DevOps UMN 2018

What is it?

Join us for DevOps UMN! This one day conference will feature a mixture of talks, workshops, and open space discussions with the intent of fostering cross-collaboration and understanding throughout the IT community. For IT professionals in an academic setting, this is a great opportunity to meet with people who work in different colleges or universities, but share the same interests and are working to address the similar challenges. The goal is to connect people, raise group awareness of issues, and leverage diverse skills and experiences in order to tackle issues in the workplace, whether technical, social, or cultural.

Code of Conduct

Please take a minute to review our Code of Conduct prior to attending the event.

Who should attend?

Anyone in a technology-related role at an educational institution.

When and Where

Thursday May 17th - Rapson Hall


University-sponsored, free of charge


The talks are being streamed via WebEx.


Time Track One Track Two
8:00am Registration
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:10 Kim Doberstein - Web Accessibility: A Team Approach
9:40 Jessica Schalz - LGBT Inclusivity In Tech
10:10 John Trammel - Mistakes Were Made
10:40 Break
11:00 Willy Lee - How therapy made me a better manager and I quit procrastinating too!
11:30 Amanda Costello - How To Explain Anything to Your Boss & Grandboss
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Open Space

Workshop: To Change a Lightbulb: The Art of Reliably Estimating Cost

Room 58

1:45 Break
2:05 Open Space
2:50 Break
3:10 Open Space

Workshop: Introduction to Git and GitHub

Room 43

3:55 Break
4:15 Open Space
5:00 Break
5:10 Closing Remarks
5:30 Networking



Registration has closed.

Open Space Idea Submission

We'll be soliciting open space ideas at the event. 
Open space and workshop schedule (will be populated during the conference)


The closest parking facility is the Church Street Garage, which is adjacent to the venue.  The Fourth Street Ramp is also nearby, only a few blocks away from the venue.  For additional parking information, please consult the parking and transportation services website.


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