Had the opportunity to attend the O’Reilly Velocity conference this week, it’s a conference centered around DevOps… it’s pretty seriously geeky. In the past this conference has served as inspiration to do some really interesting and innovative things in my professional life so I’ve really looked forward to attending this year. My experience this year has been very different than previous years in that my most valuable takeaways are less technical and more reflective/managerial.
- 10 years since the iphone was launched – was there really a time before smart phones?
- Everyone should provide a user manual of themselves to their boss and those that work for them because we all change roles so often it’s difficult to figure people out before they change again
- RFCs as a way to manage projects – it worked for DARPA in 1969 and it can work today for all members of teams to collaborate on a project
It’s a little terrifying to admit that reflection on technology history and strategies for interacting with people to accomplish projects are my take aways. Not sure if this is a reflection of getting older… I’m going to assume it’s just because I know everything tech :-)
If you guys haven’t seen the gaming videos moose has been posting, you should take a gander and watch the last 45 seconds of all the PlayerUnknown’s Battleground clips, it’s hilarious to watch him die.