DevOps UMN 2019

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.

Who should attend?

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

Code of Conduct

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

When and Where

Tuesday, August 20 - Tate Hall

9 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

(Doors open at 8 A.M.)


University-sponsored, free of charge.

Food and Beverage

Complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served.  If you have any concerns about the food options, please email


Time Track One Track Two
8:00am Registration
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:05 Vanessa Zuroski - Keynote
10:00 Break
10:15 Peter Bajurny - Intro to Azure DevOps
11:15 Joelle Tegwen - Getting Your Way (Without Being a Jerk)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Open Space

Lightning Talks

John Trammell - LFWYA

Jen Sanders - Expecting and Accepting Imperfection

Jeff Bolduan - DevOps Practices for Computer and Device Support blog post repo one repo two repo three repo four

Colin McFadden - Containers and the CLI

Chris Herdt - AWX / Ansible Tower

Jenny Blaine - Data and Access Concerns

2:15 Break
2:30 Open Space

Lightning Talks

3:30 Closing Remarks