operations" …….This session will explore exactly how cloud-native organizations are rapidly establishing a new approach to IT Operations, and what traditional Enterprise IT Operations teams must do to keep up and get ahead. Join us to learn more about multiple key new elements central to “New IT” operations, including: • New technologies like containers, microservices, and orchestration • New approaches like Agile, DevOps, CloudOps, and site reliability engineering • New skills for IT monitoring, automation, engineering, and resolution • New focus areas, including innovation, customer experience, and engagement
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM Theatre Keynote Speaker Phoummala Schmitt, Sr. Cloud Advocate Microsoft
Summary 'How to run with Scissors: Acceleration with guardrails for your cloud journey'....In modern IT, you need speed, agility, and acceleration, but meeting your business expectations and goals without governance is like running with scissors. How do you get speed AND Control? Cloud native tools within Azure, which are used as "guardrails" can give you the speed to accelerate your while still maintaining control. - In this session you’ll see how Azure Policy and Role Based Access control are used to control resource configuration and access without slowing you down. You’ll also learn how Azure Blueprints combines these settings, enforcing governance across your entire Azure tenancy. The checks and balances can be achieved giving you the speed you need and the control you want.
11:01 AM - 1:00 PM Cafeteria Lunch
Summary Lunch Provided by Subway
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Multiple Breakout Sessions
Summary Breakout Sessions - Round 1https://vtug.com/breakout-sessions-summer-slam-2019.pdf
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Multiple Breakout Sessions
Summary Breakout Sessions - Round 2https://vtug.com/breakout-sessions-summer-slam-2019.pdf
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Multiple Breakout Sessions
Summary Breakout Sessions - Round 3https://vtug.com/breakout-sessions-summer-slam-2019.pdf
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Gritty's Brew Pub Lobster Bake and Party
Summary The infamous Summer Slam 2019 Lobstah Bake at Gritty's Brew Pub!http://grittys.com/