Top 10 Reasons to Join the DevOps Community
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10. We are highly interactive virtual community--not just a forum or distribution list
The DevOps Community provides a collaborative environment with discussion groups, work groups focused on hard topics, interaction with some of the world's recognized thought leaders, webinars with interactive Q&A, training for specific practices and more. Better yet, these opportunities are almost always free.
9. We are community-driven and focus on topics of greatest interest to the community
The enablement backlog represents the needs identified by the community. Whatever the community needs most, that's where we invest our attention.
8. We will help you wherever you are in your DevOps journey
Many members of our community are dealing with scaling issues and are trying to be as lean and agile as they can be. Our members have histories transforming challenging environments such as:
We won't laugh at you or make you feel bad about not being perfect. Many of us have been there and can sympathize, as well as provide valuable mentoring.
7. We are a very friendly community
Our community members are nice to each other. You would want to meet us in person. We self-moderate and do not tolerate cyber-bullying or condescending nonsense. We value a community where everyone can freely share their stories and experiences and learn things from one another. Trust me, we will let you know if you're disrespectful to others. That does NOT mean you have to agree, of course. We value diverse opinions, backgrounds and experiences.
5. We encourage global participation
Our activities span most countries and time zones. We not only encourage but actively enable participation from community members world wide. You can usually find activities that work reasonably well for your time zone.
4. We have a large body of resources and knowledge
Our base of growing enablement resources come from a body of 65,000 development team members in every situation you can imagine. New content is made available daily and delivered in a consumable way--you can find what you need when you need it or at least contact community members for help while we work to improve.
3. We tackle DevOps from every angle
We are tackling continuous delivery, SAFe vs DAD, tips for helping executives embrace a DevOps mindset, and metrics recommendations as a result of input from community members.
2. We have many skilled technical practitioners
We have members with deep technical skills and practical experience with DevOps, continuous integration, test automation, continuous delivery, tooling, agile architecture, lean practices and more. You can take advantage of their help or contribute your own expertise.
1. We like to share what we know
Our members regularly promote valuable resources from other communities and forums to enable you to get value and the help you need more quickly.
Bottom line: The DevOps Community's primary focus is helping you and your organization to become more efficient and effective through DevOps transformation.