Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM PST


4:00pm - Welcome + Networking
4:15pm - 4:45pm - Matty Stratton - What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
4:45pm - 5:15pm - Sasha Rosenbaum - Mindset
5:15pm - Wrap up

** Times are approximate

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Transformation Specialist at Red Hat and a long-time member of the global DevOps community


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Startups aren’t the only disruptors that your organization faces. Constantly changing environments and unexpected events such as COVID-19 make it clear that every organization needs to be resilient so they can deliver software faster while providing even more value to customers. In order to express the resilience of the socio-technical system that is your organization, you need to look beyond software development practices alone.

In this talk, we will investigate how global economies have been disrupted in the past, and draw a parallel to the same disruption that containers and cloud now present to modern technology organizations. We will look at the ways that we need to retrain, retool, and rethink to grow stronger and be more effective, and investigate the five elements needed for a true transformation.

Sasha Rosenbaum

Sasha Rosenbaum

Sr. Manager, Managed OpenShift Black Belts

Sasha is a Sr. Manager on the Managed OpenShift Black Belt team at Red Hat, where she is helping enterprise customers successfully migrate to OpenShift managed service on Azure or AWS Cloud.

In her career, Sasha worked in software development, operations, consulting, and cloud architecture. Sasha is an organizer of DevOpsDays Chicago, a chair of DeliveryConf, and a published author.



Have you ever procrastinated doing research about that new security feature in Kubernetes, beating yourself up for being lazy the entire time?

Have you ever delayed opening a PR, fearing that your code wasn’t good enough to pass the code review?

Have you ever said “I’m just not good at… math / coding / public speaking / networking…” and given up on a goal?

If so, this talk is for you.

We will discuss what a “growth mindset” is and how it could turn around a huge 45-year-old enterprise like Microsoft.

We will walk through the steps and pitfalls of the journey from a lifetime of “fixed mindset” to “growth mindset” based on my personal experience, and the experience of the entire organization, and what steps you could take to get there.