GOTO Aarhus 2022

Wednesday Jun 15
10:30 –
Trifork Hall

We Need Guns - Lots of Guns (There Is No Silver Bullet)


Trinity: “Neo, no one has ever done this before?”

Neo: “That’s why it’s going to work!”

The software industry is notoriously seeking silver bullets. Models, concepts or frameworks that miraculously can fix whatever is broken; Lean, Agile, SAFe®, DevOps... “It’s culture” we say, and then we start pouring everything which was true in the previous culture into the next, making it a hostile-takeover of everything that was already well-defined. A culture War.

This is a peacemaking talk. A brief look back on history will help us understand how we got here. And offer a divide of the new all-consuming concept DevOps from being “culture” to simply being a sensible and responsible reply to the observation that Software is Eating the World - a cheer for a programmable immutable infrastructure and unlimited access to production-like environments.

No silver bullets - just loads of ordinary led ones.